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Why is Consecrated Virginity Not a Sacrament

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Marriage and religious life are two fundamental ways to fulfill the fundamental vocation of every human being to love. Why is marriage a sacrament and consecrated virginity or celibacy is not? Since Christ certainly could have made consecrated virginity a sacrament, any answer can only be based on arguments of appropriateness. Both marriage and virginity […]

Generous or severe interpretation

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

In the book Paths of Love the question is touched upon about how to interpret the Fathers when they seem negative towards marriage. Here is another example of how we may interpret a theologian in two quite different ways, one positive and the other negative. St. Alphonsus de Liguori, writing to a woman deliberating about […]