Sexual formation for celibacy
Last week we spoke with Fr John Guiney SJ who questioned the need for celibacy. This week we hear from Kevin O’Rourke who writes about and leads workshops on being a sexually healthy celibate. He talks about how it’s important to prepare for a life of celibacy. Here he talks with Pat Coyle about how celibacy can be a healthy choice and that one can still grow fully as a warm human being who experiences love and intimacy. “You can live without sex, but you can’t live without love,” he says. Pat Coyle challenges him regarding sexuality questioning whether “the natural can be made unnatural”. Pat begins by asking him to explain his work.