“Preach the Gospel Always, and if Necessary, use Words”

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It seems to me that the current trend is to disregard this quotation as inauthentic and misleading, rather than understand it for the truth that it conveys, especially for Catholic Gentlemen. In part, this may be because it has been overused and has become the popular mantra of modern-world Catholicism post Vatican II – I mean, … Read more

The Problem of Hypocrisy

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“Preach the Gospel always, and if necessary, use words…” Since scholarship shows that our beloved Saint Francis of Assisi did not likely utter these words, the origin of this quotation will probably forever remain unknown. The authenticity and impact of a quotation depends heavily upon who spoke the words, yet even without a known speaker, these … Read more

Francesco II: Deprived of an Earthly Crown, Bound for a Heavenly

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  A victim of the overwhelming transformation in European political and social life of the mid-19th century and subject of ridicule for generations, Francesco II, last King of Bourbon Two Sicilies bore the reverses forced upon him with humility, piety and charity and ranks among one of the greatest Catholic gentlemen of all time. Born January … Read more

ManHacks: Sharp Axe of Kindness

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I was recently packing up for a camping trip and outfitting my camper with a toolbox, gathering all the basic tools I might need (perhaps another ManHack list for another time). I had just nicely sharpened up a small hatchet (also another ManHack for another time) and I thought it might fit nicely in the … Read more

A Letter to a Good Father

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Dear Dad, How can I begin to express how grateful I am for everything you’ve been for me? Thanks to you, I am not among the one-third of all children who are raised in a home absent of my biological father. For some providential reason I was born to you, a caring and selfless father  who … Read more