Words MEAN something.
Here is how the Catechism defines chastity:
**2337 Chastity means the successful integration of sexuality within the person and thus the inner unity of man in his bodily and spiritual being. Sexuality, in which man’s belonging to the bodily and biological world is expressed, becomes personal and truly human when it is integrated into the relationship of one person to another, in the complete and lifelong mutual gift of a man and a woman. **The virtue of chastity therefore involves the integrity of the person and the integrality of the gift.
**2349 “People should cultivate [chastity] in the way that is suited to their state of life. Some profess virginity or consecrated celibacy which enables them to give themselves to God alone with an undivided heart in a remarkable manner. Others live in the way prescribed for all by the moral law, whether they are married or single.” Married people are called to live conjugal chastity; others practice chastity in continence: **
****There are three forms of the virtue of chastity: the first is that of spouses, the second that of widows, and the third that of virgins. We do not praise any one of them to the exclusion of the others. . . . This is what makes for the richness of the discipline of the Church.
We are all called to live lives of Chastity.
Celibacy, from the dictionary:
**1.****abstention from sexual relations.****2.****abstention by vow from marriage: *the celibacy of priests. *****3.**the state of being unmarried.
There will be times when a married couple will practice celibacy. When they are separated, during illnesses, or for the regulation of births.
There can be celibate marriages, these are called Josephite Marriages.