Priestly celibacy - recurrent battle and lasting values

Priestly celibacy recurrent battle and lasting values The work is a thorough examination of the subject from every angle theological biblical traditional and existential It gives an excellent evaluation of the priesthood and its great dignity The Most

  • Title: Priestly celibacy - recurrent battle and lasting values
  • Author: Albert J. Hebert
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  • Page: 178
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  • The work is a thorough examination of the subject from every angle, theological, biblical, traditional and existential It gives an excellent evaluation of the priesthood and its great dignity The Most Rev Robert Tracy, D.D Bishop of Baton Rouge Indeed celibacy has a many faceted suitability for the priesthood For the whole priestly mission is dedicated to the servic The work is a thorough examination of the subject from every angle, theological, biblical, traditional and existential It gives an excellent evaluation of the priesthood and its great dignity The Most Rev Robert Tracy, D.D Bishop of Baton Rouge Indeed celibacy has a many faceted suitability for the priesthood For the whole priestly mission is dedicated to the service of a new humanity which Christ, the victor over death, has aroused through His Spirit in the world and which has its origin not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God Jn 1 13 Through virginity, then, or celibacy observed for the kingdom of heaven cf Mt 19 12 , priests are consecrated to Christ by a new and exceptional reason They adhere to Him easily with an undivided heart cf 1 Cor 7 32 34 , they dedicate themselves freely in Him and through Him to the service of God and men, and they expeditiously minister to His kingdom and the work of heavenly regeneration, and thus they are apt to accept, in a broad sense, paternity in Christ In this way they profess themselves before men as willing to be dedicated to the office committed to them namely, to betroth the faithful to one man, and present them as a chaste virgin for Christ cf 2 Cor 11 2 and thus to evoke the mysterious marriage established by Christ, and fully to be manifested in the future, in which the Church has Christ as her own Spouse They give, over, a living sign of the world to come, which is already made present by faith and charity, and in which the children of the resurrection neither marry nor take wives cf Lk 20 35 36 Insofar as perfect continence is thought by many men to be impossible in our times, to that extent priests should all the humbly and steadfastly pray with the Church for that grace of fidelity, which is never denied those who seek it, and use all the supernatural and natural aids available They should especially seek, lest they omit them, the ascetical norms which have been proved by the experience of the Church and which are scarcely less necessary in the contem porary world This holy Synod asks not only priests but all the faithful to have at heart this precious gift of priestly celibacy and ask of God that He may always bestow this gift upon His Church Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests Second Vatican Council Father Albert J Hebert, S.M was born in 1913 in New Orleans, where he attended Catholic parochial schools He completed his education at Marist College and Catholic University of America He is at present assistant pastor of St Joseph Church in Paulina, Louisiana.Father Hebert is well qualified to write on the priesthood from the viewpoints of religious, soldier and layman When he entered religious life, he had spent a good many years of his adult life as a layman during World War II he served as a staff sergeant in the European Theater of Operations Since becoming a priest he has taught in high school and has served in home missions and in city parishes.Father Hebert has written numerous articles and poems for Catholic magazines, and is included in The International Who s Who in Poetry 1970 71 A book of his poems titled Mary, Our Blessed Lady appeared earlier in 1970.

    Clerical celibacy Catholic Church Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are ordained to the episcopate, to the priesthood as a rule to which exceptions are sometimes made for individuals in some autonomous particular Churches, and similarly to the diaconate, though in this last case exceptions exist not only for single individuals but for whole categories of people In other autonomous Clerical celibacy Priestly Celibacy in Patristics and Church History The important study by Christian Cochini SJ should be noted The Apostolic origins of priestly celibacy trans Nelly Marans , Ignatius Press San Francisco original French version Origines apostoliques du clibat sacerdotale, Lethielleux Paris . Priests, celibacy and sex Religion News Service The requirement of celibacy for priests in the Catholic Church is a topic of debate in the church today Many, myself included, think that priestly celibacy should be optional, as Priestly Celibacy CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS Motives for priestly celibacy First what must be understood is that this teaching of the Church on priestly celibacy in no way undermines the fact marriage is a holy or good thing but rather it only sets out clearly the order of things as set forth by God. Celibacy and the Priesthood Catholic Answers Fundamentalist attacks on priestly celibacy come in a number of different forms not all compatible with one another There is almost no other subject about which so many different confusions exist. When did priestly celibacy begin anyway aleteia His celibacy points us to the life of the heavenly kingdom Mt Moreover, the priest s sacrifice is not unnatural, for indeed the chastity that informs his celibacy is the call of every single person, whether married or unmarried. The Surprisingly Complicated History of Celibacy and Priestly celibacy, or rather the lack of it, is in the news There have been allegations of sex orgies, prostitution and pornography against Catholic clerics in Italy. A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church Myth All priests take a vow of celibacy Fact Most priests do not take a vow It is a promise made before the bishop Myth Celibacy is not the reason for the vocation shortage Fact A survey of Protestant churches shows a surplus of clergy the Catholic church alone has a shortage. Is Priestly Celibacy at the Root of Catholic Church Scandals Celibacy has been constant in the Catholic Church since the eleventh century, noted the authors, and could not account for the rise and subsequent decline of abuse cases from the s through

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