Today Catholics understand celibacy to be the calling of some,but not all.They understand Jesus to have advocated celibacy as one of his councils of perfection; not for everyone but specifically those who seek the higher life of the Kingdom of Heaven: Not all men can receive this saying,but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men,and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of Heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.(Matthew 19.12).Jesus advocated for optional celibacy.The married priests support Jesus in advocating for optional celibacy. Many of the early fathers of the church praised the marriage of clergy.At the turn of the third century Clement of Alexandria promoted marriage as a way of salvation for all,including priests,deacons,and laity. Making celibacy mandatory for priests raises some problems. As a church mere discipline,celibacy may fit a priest''s life.But when it becomes mandatory it loses some lustre.Priesthood is a sacrament celibacy is not.The book is good for religious and clergy during formation and after.
Book Description [If only] Bran would stop acting weird....Probably he had a perfectly reasonable explanation for everything. I just couldn't imagine what it would be. When Britt's older brother, Bran, lands a summer job house-sitting for the Marquises, an elderly couple, it seems like a great opportunity. Britt and Bran have moved to Florida so their mother can finish college, and the house-sitting income will allow their mom to quit her job and take classes full-time. Having never lived in a real house before, Britt is thrilled. There's only one problem: Britt starts to suspect her family isn't supposed to be there. She's been noticing that Bran is acting weird and defensive -- he hides the Marquises' mail, won't let anyone touch the thermostat, and discourages Britt from meeting any of the neighbors. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Britt starts investigating and makes a startling discovery -- the Marquises aren't who Bran has led her and their mom to believe. So whose house are they staying in, and why has Bran brought them there? With unexpected twists and turns, award winner Margaret Peterson Haddix has again crafted a thriller that will grip readers until its stunning conclusion.
Oliver Flynn's wedding is the social event of the year, and the creme de la creme of Kilronan are happy to boast of being invited. Noreen, his new wife, has finally outclassed her two sisters, who think they are better than her in every way. Not any more! But there is one nagging doubt: does Oliver REALLY love her? Would he have married her if she hadn't done the proposing herself? Cora Flynn, Oliver's bitter mother, has boycotted the wedding. She is determined that her detested new daughter-in-law will not become the number one woman in her son's life. Wedding guest Lorna Morgan can't wait to shake the dust of Kilronan off her shoes. She's destined for bright city lights, unlike her stick-in-the-mud cousin, Heather Williams, who was only invited to the 'afters' with her clodhopper boyfriend, Neil. But then, in Lorna's eyes, Heather's just an 'afters' sort of person and always will be. But worms turn, and what a difference a year makes. In Dublin, London and New York there is no respite for Noreen, Lorna or Heather. Only in Kilronan can the Pandora's box that was opened at Oliver Flynn's wedding finally be closed.
Cedric Errol is seven years old. He lives with his mother in a little house in New York. They don't have much money, but mother and son are very good friends. ' . Cedric is a kind, friendly little boy, and everybody likes him. His father was English, but he is now dead, and Cedric and his mother are alone in the world. But one day a lawyer arrives from England with some very surprising news about Cedric's grandfather . . .
If you have little time to cook, but want delicious and hearty meals then a pressure cooker is the perfect way to enjoy tender and wholesome dishes. With only a short amount of prep time you can tuck in to tasty homemade meals. Good Food: Pressure Cooker Favourites is crammed with tender casseroles, satisfying soups and mouth-watering stews. In Pressure Cooker Favourites you will find a whole range of seafood, chicken, game and vegetarian dishes and with each recipe triple-tested by the experts at Good Food you are guaranteed success every time. Both speedy and delicious these recipes are the perfect companion to a busy lifestyle.
Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. She can see a pattern to these killings, but who is behind them and why? As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it...
There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise! 'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s.' Sunday Times
This book is based on a PhD thesis submitted at the University College London in 2005. It summaries the experiences of women managers in a public and a private university in Kenya. The analysis shows that women’s participation in university management in Kenya is influenced by complex and contradictory discourses in the Kenyan society and the policies and practices in the two universities. First, there is the discourse of a successful and good university manager who is expected to cope with heavy workload. Second, a discourse of a good wife and mother who performs most of the domestic chores and spends more time with the family and thirdly the meritocratic discourse that incorporates gender blindness in the name of fairness that ignores the multiple roles performed by women. Fourth, the socio-cultural discourse that expects women’s gender roles to be retained as part of the cultural heritage even as society moves towards a modern globalised economy. Finally, the political discourse (legal framework) that supports the socio-cultural discourse by not legislating for gender equality and equity. All these discourses serve position women as “outsiders within” their universities.