Season 4, The Flagship Show, Episode 41: The Single Life

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On this month's episode of the Flagship Show, we finally give some attention to a demographic of Catholics who seem to almost completely forgotten: the singles.

What appears to be an ideal life to some is a misery to others, so why is this state of life so prevalent and so misunderstood at the same time? What are some of the underlying causes which have given us so many single men and women today in the traditional Catholic world? What are Catholics to do in this day and age to find a suitable marriage partner when so many of us live in isolation?

We will discuss the importance of understanding the obligations of the single life and why it is so important to view it as a joyful time rather than a time of depression or despair. Father will give remedies for the despair and loneliness so often felt by those who find themselves single. We will also speak about understanding the single life viewed from the angle of a vocation - is it correct to call the single life a vocation? What about the consecrated single life? What signs should one be on the lookout for that would indicate to him that perhaps he should stay single or conversely, he should marry. What benefits do singles have that neither married nor religious enjoy?

Further in the episode, we will discuss candidly the temptations which singles face and what those temptations may be telling the single man or woman. How does the single person combat those temptations and maintain a fervent spiritual life, which ironically, is something that seems to suffer due to having far too much time on one's hands?

Join us as host Justin Soeder is accompanied by this month's guest, Father Stephen McKenna, assistant pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church and missionary priest to many mission chapels in the greater Midwestern United States, as they discuss the topic of the single life.


Original Air Date: February 15, 2015
Show Run Time: 1 hour 11 minutes
Show Guest(s): Father Stephen McKenna
Show Host(s): Justin Soeder
Individual Season 4 Show Price: Not available.


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