I’m working to shift the focus of my teen work away from full-time speaking and toward resource development to support all of these young aspiring chastity speakers. And the more years I live as a single adult Catholic, the more I realize that there is a problem here. Women’s groups assume all of the women are wives and mothers, as men’s groups do for husbands and fathers. They’re the ones who sit in the back and cut out immediately afterward. First of all, the mentality seems to be, “Okay, all of you singles. Regardless of the upper age limit, the “young adult” model leaves something to be desired.
And that will leave me plenty of time to focus on what needs to be done in the Church now, but nobody else is doing: Paying attention to single adult Catholics. (Have you ever gone to one of these and wondered “Is it even okay that I’m here? They can’t be expected to acknowledge what they don’t see. Why don’t you all go hang out in that room over there, and then maybe you’ll pair off and come out married, and then we’ll know what to do with you.” Not particularly helpful. The idea of these groups seems to have been to provide a “bridge” for the years between the youth group and the marriage prep class. Now I’m seeing more and more groups classify themselves as “18 to 40.” What? It basically says that during the years between 35 and the senior casino bus, you’re on your own. (Ask Brian Barcaro, who has been waiting for this column for far too long!
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"The people who use this service are, with few exceptions, believing and practicing Catholics who really want to have a totally Catholic family. And many of the Ave Maria members are full of fun as well. I have answered questions on the "Ask Father" feature, and I went on the AMS cruise last December to the Caribbean.
People don't realize how the smallest decisions they make every day truly have an affect on the rest of their lives.
There were many differences between us, such as age and location, but there was a much stronger attraction and that was Christ.There’ll be more on this subject of boldly pursuing the lady in a future chapter.While you’re single, you may as well learn some manly skills, too.“They were doing Eucharistic adoration and going to daily Mass.” Before long, he was drawn to the profile of a woman named Jackie, a 40ish single mother who lived across the country in the Washington area.Now, Jackie and Carmelo are married, and both credit their union to God’s providence — and Ave Maria Singles.Thank you for understanding the truth of how love should truly be through our Lord Jesus Christ.