A Crisis in the Single Life

“Some of us will have a path to holiness through a vowed vocation. But due to fallen human nature, not all of us will.” We speak a lot about a crisis of vocations, the crisis in the priesthood, and a crisis in married life. At their roots, these are all simply crises in holiness. In addition to these, there is […]

What have you been given?

Our culture loves to make up fake holidays. National Hot Dog Day, National Get Out Your Guitar Day, World Nutella Day … every food, occupation, habit, or weird hobby has a day. This past week was the annual celebration the world has named Satisfied to be Single Day. It might sound funny, but every February 11 for the past thirteen […]

The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide to the Single Years: A Book Review

Emily Stimpson’s new book, The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right might seem like an odd choice for my reading list. Believe me, no one was more surprised than I was when I put my novel down for a couple of days so that […]

Single Minded

Have you heard the latest? According to a New York Times analysis of census results, for the first time in U.S. history, there are more single than married women.  In the “fifties” 35 percent of women were single. It was not considered a desired state of being back then.  “Spinster” and “old maid” were the labels.   In 2000, the number […]