Chastity – A Guide for Teens and Young Adults

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity, Love

Originally published under the title Modern Youth and Chastityby Gerald Kelly, S.J., A.M., S.T.D.
former Professor of Moral Theology, St. Mary’s College,
St. Mary’s, Kansas

in collaboration with B. R. Fulkerson, S.J., A.M., S.T.L.
and C. F. Whitford, S.J., A.M., Ph.D.

[Note: St. Mary’s College was once a major Jesuit school in the Midwest. It has closed, but the Church’s moral teachings live on, and in this pamphlet they are translated into specific recommendations for young men and women–not just Catholics, but any serious religious person who seeks to lead a chaste life leading to a happy marriage.]





Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Chapter One: True Friendship. . . . . . 7

Chapter Two: General Sex Attraction14

Chapter Three: Personal Sex Attraction. 18

Chapter Four: Physical Sex Attraction. . . .26

Chapter Five: Choice of a Marriage Partner. 29

Chapter Six: “Falling Out of Love”. . .39

Chapter Seven:  The Divine Plan of Reproduction. 42

Chapter Eight: The Meaning of Chastity. . .54

Chapter Nine: God’s Law of Chastity. . . .64

Chapter Ten: Practical Moral Principles. . .72

Chapter Eleven: Some Practical Applications. . .85

Chapter Twelve: The Beauty of Chastity. . . . .94

Chapter Thirteen: Celibacy . . . . . . . . . 106

Digitized, marked-up and posted by the Augustine Club at Columbia University, 2001

Last update: March 1, 2002

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