Toronto Maple Leafs: Hope Lives Here – Part 1

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I wasn’t born into a hockey family. (I know, I’m Canadian. It’s supposed to be in my blood, Eh?) It wasn’t until about grade 6 that I began taking an interest in hockey. Naturally, my favorite team became the Toronto Maple Leafs. And from the young age of 10 or 11, I began to really … Read more

Faith, The “Catholic” in Catholic Gentleman

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Faith. You might as well take the “Catholic” out of Catholic Gentleman if you don’t have it. Faith is another one of those three theological virtues. You’ll often hear this to mean that the theological virtues are called such because they have God for their object. This means that if there was no God, there’d be no Faith either. On … Read more

Charity, the Miracle Whip of a Virtue Sandwich

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When we think of Charity, perhaps our initial thought is that it doesn’t seem a very masculine virtue. The truth is, charity is the most important one for us if we ever want to grow in Manly Holiness. Saint Paul puts it this way: CCC 1825-26“Charity is patient and kind, charity is not jealous or boastful; it is … Read more

The Radio: A Reminder of Virtue

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Virtues are like radio: Just like you may have some key stations you tune into frequently, you may also have some key virtues that you habitually practice more regularly than others – like humility and patience…Right? Just like you may be familiar with only a few local stations, you may also only be familiar with a few key virtues … Read more

Piece of Cake

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You know as well as I that leading a morally good life in this world is an easy thing to do. A piece of cake really…..Or maybe this is just wishful thinking. Most likely, ease in leading a morally good life is not the reality we experience. With the relentless tug of our own poor habits in addition to the … Read more