In fact, he will be worse off, since he will lack the great good of marriage as well as the greater good of virginity or celibacy “for the kingdom,” the orientation that alone makes it so.
When marriage is not esteemed, neither can consecrated virginity or celibacy exist; when human sexuality is not regarded as a great value given by the Creator, the renunciation of it for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven loses its meaning” (Familiaris Consortio, n. 16 § 1).
Mar 27, · 05 – Priestly Celibacy Series – Virginity Virginity — to be a virgin, comes from virgo (virginis), which is like unto virga, a twig, a slender branch, a young sprouting shoot. In other words, someone young, male or female, who does not know willing sexual intercourse.
Marriage and Virginity or Celibacy. Pope St. John Paul II. Thursday, October 15, when human sexuality is not regarded as a great value given by the Creator, the renunciation of it for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven loses its meaning. It is something better than what is admitted to be good that is the most excellent good.” In. It’s exactly the same pattern as in Paul: marriage is good, but virginity is better. That should get us thinking about celibacy in a new light, because Jesus in fact practices what he preaches.