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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., offers practical ways to manage feelings of attraction in the context of celibate living.
Pope John Paul II wrote that the true charism of celibacy doesn’t seek to eradicate human romantic and sexual desires, but rather leaves our “affections and…instinctive impulses intact.” Sustainable, healthy celibacy therefore focuses on the development of skills for coping with such desires. Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., offers practical ways to manage feelings of attraction in the context of celibate living.
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