In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam is joined by Fr. Dwight Longenecker to discuss why it is vitally important for a man to understand, live, and boldly confront evil as Christ's clear example and constant demand. Avoiding a nonconfrontational, feel good Gospel is not the way forward or the teachings of the Church. This widespread approach has created a wayward flock that indirectly teaches pacifism and has damaged uncountable lives.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Catholic convert and professional barber, Trey Plummer, to discuss why it is important for a man to look groomed and put together. Trey discusses his life as a protestant minister before his conversion and how Andy Griffith inspired him to become a barber. The look and presentation of a man are incredibly important to his pursuit of holiness and his ability to be taken seriously in life.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet with survivalist expert, Will Hince, to discuss his life while living in the wild for years. We learn from him how God has shown profound parallels to surviving in the outdoors to our growth in spiritual formation and holiness. We speak about the heart of a man, as well as later on in the episode, learn tips we should all know to be able to survive in the wild.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John go through Holy Writ and discuss 7 of the manliest men that are portrayed in Sacred Scripture. We discuss what makes these men masculine, holy, and a model example for us today. From battles, to sin, to repentance and transformation, we learn about their lives, their relationship with God, and how they embraced masculinity.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by legendary UFC Hall of Fame fighter, Bas Rutten, to discuss his life as a world champion fighter and how his Catholic Faith has changed everything he does. We have time to discuss his life of ultimate discipline and the similarities between physical training and spiritual combat. Bas's conversion to Faith is incredible and matches well with his life as a world-renowned fighter and MMA champion.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by a 3rd Generation Master Luthier, Jarrett Schaub. As we work to build up a culture of holy men, we are blessed to have Jarrett share with us how to build guitars and how God has affected his life as a guitar maker, husband, and father. Join us as we discuss the joys of music, family, faith, and leisure.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet Kadesh Swanson, a Catholic artisan pipe maker, to discuss the joys of smoking a pipe and the benefits it has to our lives and souls. We go into the transcendentals inherently found in the craft of making high-quality pipes, as well as how fraternity, contemplation, and more can be found in smoking. Join us as we unpack the rich history of pipe smoking.
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John unpack the tremendously rich patrimony the desert fathers have given the world but are lost in the west. We are joined by the knowledgable and experienced director, Fr. David Abernethy (An Oratorian), to go back to the roots of this spiritual tradition that is unmatched in its ability to overcome temptations and grow in unity with Christ. Learn how to actually strengthen your will, unite your heart and mind, and how a life not working on frequent asceticism can never fully achieve the unity with God that is possible before death.