Tag: "Catholic men"

Advent: A Time to Prepare for the Lord’s Coming
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Advent: A Time to Prepare for the Lord’s Coming

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He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in […]

St. Louis Rams' Quarterback Is 'Catholic by Blood'
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St. Louis Rams’ Quarterback Is ‘Catholic by Blood’

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Kellen Clemens has been playing football as far back as he can remember. After learning the game from his father on their cattle ranch, he went on to set high-school records for the state of Oregon in passing yards and touchdowns. At the University of Oregon, he set single-season passing records and ended his collegiate […]

A Reflection On the Benedictine Vow of Stability
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A Reflection On the Benedictine Vow of Stability

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Most Catholics are familiar with the three vows taken by most religious of poverty, chastity and obedience. To these three, St. Benedict (whose feast we celebrated July 11), added a fourth for the Benedictine order, the vow of stability. Our summer seminarian who had considered joining the Benedictines at one time spoke to us today […]

Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 3
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Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 3

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Please read Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 1 and Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 2. I remind you to stir [fan] into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. (2 Timothy 1:6) Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. […]

Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 2
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Using the Gifts God Has Given You, Part 2

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Please read part one of this article here:  Using the Gifts God Has Given You.   If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.  (Matthew 7:11) I remind you to stir [fan] into […]

Growing in Expectant Faith as Catholic Men
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Growing in Expectant Faith as Catholic Men

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This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:15) Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them, “The kingdom of God is at hand for you.” (Luke 10:9) […]

Top Five Dating Tips for Men
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Top Five Dating Tips for Men

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This Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d do something different.  People who follow my writing know that I rarely give guy’s dating advice.  I feel that it can be hard for a woman to effectively mentor a man on dating, because let’s face it: we have not walked in their shoes.  Nevertheless, a sincere Catholic man […]

The Call and Cost of Being Jesus’ Disciple
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The Call and Cost of Being Jesus’ Disciple

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As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. […]

2012: A Year to Spend More Time in Prayer with Jesus
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2012: A Year to Spend More Time in Prayer with Jesus

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The LORD came and stood there, calling out as before: Samuel, Samuel! Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” (1 Samuel 3:10) Jesus  said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was […]

The Call to Live Transformed Lives as Catholic Men
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The Call to Live Transformed Lives as Catholic Men

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For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek. For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.” The wrath […]

Living What We Believe as Catholic Men
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Living What We Believe as Catholic Men

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When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi* he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist,* others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said […]

The Call of Catholic Men to Daily Prayer
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The Call of Catholic Men to Daily Prayer

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First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come […]

The Call of Catholic Men to be Ministers of the Gospel
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The Call of Catholic Men to be Ministers of the Gospel

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And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him, provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that […]

Dealing with Crises as Catholic Men
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Dealing with Crises as Catholic Men

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With my own voice I will call out to the LORD, and he will answer me from his holy mountai. (Psalm 3:5). Now the people complained bitterly in the hearing of the LORD; and when Moses heard it his wrath flared up, so that the LORD’s fire burned among them and consumed the outskirts of […]

Living a Life of Purity as Catholic Men
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Living a Life of Purity as Catholic Men

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world […]

Stay Awake and Always be Ready for the Lord’s Return
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Stay Awake and Always be Ready for the Lord’s Return

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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this: if the […]

The Fruit of Personal Encounters with Jesus Christ
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The Fruit of Personal Encounters with Jesus Christ

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After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus […]

Answering the Call to Evangelization as Catholic Men
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Answering the Call to Evangelization as Catholic Men

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Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And […]

An Approach to Evangelization for Catholic Men
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An Approach to Evangelization for Catholic Men

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The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:37). It will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of the Father speaking through you (Mt 10:20).  I am not ashamed of the gospel, it is the power of […]

What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization
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What the Catholic Church Teaches on Evangelization

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Author’s Note: I read with interest Mary Kochan’s article on the Catholic Lane website, “Catholics, Please Say Something about Jesus!” I was somewhat surprised by the passionate responses, both pro and con, to her article. As I said in my own response to Mary’s article: “I think the argument should not be over what you […]

Being Pruned by the Lord as Catholic Men
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Being Pruned by the Lord as Catholic Men

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Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain […]

The Spiritual Battle between Light and Darkness
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The Spiritual Battle between Light and Darkness

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“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).  You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it […]

Husband's Day
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Husband’s Day

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Father’s Day is a day for honoring fathers. But I would like to take a step back and honor men as husbands. In our enlightened, liberated era, we have a tendency to overlook men as husbands, since the father is so often not the husband of the mother. But without some kind of connection between […]

Earthly Treasures vs Heavenly Treasures
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Earthly Treasures vs Heavenly Treasures

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Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. “The lamp of the body is […]

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