Everyday Sanctity

The 45 minute wait time.

The stubbed toe.

The traffic jam.

The report due by 3 p.m.

The gossiping relative.

The mortgage payment.

The gross diaper change.

The unexpected car repair.

The lost wallet.

The rude person at the grocery store.

The head cold.

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Boredom, Sloth, and the Need for Fathers

The following is a chapter from a forthcoming book on fatherhood and mentoring by Jason Craig.

“My father, in all his teaching,” said John Stuart Mill, “demanded of me not only the utmost that I could do, but much that ...

The Birdwatcher’s Guide To Marriage

At last, here is an easy-to-follow guide for identifying a real marriage that exposes the new imitations to be, well, imitations. Essential for the 321 million Americans who have a biological mother and father, this new guide includes stunningly accurate illustrations, ...

An Ode to the Glories of the Beard

Ah, who can properly extol the virtues of that great mark of the male sex, the glorious and ineffable beard! From the beginning of time it has sprung forth from the chins of men, proclaiming the dignity and uniqueness of our ...

Fishers of Men: 7 Ways Priests Can Help Men Grow in Faith

Though the New Evangelization has been a major effort in the Catholic Church for over forty years, it has failed to stem the disastrous losses of the faithful in the U.S. The New Evangelization is faltering: since 2000, 14 million Catholics ...

Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe

There is no saint that has a greater impact upon my spiritual life than St. Maximilian Kolbe. This fact is ironic as early on in my conversion to Catholicism I did not like him at all. I thought he looked too ...

The Adventure and Crisis of Marriage

Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote, “The whole pleasure of marriage is that it is a perpetual crisis.” Nowadays, there is a new crisis in the crisis of marriage that is hardly a source of pleasure because ...

Every Story Has a Beginning

Can a man have an opinion about abortion? I think so. As sure as a woman becomes a mother at the moment of conception a man becomes a father. If ever there was something worth fighting for, if ever there ...

Deny Yourself: A Practical Guide to Fasting

Fasting – a word we normally reserve for Lent. Once Easter comes, we box it up and package it away until the next Lent. Yet this should not be so among Catholic men. A while ago, Sam discussed the great benefits ...

Real Men Love Babies

Do real men love babies? Everything about these pooping, screaming, totally helpless little people—the babies, that is—challenges a man’s feral instincts and refined sensibilities. Yet, whether we like it or not, babies put to rest the frenzied individualism, the restless search ...

Truth and Tolerance: Why the Church Can’t Change Her Teaching

“The Catholic Church is intolerant.” That simple thought, like a yellow-fever sign, is supposed to be the one solid reason which should frighten away any one who might be contemplating knocking at the portals of the Church for entrance, or for ...