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Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

There is something about a new year that psychologically feels like a new beginning. Of course, nothing has really changed other than rather numbers on the calendar. But it feels like a fresh start, nonetheless, and as a result, resolutions are en vogue this time of year. The captains of commerce are well aware of this, and get-rich-quick schemes, diet books,...

Loving God Above All

In the Gospel of Mark, when a scribe questioned Jesus about the most important commandments, Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30). Men, this is difficult to truly embrace. When you think about it realistically, there are so many...

Book Review: The Beer Option

I have to be honest, there’s something so empty to me in big, grand Catholic evangelical efforts. You know the type – “transforming your family with 3 easy things;” “an evening workshop that will change your marriage forever.”  The more dynamic it claims to be, and the grander the promise of impacting the entire society, the less I think it will...

Avarice: The Secret Sin that Owns Us

Pope Benedict XVI said that the saints are the best apologetics.  Their lives are a clear and manifest proof of God’s love and action in the human heart, and we know this is so because, though our heart is too little examined, we know the human condition well enough to know its corruption.  Seeing the saints is to see a...

The Catholic Gentleman Gift List 2018

Christmas is fast approaching, and many of you are looking for the ideal gift for the Catholic man in your life. But let’s face it, men can be hard to buy for! Never fear. I’m here to help. Here are 10 great gift ideas that any man will love. The Catholic Gentleman Rosary This manly rosary features heavy, gunmetal steel...

The Remedy of Silence

Almost everything about life in the modern world encourages a certain shallowness---shallowness in relationships, in thought, and in interior reflection of any sort. From morning until night, we are assaulted by a stream of images and impressions, many of which are seeking to manipulate us for certain ends.  Quantity is valued over quality, and if we can do something faster, cheaper,...

A Call to Catholic Men: Join in Prayer and Sacrifice for the Church

Anyone who has been halfway paying attention will know that the Church is facing a serious crisis---one fueled by sexual scandals, financial corruption, and increasing doctrinal confusion. It's a crisis of more than just policy too. The utter failure of many in the hierarchy to faithfully teach and proclaim the most basic tenets of the faith, coupled with grave moral...

Press On: The Virtuous Power of Endurance

"Endurance is the essence of courage. Endurance is not passivity, for it requires a strong, proactive spirit. In endurance, man's inmost and deepest strength reveals itself. It can be harder and entail greater courage for a soldier to be pinned down in a cold, damp foxhole than to charge into a hale of bullets, all flags flying." -Alexandre Havard Endurance enables...

Unwanted: Healing the Roots of our Sexual Brokenness

Have longed to be free of sexual sin? Have you found yourself confessing the same sexual sins over and over? Have you lost hope that you will ever be free from porn or other unwanted sexual behavior?  Recently, I had the privilege of sitting down with Jay Stringer, a psychotherapist and researcher who recently wrote a new book called Unwanted: How Sexual...

The Many Faces of Manhood

Within contemporary culture, manhood has been placed in a box, and a quite small one at that. The only accepted version of a real man is one-dimensional: aggressive, musclebound, dangerous, and unfeeling.   In saner times this was not so. There were many archetypes of manhood. The warrior. The poet. The philosopher. The king. While some exceptional men were all of the above,...

The Weapon of Thanksgiving: Living Eucharistically in Everyday Life

Chesterton once said that "Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him...praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul." Truer words were never spoken. We are creatures made for thanksgiving. Praise is not one of a thousand potential modes of life---it is our fundamental vocation as human beings. In this talk,...