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: 272
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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.

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