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Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

Last edited 26th August 2010

Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

The Lived Experience - A Celibate Life


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In this section, Xt3 goes into the practical side of living a celibate life. Fr Michael is incredibly honest in his answers to the questions below.

1. What is your daily life like as a celibate priest? How would it be different if you were married?
2. If you were allowed to get married, would you? Why or why not?
3. Did you choose to be a celibate priest because you didn't meet a girl that you wanted to marry?
4. What are the benefits of being celibate?
5. how does being celibate benefit your relationship with God?
6. How important is community to your life of celibacy?
7. How did your formation prepare you to be celibate?
8. How does not being married mean you relate to female members of the Church in your ministry? Do you relate better or worse than them?