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Praying Like a Man

Men, why do we struggle to pray? We know that our souls need prayer as we need air for our lungs, food for our stomachs, and balm for our beards. Maybe we’re addicts to technology and the thought of silencing our devices for even a few minutes unnerves us. Perhaps silence seems scary. Maybe we take for granted the love…

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Podcast: Interview with Catching Foxes

  We did a fun interview recently with the guys over at “Catching Foxes,” a humorous Catholic podcast that focuses on all sorts of topics and issues pertaining the Church: discipleship, living virtuously, challenges in ministry, politics, and random Nickelback songs.   These guys favor conversation over catechesis and dialogue over instruction.  They’re also hysterical.  They do cuss here and…

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Changing Porn Culture Begins with Me

Assuming that you may be convicted by the mounting statistical evidence and stories of heartbreak involving pornography, then you now play a part in making a difference.  This is what is called “the burden of knowledge”—in knowing, I am now responsible to act. It’s easy to sit back and criticize governments and cell-phone providers and Internet service agents and say, “Why…

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Of Brock Turner and Porn Use

  I wrote a blog for Matt Fradd’s ministry on how a “New ‘Brock Turner Rule’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough.”   Here’s a sampling of it:   Too much ink has already been spilt dissecting and analyzing the horrible night a Stanford athlete was caught raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The statement of Turner’s victim has shaken a nation…

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Father’s Day Beard Balm & Promo Code!

Jackie and I aren’t much for product placement here on this blog, unless the product is the Gospel.  That being said, I am a proud sporter of Barbatus Beard Balm, a beard balm made by Catholics for Catholics (or anyone, if you want to be ecumenical or interreligious). All the proceeds from Catholic Balm Co. sales go directly to fund Catholic…

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The Spousal Meaning of Your Body

  “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church.”  (Eph. 5:31-32) As my beloved toddler scrambles to attempt and contribute to this short blog, I ponder the above passage…

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Our Lady of Fatima and Evangelizing Islam

“O Mary, God has chosen you and purified you, and elected you above all the women of the earth!” -Quran, 3:42 I think we modern Christians forget that our faith began in, is now, and will always be rooted in the supernatural.  We have lost a true appreciation for prayer, considering it nothing more than a cordiality (“I’ll pray for…

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Freedom, Cleansed, and Restored: New Resources for Fighting Porn

A number of our friends in ministry have recently written books that address the issue of pornography and specifically how to fight against this force that is so rapidly wounding our generation.  Any (or all) of these books would be great to read for your own educational formation or perhaps to recommend to a friend in need:   Freedom: Battle Strategies for Fighting…

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Welcome to Baby Zélie!

We recently welcomed the birth of our second daughter who is named after the mother of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  In thanksgiving for a healthy delivery (and overall lack of sleep), here’s some powerful saintly quotes on parenthood:   “When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents…