The Struggle for Celibacy
The Struggle for Celibacy

The Struggle for Celibacy

The Culture of Catholic Seminary Life


280 Pages, 6 x 9 1/4

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $30.95 (CA $37.95) (US $30.95)

Publication Date: June 2006

ISBN 9780824523817

Price: $30.95


Whether people defend or attack it, celibacy remains one of the most controversial and least understood aspects of Catholic priestly life. In this careful study, Fr. Paul Stanosz gives us a fresh approach to the issue. By interviewing seminarians and their instructors, he shows the variety of reasons that young men are drawn to priesthood and celibacy. He also makes us aware of the tremendous challenges such men face once they leave the supportive environment of their seminary community to begin their lives as diocesan priests.