chastity

Reaping What We’re Sowing

Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" on the Altar Wall in the Sistine Chapel Photography by Mark Armstrong

“A culture of chastity is needed now more than ever.” Before Christmas, Time Magazine named the “Silence Breakers” their 2017 Persons of the Year. Time focused fundamentally on the women who courageously came forward to bring into the light the sordid sexual abuse and harassment they had suffered silently years at the clutches of powerful entertainment and political leaders who, […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Jerome

"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.”  (St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church (340 – 420) is Sepetember 30 Please share on […]

Avoiding Fatal Attractions

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles written by Dr. Edward Sri on Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. The series is reprinted here with permission and originally appeared in the May/June 2005 issue of Lay Witness magazine. © 2005 Catholics United for the Faith / www.cuf.org/Laywitness/index.asp A man eating lunch at a restaurant notices an attractive woman at another table, […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Jerome

"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.”  (St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church (340 – 420) is Sepetember 30 Print this entry

God was Present at Our Engagement

Andrew and Caroline... She Said Yes!

I am getting married! I can’t believe it, but get this, to top it all off—she is the woman of my dreams AND my best friend! I know, I know, it may sound cliché and like a bunch of mushy gushy, mumbo jumbo, but I am dead serious. This girl is my entire world, and when she came into my […]

Chastity as…Exciting? Dawn Eden Says Yes…

Dawn Eden -- Photography © Ron Santini

Confession: I wasn’t keen on reading Dawn Eden’s new edition of The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition), but an editor asked me to interview her, and I determined that yeah, I should probably read the book to prepare myself. I was NOT prepared for (a) excellent writing that (b) applied to me and that was (c) page-turningly compelling. There’s a reason […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Jerome

"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.”  (St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church) September 30 is the Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church (340 – 420). Print this entry

Why I Chose to be Chaste

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

I decided very early on in my life that I was going to wait until marriage to have sex. I can’t take all the credit for being some amazingly religious and reverent young man who was destined for greatness in following every verse and commandment I had ever known. Surely being in a private, Catholic school since the third grade […]

Mary as a Model of the Freedom of Chastity

"The Holy Family (detail)" by Murillo

Once, I asked our priest how Catholics can get good marital advice from celibate men.  Father’s response was that you don’t have to have an exact experience to help others with it.  Sometimes the best advice comes from someone outside a situation.  He reminded me that most priests are trained in counseling and that not all marriage counselors are married.  […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her.” (Blessed Teresa of […]