Oh thank you Trudy for this. I was really stumped what to add when I read this, as I completely agreed with you – John Thornton had made his life a ‘perfection’ of exercising self-control – so I always have been of the view that he would have been a virgin, as part of this control being exercised over his whole life. Here’s the letter he wrote to his precious daughter: Darling Kelli, I’m so sorry I will not get to see you grow up as I so want to. Please don’t blame people or the world for this. Two Minute Apologetics. Below are some quick answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ's) that Catholics get. What does the word "apologetics" mean?