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Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

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Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

Understanding Celibacy


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Is celibacy behind the times, in a culture obsessed with sex? Why is it so important to the priesthood? What does the Scripture say about it? In this section, Fr Michael gives us the framework of understanding celibacy by answering the following questions:

1. Why did you choose a celibate life?
2. Why did you choose to be a celibate man rather than pursue another kind of ministry?
3. Why do you think the Catholic Church embraces celibacy as a lifestyle?