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Friendship: What kind of friend are you?

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Not long ago, a student of mine asked me how I view my relationship with Jesus. Do I see Him as a king, a healer, a prophet, or one of many other names that we often attribute to Him? My prompt response at the time was that I see Jesus as a friend, and we’re…

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7 Steps to bring the Liturgical Life Home

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Bringing the Liturgical Life Home It is vital we do all that we can to sanctify our homes and families we have been given charge over. What many family men do not understand is that a great responsibility has been placed directly on their shoulders. You see, the home is another way of saying, “The…

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Looking at “Them” from ‘The Screwtape Letters’

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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a spiritual classic in its own right, though it has only been in publication since 1942. The book is written from the point of view of Screwtape, a demon who is giving advice to Wormwood, a “junior tempter” who is learning how to affect a human soul. Essentially,…

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He Leadeth Me by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. – TCMS Book Review

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Book Review: He Leadeth Me by Walter J. Ciszek, S. J.             I first heard of this book while listening to extra content for the Council of Man. I am pretty confident that it was during the fireside interview with Michael Miley, but with humility on loan from David Niles, I could easily be wrong.…

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Fraternity and Spiritual Life

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Fraternity is essential to the spiritual life In my last article, I offered 4 recommendations for winning the prayer battle.  Maybe you’ve tried them, maybe they worked for a while, but for one reason or another you always eventually find yourself right back where you started.  The struggle is real, and the good news is…

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Man Gear: Perks of a Reel Mower

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Perks of Reel Mowers Personally, mowing the lawn has always been a chore for me. I mowed an acre growing up and hated pretty much everything about it. Most especially, I remember the amount of time the lawn mower was inoperable, causing all the fuss, tinkering, and buying gas. My mechanical ability as a kid…

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Building Virtue and a 500lb Deadlift.

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Building Virtue and a 500lb Deadlift. “Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die” – Albert King If you’re reading this, the above quote probably applies to you. If there’s a heaven (there is) everyone wants to go there. No one wants to die for it though. Everyone wants to live forever.…

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The Domestic Church – Interview Series

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The Catholic Man Show Interview Series on ‘The Domestic Church’ Last week we published 3 interviews on the topic ‘The Domestic Church’. According to the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: “The family, is so to speak, the domestic church.” (Lumen Gentium #11) This means that it is in the context of the family…

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The Domestic Church with Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn

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Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn Interview Recently we had the opportunity to interview Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn at the 2018 Tulsa Catechetical Conference hosted by the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. According to the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: “The family, is so to speak, the domestic church.” (Lumen Gentium #11)…

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Prayer is a battle: 4 quick tips to help your prayer life

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Prayer is a battle.   The Catechism makes this clear: …The great figures of prayer of the Old Covenant before Christ, as well as the Mother of God, the saints, and he himself, all teach us this: prayer is a battle. Against whom? Against ourselves and against the wiles of the tempter who does all he can to turn…

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