The priest who started #CelibacyMatters

Posted March 7, 2018 7:52 pm by Editor

The priest who started #CelibacyMatters

Victoria, Canada, Mar 7, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The culture assumes celibacy is unhealthy, repressive, and gamophobic, but is it?

Canadian priest Father Harrison Ayre says no, which is why he started the trending Twitter hashtag #celibacymatters.

“The common misconceptions people have about celibacy: sexual repression, the confusion between celibacy and chastity, and that [priests] didn’t want or couldn’t handle marriage,” Ayre told CNA.

“No, this is a healthy lifestyle. It’s the way Jesus lived. If Jesus can live it then with his grace we can live it too.”

The hashtag began after the priest read a tweet from comedian Joe Rogan,

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