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Priestly celibacy

its scriptural, historical, spiritual, and psychological roots
  • 172 Pages
  • 4.96 MB
  • English

Newman House Press , Mt. Pocono, Pa
Catholic Church -- Clergy., Celibacy -- Catholic Ch
Statementedited by Peter M.J. Stravinskas.
ContributionsStravinskas, Peter M. J., ed.
LC ClassificationsBV4390 .P74 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination172 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3659424M
ISBN 100970402228
LC Control Number2002524050

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has reemerged as the co-author of a new book expressing his belief in priestly celibacy, a potential point of conflict with Pope Francis  after bishops in the recent synod Author: Vandana Rambaran. With contributions from Rev.

Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M., Archbishop Allen Vigneron, and Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, this timely collection of reflections on priestly celibacy explores its biblical, historical, and theological roots and affirms what current studies of priests reflect--that despite its challenges, celibacy has been a grace for priests personally/5(4).

Priestly Celibacy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. By Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas In this book, seven authors argue that th /5.

The book on priestly celibacy: a clarification by Archbishop Gänswein The Prefect of the Papal Household and Personal Secretary of the Pope Emeritus says that Benedict XVI had not authorized the joint signature as co-author of Cardinal Sarah’s essay on priestly celibacy.

In New Book, Retired Pope Benedict Breaks Silence To Speak Out On Priestly Celibacy The surprise move is seen as a rebuke to Pope Francis, who is weighing whether to. Reading Time: 7 minutes Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reads a document Priestly celibacy book a meeting with US bishops at the congregation at the Vatican Jan.

14, PHOTO: CNS/Paul Haring. At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert. Celibate priests bring Christ to the world in a way that powerfully proclaims Priestly celibacy book He is worth the total gift of one’s life.

When I read an advance English translation of the book, I was deeply moved, especially by Cardinal Sarah’s reflections on his own pastoral experiences. A new book about celibacy and the Catholic Church has set off a firestorm at the Vatican as Pope Francis contemplates rule changes for married priests in remote areas like the book.

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ROME, Janu (LifeSiteNews) — Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah have co-authored a new book on priestly celibacy, taking a firm Priestly celibacy book against the priestly ordination of Author: Diane Montagna. Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations, therefore, fills a critical gap in the current theological literature on this important topic of ecclesial ministry and life, and also helps to contribute to the advancement of the rather underdeveloped theology of priestly celibacy.5/5(1).

The Vatican cardinal who co-authored a bombshell book with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI reaffirming priestly celibacy on Tuesday strongly. According to the published excerpts, the chapter signed by Pope Benedict noted how today many people assume the gradual adoption of the discipline of priestly celibacy.

In his chapter in a new book on priestly celibacy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says a historical understanding of the priesthood in the Old and New Testaments makes it.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has contributed to a book by Cardinal Robert Sarah in which they both reflect on the crisis in the priesthood and defend mandatory priestly celibacy in the.

ROME, Janu (LifeSiteNews) – A Vatican-based journalist has alleged that Pope Francis was “furious” over Pope Benedict’s contribution to a Author: Dorothy Cummings Mclean.

The Vatican tried to tamp down the furor by insisting the book was a mere “contribution” to the discussion about priestly celibacy written by two bishops in “filial obedience” to Francis.

A new book by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah will discuss the priesthood and clerical celibacy, and what the authors see as threats and challenges facing priestly ministry in. French bishop reflects on priestly celibacy book by Cardinal Sarah, Benedict XVI “The heart of a priest is made for love,” says Bishop Nicolas Brouwet.

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“He does so in the manner and. Yves Raguin explored the mystical rationale in his book, Celibacy for Our Times. Persons experience in a direct way the overwhelming love of God with such power and force that their response. The furor over retired Pope Benedict XVI co-authoring a book on priestly celibacy while Pope Francis weighs an exception to the rule has again raised questions about the office of.

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Michael R. Heinlein, editor of OSV’s website Simply Catholic, writes that the question of loosening the discipline of priestly celibacy should be made with full consultation of the bishops of the Church, and it is a conversation that Pope Francis should welcome — one that was started by the new book from Cardinal Robert Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI.

In a new book, set for release in February, the retired pontiff champions priestly celibacy at a time when his successor, Pope Francis, is considering allowing more married men to be priests. Retired Pope Benedict's Book Addresses Priestly Celibacy Pope Benedict promised to remain out of sight when he retired in Instead he has ignited a firestorm over the importance of priestly.

The book is co-written with Cardinal Robert Sarah, the head of the Vatican's liturgy office. "I humbly beg Pope Francis to veto any weakening of the law of priestly celibacy, even limited. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the value of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow married men to be ordained to address the Catholic priest shortage.

(L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP, File). Peter Fink SJ agrees, saying that underlying premises used in the book, Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy, "would not stand up so comfortably to historical scrutiny". Dennis says this book provides no evidence that celibacy had apostolic origins.

Priestly celibacy is not a relic of medieval Catholicism; it is an insignia of the heavenly kingdom. This is why the question of suppressing the ancient practice of priestly celibacy, even in restricted circumstances, cannot be dictated by practical necessity.

What is more, it will only satiate the issue at hand superficially. Priestly celibacy, a glorious trait of the Latin Church, has been a constant target of these so-called reformers. Curiously enough, abolishing priestly celibacy comes hand-in-hand with destroying the indissolubility of marriage.

“I cannot keep silent,” Benedict, 92, wrote in the book, From the Depths of our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church.

The authors said it was urgent that bishops. From the Depths of Our Hearts Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church. By: disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the.

“Priestly celibacy rightly understood is a liberation, although at times it is a trial. It allows the priest to establish himself in all coherence in his identity as spouse of the Church.” “I cannot in conscience, as a son of Africa, support the idea that the peoples being evangelized should be deprived of this encounter with a fully-lived priesthood.

In the book, the retired pope makes an impassioned case for priestly celibacy, writing about the “impossibility of a marital bond” for priests and that in the church’s tradition, renouncing. In the book, Benedict says it is a “contribution” in filial obedience to Francis, and recognizes how Francis, as a rule, has reaffirmed celibacy.

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