is there really such a thing.
and I mean primary vocation, not the universal call to holiness or to love, for example
can a person be called to committed celibacy without joining a religious order, for example.
obviously, I know that not everyone who Is single is necessarily called to that. not that everyone who is married was necessarily called to marriage or even priesthood, eTC.
but if the committed single life is not a vocation? then what?
either, all the singles are missing their call
or not everyone is called to a vocation
then you have things like the permanent deaconate, or priests who are married. does that mean they have 2 vocations?
and then you have the church’s traditional teaching that being single is better than being married.
so why do many catholics make it seem like singles are people who are ignoring God? and if they remain in that state of life, then their salvation depends on it
and if I’m not mistaken, marriage didn’t used to really be considered a vocation either.
is there any official church teaching on this? like for example, if every person is supposed to have a primary vocation?