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chastity is taken generally to be the same as continency, though between these two, Aristotle, as pointed out in the article on C
chastity would exclude all voluntary Carnal pleasures, or allow this gratification only within prescribed limits, it is known as absolute or relative.
chastity, at least as regards women, is held in honour and as a rule cultivated, is very considerable" (op.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03637d.htm   (1679 words)

By chastity, I mean conforming your body and your sexual self to God's vision of human sexuality as laid out in Scripture and articulated by church tradition — for married people, fidelity, and for unmarried people, abstinence.
Practicing premarital chastity is also important because it safeguards and protects marital sex — that is, it protects us, so that if and when we do get married, we are able to experience sex as God intended it to be.
Chastity is not the mere absence of sex, but an active conforming of one's body to the shape that Scripture requires.
www.family.org /lifechallenges/A000000196.cfm   (1444 words)

  Chastity Belt - Chastity UK
Our original aim was to provide those new to the realms of chastity with photographs of most of the male and female chastity belts and devices available today, and provide links to all manufacturers and good retailers world-wide.
Since Chastity UK was launched in January 2001, the web has seen a very large world-wide growth in the number of personal sites and weblogs all about the fascinating subject of chastity.
Chastity belts and devices being introduced as play between loving couples, or to improve and spice up intimate relationships.
www.chastity-uk.co.uk /new.htm   (760 words)

 History of the Chastity Belt - Chastity UK
This chastity belt was worn by the women of Florence, Italy as a method of preventing rape.
The Victorian view of the female chastity belt was to protect the wearer from rape, and where therefore considered as a method of security.
However male chastity belts and devices were developed to prevent "self abuse", “self pollution”, "nocturnal emissions" and "insanity, imbecility and feeblemindedness" which were considered to be the natural fate of any young man with lax moral attitudes!
www.chastity-uk.co.uk /History.htm   (1047 words)

 Domestic-Church.Com: Articles:Marital Chastity and NFP
In Wojtyla's book he illustrates the need for chastity within marriage and says, 'the virtue of moderation helps reasonable beings to live reasonably, and so to attain the perfection proper to their nature.' Married persons, as we have already noted, are called to be visible signs to the world of God's love.
Chastity within marriage governs the proper use of sexuality and is the vessel through which grace is attained in the sexual act.
Chastity is a catalyst for the reasonable enjoyment of the objective good of conjugal union.
www.domestic-church.com /CONTENT.DCC/20010301/ARTICLES/chastity_nfp.htm   (3915 words)

 Called to Chastity
Chastity is the successful integration of sexuality in the inner union of man's body and soul.
Chastity blossoms into friendship and allows the person to imitate Christ and to share in his divine life.
Chastity is expressed notably in friendship with others (whether of the same or opposite sex).
www.catholicity.com /catechism/called_to_chastity.html   (700 words)

Chastity awoke from the encounter to find that she was a guest of the Countess, a prominent member of the undead community.
Chastity disguised herself and tried to locate the cult, eventually being captured by some of them and taken to their leader.
Chastity escaped, and feeling indebted to Slade for what he had done years before, she set out to eliminate Danton.
www.internationalhero.co.uk /c/chastity.htm   (747 words)

Thus chastity is directed to generosity made real in sharing a life of Christian love and concern for all.
In accepting chastity as our way towards love, we wish to strive for a spontaneous, cheerful forgetfulness of self and a willingness to bear the suffering and burdens without which love cannot come to fulfillment.
Chastity therefore should not alienate us from the world, but rather must set us free to live in total availability in and for the world.
www.crosier.org /default.cfm?PID=   (390 words)

 The Eucharist and Chastity
It is this humility of mind in believing the incomprehensible which is necessary for the practice of chastity.
The humility which faith in the Eucharist requires is also the precondition for the chastity which the Savior requires of those who profess to believe in His name.
Chastity and charity and Communion are so entwined that each of these three depends on the other two.
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/intro/chastity.htm   (3168 words)

Many articles on chastity offer a lot of theory, but not much practical knowledge about how attain and *live with* chastity: or they put forward the arguments for chastity without showing that *real* flesh-and-blood people live this lifestyle, therefore making chastity appear to be an unattainable and unrealistic ideal.
Chastity changes this relationship because it is no longer based on the notion that sex is a really ordinary activity, or that one's body and soul are not special enough to keep for one's spouse.
Whatever detachment they've developed is heightened; chastity purifies the soul's vision so that you see them more and more for who they are, and with this realisation of who they are comes a greater respect-- because you know that to know a person is to love that person.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/7724/chas.htm   (5391 words)

 Amazon.com: Chastity: DVD: Cher,Barbara London,Stephen Whittaker,Tom Nolan,Danny Zapien,Elmer Valentine,Burke ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chastity ('Cher') is a lonely young girl who is hitchhiking across the country in hopes of finding someone to love her and make her forget her disturbed past.
Chastity is a disturbed young woman who hits the road to escape her dreary, unhappy life, and finds more dreariness and unhappiness.
Chastity is perplexing in a way that is peculiarly unintriguing, and despite all her woes, she is supremely unsympathetic.
www.amazon.com /Chastity-Cher/dp/B00026L7PE   (1681 words)

 virtue of chastity
Chastity is that "yes" which allows us with "quickness" to "affirm the value of the person in every situation"4 and experience true love free "from the utilitarian attitude"5 of lust and self-assertion.
To overcome this tendency, the "interior, spiritual effort" of chastity requires a purity of heart and a willingness to "humble" and subordinate the body to the "full truth about the happiness of man" that is based on "union with a personal God."9 This is lived out in many ways.
Conjugal chastity requires that spouses say ‘no’ not only to any barriers to life and love (e.g., contraception), but also to treating one another as objects of gratification.
www.catholicherald.com /articles/04articles/sexuality6.htm   (1335 words)

 Chastity: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults
By cultivating this affection, you expose yourself in a special way to the dangers to chastity already mentioned, because this love affair may be a very prolonged one, and the danger of violating chastity increases as the affection is prolonged without its logical culmination in marriage.
Chastity may be defined as: The habit of regulating the use of the generative faculty according to the principles of reason and of Faith.
Married people are within the sacred limits of God's law and therefore practice the virtue of chastity according to their state of life when they confine their use of the generative faculty to the rights conferred upon them in the marriage contract.
www.columbia.edu /cu/augustine/arch/chastity.html   (21979 words)

 Resenting Chastity
Chastity might have a role to play in other areas of life, but when two mutually consenting adults are in love, the restrictions of chastity are a tremendous hindrance to the couple who are expressing their love through sex.
Wojtyla says the main reason modern man views chastity as an obstacle to love is that we associate love primarily with the emotions or the sexual pleasure we receive from the person of the other sex.
Wojtyla explains that the man without chastity cannot selflessly love his beloved for who she is as a person, because his heart is so preoccupied with the emotional and sensual pleasure he receives from her (p.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/marriage/mf0073.html   (2161 words)

 Chastity Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA
A beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God, and the true glory of angels, the rare miracle of earth, and the sole wonder of the world.
Consider what importance to society the chastity of women is. Upon that all the property in the world depends.
The soul that is the abode of chastity acquires an energy which enables her to surmount with ease the obstacles that lie along the path of duty.
www.giga-usa.com /quotes/topics/chastity_t001.htm   (529 words)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church - PART 3 SECTION 2 CHAPTER 2 ARTICLE 6
2337 Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being.
Chastity presupposes respect for the rights of the person, in particular the right to receive information and an education that respect the moral and spiritual dimensions of human life.
Chastity leads him who practices it to become a witness to his neighbor of God's fidelity and loving kindness.
www.scborromeo.org /ccc/p3s2c2a6.htm   (4767 words)

 chastitycall.org : About Chastity Rings
The purpose of the ring is to first celebrate the birth of her child and secondly, to have a symbol of the young mother's desire to live a chaste life until she is married.
The concept is that Chastity will lead to peace and harmony with God and His Most Holy Spirit and help you through all the struggles and temptations that come along in your life.
My Chastity Ring stays on my finger and is to be replaced by a wedding band, on the day I say "I Do" and am willing to commit myself in marriage to one man and be honest, loyal and giving to that one man only.
www.chastitycall.org /ring.html   (1592 words)

 More Than 27,000 Great Quotations To Inspire You!
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress.
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality.
www.cybernation.com /quotationcenter/quoteshow.php?type=subject&id=205   (425 words)

 Chastity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chastity, in many religious and cultural contexts, is a virtue concerning the state of the mind and body.
Since offenses against the virtue of chastity are most often perceived as fornication or adultery, the term has become closely associated with sexual abstinence in common usage throughout most of the English-speaking world.
The one selected took a vow of chastity for thirty years, after which she was free to return to the world and marry if she chose.
www.globaloneness.com /chastity   (971 words)

 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Catechism of the Catholic Church
Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being.
There are three forms of the virtue of chastity: the first is that of spouses, the second that of widows, and the third that of virgins.
Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.
www.usccb.org /catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm   (4716 words)

 Pastoral Letter on Chastity - Bishop Martino
Chastity is closely related to the virtue of temperance, which regulates the use of food and drink — and sex.
Chastity has never been easy, but today it’s harder than ever because of the many inducements to be unchaste and the widespread ignorance of the Christian tradition and the teaching of the Church.
Chastity, which embraces openness to children and the choice to stay together, is the key to a happy marriage.
ccli.org /nfp/morality/b-martino.php   (3972 words)

 Biography: Chastity Bono   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chastity Bono is accustomed to being in the limelight.
Chastity Bono is keenly aware of the importance of unbiased media representation of lesbians and gay men.
"Chastity has grown up with the best and the worst of media coverage and it is exactly that perspective that GLAAD was seeking: someone that can go beyond an a bstract articulation of the power and influence of media on our lives.
www.annonline.com /interviews/970325/biography.html   (630 words)

 Fidelity and Chastity
Chastity has been used, instead, to describe a purity or quality of life that applies to any Christian, married or single.
Chastity is possible for anyone, married or single." Chastity has more to do with how one views one's body, with "wantonness" as chastity's polar opposite, she explained.
In fact, when the first version of the "fidelity and chastity" amendment surfaced at the 1994 General Assembly in Wichita, the word "celibacy" was used at the place where the amendment now reads "chastity." The Assembly rewrote the amendment, eliminating the celibacy requirement.
www.pcusa.org /pcnews/oldnews/1996/96483.htm   (1421 words)

 "Chastity" Defined
And even the solicitation of her chastity is indictable in some of the states; though in England, and perhaps elsewhere, such act is not indictable.
Words charging a woman with a violation of chastity are actionable in themselves.
Chastity among adults is almost unknown in modern late-20th century western society despite the lip-service given it by many segments.
www.lectlaw.com /def/c228.htm   (132 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Chastity and Modesty
The breakdown in modesty is due fundamentally to a disregard of the virtue of chastity as a necessary virtue for all, in all the circumstances of life.
The world does not use prudence in the matter of chastity, because, instead of avoiding, it provides a constant flow of incentives to lust, completely heedless of the intimate and necessary connection between modesty and chastity, and indeed often denying the sin of unchastity itself.
He says that, while chastity deals with the regulation of difficult things, powerful passions and strong desires for pleasure, modesty deals with the regulation of easy things, the remote and proximate occasions and conditions that lead to unholy desires.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=1087   (2781 words)

 Born Again Virgins and the Tyranny of Mandatory Chastity
Chastity night was held once a year and, as I recall, was invariably dreadful.
Chastity is not a concept that relates to men.
In countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia FGM is encouraged by some religious leaders in order to guarantee chastity for women and girls although there have been a few clerics who condemned the mutilation, much to their credit.
www.atheistfoundation.org.au /bornagainvirgins.htm   (3036 words)

 Fr. Hardon Archives - Chastity
To practice chastity there must be chastity of the eyes, chastity of the ears, chastity of thought and chastity of desire.
Chastity is the foundation of the pro-life movement.
Modesty is a pre-condition for chastity, and chastity is the pre-condition for the culture of life.
www.therealpresence.org /archives/Chastity.htm   (566 words)

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