Well,I don’t know the answer. I think even the past
centuries ago,women probably out numbered men in the church.
Now, this may not have been so when the Church first started,
There were many men who were martyers, some of whom,like St.Maurice and the Thebian Legion were roman soldiers.
It’s hard to say when this started.Some think it might have been
during the Middle Ages and the Crusades,when the feminazation of the Church really started, placing more emphisis on Mary, rather than Jesus her son , and the Holy Spirit seems to have taken a back seat to Mary as one author mentions in his book,where as you know the Evangelicals always talk about Jesus and the Holy Spirit and being anointed by the Spirit.
It may also be that these men like Vince Lombardi and others just don’t have anyone to promote their cause to Rome,as people just think they are good guys.It’s up to us regular folk to change that.
I have noticed quite a few men in my parish at mass on Sunday,and some of that might also be due also to the pastor, I have no clue really why this should be so.
I imagine too, for men and especially married ones, it is hard to relate to a man who is has never been married,since this is not the same as having single male friends who are currently dating, in a long term relationship, though not married legally, or are in between women. They might ,especially the married and ones in a committed relationship understand your martial problems.
I have noticed however on the websites of several diocese,several widowers entering the priesthood as seminarians and also being newly ordained priests.If these late vocations continue, this maybe a good thing for the church.The head pastor at St.Paul’s in San Antonio is a former San Antonio police officer who had a girlfiend at one time.I forgot why the paper said he decided to be a priest, but he is highly regarded by the parishioners and his fellow officers.
Maybe things will eventually change, but there certainly nothing wrong with taking the heros of the Old Testament as role models.