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Dawn Eden (Photo: Ron Santini)

Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste, says chastity is not abstinence, but a virtue that can help us all love more fully

Bishop Kieran Conry  (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Egan makes comments in weekly diocesan email bulletin

The article on celibacy was written by an anonymous contributor

But why does an author hailing ‘life without sex’ on the paper’s website need to remain anonymous?

The English and Welsh bishops with Cardinal Ouellet (Mazur/

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Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood

We must learn from the O'Brien scandal

Good must come from this sad affair

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered

Seminarians from Allen Hall, who featured in the documentary

Last night’s ‘Catholics’ was a worthwhile and sensitive portrayal of seminary life, devoid of sensationalism

Germany's bishops said they would discuss the proposals at a meeting in March (Photo: CNS)

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer