#CelibacyMatters: Priest says, ‘If Jesus can live it, then with his grace, we can live it, too’

The Deacon's Bench | 3/8/2018 | Staff
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From National Catholic Register:

The culture assumes celibacy is unhealthy, repressive, and gamophobic, but is it?

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Canadian priest Father Harrison Ayre says no, which is why he started the trending Twitter hashtag #celibacymatters.

“The common misconceptions people have about celibacy: sexual repression, the confusion between celibacy and chastity, and that [priests] didn’t want or couldn’t handle marriage,” Father Ayre told CNA.

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“No, this is a healthy lifestyle. It’s the way Jesus lived. If Jesus can live it then with his grace we can live it too.”

The hashtag began after the priest read a tweet from comedian Joe Rogan, a frequent critic of the Catholic Church. Rogan tweeted on March 6 the question: “At what point are we going to realize that forced celibacy...
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