THE CATHOLIC MAN SHOW

7 books for 2019

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2018 was a good year for crossing off books on my “to read list”. Today after Holy Mass, I began thinking of the books I wanted to read for 2019 and decided to make a list so I could keep the momentum going. A Few Tricks: Here are a few things I did in 2018…

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Prayer of a Christian Father for his Wife

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I came across this beautiful prayer and wanted to share it with you. It’s perfect to pray on the Feast of the Holy Family. O God, who, next to me, has entrusted my children to my wife, hear my prayer for her. How great is the influence which she as mother has over the children;…

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Holy Strategies for the New Year

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Holy Strategies from The Catholic Man Show As we move into this new year, we must make a precedent. This is not a mere “New Year’s Resolution” but rather a strategic and decisive plan to overcome the world, the spirit of this world, and yourself by weapons given to us by Holy Mother Church as…

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Book Review: St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton

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Book Review: Saint Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton             Was your first encounter with St. Francis of Assisi like mine? That is, seeing a statue of an animal-loving monk in a garden or for sale at a home and garden store. Maybe he was depicted in stone or wood, maybe he was a statue…

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What Should I Get My Family for Christmas? A Guide for Catholic Men

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There are some really good Christmas guides out there on what to get men for Christmas. The Catholic Gentleman always puts out a strong list. Dr. Taylor Marshall has a great Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Men as well. When it comes to shopping, I tend to know what I want to go for it…

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Wedding Feast of Cana

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Do Whatever He Tells You This morning as I was reflecting on the story of the Wedding Feast of Cana, the second Luminous Mystery, 3 things struck me from Christ’ first miracle that helped me in search for a meaningful Advent spiritual exercise. The need to surrender First is the hopeless predicament of the bride…

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Book Review: Eucharistic Meditations from St. John Vianney

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Eucharistic Mediations About a year ago I was struggling to keep my focus during adoration and honestly that is something I continue to battle; however, thanks to fellow Council of Man member Mike Hans I have been able to use this book he recommended to help me reorient my thoughts during adoration. I think if…

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German Volume Training

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German Theological Training and German Volume Training I am the first person who wishes for a quick fix.  If I can honestly speak, I would say that crying babies are at the top of my list, closely followed by a quick fix for stubborn stomach fat.  And yet, in my previous blog post asserts, Building…

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The Catholic Paradox of a “Normal Saint”

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“Normal Saints”-yet another Catholic Paradox The Catholic Church loves paradoxes.  The source and summit of the faith, the ultimate paradox of the Eucharist, can be summed up well in this: “What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself…

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TCMS Book Review: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

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Book Review: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool  In recent years I have heard Steve Ray recall fondly how his father would read books to him each night. In addition, last year I remember Raymond Arroyo talking about his books and the importance of engaging children’s minds in stories that are not only full of adventure…

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