Spiritual Weapons: Holy Water

In her many rituals, the Catholic Church uses elements from creation: oil, ashes, burning incense, and more. Of these elements, water is one of the most common and the most rich in symbolism. Today, I specifically want to discuss Holy Water, which...

The Catholic Gentleman’s Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means Christmas shopping for the men in your life. But what to get them? Sweaters or Santa ties are tired and cliche. Don’t bother. Checkout the Catholic Gentleman’s Christmas Gift Guide instead—these...

Giving Thanks

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton
Tomorrow, November 28, is Thanksgiving in America. While we should be thankful every day, this day is a...

The Gentleman’s List (11-25-2013)

Hello gents, I am consistently amazed at all the excellent apostolates designed to strengthen men and encourage virtue. Please take the time to review each of the initiatives and organizations listed below. As always, if you have something to submit, feel free...

A Catholic Gentleman’s Manifesto

Hello Everyone! My name is Dominic Cassella (aka The Hound), I am one of the Co-Founders of the Catholic Dormitory, and I would like to thank Sam for inviting me to be an occasional writer for the Catholic Gentleman. The list below was...

The Gentleman’s List (11-18-2013)

Hello, gents, and welcome to the first Gentleman’s List. The goal of the List is to highlight great blogs, apostolates, religious orders, men’s organizations, and more from around the world. If you’d like to submit your project, click here. I look...

Introducing The Gentleman’s List

Since beginning this blog, I have received countless requests to promote various apostolates, Facebook pages, news articles, books, and causes. Many of these are excellent and worthy projects, but due to the volume I receive, I can’t possibly share them all. To allow...

Simplicity in Devotion

When I first converted to Catholicism, I was overwhelmed by the wealth of devotions Catholics practiced. There was devotion to the five wounds of Christ, the brown scapular, the green scapular, the Divine Mercy chaplet, devotion to the Holy Face, the...

Gentleman Saint: St. Francis Borgia

Borgia—the name has a ring of infamy. Historically, the Borgia family is associated with crime, promiscuity, papal corruption, and power-mongering, and this sad legacy is remembered to this day. But while the popular imagination fixates on the sins of the Borgia...

Combat Rosary Giveaway Winners

Happy All Saints Day! A couple of weeks ago, I announced a giveaway for the first time. The response was great, and hundreds of you signed up to win one of three manly combat...

The Official Catholic Beer Blessing

One of the great things about being Catholic is that the Church has quite literally thought of everything at some point or another. Some inventive cleric even thought to include a beer blessing in the Rituale Romanum (my parish also has an annual...