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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 Charitable Man Serves God

WHat’s wrong with the ‘pursuit of happiness’ Classical philosophy begins with the idea that each and every man desires one simple thing: happiness. All that he does he does because he thinks it is good for him, that it will bring happiness. That’s pretty easy to agree with. The harder

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The Charitable Man Loves God as Father

Do You Have What it Takes? Do you have what it takes? This is one of the central questions of manhood. Perhaps your personal version of it is a bit more nuanced, “do I have what it takes to do my job/school, ask this girl out or eventually to marry

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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

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...

The Charitable Man Serves God

WHat’s wrong with the ‘pursuit of happiness’ Classical philosophy begins with the idea that each and every man desires one simple thing: happiness. All that he does he does because he thinks it is good for him, that it will bring happiness. That’s pretty easy to agree with. The harder

Read More...

The Charitable Man Loves God as Father

Do You Have What it Takes? Do you have what it takes? This is one of the central questions of manhood. Perhaps your personal version of it is a bit more nuanced, “do I have what it takes to do my job/school, ask this girl out or eventually to marry

Read More...
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