Celibacy Questions

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Q. Is there any indication in the Bible that says it’s better for Christ not to get married?
A. No. But it would not be fitting for God the Son to marry a human creature.
Q.Is marriage an obstacle that prevents us from worshiping or serving God as it should be?
A. No
Q. Why was Peter who is considered a high figure in Christianity married!!!?
A. Jesus called Peter and Peter had been married. But his wife seems to have died since we never hear of her.
Q. And no one can say that Peter’s marriage prevents him from being a good servant of God.
A. True
Q. If the real Christ(ian) is the one who serves and devotes all his life to worship God, and all Christians are supposed to do this, and since marriage in a way or another is an obstacle, so what would happen if all people wants to be real Christians (servants of God who devote their whole lives to God) I think that life will stop and we all will die, and hence will be no one to serve God?
A. The Catholic Church does not teach that the unmarried are the only ones who can fully serve God. Marriage is NOT an obstacle to serving God.
We have two possible vocations. Celibacy or marriage.If everyone chose celibacy in the same generation it would not end life at all. It would end reproduction and eventually all humans would be dead. This is not a problem but IF it happened it would be the end of this era and the final judgement would be at hand. But many will always be serving God in Eternity. So it is not the end of people serving God.
Q. Don’t you think that a real servant is the one who can meet his God’s recommendations and orders?
A. Yes.
Q.Does being a good servant always mean harming yourself and preventing yourself from life’s joy?
A. Not at all. It is wrong to harm outselves.
Q. Isn’t it good to marry and have children, so that you can teach them good things that God likes?
A. Yes.
Q. IF God’s servants don’t marry, who will marry then, bad people?
A. If all of God’s servants did not marry then only the ungodly would marry. But marriage is a beautiful vocation dignified by Jesus at the wedding at Cana.
I have tried to answer all of your questions but they all seem to be based on erroneous assumptions about what the Catholic Church teaches. If you have more questions check in the Catechism (http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/ccc_toc.htm) to see if the Church even teaches what you might have been told or think about the Catholic Church.

Q.<font face=”arial,helvetica”><font color=”#000000″ face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″> My question is, was it fitting for God the creator of this whole universe to marry a human being? </font></font>

<font face=”arial,helvetica”><font color=”#0000ff” face=”Comic Sans MS” size=”3″>A. God never married a human being. What makes you think He did?</font></font>

For more on why Catholic Priests are usually celibate see—&gt;<a href=”http://bfhu.wordpress.com/2007/03/19/why-cant-catholic-priests-get-married/&#8221; target=”_blank”>HERE </a>


3 Responses to Celibacy Questions

  1. Beth says:

    Perhaps the questioner’s assumptions have more to do with certain popular films than with what the Catholic church actually teaches?

  2. Joel says:

    I do disagree that there are two Catholic vocations. There are many, many more than that. Those are just the only two we hear preached about any more. In fact every single Christian is called to make the world a better place because of his presence. This was wonderfully pointed out by St. Teresa of Calcutta. When a reporter asked her if she ever gets tired of doing what she does her answer was that he too was called to a life of holiness. We are all called to a life of holiness. That does not only include the married life are the religious life. In Deuteronomy 6 Moses told Israel to “Take to heart these things which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.” When I worked in civil engineering and land surveying my vocation was to make that industry and that office a better, more chrisitan place, which I fulfilled as best I could. It was my vocation to look out for the welfare of my company’s clients and their clients. It was my vocation to enjoin Christ to all those I spoke to and to bring up the word of God throughout the day. Now that I work in nursing it is more obvious that I have a Christian vocation in the work place but it is not any different that it was before. My vocation is as a Christian nurse as well as a christian at home and in the super market and in traffic and in social clubs and on and on.

  3. Joseph says:

    It is interesting that very many of these questions were already addressed by St. Augustine.

    In the deepest sense, there’s only one Christian vocation, and that is the vocation to love. When we start to distinguish ways of fulfilling that vocation, there are two basic ways that exhibit a completeness of human love in its totality: marriage, and virginity or celibacy. Pope John Paul II says in Familiaris Consortio, “Christian revelation recognizes two specific ways of realizing the vocation of the human person in its entirety, to love: marriage and virginity or celibacy.”

    We can further distinguish more concrete ways of fulfilling the vocation to love. But as a rule, those still pertain in some way to one or the other vocation: a life committed in marriage, or a committed single life. A person has a vocation in the work place as a married person working for his family, or as a committed single person (whether or not by a public vow of celibacy/virginity).

    More thoughts on the duality marriage or religious life.

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