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

Concrete Faith, Hope, and Charity for Today’s Man

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Faith, Hope, and Charity are those superstar virtues that are provided to us by God to enrich and fulfill our lives. They are also those three virtues that we gift directly back to God, because all three, Faith, Hope, and Charity, were designed to have God, our Heavenly Father, as their focus and object. A virtue just can’t … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs: Hope Lives Here – Part 2

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< Continued From Part 1 Hope that triumphs both discouragement and abandonment is the Theological Hope in God that we are meant to live out in our Manly lives. Life throws us discouragement, frustration, disappointment, sadness, anger, ….abandonment…. And sometimes we’re close to throwing in the towel with God. Sometimes we do throw in the towel. We … Read more

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