Manly Movie Moment: Gunfight Scene from Shane

If you’re a fan of Westerns, you’ll know that Shane has a place as one of the greatest Western films of all time. The movie centers on homesteaders in Wyoming who are battling a ruthless cattle baron, Rufus Ryker, who wants to...

The Catholic Guide to Self Defense

Imagine you are looking for a parking spot at the mall on a busy weekend. You finally find someone pulling out of a spot, and once it is empty, you pull into it. But because there is a lot of traffic, you didn’t...

Pope Condemns Abortion… in 1588

In the U.S., today is the March for Life. Over 500,000 pro-life Americans will gather in the nation’s capitol to remember the 56 million children lost to the violence of abortion and to call for an end to this crime against humanity....

Get Married Young Man, Part 4: What to Look for in a Wife

Who you marry is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It will change the course of your life, and make it can make it either a little taste of heaven, or a foretaste of hell. Who you marry will shape your...

Getting to Know St. Joseph

St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things.  He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life. – St. Josemaria...

Get Married Young Man, Part 3: 5 Ways to Prepare Yourself

Marriage is wonderful, but it brings with it a lot of responsibilities and duties. Scripture and the teaching of the Church are quite clear— the husband is the head of the home, and he bears the primary responsibility before God for...

The True Story

The advent of Christmas is one of the busiest and noisiest times of year—a season of getting and spending in which we lay waste our credit cards. It should be a holy time, but it has become an orgy of...

Get Married, Young Man, Part 2: What is Marriage?

This post is part of a series on dating and marriage. In the previous post, I wrote about the importance of dating intentionally— that is, dating with the clear goal of marriage. But before we go any further, I believe it...

Get Married, Young Man, Part 1: Dating to Marry

This post is part of a series on dating and marriage. For years now, I’ve had an interested in World War II. I especially love reading first hand accounts of battle from the heroic and courageous men who fought in...

Get Married Young Man

This month, my wife and I celebrate our third anniversary. Laura is the best thing that has happened to me, and I count myself incredibly blessed to share my life with a woman who is beautiful, incredibly funny, virtuous and holy, industrious,...

5 Catholic Poets You Should Know

As an art form, poetry has faded into the background in recent years. It is often considered the domain of children, elite intellectuals, or bookish literary types, and our exposure to it is usually limited to reading a few poems by Emily Dickinson...

15 Heresies and the Manly Saints Who Fought Them

The history of the Catholic Church is full of all sorts of heresies that have assailed the truths of the faith.  From the earliest days of the Gnostics and Docetists all the way down to the Jansenists and Quietists of later centuries,...