In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the life lessons that men have to learn to mature and grow in wisdom, holiness, and virtue. Going through life with an attempt to avoid difficulties and suffering will stunt your development as a man and lead to selfishness. We both get honest about our youthful immaturity and how God has worked in our weakness to make us stronger men.
Dear Readers, The Catholic church was today thrown into turmoil by the publication of a motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, that in essence reverses the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI and places heavy restrictions on the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass. Further, for all practical purposes, the traditional Mass is abrogated as a […]
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John meets with Kevin Wells to discuss the life of a man and likely future saint that we can all learn a great deal from. If you have never heard of Venerable Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, who died in 1992 after saving tens of thousands of children, this episode is worth your time. His adventurous spirit and passionate devotion to Our Lady brought him to the depths of faith that few of us achieve in this life. His work and legacy continue today through the order of the Sisters of Mary.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss why a man is incomplete without religion. We go through the relativistic and consumerist mindset of the modern world, and finish with how Christ’s Church is the only point of truth we as men can trust. In this episode we discuss: How to avoid […]
It is a Saturday morning. I wake while it is still dark and blindly shuffle into my clothes. My children sleep. The world is still as I step into the chill morning air to attend the early morning Low Mass at the Abbey of Our Lady of Clear Creek. I arrive at the monastery while […]
I’ve shared before on this blog my love for the ancient Roman Rite, also known as the Latin Mass, the Tridentine Mass, or the Extraordinary Form. But whenever I write about this topic, I inevitably get emails from readers who were inspired to visit a Mass in the Extraordinary Form, only to be confused and […]
Back in the nineteenth century Father Frederick Faber famously wrote that the Mass was the “most beautiful thing this side of heaven.” As every Mass is a re-presentation of Calvary, and the altar itself the place where heaven and earth meet, one can understand why Saint Peter Julian Eymard called the Holy Sacrifice the “holiest […]
Today, I want to broach a controversial topic, knowing full well that I may cause a ruckus. I want to talk about masculinity and the liturgy. (Fair warning: This is going to be long.) I will start with a few caveats. First, I do not believe the liturgy should ever be a controversial issue. It […]