Paragraph 1579

1579. All the ordained ministers of the Latin Church, with the exception of permanent deacons, are normally chosen from among men of faith who live a celibate life and who intend to remain celibate “for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.”70Called to consecrate themselves with undivided heart to the Lord and to “the affairs of the Lord,”71they give themselves entirely to God and to men. Celibacy is a sign of this new life to the service of which the Church’s minister is consecrated; accepted with a joyous heart celibacy radiantly proclaims the Reign of God.72

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

286. What kind of worship is due to the sacrament of the Eucharist?

575. How may we strengthen our filial trust?

234. Who celebrates the heavenly liturgy?

166. Why is the Church called “Catholic”?

340. What does the Old Testament teach about marriage?

245. What are sacred buildings?

30. Why is faith a personal act, and at the same time ecclesial?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What can we learn about the fickleness of the rich and the value of humility from Ecclesiastes 9:13-16?

What is the meaning of Christ’s death and how does it bring justification to sinners?

What is the message of Isaiah’s heavenly vision of the Lord’s glory revealed in Isaiah 40:1-31?

What are Deuteronomy’s teachings on gratitude to God?

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

What is the responsibility of religious leaders according to Malachi 2:7?

What does the “gospel of peace” mentioned in Nahum 1:15 mean, and how does it relate to the fear of God?