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Living Authentic Celibate Chastity

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Rev. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, D.Min., examines what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about celibate chastity and applies it to our understanding of human freedom and healthy sexual integration.

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Overview

Rev. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, D.Min., MSW explores the invitation and commitment to live out healthy celibate chastity. The presentation examines what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about celibate chastity and applies it to our understanding of human freedom and healthy sexual integration. The aim of the session is to help clergy and religious and those in formation see that our first calling is to be fully human, and that living authentic celibate chastity is how we respond to the Lord’s gift of life and love placed within us.

This presentation highlights how the Catechism offers a clear foundation and encouragement for living healthy celibate chastity. Fr. Byrne offers suggestions for healthy ongoing psychosexual development for those living out ordained and vowed ministry within the Church.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Review what celibate chastity is from the perspective outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church;
  2. Explore how living authentic celibate chastity can be an expression of human freedom; and
  3. Gain a renewed sense of what is necessary to live out healthy celibate chastity within their chosen way of life.

Who Should Participate

Priests, religious, seminarians, and those involved in vocations, clergy formation, and clergy personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What does celibate chastity mean to you? How do you make sense of this as a man or woman?
  2. What are the foundations of living a celibate chaste way of life?
  3. How do you foster and support the way you live out your vocation in the context of healthy celibate chastity?