The Decline in Vocations: Celibacy Isn’t the Issue | The American Catholic
The Decline in Vocations: Celibacy Isn’t the Issue | The American Catholic
October 4th, 2011 by Father Schnippel
 

What is the true nature of freedom?  Being totally unchained from everything?  That’s a notion that the secular world likes to present.

However, in this article, the opposite is argued:

The Decline in Vocations: Celibacy Isn’t the Issue | The American Catholic.

Discourse concerning mandatory celibacy, the Cardinal believes, must not begin with the assumption that freedom is the absence of ties and permanent commitments.  Instead, this discourse must begin with the assumption that freedom consists in the definitive gift of self to the other and to God.  Every human being, in freedom, must understand and welcome one’s vocation and must work every day more and more to become what God created that person to be.

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