Quotations on Celibacy

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The church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.
- William P. Leahy
(Keywords: Church, Celibacy, May)

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II
(Keywords: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Keywords: Marriage, Celibacy, May)

Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Keywords: Beauty, Sex, Celibacy, Humanity)

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited.
- Robert Rainy
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Celibacy, Manners, Separation, Value, World)

As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.
- Socrates
(Keywords: Marriage, Celibacy, Man, Will)

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