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Old 18th January 2011, 01:42 PM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Default celibacy, continence, chastity

My article on celibacy, continence, chastity is here:

http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2010/1...ence-chastity/

“Celibacy is the renunciation of marriage implicitly or explicitly made, for the more perfect observance of chastity, by all those who receive the Sacrament of Orders in any of the higher grades.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Celibacy of the Clergy)

Celibacy is “abstinence from marriage” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vows).

“Continence may be defined as abstinence from even the licit gratifications of marriage.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Continence)

“Chastity is the virtue which excludes or moderates the indulgence of the sexual appetite.” (Catholic Encyclopedia, Chastity)

There is a common misconception that celibacy is merely the state of being unmarried. Not so. As Pope John Paul II explains, celibacy is “the renunciation of marriage”. (Audiences, 1993)

And as the Second Vatican Council explains, celibacy is “Perfect and perpetual continence.” (Presbyterorum Ordinis, n. 16)
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