On the Masculine Genius

Many attempts have been made to define the feminine, and more recently, the masculine genius. Naturally, this is difficult enough in the contemporary context, so fraught is it with the dualism between the body and the spirit. By contrast, if we begin by looking at the human organism as a whole, we can actually study the physical body and find in it a deeper meaning since “the body and the body alone … makes visible the invisible.” Continue reading On the Masculine Genius

Loneliness, Isolation and the Need for Friendship in Star Wars – The Choices Facing Catholic Men Today

Subconsciously, many men know that fraternity will make humbling demands of them. It will challenge them to do the things they should be doing, but don’t because there is no one keeping them accountable. Isolation makes us inert, inertia makes us susceptible to temptation and sin, and sin further isolates us from our brethren and from God. Continue reading Loneliness, Isolation and the Need for Friendship in Star Wars – The Choices Facing Catholic Men Today

Survey of Catholic Men Highlights ‘Courage’ as Most Desirable Character Trait

Contrary to what one is led to expect from men, there was a respectable amount of self-reflection and identification of personal issues. Attaining an authentic sense of masculinity is important to men. Further exploration is required into the choice of ‘courage’ as a preferred character trait – why do men feel it’s so important? Why might they be lacking it, and what do they feel they could do better once they have it? Continue reading Survey of Catholic Men Highlights ‘Courage’ as Most Desirable Character Trait

Chastity: The Masculine Virtue

HENRY WALKER In an age so upside down as our own, any notion of chastity in men is criticised and considered useless, weak or even feminine. It appears that in many areas of life the Truth has been flipped directly on its head. Now it seems that unrestrained indulgence is the manly disposition, rather than self-denial. The negation of all responsibility is the embodiment of … Continue reading Chastity: The Masculine Virtue

Hope, Despair and the Need for Friendship in Lord of the Rings – the Choices Facing Catholic Men Today

We Catholic men have a choice before us. Either we arise from our stupor and put our houses in order, then pick up our weapons and join the battle, or we let the effluence of fear and despair creep deep into our souls and we give up entirely. Each, individual man, in his own environment and with his own particular set of circumstances, has that singular choice to make: get a grip or give up. Continue reading Hope, Despair and the Need for Friendship in Lord of the Rings – the Choices Facing Catholic Men Today