Saturday, May 01, 2010


My daughter sent me this link to a column on the BBC web page about celibacy by Fr. Stephen Wang, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster. She was astounded that such a positive look at priestly celibacy would appear in the mainstream media.
I realised that I had been seeing celibacy in negative terms: 'No' to marriage, 'No' to sex, 'No' to children - when in reality it was a profound 'Yes'.
It was a way of putting Christ at the centre of your life, of giving your whole heart to those you would serve as a priest.

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