Saturday, January 21, 2012


Celibacy is always, shall we say, an affront to what man normally thinks. It is something that can only be done, and is only credible, if there is a God and if celibacy is my doorway into the Kingdom of God. In this sense , celibacy is a special kind of sign. The scandal that it provokes consists precisely in the fact that there are people who believe these things.

--Pope Benedict XVI, Light of the World, 2010