Tag: Men

Men Without Meaning

“Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.”

RISE: 30-Day Challenge for Men

We’ve gotten to preview a new program for men and it’s powerful. RISE is a 30-day challenge for all men that contains a series of powerfully and beautifully filmed signature video stories of men encountering their identity as son, brother, spouse and father.  There are short daily reflections and videos to lead participants through the themes. Men are encouraged to…

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…

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…

Why Men Bear Responsibility for Abortion

Women don’t spontaneously get pregnant. As a guy, I don’t know much, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works. Nor does any woman, I believe, naturally desire the death sentence for any child conceived within her womb. No woman walks into an abortion clinic because of her choice, but rather because of a perceived lack of choice. She…

Greatness Awaits…Outside of Video Games

You may have seen the commercials: daring soldiers dodging blasts and gunfire, brothers in combat slaying dragons and flipping cars, or maybe a shadowy figure parkouring over rooftops in an ancient land…all of these images accompanied by explosions because, well…explosions are cool. “Greatness Awaits,” is the final slogan. Greatness awaits…in video games. Ah, now I see. It’s amazing how that…

The Catholicity of Captain America

Note: This article originates from a quite nerdy conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz; it is the fruit of his thought. I felt called to share it with a wider audience for the education of many and the salvation of souls. From my earliest memories I was Batman. I grew up on the ‘90s Batman cartoons, having all the toys, and…

Mad Men and Good Men

In the seminary we had an established night called “Mad Men Mondays.” A small group of us gathered together for some fellowship every Monday evening to watch three or four episodes of the Mad Men series. The series chronicles an advertisement agency on Madison Avenue during the 1960s. As a timepiece, the show’s settings, fashions, and music are all meticulously…