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celibate

se li buht

  • n  an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
  • s  abstaining from sexual intercourse
    celibate priests

  • Jesus never mentions, say, abortion, homosexuality, reproductive technologies or a celibate priesthood, to name just a few of the issues confronting the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Eating and drinking are just as important for keeping the species going--more so actually, since a celibate person can at least continue living but a starving person can't.
  • Gay people were "often generous and giving of themselves," said the Vatican, and the notion that gays could not lead celibate lives was an "unfounded and demeaning assumption.
News & Articles

  • Bruning resigns as pastor, admits to violating vow of celibacy
    The Rev. William "Bill" Bruning, the founding pastor of Topeka's Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, has resigned as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Olathe after admitting he had violated his vow of celibate chastity, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has announced.
    June 19, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • Bruning resigns as pastor, admits to violating vow of celibacy
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. --- The Rev. William "Bill" Bruning, the founding pastor of Topeka's Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, has resigned as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Olathe after admitting he had violated his vow of celibate chastity, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has announced.
    June 19, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Quotes

  • Mimi Rogers in Scotsman
    He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk,Rogers told Playboy magazine. "He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning."
  • William Levada in USA Today
    Levada emphasized the difference between married Anglican men who heard a "call to the service of their church" before converting, and "Catholic men who knowingly commit to a celibate priesthood and then decide for whatever reasons .........
  • Elle Macpherson in Melbourne Herald Sun
    The thing about me being celibate? Strike that -- categorically not true,Macpherson said.

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