A question that occasionally comes up when the topic of single Catholics is raised has to do with priorities.
Some would say that the Church is too busy addressing the many moral evils in today’s society to be concerned with single people.
Ultimately, I’d like to see Mother Church spend the same amount of time on her single children as she does on her married ones.
I’ve seen the Church put great effort into helping married couples stay married, something which is quite admirable on the Church’s part.
In the end, it’s a matter of practicing what we’re preaching.
Because there is much moral demise within our society, we need a multitude of the lay members of the Church to testify to the sanctity of marriage by being living examples.Ready to find sex & love in Philip or just have fun?Mingle2 is your #1 resource for flirting, sexting & hooking up in Philip! Discover how easy it is to meet single women and men looking for fun in Philip — from the comfort of your own home!I’ve heard many a homily on the topic of marriage including encouragement for married couples to continue living their vocation, reminders on the importance of bringing children to Mass, etc.How hard would it be to encourage singles to continue the Catholics, married and single, that they are obligated to get themselves to Mass on certain days?At a time in which we are supposed to be evangelizing the culture around us, the New Evangelization is being undermined by the fact that more and more Catholics are not living out their vocations.Why should the Church take an interest in single Catholics?In her free time she enjoys reading, blogging, playing the flute, and working on her house. Thousands of singles join online dating sites every day. View photos and profiles of fun, like-minded singles. It would also help for the Church to consider that many single Catholics can no longer be categorized as “young” adults.It may be tempting to continue to push the age limit of the young adult ministry further and further back, thus using the young adult model as a kind of catch-all.These days, however, just getting to the altar has become a herculean feat.A very wonderful and faithful priest once told a friend of mine that she needed “to find her husband at the altar” meaning she needed to find a man who lived his faith fully.While I think this is sensible spiritual advice, it’s hard to accomplish this when so few singles practice their faith regularly in the first place.