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Celibacy (letter)

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 Contents - Nov 2003AD2000 November 2003 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Anglicanism at the crossroads - Peter Westmore
John Paul II elevates Archbishop George Pell to the College of Cardinals - Michael Gilchrist
News: The Church Around the World - AD2000
Social Justice Statements: in whose name should they be published? - Richard Egan
Melbourne on course despite brain drain - Fr Paul Stuart
Vocations: Missionaries of God's Love congregation flourishes in Canberra - Mary Pidcock
Melbourne's Caroline Chisholm Library passes ten year mark - Michael C.C. Ryan
Vocations: Father James Gould and the hallmarks of successful vocations promotion - Michael Rose
Tattoos and body-piercing: the moral dimension - Fr Peter Joseph
Interview: Vatican Cardinal praises Mel Gibson's film 'The Passion'
Letters: Cardinal Pell (letter) - Alan Hoysted
Letters: Celibacy (letter) - Kim Albertini
Letters: Vatican II - Peter D. Howard
Letters: The Footy Show (letter) - Patricia Kelly
Letters: The Mass? (letter) - Kevin McBride
Education: The Catholic Church's one Founder - Fr John O'Neill
Letters: Role model? - Br Con Moloney CFC
Letters: Hypocrisy (letter) - Frank Bellet
Letters: Letter from India
Letters: Good out of evil (letter) - Brian Harris
Letters: Lourdes pilgrimage (letter) - Jenny Davies
Events: Vocations Camp - Fr Duncan Wong FSSP
Books: A Grief Unveiled, by Gregory Floyd - Bill Muehlenberg (reviewer)
Books: Built On A Hilltop: Good Shepherd Sisters in WA 1902-2002, by Geraldine Byrne - Anthony Cappello (reviewer)
Books: Great books at the best prices!
Reflection: Cardinal Pell on Pope St Gregory the Great and the duties of bishops - Cardinal George Pell

John Young's article on celibacy being superior to marriage beckons the thought as to why none of this is mentioned in the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. There is talk of the two reinforcing each other but as far as superiority goes it mentions nothing.

As far as Trent or Pius XII go was there any solemn definition on the matter with an extraordinary note of infallibility? Are we to treat this on the same level as the Trinity, Immaculate Conception or the Eucharist? As far as the sensus fidei goes, I don't see practising Catholics (most of whom are married) holding up to this belief especially since Peter our first Pope was married.

KIM ALBERTINI
by email (Canada)

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 16 No 10 (November 2003), p. 14

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