Living Celibacy: Healthy Pathways for Priests

Living Celibacy: Healthy Pathways for Priests

by Sonny Manuel


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Living Celibacy: Healthy Pathways for Priests by Sonny Manuel

Amidst the Church's continuing clergy sex abuse crisis and the suspicions the public might have about celibacy and Catholic priesthood, Living Celibacy hopes to make what constitutes healthy celibate living as accessible to priests and the public as what constitutes a healthy marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809147847
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication date: 09/20/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Fr. Gerdenio Sonny Manuel, SJ, is currently professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco and provincial assistant for higher education and prefect of studies for the California Province of the Jesuits.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding Celibacy 1

Chapter 2 Live Close to God and One's Deepest Desires 22

Chapter 3 Develop Relationships and Communities of Support 43

Chapter 4 Ask for Love, Nurture Others, and Negotiate Separation 69

Chapter 5 Cope with Stress and Recognize Destructive Patterns of Behavior 93

Chapter 6 Celebrate the Holy 122

Conclusion 140

Acknowledgments 142

Notes 145

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