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Aug 16 - Homily: Marriage is Good, but Celibacy is Better

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Our Lord says that marriage is good, but remaining celebate for the Kingdom is better. Father explains how a religious vocation is given by the grace of God alone, but also points out how "everyone who asks, receives", how saints say that we should simply ask for this grace of perfect chastity - to just try it, embrace it, strive for it... Ave Maria! Mass: St. Stephen of Hungary - Opt Mem - Form: OF Readings: Friday 19th Week of Ordinary Time 1st: jos 24:1-13 Resp: psa 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24 Gsp: mat 19:3-12 To Download Audio go to


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  1. Kevin Nolan
    2 years ago

    Unfortunately the comments on celibacy are more extensive and clearer than those on the indissolubility of marriage. In particular, the speaker's reflection on the phrase "unless the marriage is unlawful" is confusing. He states the phrase is a fuzzy English translation, meaning unless, except for fornication. Then he states there is no exception to the rule of indissolubility except when the marriage is invalid. He states the Church does permit divorce for certain reasons but the Church does not allow divorce and remarriage. Then finally he states that adultery is not sufficient grounds for divorce and remarriage. so the conclusion is ???
    Please give a clear teaching on this controversial topic. The Catholic Church, in my opinion, has failed to address this topic clearly. It's failure to do so has created confusion, ill feeling, isolation, abandonment of the Church by those affected. In my experience there has never been a serious attempt to preach on this topic, let alone do it in a clear sympathetic manner.

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