Sex, Celibacy, and Priesthood
The traditional Catholic Church views true celibacy as a gift from God. But today’s reality paints a much different picture. In Sex, Celibacy, and Priesthood, Lou A. Bordisso reviews the research on sexual activity and celibacy among Catholic priests.
Featuring heart-wrenching, anonymous, and candid self-disclosures about the sexual behaviors of heterosexual, gay, and bisexual priests, Bordisso explores the meaning of celibacy in accordance with Roman Catholic Church teachings, doctrine, and canon law. Sex, Celibacy, and Priesthood provides an honest and frank study of current perspectives on celibacy in light of priestly sexual behaviors. It allows for Roman Catholic priests to speak out in their own voices about their struggles and the conflicts they experience between celibacy and their sexual activities.
At a time when most are disgusted with the sexual scandal coverups, smokescreens, and veil of secrecy provided by many Roman Catholic bishops and their apologists, Sex, Celibacy, and Priesthood tells the truth and encourages us to think imaginatively and compassionately about an issue of crucial importance to the Roman Catholic Church at this moment in history.
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