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.
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.
In the end, it’s a matter of practicing what we’re preaching.
I think singles ministry be a very practical idea for drawing singles back to the Church and, for many people, catechizing them in the faith for the first time.
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?
We need men and women who get married, stay married, and remain open to life.
It’s hard to do this, however, when people remain single on into their 40’s, 50’s and beyond, a problem which afflicts more and more Catholics each year.