Are Catholics “good managers” of the faith? The number of Catholics leaving the Church is staggering. Less than 40% of Catholics say they attended weekly Mass. What’s more, the number of people who identify as “nonreligious” is growing about 30% per year.
It’s been hard work to show my own daughters actions have consequences. One of the consequences of my actions is parenting by myself. Single parenting is hard, exhausting, and challenging.
Catholicism, I learned and am still learning, is hard. When someone is a practicing Catholic who believes in the Faith, they must get real with themselves. And not only is it hard work, it’s messy. You must be willing to dig deep within your soul.
Celebrating Thanksgiving should call to mind the many blessings Christ has bestowed upon us. However, many of the blessings we’ve enjoyed in the past are at risk. We can no longer sit idly by and watch.
Through prayerful consideration, a lot of talks with God and with my priest, I’ve concluded marriage is not something I’m called to do. Just like the seminarian who sat in front of the camera with tears in his eyes and heartbreak on his face, I sit writing this article knowing today, tomorrow, in a year, ten, twenty, I will not be married.