Category: Priesthood

Faith and Reason in a Godless Age (w/ Fr. John Bayer, O. Cist.)

February 24, 2022
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss the growth in atheism, the order of white monks, and discerning God's will. We are joined by a Cistercian Monk, Fr. John Bayer, who shares his incredible story of discernment in where God was clearly seeking him. We dive into his years as a monk and his passion for discerning the balance between Faith and Reason.

Atheism – A First World Problem (w/ Fr. John Bayer, O. Cist.)

February 23, 2022
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss the growth in atheism, the order of white monks, and discerning God's will. We are joined by a Cistercian Monk, Fr. John Bayer, who shares his incredible story of discernment in where God was clearly seeking him. We dive into his years as a monk and his passion for discerning the balance between Faith and Reason.

The Ultimate Lent for Men

February 16, 2022
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great pathway this Lent for men. Formed by many years guiding men in the desert to better understand themselves and grow in their union with Christ, Fr. Innocent Montgomery, C.F.R. shares his wisdom with us for this Lent and beyond. We share in his joy as a Franciscan Friar, hear great stories, and learn why he felt called to write a book for men that guides us through Lent and the Easter Octave.

Reality, Happiness, and The Good Life

February 9, 2022
In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by a Dominican, Philosopher, and Gentleman: Fr. Gregory Pine. Fr. Pine discusses reality and how men need to conform themselves to it and not bend reality to their opinions. We learn about how to embrace our roles as men in society and how to live the Good Life among the joys and difficulties of life.

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The Heroic Life Of A Gentleman (with Kevin Wells)

July 13, 2021
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.

What Jayber Crow Can Teach Us About the Priesthood and Celibacy

April 4, 2019
As someone who sees perennial bachelorhood as a societal sickness, recommending Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry might seem counterproductive.  Jayber, Berry’s main character in the novel, is a small-town barber that finds himself an “ineligible bachelor,” as he puts it.  He never marries, never has kids, and in that way is “free” of the burdens […]

Grab your Pint Glasses, Buy a Priest a Beer Day is Coming!

September 4, 2018
Grab your pint glasses and phone your Fathers! This Sunday, September 9, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!  On this festive day, faithful Catholics all over the world take their priests out for a beer and get to know them better. It’s a beautiful Catholic tradition that goes back to the time of […]

Grab your Pint Glasses: International Buy a Priest a Beer Day is Coming!

September 5, 2017
Grab your pint glasses and phone your Fathers! Next Saturday, September 9*, is International Buy a priest a beer day!  On this festive day, faithful Catholics all over the world take their priests out for a beer and get to know them better. It’s a beautiful Catholic tradition that goes back to the time of […]

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