Master Self-Discipline in 40 Days

master-self-discipline

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

A Letter to a Good Father

Dad Baby Hands

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

Finding the Meaning in Manly Work

Manly Work

In Genesis, we first meet God when he is working; creating the universe. And after working for six days, he finally takes his rest on the seventh day and he sees the fruit of his work as “good.” From the very beginning, God shows us the unique dignity of work (and rest). He also shows … Read more

Top 10 Manly Penances for Lent

Cross in Desert

Alas, Lent 2016 is drawing near (and I confess, if you’re like me, you usually find yourself on Ash Wednesday with absolutely no idea how you’re going to make this Lent matter). So here’s a list of 10 great Manly penances to think about doing as you take this moment to prepare for Lent and look … Read more

Advent and Life’s Sorrows Followed by Christmas and Life’s Joys

Saint Joseph

We know in our minds and our hearts that Advent should be a time of hope leading to the joy of Christmas and the deeper realization of our salvation in Jesus. We should be humbled at the fact that God became Man in the form of a tiny and vulnerable infant, born in poverty, and … Read more