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Why are so many young Catholics not going to church nowadays or following their Catholic faith?
It's true that many young, single Catholics are not going to Church or following their Catholic faith like they used to. There are many reasons for this growing trend. We will cover a few reasons in this article. It is truly unfortunate that many single Catholics are not attending Mass or following their faith as they should. The first reason is that there is a growing trend toward secularism. Many people no longer believe that God, Our Lord Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, the saints and angels exist.
Many young people and even older Catholics fill up their lives with the day to day trappings of this life that they no longer give time for Our Almighty Father, Jesus or Our Blessed Mother as they should. They believe that since "society and everyone is doing these things", then not going to Church and other things must be okay to do. Because of this reason, some single Catholics fall prey to committing sex before marriage, cohabitation with their boyfriends/girlfriends, abortion, greed, lust, etc. These single Catholics are following the ways of the world rather than following the Laws of God and the Catholic Church. This leads to serious mortal sin and can lead to eternal damnation if not confessed to a priest.
The second reason is that many young and older single Catholics too believe in moral relativism. For example, they may think that the application of morals depends on each individual and that they are not universally applicable to everyone. This means that they believe that each individual has the right to determine whether an action is moral or not and that there are no set standards of moral behavior. Moral relativism is an enemy of God, Our Lord Jesus and the Church because the people who follow this type of thinking are more or less saying that God's Laws, the teachings of Jesus and His Church have no bearing on how one should live their lives. This way of thinking and living is very dangerous and can lead to serious moral sins as well.
A third reason is that many people no longer believe that Satan exists. Society has been very successful at masking the works of evil by hiding it with superficial pleasurable images and terms such as euthanasia with "mercy killing" and substituting the word abortion with "having control over your own body". Also, today, some young, single Catholics are more or less being coerced into thinking that homosexuality and same sex unions are fine and accepted by God. These terms and ways of living are in direct opposition to God, Our Lord Jesus and the Holy Catholic Church.
Do not be misled by what our current world, secular or relativist people are trying to convey as being "good for you" when they are moving further and further away from the Way, the Truth and the Life and from God and have no concern for our ultimate salvation. True happiness and salvation can only be found through following the Commandments of God, the teachings of Our Lord Jesus and the Catholic Church. If you or someone you know is not living by the 10 Commandments, the teachings of Jesus or following their faith in the Catholic Church, be determined to change your life or help someone else change their lives toward God and Our Lord Jesus and the Holy Catholic Church. Make them understand that going against God is futile and will only lead to misery, pain and may even lead them to destruction. Take care and may God bless you as you go through this life doing good and following Christ and our Catholic Church.
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