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What is the Goal of the Catholic Church?

Why did Christ establish one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church? Why did the eternal Son of God become incarnate of the Virgin Mary, call the Twelve, establish them on the rock that is Peter, give them the power to proclaim his Kingdom and even to absolve sins, and empower them with the Holy Spirit to lead them into all truth?...

St. Maximilian Kolbe on How to Have Heaven on Earth

Have you ever wondered what Heaven is like? I have. I mean, we talk about it all the time, but when we get down to it, we don't know that much about it. We do know that we will behold God face to face there, and we also know that we will find the fulfillment of all our deepest longings....

Get Your Beard On: A Call to Untrimmed Spirituality in a Clean-Shaven World

The following is a guest post from Tyler Blanski---a writer who possesses a beard of medieval proportions. Tyler is the author of When Donkeys Talk and Mud and Poetry. From bearded indie rockers to hipster barkeeps, facial hair is in. And with it come rumors of a holy renaissance. Men and women everywhere are rediscovering the hairy lore of church history, the...

The Other Woman in My Life

Men, I have a confession to make: There's another woman in my life. She's beautiful, faithful, holy and strong, and I love her more all the time. Don't worry, you don't have to tell my wife--- she already knows. I'm talking about the Blessed Virgin Mary. Brothers, despite what you may think, you need to be devoted to Our Lady....

Spiritual Weapons: The Name of Jesus

"Flog your enemies with the Name of Jesus, for there is no weapon more powerful in heaven or on earth." - St. John Climacus "Blessed be the Name of Jesus." - The Divine Praises Among the spiritual weapons in our arsenal, there are none as powerful as the Holy Name of Jesus. The saints have healed the sick, conquered temptation,...

A Catholic Gentleman’s Manifesto

Hello Everyone! My name is Dominic Cassella (aka The Hound), I am one of the Co-Founders of the Catholic Dormitory, and I would like to thank Sam for inviting me to be an occasional writer for the Catholic Gentleman. The list below was originally posted on the Dormitory, but I believe it needs to be spread around a little more. As Catholic Gentlemen,...

Spiritual Weapons: The Sign of the Cross

There is nothing so natural to Catholics as making the sign of the cross. We cross ourselves before and after we pray; we cross ourselves in the liturgy of the mass; we make the sign of the cross when we bless ourselves with holy water. Yet, while we often make this sign unthinkingly, it is one of the most powerful...