And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? Continue reading The Power of Virtue
The “soul of the soul,” as sanctifying grace has been called, must have channels for the deiform life that God confers on the just. They are the virtues, theological and moral, according to their respective purposes Continue reading Meaning of Virtue in Thomas Aquinas
Anecdotally, it seems that the traditional Mass attracts proportionately more men than modern forms of the Mass. Why is it that Catholic lay men in particular are drawn to the traditional Mass? What is there about its form that appeals to Catholic men of our time? Continue reading Traditional Liturgy and Catholic Masculinity
Contrary to what one is led to expect from men, there was a respectable amount of self-reflection and identification of personal issues. Attaining an authentic sense of masculinity is important to men. Further exploration is required into the choice of ‘courage’ as a preferred character trait – why do men feel it’s so important? Why might they be lacking it, and what do they feel they could do better once they have it? Continue reading Survey of Catholic Men Highlights ‘Courage’ as Most Desirable Character Trait
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?
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