Tag Archives: Celibacy

For the sake of the Kingdom

Patricia Snow has penned an excellent article in defense of celibate vocations at First Things: In the short run, it does no harm and possibly much good to try to strengthen monogamous, lifelong marriage. But to think that this is … Continue reading

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Is celibacy the new ex-gay? or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the clickbait

The Catholic Church’s explicit teachings on homosexuality are actually rather slim – meriting only three paragraphs in the Catechism. (2357-2359) And, naturally, those paragraphs have been picked apart to death by just about everyone who has an interest in this … Continue reading

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Desire, sex, vocation

Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, ‘and bend Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an … Continue reading

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Slate meets side b

So there’s a surprisingly fair article in Slate about us celibate gay/same-sex attracted Christians: Far from the mainstream LGBTQ experience of pride parades and marriages, Outward and the Advocate, there exists a small, tight-knit group of LGBTQ people who, though … Continue reading

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Quare fremuerunt gentes

St. Francis de Sales is growing on me. I was reading a bit of his Introduction to the Devout Life today, and was struck by his discussion about abasement, which is, “that littleness, meanness, and imperfection which is in us”, … Continue reading

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A dry Lent

The title is both literal and figurative. I gave up drinking for Lent. You see, I have an immense fondness for beer, whiskey and wine, and, more often than not, I find myself unwinding with a drink in hand after … Continue reading

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QotD: The grass is always greener, etc. edition

Henri Nouwen: Many marriages are ruined because neither partner was able to fulfill the often hidden hope that the other would take his or her loneliness away. And many celibates live with the naive dream that in the intimacy of … Continue reading

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