HENRY WALKER In an age so upside down as our own, any notion of chastity in men is criticised and considered useless, weak or even feminine. It appears that in many areas of life the Truth has been flipped directly on its head. Now it seems that unrestrained indulgence is the manly disposition, rather than self-denial. The negation of all responsibility is the embodiment of … Continue reading Chastity: The Masculine Virtue
Why is it that men are created to be fathers? Pope St John Paul II tells us in ‘Familiaris Consortio’ that human fatherhood is meant to reveal and relive on earth the very fatherhood of God. Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as Authentic Catholic Manhood?
We Catholic men have a choice before us. Either we arise from our stupor and put our houses in order, then pick up our weapons and join the battle, or we let the effluence of fear and despair creep deep into our souls and we give up entirely. Each, individual man, in his own environment and with his own particular set of circumstances, has that singular choice to make: get a grip or give up. Continue reading Hope, Despair and the Need for Friendship in Lord of the Rings – the Choices Facing Catholic Men Today
As the head of our domestic church, we should strive to be prudent with our finances so we can wholly serve and protect the best interests of our family. Financial responsibility is the idea that one must ultimately take ownership for managing one’s own finances and eventually the finances of one’s family. The man should step up and take on the responsibility with grace. Continue reading Prudence, Financial Independence & The Need for Catholic Men to Understand Their Personal Finances
According to Thomas Aquinas, effeminacy is an unwillingness to put aside one’s pleasure in order to pursue what is arduous. This is also his definition of sloth, but the difference is that sloth is the aversion of what’s hard whereas effeminacy is the disordered attachment to pleasure. Continue reading The Crisis of Our Times – Too Many Men are Effeminate
It is no coincidence in an age of uncertainty and fear that we are so obsessed with superheroes. Our collective consciousness craves security in the knowledge that someone is doing something in a world where chaos is so prevalent and its cause so intangible. As soon as we seem to have a handle on one nebulous evil another looms ominously into view. Accordingly, our superheroes … Continue reading The Death of the Hero
If fatherhood is the essence of authentic masculinity (see previous post), a man’s life should be dedicated to becoming the best father possible. Only in this way will he become the best man possible. What potential athlete, believing that winning is the essence of athletics, would simply sit back and hope one day to become a successful sprinter? As training and discipline turns the athlete … Continue reading Manhood = Virility + Virtue
Fatherhood is the essence of authentic masculinity. Men are biologically predisposed towards fatherhood through their capacity to generate new life. Their sexual drive makes them hardwired to establish their paternity, often as soon as they are able; their specific physical and cognitive talents give them the tools they need to support the consequences of their actions as they raise their families. Wealth and prowess, though … Continue reading The Purpose of Human Fatherhood is to Reveal the Divine