Marriage Clips: Hope for Unmarried Catholics



As part of the many valuable resources available through the CatholicMatch Institute, we are putting together an audio series called “Marriage Clips” with helpful advice about dating and marriage.

Our first Marriage Clip is from Fr. Sean Kilcawley, from the diocese of Lincoln. Fr. Kilcawley has a degree in family life ministry and spoke with the CatholicMatch Institute about the declining trend in marriages and the increase of unmarried Catholics in the Unites States.

Fr. Kilcawley speaks about the importance of community and would like to encourage single Catholics not to lose hope: “Every year that goes by that you are not living the life that you thought you would be living is a greater occasion for depression, but (Catholic singles) need to find each other and a have a faith community experience together and be able to reach out and get to know others with a similar background.”

Marriage Clips are provided to you by the CatholicMatch Institute.



  1. Joanna-901378 November 25, 2013 Reply

    Very difficult and disillusioning — being Catholic and single in this day and age. Our world today is so cold and selfish. Trying very hard to maintain hope that I will find a wonderful man to marry, but it wanes more and more with each passing year. God, give me strength and comfort, as I continue on this journey.

  2. Erin-997783 November 23, 2013 Reply

    I agree with James. It is sad. And many of us (myself included) did not want to be a part of this “Single” life…

  3. James-141787 November 23, 2013 Reply

    Wow. This one hits all the bases. A decline in the number of marriages. A decline in the number of people married in the Church. An explosion of single people. Single people who have to wait 10, 20, 30 years. Millions of single people at mass every week who are completely ignored. Millions of single Catholics over the ages of 40 and 45 and no plan to deal with this. I am glad someone’s waking up.

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