Spiritual Weapons: 3 Hail Marys for Purity

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications…” St. Paul
Every...

Go to Confession!

“If there is a heavenly idea in the Catholic Church, surely, next after the Blessed Sacrament, Confession is such.”  -Blessed John Henry Newman
Confession is one of my favorite sacraments, and I try to go as often as I can. But this wasn’t...

The Cardinal Virtues: Justice

Today, we continue our series on the Cardinal Virtues. For the first post on prudence, see here. As the virtues go, justice isn’t the most popular—we would much rather hear about mercy or pardon, at least in regard...

The First Battle of the Day

First thing in the morning, we are faced with a battle. Our alarm goes off, and we have a choice—we can either hit snooze or get out of bed immediately. I have a confession to make: For...

St. Maximilian Kolbe on Serious Sin

Have you ever struggled with a grave sin? I mean something really serious. You want with all your heart to break this sin’s power in your life, but no matter how hard you struggle and pray, you just keep falling into it. You...

Pipe Smoking 101

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as a good pipe—the sweet scent, the smoke rising in gentle clouds, the feel of finely crafted briar in your hand. Then add a good conversation with another man, or even just gazing into space while sitting on...

Should you pray with an iPhone?

Increasingly, society is depending on electronic devices to consume information. Real newspapers are falling prey to online news, which is instant and includes live streaming of breaking events. Hard copy books are being replaced by e-books. Even textbooks and children’s books are...

A Conversation with Dr. Taylor Marshall – Part 2

Today, we continue our conversation with author, professor, and Catholic gentleman extraordinaire, Dr. Taylor Marshall! If you missed Part 1, be sure to read it—he shares some compelling insights into manhood in the modern world...

Gentleman Saint: Blessed John Henry Newman

“We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.”
Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the most important Catholic converts in the last 200 years. His contributions to the...

John Wayne: Cowboy, Legend, Convert to Catholicism

John Wayne was a true man’s man. But did you know he was a convert to the Catholic faith? Apparently protestant Christianity wasn’t manly enough for the Duke. Even better, his grandson is now a Catholic...