Many attempts have been made to define the feminine, and more recently, the masculine genius. Naturally, this is difficult enough in the contemporary context, so fraught is it with the dualism between the body and the spirit. By contrast, if we begin by looking at the human organism as a whole, we can actually study the physical body and find in it a deeper meaning since “the body and the body alone … makes visible the invisible.” Continue reading On the Masculine Genius
Our reproductive organs are for being and fully becoming a man and a father and being and fully becoming a woman and a mother. But if those organs are used as pleasure toys, then we forget what they are really for and so we deny and block out being mothers and fathers and we therefore forget what it really means to be men and women. Continue reading What is a man? What is a woman?
There is only one adventurer in the world, as can be seen very clearly in the modern world: the father of a family. Even the most desperate adventurers are nothing compared with him. Everything in the modern world is organised against that fool, that imprudent, daring fool, against the unruly, audacious man who is daring enough to have a wife and family, against the man who dare to found a family. Continue reading Fathers: The Great Adventurers of the Modern World
Masculinity is essentially and inherently tied to fatherhood. Fatherhood is not an option for a man. It is a requirement. Fatherhood is the purpose for which God created man. Continue reading Logan and the Necessity of Fatherhood
The father according to the flesh has in a particular way a share in that principle which is in a manner universal found in God. The father is the principle of generation, of education and discipline. Continue reading Fathers, Reflect the Dignity of God’s Fatherhood
A central measure of a father’s manhood is the quality of his presence in the home. Continue reading Reclaiming a Father’s Presence at Home
Fatherhood begins with a strong commitment to the sanctity of marriage, something More modelled in the most powerful way – by defending the sanctity of marriage even unto death. Continue reading A stepfather, adoptive father, and biological father, Thomas More is a model for all dads