Today Sam and John discuss desk job burnout, depression, knife making, Poland and Ukraine, and finding God's will at work with award-winning blacksmith Leszek Sikon. Leszek's journey to the life of blacksmithing is filled with acceptance and growing in unity with God's will. We also spend time talking about knives and the artistry behind wielding the forge.
Today Sam and John discuss 12 of the manliest saints in history. We go into what we today can learn from how these incredible men lived. It is important to understand the character of these men, the times they lived in, as well as the lessons they teach us. We focus on how they lived their lives and why we should turn to them in various struggles we might face. Regardless of their history, they all lived devoted to God's will in a beautiful way.
We are joined by a former white supremacist and now a devout Catholic man of letters, Joseph Pearce. We discuss his conversion to Catholicism from a life of hatred, G.K. Chesterton, and why men must read poetry. Joseph shares with us the intimate tie between poetry and prayer, he clarifies our thoughts on truth and beauty, and drives home how poetry identifies and assists in the completion of an authentic man. Please join us in this conversation and deeper understanding to see reality to a greater degree.
Today Sam and John are joined by a culinary chef and Catholic, Jim Churches to discuss his life as a chef and how we as men can appreciate and find a deeper meaning in food. We talk about his life as a professional chef, his Catholic faith and how it enters his kitchen, how to make an amazing steak, and what one ingredient makes everything better.
Today Sam and John discuss why the Church and her authority are necessary to maintain the fullness of truth and guide men in their personal lives. We go into the issues that the Church has had in her history as well as in 2022. We discuss our reasoning for being Catholic today, one of us as a convert and one of us as a Catholic from infancy.
Today Sam and John are joined by a shepherd and fatherly leader, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas. We have the great privilege of hearing from Bishop Strickland about why the world needs real men, as well as the virtues and spirituality needed to be a real man. Our modern times have thrown us dozens of competing images of what it means to be a man and we need strong examples to set things right. We discuss how you can embrace this call to true masculinity and live your God-given role in your family and society.
Today Sam and John discuss addictions, what they are, how to define and understand them, and how to continuously work throughout life to overcome them as Catholic men. We go into the clear and clinical breakdown of addictions with a big 'A' versus a little 'a'. We discuss the difference between substance versus behavioral addictions and how to overcome each. How do we break free from that which is keeping us in bondage or tempting us to addictions and further comfort?
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great concern that parents and grandparents have when reflecting on the future of their children. Will they continue to be Catholic? We detail ways that we as men and fathers can truly guide and help our children maintain and embrace the Catholic faith after they leave the home.