You don’t have to opt out of it for life as so many of these women in the NYT article do. What I got out of the article is that older women are not so much choosing to be single as they just are becoming single.
Click here to read the article if you have a NYT subscription. I think there are a lot of dynamics at play, but considering that the older men get, the younger the age of the women they want to date and marry, it makes sense that there would be fewer (eligible) men available to marry older women.
Well there are so many people out there that they don’t know that there are already married priests in the church!
And there’s been an increase in people looking for happiness and being unwilling to suffer through unhappy marriages. Because if it’s not abundantly clear from the previous Saturday posts on marriage, I’m not a dogmatist, I’m a pragmatist.But he wants the people to ask for it in their diocese (the geographical place where a bishop and his priests/nuns etc.together). Let’s take it as a challenge or if we wish to, as a lent exercise for this year! Now we either go for married priests or risk of loosing more parishes which would be without the Eucharist.We, as a community, we have to understand that we cannot live in the catacombs afraid to mention such subject during our interaction with the rest of the parish! The Eucharist is so central for the Catholic Faith.I believe that marriage can and should be a positive force, but only if both parties are on the same page and willing to make the necessary sacrifices for that marriage.I agree wholeheartedly that it’s better to be single than to be in a bad relationship.