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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...

Why God Chose St. Francis

St Francis once was living at the Convent of the Portiuncula, with Brother Masseo of Marignano, a man of great sanctity and great discernment, who held frequent converse with God; for which reason St Francis loved him much. One day, as St Francis was returning from the forest, where he had been in prayer, the said Brother Masseo, wishing to...

What we can learn from St. Francis

Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a saint I have grown to love in recent days. My devotion to this saint began when I was at a used book store and noticed a small green volume tucked away in the religion section called, "The Little Flowers of St. Francis." The title really doesn't do justice to the...

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

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 atMonkrock. You can read more about him here. The following post is used with permission. Wrath is a sin that not thought of as easily as some of the other sins. In my own experience, my...

Pray for the Holy Father

Do you pray for the Holy Father every day? As the Vicar of Christ, he bears a tremendous responsibility. Not only does he have to shepherd over a billion Catholics, many of them fallen away from or ignorant of the faith, but he also bears the weight of the world's attention, as a frenzied media waits to pounce on his...

3 Steps to Overcoming Discouragement

For a couple of days recently, I was down in the dumps, worried over some things happening in my life and in the world. While I wish I could say I handled this bout of discouragement with poise and high doses of hope, patience, and fortitude, quite frankly, the opposite was true---I handled it poorly. In the depths of frustration,...

A new addition!

Praised be Jesus Christ! My wife and I welcomed our second child---a beautiful, healthy baby boy---into the world this morning. His name is Maximilian Kolbe Guzman after one of our favorite saints. We are tired, but we couldn't be happier! This little guy weighed in at 7lbs, 4oz. and he was born at home. My wife is a hero. Thank...