The Fatherly “No”

Only a man can be a father. Many people will argue that men and women are basically the same, and can and should do the same things. Essentially they think that members of the sexes can be treated as interchangeable cogs in the ever-spinning wheel of civilization. But only a man can father—only a man…

Catholic Men & Family Prayer

So, there’s a “man-crisis,” as they say, in the Catholic Church. Catholic men (particularly young Catholic men) are not attending Mass, pursuing a regular spiritual life, or taking much involvement in their children’s religious education. The men are not randomly MIA; there are some key reasons for the man-crisis. One of the reasons stems from a species…

Te, Joseph, Celebrent!

 May they (the heavenly host) praise you, Joseph! It’s the Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin! Some ideas for today: Listen. Those popular consecrated religious artists the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, among others, have recorded a beautiful polyphonic version of the Te Joseph Celebrent that everyone should hear. These sisters also…

Prayer: After a “Toilsome” Day

For all of you hard-working men and women, here is a beautiful old prayer (from the 1800s) to be prayed at the end of your long and busy day! After a Toilsome Day Conducted by thy Providence, O God, through the toils, the vexations, the turmoils, and the business of this day I present myself before…

Married Life: The J/P Difference

And now for some free marriage advice from the St. Catherine Catholic Culture Center! If there’s one thing I would like to tell to all newly-married couples, it would be this: learn to understand and appreciate the J/P difference* in your personalities and how they conflict and work together. Learn for the sake of your marriage,…