Do you think that if the rules on celibacy were loosened, this would change things considerably?
First undergo a rectal exam, celibacy lecture, and waiting period.
I had decided that celibacy was the way to go when I met a fellow combat arms officer, who was gay.
The most eminent of the early Fathers commended asceticism, particularly fasting and celibacy, and many likewise practised it.
The merit of celibacy is a very old religious idea in Hindostan.
Paul's teaching is strongly in favour of celibacy, and marriage is only advised to avoid a greater evil.
"celibacy has no place in our idea or our system of religion, depend on it," said Carlton.
celibacy and abstinence are rarely observed in their monasteries but these are by no means of low repute.
It does not consist in celibacy, or in begging, or in vile apparel.
No person who has taken holy orders which involve a solemn vow to celibacy can contract a valid marriage.