THE CATHOLIC MAN SHOW

The Story Teller

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The Story Teller A few months before I was born, my father met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Daddy was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world…

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Book Review: Reform Yourself! How to Pray, Find Peace, and Grow in Faith with the Saints of the Counter-Reformation

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Reform Yourself! How to Pray, Find Peace, and Grow in Faith with the Saints of the Counter-Reformation by Shaun McAfee  I have to admit at first glance I was a little intimidated by the title of this book and wondered if I would be able to follow the contents between the covers. On one hand,…

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Interview with Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman – The Idea of a Village

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The Idea of a Village Conference Recently we had the opportunity to speak with Sam Guzman from, The Catholic Gentlemen, about this weekend’s conference held at Clear Creek Abbey called, “The Idea of a Village Conference” TCMS: The Idea of a Village conference is this weekend, June 30th, 2018. Why is it called “Idea of a…

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4 short exercises in honour of St. Joseph

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In the 1600’s, an old French Jesuit priest was asked how to continue advancing towards spiritual perfection. His advice was to take as their model of humility Jesus Christ, as their model of purity the Blessed Virgin, and as their model of the interior life St. Joseph. When they asked him to expand on St.…

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TCMS Book Review – Breakthrough A Journey From Desperation to Hope by Fr. Rob Galea

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Breakthrough A Journey From Desperation to Hope By: Father Rob Galea             Our lives are often a battle for acceptance and answers and as a middle-aged father of four teenagers I see that reality daily. The world we live in today can be cruel, unforgiving and quite often misleading. Our children are under persistent assault…

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Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger – TCMS Book Review

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Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger TCMS Book Review It has been more than a few years ago that I read this book, but I enjoyed it so much I gave it to my dad for Father’s Day and also gave it to my brother in laws. In a time when fatherhood is often…

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Book Review: The Emperors of Chocolate

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One of the many benefits of marrying up and also being married for almost 24 years is that through my wife’s monthly book club I have been introduced to some really good reads. I have to admit that it has probably been 10 years since I read this book, but I find the story has…

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Tools for the Ordinary Times

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Tools for the Ordinary Times As the Easter Season comes to an end, and we prepare to celebrate Christ’s ascension from this world into heaven, we can be left with a feeling of sadness. During Lent, we tried to become closer to Christ through prayer, fasting, and charity. Having obtained this new closeness, we watched…

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Mother’s Day is coming up – Gift idea

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA If you are like me, getting a present for your mom is not an easy task. I don’t dare try to get her clothes or shoes, that’s just asking for a return receipt. Here’s a suggestion, get her a Viaggi candle. Scent is very powerful and because it can trigger a…

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Testimonial of when life is tough and praying is tougher

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I can’t say how many years I’ve been instructed to pray more. In the confessional, by family, on Catholic radio even. I always knew they were right of course. And at times I could take off in prayer like eagles to the sky. But I usually ended my upward journey by flying in the same…

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