Tag: Virtue

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…

“Rogue One” and the Hidden Saints

This past December we had the arrival of the first stand-alone Star Wars film Rogue One.  Personally, I loved the film and its gritty take on the galactic war and would have loved more time spent with this scrappy batch of protagonists. Unable to turn off my philosopher-brain, I also couldn’t help but think of these characters as a fitting allusion…

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…

I Didn’t Lose My Virginity When I Got Married

BY JACKIE ANGEL I’ve never punched someone in the face, but there are definitely times I wish I could ignore the virtue of self-control and let a fist fly. A few months before my wedding, someone asked me (knowing that I was a 29-year old virgin by choice), “So, is your fiancé a virgin, too?” I replied, “Nope.” She responded,…

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…