Category: Priests

Celibacy Practised for Love of God

Luky Whittle, Kroonstad – Celibacy, Romany Rubin (April 19), says, is a Catholic imposition, creating a false mantle of purity which actually belongs to the domain of virgins and women. I think, however, there...

Celibacy Is Not a Church Imposition

Fr Francois Dufour SDB,Johannesburg – I agree with Romany Rubin (April 19) that celibacy is nowhere required by God — but most of Mr Rubin’s comments cannot be overlooked. Celibacy is not “a Catholic...

What Are Chastity and Celibacy?

What does the Church mean by chastity and celibacy? Do priests make a vow of celibacy?  Does priestly celibacy lead to sexual abuse? A doctrinal expert offers answers to these and other questions Last...