Archive for the ‘Celibacy’ Category

Is this love?

Posted by HC in Celibacy / Monasticism / Spirituality on 24 January 2009 | No comments ›

I have spent a couple of months looking after old monks. It may surprise you to know that some of these holy old men are smelly, scruffy and sweary – just like their secular brothers. Read more ›

Care in the community

Posted by HC in Celibacy / Monasticism / Spirituality on 19 January 2009 | No comments ›

Years and years ago I left a monastic community as a young man. Now, I return as a middle-aged one, and I’m still one of the youngsters. This time, though I am doing the caring. Read more ›

Thomas Merton and me

Posted by HC in Celibacy / Monasticism / People on 2 November 2008 | No comments ›

I have the yacht to myself. I shall use the time to remember Thomas Merton, it being close to the 40th anniversary of his death. Read more ›

I like Nazi sex

Posted by HC in Celibacy / Controversies / Ethics / Spirituality on 10 July 2008 | No comments ›

Actually, as a celibate male, I don’t like Nazi sex. Or perhaps I should say: I’ve never had it so I wouldn’t know. But I do think it’s important to defend people’s sexual fantasies. I’ll go further. I think right-minded people need to stand by people who like Nazi sex. One should stand with them in their liking it. Read more ›