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The Temperate Man Denies Himself

don’t stay home from the battle “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. Brothers, it is clear from these words from our Lord that a necessary prerequisite to taking up our cross and following Jesus is to

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The Faithful Man Honors His Parents

Honor your parents. Jesus did. As in all things, Christ Jesus models perfection in fulfilling the commandment to honor thy father and mother. The Catholic man finds in the life of Jesus, and in the Lord’s reverence of Mary and Joseph, a model for honoring God the Father, honoring his

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The Faithful Man Reconciles With His Brothers

reconcile with your brothers (And avoid hellfire!) I do not have any biological brothers, but I do have 5 sons.  In my fraternal poverty (biological speaking), however, I have learned its value, learning through fraternal bonds with other men how important brotherhood is.  And, conversely, seeing the battles and fights

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The Faithful Man is Holy and Humble in Conversation

deeper than censorship Scripture is abundant with admonitions to guard our tongue but perhaps the most sobering admonition comes in the Epistle of James: “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness. For we all make

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The Prudent Man Asks for Mary’s Help

The Poverty of Marian devotion Fulton J. Sheen once said that Marian devotion is so central to Catholic practice and history that one could say that being Catholic is to be devoted to Mary. Yet, we know this isn’t so. Tainted, perhaps by our Protestant friend’s views of Mary, we

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The Prudent Man Avoids Occasions of Sin

Of Pickup Lines and occasional temptation There’s a classic pickup line that, I presume, was actually used by someone, somewhere. Although, I’ve only heard it in comical, cynical, or cliché scenes in movies. That line is, “What is a nice woman like you doing in a place like this?” The

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The Temperate Man Denies Himself

don’t stay home from the battle “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. Brothers, it is clear from these words from our Lord that a necessary prerequisite to taking up our cross and following Jesus is to

Read More...

The Faithful Man Honors His Parents

Honor your parents. Jesus did. As in all things, Christ Jesus models perfection in fulfilling the commandment to honor thy father and mother. The Catholic man finds in the life of Jesus, and in the Lord’s reverence of Mary and Joseph, a model for honoring God the Father, honoring his

Read More...

The Faithful Man Reconciles With His Brothers

reconcile with your brothers (And avoid hellfire!) I do not have any biological brothers, but I do have 5 sons.  In my fraternal poverty (biological speaking), however, I have learned its value, learning through fraternal bonds with other men how important brotherhood is.  And, conversely, seeing the battles and fights

Read More...
Two swtanding men speaking to each other

The Faithful Man is Holy and Humble in Conversation

deeper than censorship Scripture is abundant with admonitions to guard our tongue but perhaps the most sobering admonition comes in the Epistle of James: “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness. For we all make

Read More...

The Prudent Man Asks for Mary’s Help

The Poverty of Marian devotion Fulton J. Sheen once said that Marian devotion is so central to Catholic practice and history that one could say that being Catholic is to be devoted to Mary. Yet, we know this isn’t so. Tainted, perhaps by our Protestant friend’s views of Mary, we

Read More...

The Prudent Man Avoids Occasions of Sin

Of Pickup Lines and occasional temptation There’s a classic pickup line that, I presume, was actually used by someone, somewhere. Although, I’ve only heard it in comical, cynical, or cliché scenes in movies. That line is, “What is a nice woman like you doing in a place like this?” The

Read More...
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