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Champions of the Rosary: An Interview with Fr. Donald Calloway

The darkness grows in the world on a daily basis. Wars and rumors of wars. Political upheavals. Terrorism. Our Christian brethren martyred at an incredible rate. It is easy to become discouraged, but that is the one thing we must not do. Instead, we must pray. And there is no better prayer to pray in these times of anxiety and fear than...

The Faith of a Fighter: An Interview with MMA Legend Bas Rutten

For MMA fans, Bas Rutten needs no introduction. But for those who may not be familiar with the sport, suffice it to say that he is one of the most legendary fighters in the game, known for his devastating strikes, aggressive and versatile style, and long string of victories---not to mention his showmanship and charisma. Recently inducted into the UFC...

A Plunge Into the Depths: The Mad Humility of Christmas

The octave of Christmas isn't over, so I am sharing this brief meditation on the humility of Christ our Lord. The glory of Christmas, the very splendor of this holy feast, lies in the very fact that it is a great festival of humility. It is the plunging of divinity into the depths. The emptying of the ineffable God---beyond all speech,...

5 Reasons to Pray the Rosary Every Day in 2017

The new year is right around the corner, and as it approaches, it is natural to look back at months past and think of resolutions that can improve our lives. While eating healthier, getting up earlier,  exercising, and similar commitments are all good and commendable, I want to recommend one resolution you will never regret: praying a daily rosary. We all...

Depressed and Single at Christmas

I am happily writing this blog in a coffee shop in snowy Boulder, Colorado while my family hangs out and is slowly winding down their evening. This is the second year in a row that I am able to be home for Christmas and I am all too aware of how fortunate I am to talk to my parents face-to-face...

Advent at Clear Creek

This post was written on December 8th, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It is a part of an ongoing series about our move to rural Oklahoma to be near Clear Creek Abbey. Advent has come to Clear Creek. The weather, which had been unseasonably warm, has of late turned sharply cold. The rolling Ozark hills of Oklahoma’s Green Country,...

The Paradox of Francis: When We Need Fathers, We Get the Law

In a business class in high school I recall studying how factories try to figure out how to squeeze productivity out of workers.  In one case they took a group of women apart from the rest, gave them a specific widget-making task, and then had them do it over and over again with different work schedules.  They tried all kinds...

The Catholic Gentleman’s Christmas Gift Guide 2016 Edition

Christmas is coming, and many of your are looking for the perfect gift for the Catholic man in your life. Yet, we men can be hard to buy for sometimes! Don't worry, I'm here to help. Here's 12 gift ideas that any man will love. The Catholic Gentleman Rosary This manly rosary features heavy, gunmetal steel beads, military grade paracord, and...

The Prophet of Beaconsfield: Chesterton Predicted a Battle in the Church

G.K. Chesterton had an uncanny gift for prophecy. It wasn't mystical necessarily. I don't believe he ever saw visions of the future like the prophets of the Old Testament. But his keen intellect allowed him to see where popular fashions and ideas would inevitably lead if uncorrected, and he was almost always right. One excellent example of his gift of...

Praise, Thanksgiving, and the Priesthood of All Believers

Though it has been obscured during different ages of her life, the Church has taught the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers since the very beginning. Our baptism immerses us into the fullness of the life of Christ, granting us participation in his threefold role of prophet, priest, and king. Scripture goes so far as to call Christians a "royal...

Announcing the NEW Catholic Gentleman Rosary!

I've been selling Catholic Gentleman rosaries for some time now, but I received reports from some of you that rosaries were breaking or growing discolored quickly. In my quest to bring you the toughest, most beautiful rosary available, I knew there was room for improvement. That's why I'm excited to announce a new partnership with Cordbands, makers of some of the...

Love Your (Political) Enemies

Fascist. Snowflake. Liberal weenie. Nazi. Racist, xenophobic, bigot. Idiot. Moron. Ignorant fool. These are just a few of the tamer insults hurled violently at others online and in person during the past two years of the election process. And since the election itself, things have only gotten exponentially worse. It's no exaggeration to say that the nation is as divided...