Scandal-averse policies have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.
Tag: clerical celibacy
The story of the imposition of clerical celibacy in the Anglo-Norman realms.
Aelred of Rievaulx’s writings help us to understand medieval experiences of sex and sexual desire.
How could a medieval corpse reflect a person’s sexual behaviour?
Medieval priests were not supposed to have sex, but medical theory suggested that celibacy could kill them.
Love magic posed a real danger to medieval people, especially the clergy.
Many medieval clerics struggled to obey rules which said they must remain celibate.