Testimony: Andrew McDermott – an Old Soldier and his Walk with Christ

I have had over the years long periods of separation from my wife, and have, in between bouts of fighting cancer, experienced – painful to admit it – a kind of belated midlife crisis, with all the typical desires: to be young and healthy again; to be more active and more popular; to escape the inevitable call of the grave, the one certain thing that waits us all. One other thing that can hit you, as you become a reluctant old man, is a desire for an adventure, a desire to escape the boring, to rage against the new-fangled nonsense of modernity and the bleakness of individualism. Continue reading Testimony: Andrew McDermott – an Old Soldier and his Walk with Christ

The place of the ‘single life’ in the Church is a current issue for many men

With a focus on the Catholic man’s vocation of biological and spiritual fatherhood, it is easy to overlook the suffering of the single man, especially in relation to a sense of purpose or calling. Here, we hope to provide a set of resources on the topic, based on articles and subsequent responses posted on the Catholic Man UK facebook members’ group in May 2020. Continue reading The place of the ‘single life’ in the Church is a current issue for many men

Hands up, who wants to be the Pope?

I get it; it’s a serious debate with potentially serious consequences. But leave it to the academics, those who are really qualified, to thrash it out in private and then wait for them to report back. Sure, inform yourself and share your thoughts judiciously, but a 2000-year old church doesn’t have the kind of problems that get solved in two weeks just because, well, the internet. Continue reading Hands up, who wants to be the Pope?