Did you happen to catch the episode of ABC’s Nightline on consecrated virginity last week? Check it out here.
The show casts consecrated virginity as “controversial” and of course views it from a secular perspective (e.g., the narrator at one point says that the consecrated virgin’s spouse–in other words, Christ–is “nowhere to be found”).
All things considered, though, I thought it was well done, and they treated the subject with due respect. What did you think?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (nos. 922-24) devotes three paragraphs to consecrated virgins, who are betrothed mystically to Christ and are dedicated to the service of the Church.