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... Continue Reading →

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Is There Such a Thing as Authentic Catholic Manhood?

Definitions of the word 'manhood' more or less agree that we’re talking about a state or condition of being an adult male with the associated qualities and responsibilities. Today’s debate on masculinity has come about because we have lost a fixed point of reference for those qualities and responsibilities. Being a man is no longer... Continue Reading →

Hope and Despair in Lord of the Rings – the Choice 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.

The Death of the Hero

It is no coincidence in an age of uncertainty and fear that we are so obsessed with superheroes. Our collective consciousness craves security in the knowledge that someone is doing something in a world where chaos is so prevalent and its cause so intangible. As soon as we seem to have a handle on one... Continue Reading →

Manhood = Virility + Virtue

If fatherhood is the essence of authentic masculinity (see previous post), a man's life should be dedicated to becoming the best father possible. Only in this way will he become the best man possible. What potential athlete, believing that winning is the essence of athletics, would simply sit back and hope one day to become... Continue Reading →

The Purpose of Human Fatherhood is to Reveal the Divine

Fatherhood is the essence of authentic masculinity. Through their generative capacity, men are biologically predisposed towards fatherhood. Their sexual drive makes them virtually hardwired to establish their paternity as soon as they are able; their specific physical and cognitive talents enable them to support the consequences of their actions as they raise their families. Wealth,... Continue Reading →

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