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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 wine blessing). Creation is good. Beer is good. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. V. Our help...

The Mighty Breastplate of St. Patrick

St. Patrick is one of the most well-known saints in Christendom, and he left an indelible stamp on the Church despite the fact that we know very little about his life. In addition to being the missionary who almost single handedly converted Ireland, and being the man who permanently ridded the Emerald Isle of snakes, St. Patrick also happens to be the author of what is perhaps the...

How to Bless Your Children

"You may not be rich; you may be unable to bequeath any great possessions to your children; but one thing you can give them; the heritage of your blessing. And it is better to be blessed than to be rich." St. Ambrose Hey Dad, did you know you are priest of your home? That's right, Our Lord ordained us men as heads...

Spiritual Weapons: The Sign of the Cross

There is nothing so natural to Catholics as making the sign of the cross. We cross ourselves before and after we pray; we cross ourselves in the liturgy of the mass; we make the sign of the cross when we bless ourselves with holy water. Yet, while we often make this sign unthinkingly, it is one of the most powerful...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor at Monkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. The sin of envy is a precursor to wrath, much more subtle than its counterpart, and able to slip past...

Let’s Talk About Porn

Let's talk about porn. I know it it's an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring it will do no good. The fact is, pornography addiction is a massive and growing problem---especially for men. If you don't believe me, here are some shocking statistics: 12% of websites online are pornographic Every second, over 28,000 people are looking at porn 40 million Americans are...

Combat Rosary Giveaway!

 “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” –St. Josemaria Escriva The Church has named October the month of the Holy Rosary, and countless saints, popes, and holy men and women have encouraged the use of this powerful prayer. To celebrate the power of the rosary, I'm giving away three...

Manly Movie Moment: I can carry you!

Frodo and Sam have traveled countless miles and escaped many dangers. They are at the foot of Mount Doom where they are to destroy the One Ring for good. Frodo has no strength left, and despite how far they have come, he feels he can't go on. Faithful and stalwart Samwise isn't one to quit, and he does what it...

3 Evils Every Man Can Fight

A few days ago, I wrote about the courageous Catholic men who scaled the walls of Lisbon to free their land from oppression. The truth is, most of us will not have to go into battle to fight for freedom, but that doesn't mean we can't still fight for the good, the true, and the beautiful in this world in other...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

  The following post is part of a guest series by Jason Liske of Ascending Mount Carmel. Jason is also a freelance writer and social media contributor at Monkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. Though I have written on the sin of sloth before, my treatment of it was more focused on the...

A Sermon on the Eve of Battle

The year is 1147. Knights and soldiers from around Europe are gathered at the gates of the great city of Lisbon on the eve of a monumental battle with the Muslim occupants. They have erected a giant moveable engine to scale the gates (like the kind in Lord of the Rings). Their enemy is merciless, and they know full well they face the high...

Chesterton’s Rule of Drinking

We Catholics know how to enjoy a good drink. But alcohol, like any good thing, can be abused, and it has the potential to turn into the hell of alcoholism if we do not exercise temperance. So is there a good rule of thumb for making sure we do not abuse drink? There sure is, and it is provided by the inimitable...