Young Catholic Men, Why I’m Not Dating You

Dear Young Catholic Men, I’ve never been on a date. That’s not to say I’ve never been in a romantic relationship; I’ve been in several. I’ve just never been on a classic get-to-know-you date, outside of an official relationship. At the release of Part-time Prophet’s article Young Catholic Men, Why Aren’t We Dating? I couldn’t …

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6 Steps to Saying Sorry

“I’m sorry.” Seems relatively straightforward, right? Those two little words certainly don’t seem to warrant a 2000+ word, 3 part, explanatory guide. But the reality is that “I’m sorry”, by itself, usually isn’t enough. As one of my flatmates recently observed, anyone can make a half-hearted apology, but making a genuine effort to repair the …

Love is simple.

About three months ago I was sitting on a couch, listening to a couple of my friends discuss the idea of marriage. Neither of them took what could be called a “traditional” view on the subject and it was probably mere moments before I began raining my Catholic opinion down upon them like the ten …

Hopeful Romantic

I’ve never understood the term “hopeless romantic.” I always thought it sounded like a bit of an oxymoron. Romance was exciting. It was intimate. It was creative and at times, it was deeply challenging. Romance was a lot of things. But it was not hopeless. I remember late last year I was sitting around with a …