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More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic ChurchVoices of Our Times$
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Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256570

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256570.001.0001

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O Tell Me the Truth About Love

O Tell Me the Truth About Love

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More than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church
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Eve Tushnet

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256570.003.0003

This chapter presents the story Eve Tushnet, a young, single woman, next recounts how, as an undergraduate, she came to a decision to live in accordance with the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality. She reflects on the “hidden treasure” in Catholicism’s spirituality of celibacy, its theology of friendship, and its notion of vocation. She emphasizes that the commitment to celibacy to which the Catholic Church calls its LGBTQ (and other) members is not easy and ought neither to be undertaken lightly nor as a form of rule following. Yet, she argues, celibacy can offer new ways of expressing one’s love for others and for God.

Keywords:   Catholic Church, homosexuality, Catholicism, celibacy, spirituality, vocation, friendship

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