“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
“What I struggle with is the mandatory celibacy. But I've always had this unfolding desire to serve the church. If I'm married or a priest or single, I'm still serving God.”
“Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.”
“As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent.”
“It is only poverty that makes celibacy contemptible. A single woman of good fortune is always respectable.”
“Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond”
Thomas Love Peacock
“Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.”
Peter De Vries
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