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Continence and Obedience

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in his treatise De bono coniugale (On the Good of Marriage) argues that obedience is a greater virtue than continence. He states: “The good of obedience is better than of continence.” And why? Because “marriage … Continue reading

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Continence in Spouses and Virgins

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) in his treatise De bono coniugale (On the Good of Marriage) shows how the same virtue is at the heart of both marriage and celibacy. He begins by affirming that each human person “is a … Continue reading

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