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Imagination and the Will: What You Gaze On Is What You Become

How many times have you vowed to exercise more, eat better, or get more sleep? Or on a spiritual level, promised yourself that you were going to pray more consistently, practice certain virtues, or embrace asceticism more willingly? Yet, when it comes time to move idea into action, from commitment to practice, something within us freezes and resists. Before long,...

The God in the Stable: A Christmas Meditation

Of all the tremendous mysteries of our faith, there is none more stupefying in its reality than the Incarnation. That God would deign to assume human flesh is a staggering fact, and it is one that a thousand different heresies has sought to doubt or deny. And yet, it is a fast so critical to the creed that the whole...

The 2020 Catholic Gentleman Gift List

It's that time of year again: time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for the Catholic gentlemen in your life. Here are 10 gift ideas sure to delight any Catholic Man. 1. The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today What it means to be a man or a woman is questioned today like never before. While traditional gender roles have...

Conversation, Conversion, and the Eternal Truth

  Have you ever enjoyed a good conversation? Not just small talk or a vague and ephemeral discussion of trivialities, but a real, substantive conversation about the most important questions of human life. If so, you'll know that such conversations can last for hours which feel only like minutes. You'll know that the intellectual pleasure such dialogues bring is hardly...

St. John Paul II’s Message to America is More Timely Than Ever

I share the following homily of John Paul II from October 8, 1995 at Camden Yards, Baltimore, slightly edited for clarity. It is short and to the point, and in these divided times, it reminds our nation of eternal truths that are more relevant and timely than ever.  "Oh, that today you would hear his voice: harden not your hearts" (Ps....

Podcast Ep. 9: Why We Need the Traditional Latin Mass with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

In the heady days of liturgical revolution in the 1960s and 70s, the Traditional Latin Mass was considered dead and buried. But then, something unexpected and miraculous happened: It came back from the seeming dead and it is now spreading like wildfire, especially among the younger generations. Some within the Church hate this fact, while others celebrate it. In this...

International Buy a Priest a Beer Day is Almost Here

Did you know that this Sunday, September 20, is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day? We are now in our 7th year of this glorious festal day. On this auspicious occaision, 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...

Podcast Ep. 8: How the Virgin Mary Helps us Be Better Men

How can the Blessed Virgin Mary help us be better men? We are prone to look for masculine models to imitate, and yet the constant chorus of the saints through the ages has been that the Blessed Mother is indispensable to a man's spiritual life. Dr. Mark Miravalle will help illuminate how the Virgin Mary can help us grow in...

Don’t Waste Your Life: The Importance of Bold, Faith-Filled Action

I don't have much use for success gurus, but one idea from Tony Robbins that I heard years ago stuck with me. When asked the secret of change, he talks about taking "massive action." We often don't achieve our dreams, he claims, because we're too half-hearted and timid about pursuing them. We think about what we'd like to do endlessly, but never...

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