Master Self-Discipline in 40 Days

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Master self-discipline in 40 days? Well, mastery is a tall order, and to be realistic, mastery generally takes a lifetime, not 40 days. So perhaps a better title would be “Introduction to Self-Discipline in 40 Days.” But every master has his starting point, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a starting point in … Read more

See the Future with Prudence

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Prudence is one of the four Cardinal Virtues. If you read the last post in this series, you’d remember that Cardinal Virtues are known as Hinge Virtues because all other human and moral virtues pivot upon them. This means that if we want to be growing in virtue as Catholic Gentlemen, we’d better understand the four Cardinal Virtues so … Read more

The Year of Mercy for a Sinful Man like Me – Part 2

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The previous post began with a look at the absolute anguish that is all too easy to see in our world. It is certainly a world far from God and in need of Mercy. For the Catholic Gentleman, this Holy Year of Mercy invites us to two things: to experience God’s Mercy, and to share … Read more

Manly Holiness “Hinges” upon These…

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Any guesses where this is going? If you’re a Latin guru then you may know that the Latin term for “hinge” is cardo, cardinis. From this is related the Latin adjective cardinalis which is defined as “serving as a pivot upon which something depends.” In English, a great word that embodies this concept is pivotal, which takes … 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