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Evangelical Virginity


"... And You Are Christ's"
The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life

Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Father Thomas Dubay, one of the foremost authorities on the religious life, discusses one of the most important but not fully appreciated or understood charisms of the consecrated life, the charism of virginity. Although the idea of virginity is unpopular and even despised in modern society, Dubay emphasizes that the importance of evangelical virginity is rooted in its Biblical foundation, both in the Old and New Testaments.

Examining in detail what the call to virginity is and how it is integrated into the whole of consecrated life, Dubay presents his study in such a way as to be of importance to men as well. Noting that a woman, because of her feminine nature and traits, can image and live the Church's wedded relationship to Christ more realistically, Dubay points out that men with the celibate charism are also members of the virgin Church that is wedded to Christ, just as in the Old Testament the People of God was a virgin bride wedded to Yahweh. The common and distinct elements of male and female consecrated love are fully captured in these pages.

Fr. Thomas Dubay has taught philosophy and theology at several seminaries and colleges. He is the author of fifteen books on the religious life and related topics, and is a recognized authority on the spiritual life.

150 pp, Sewn Softcover, $11.95, AYC-P (ISBN 0-89870-1619)
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Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy

Christian Cochini, S.J.

He examines the question of when the tradition of priestly celibacy began in the Latin Church, and he is able to trace it back to its origins with the apostles. He examines evidence about the marital status of every known bishop, priest or deacon of the period and gives an exhaustive list of married clerics from apostolic times until the end of the seventh century, a list that includes not only the Western Church, but the East and also the Nestorian, Novatian and Pelagian Church. Then Cochini examines the relevant Church documents for the same period, including council and synod documents, papal letters, ecclesial and even secular legislation as it relates to the problem. He also provides a survey of scholarly literature on the topic.

This is the definitive scholarly statement on the discipline of priestly celibacy in the Church East and West. What Cochini shows through patristic sources and conciliar documentation is that from the beginning of the Church, although married men could be priests, they were required to vow to celibacy before ordination, meaning they intended to live a life of continence. He provides extensive documentation, a bibliography and an index.

"This work is of the first importance. It is the result of serious and extensive research. There isnothing even remotely comparable to this work in this whole century." -- Henri Cardinal de Lubac

492 pp, Sewn Hardcover, $39.95 ... AOPC-H (ISBN 0-89870-2801)
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The Case for Clerical Celibacy

Cardinal Alfons Stickler

In order to arrive at a correct understanding of the much discussed topic of clerical celibacy, this book clarifies the pertinent facts and the discipline found within the Church from its beginnings until the present time, and explores the theological reasons for celibacy. Cardinal Stickler makes use of the relevant sources and current scholarship to support his conclusions.

106 pp, Sewn Softcover, $12.95, CCEL-P (ISBN 0-89870-5339)
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They Followed His Call:

Vocation and Asceticism - Adrienne von Speyr

With the spiritual discernment of a true contemplative, Adrienne opens the reader to Our Lord's desire for our total surrender to His Love.

100 pp, Sewn Softcover, $12.95, TFC-P (ISBN 0-89870-1007)
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The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood
By S.T.D. Mark I. Miraville
Published in 1991, Riehle Foundation (Milford, OH)
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Jesus Christ — Apparitions and miracles — United States.
Motherhood — Religious aspects — Catholic Church.

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