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The Catholic Gentleman

English, Religion, 1 season, 175 episodes, 6 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes
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The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages. Episodes are released weekly. View and Listen to Previous Episodes - https://catholicgentleman.com/all-episodes
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Handling Gay Pride and Speaking with Friends

WARNING: this episode contains adult content that may not be suitable for younger listeners. Today John and Devin are joined by Jason Evert to discuss homosexuality, pride month, and the correct response that Catholic men should have to these issues. We explore the difference between connecting with individuals versus confronting groups and ideologies being forced on us by a culture steeped in the world. Jason is an expert on this topic and is on the front line in charitably engaging in this conversation today. You will also hear; Can you attend a same-sex wedding How to raise your children in this culture What you can be doing to win back souls to Christ Podcast Sponsor: Exodus 90 - https://exodus90.com/catholicgentleman (FREE 14 Day Trial) Links Discussed on the Show: Chastity Project - https://chastity.com Books Mentioned on the Show - https://chastity.com/gender/ Help Give Books to Priests - https://chastity.com/donate Podcast: Chloe Cole - https://chastity.com/podcast/102 Bishop Varden - https://chastity.com/podcast/96-master-temptations-like-a-monk-w-bishop-erik-varden 🔴 Fr. Donald Calloway joins CG+ to discuss what men need to be doing to live in society today. You can get this, all dozens of talks, sessions, and books inside of CatholicGentlemanPlus.com - Join Us Today! ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 13 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Exclusive Monthly Guest Experts - Daily Saint Quotes and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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The ONLY Real Red Pill to Take

There are only two options that you can take in this world. There is no divide or alternative option and you must choose. We hear politicians, preachers, self-help gurus, and influencers use the term “red-pill" all the time to refer to finally being awake to reality. But, perhaps we are not as awake and woke as we think we are. What if most of us are actually taking the blue pill daily? In today’s episode, John, Devin, and Sam will discuss how to know if you are liberated from the matrix or conditioned and placated by it. We also answer a listener's question about handling his wife's emotions. 🔴 Get this and watch the entire 1h 30mins of episode 162 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Today we go into 3 additional ways that will lead to failure, like always being right.) ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202458 minutes, 23 seconds
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Major Evangelization Mistakes

Evangelization is not just for Protestants, apologists, priests, or for… well… evangelists. Christ and His Church mandate all believers to proclaim the Gospel. Let’s be honest, this divine mandate can instill fear and dread in most of us. In today’s episode, John, Sam, and Devin reveal the 5 major evangelization mistakes that can trip us up and counter techniques that will help all of us better evangelize. From misrepresenting God to the pitfalls of being overly agreeable, we offer real-life stories to help you share your faith more effectively. 🔴 🔴 MONTH OF MARY SPECIAL - FREE $120 Rosary for all Catholic Gentleman Plus Annual Memberships 🔴 Get this and watch the entire 1h 30mins of episode 161 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Today we go into 3 additional ways that will lead to failure, like always being right.) Bring Devin to Your Parish or Diocese - https://fathersofstjoseph.org/events-2/ or send us an email at [email protected] ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202453 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Primary Importance of Fathers w/ Fr. Mark-Mary, CFR

Today we are joined by Fr. Mary-Mary Ames of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to discuss the depth of fatherhood in a search to answer: Who is God the Father? We discuss Fr. Mary-Mary's conversion story that led him to serve the poorest of the poor and sleeping on the floor, to how God the Father has brought him to a deep understanding of His love. Through incredible stories of biological earthly fathers, we shed light on how these men can give us a glimpse of God the Father. 🔴 ►GET THE BOOK HERE: "The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You Into the Heart of God" by Fr. Mark-Mary Ames, CFR https://ascensionpress.com/TheFather Franciscan Friars of the Renewal; - https://www.franciscanfriars.com 🔴 🔴 MONTH OF MARY SPECIAL - FREE $120 Rosary for all Catholic Gentleman Plus Annual Memberships - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com  ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202443 minutes, 46 seconds
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3 Sure Signs That the Devil Owns You

Men can choose to live a mediocre life. We see this throughout our society, in our churches, and among our families and friends. The first step to changing this is waking up to the reality of this truth and becoming aware of how you are falling into the trap. Satan wants you to stay trapped in this state, and in today's episode, we discuss 3 signs that the devil has caught you. They are often subtle, but they are very prevalent in men's lives today. Stay tuned as we delve into these signs and provide practical steps on how to break free and lead a more fulfilling life. Let’s get started! We also get to answer a question from a mom who is concerned about her son's sexual addictions and wants to know how she can help. 🔴 🔴 MONTH OF MARY SPECIAL - FREE $120 Rosary for all Catholic Gentleman Plus Annual Memberships 🔴 Get this and watch the entire 1h 30mins of episode 159 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Today we go into the 3rd sign of Judgement and Critical Condemnation) Bring Devin to Your Parish or Diocese - https://fathersofstjoseph.org/events-2/ or send us an email at [email protected] ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20241 hour, 7 seconds
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Every Woman Needs a Man’s Strength - 5 Ways

Women need the strength of men. It is not just a biological reality but one that expands to all aspects of a man's relationship with a woman. Regardless of what popular opinion, ideologies, or political agendas might suggest, without the strength of men our society would crumble. Today, Sam, Devin, and John discuss a recent Kent State University study that aimed to prove masculinity is inherently flawed and dominating and that the more awareness of this issue the better our society will be. Instead, it proved the opposite because of what it failed to realize about love and the benefits of masculinity. From here we discuss 5 ways women need the strength of men. We also get to answer a question from a listener whose girlfriend is more advanced in her faith 'credentials' than him and he is concerned about how he will lead. 🔴 🔴 MONTH OF MARY SPECIAL - FREE $120 Rosary for all Catholic Gentleman Plus Annual Memberships 🔴 Get this and watch the entire 1h 37mins of episode 158 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Epidemic of Male Loneliness: Is there a Cure?

Why are men so lonely? An epidemic of male loneliness is ravaging the United States. 79% of the suicides in the last 20 years have been men. The Surgeon General has called for increased awareness and more programs to help. However, programs are not going to change the culture. Programs are not going to cure this epidemic. In this episode, we tackle the debilitating epidemic of male loneliness. Learn what you can do to be a part of the solution for yourself and your friends in need. We also get to answer a question from a listener wanting to know about the red flags when dating. We discuss 3 of them. 🔴 🔴 Watch the entire 1h 27mins of episode 157 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 MONTH OF MARY SPECIAL - FREE $120 Rosary for all Annual Memberships 12 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202458 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why Your Prayer is Not Working

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room", stated Pascal, and this is the issue we tackle today. Prayer is a challenge for our modern minds, and the idea of growing in prayer, allowing prayer to transform us, as well as be our life support in every struggle, suffering, and tough decision in life is even more difficult. Today we give a road map for prayer, one that can allow you to commit to, expand from, and stick with at all times. 🔴 🔴 In the extended edition of the episode we answer a listener's question on how to truly live sacrificial love as a friend. We also discuss how to get back into your prayer routine when life knocks you off and the infinite power of the Holy Spirit. Watch the entire 1h 36mins of episode 156 here - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Morning Offering Consecration to Our Lady and St. Joseph Prayers Uniting Yourself to Christ (St. Alphonsus Spiritual Communion) Invocation of the Holy Spirit Lectio Divina or Some Form of Scriptural Reading (Read, Reflect, Respond) Resolution Closing Prayers ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 11 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202458 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why You Keep Failing and How to Change It

Today, we answer one of the most Googled questions on the internet for men; How do I stop failing? We delve into why failure and the fear it brings grip men in our world, and how real men confront failure. You have experienced this in your life and perhaps it has hindered you from accomplishing a desired goal. But it doesn't have to be this way. We are going to help you reframe your thoughts on failure and understand how a man of God faces it. In addition, we also answer a listener's question about how a man should respond after having premarital relations and is about to have a child. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1 h 37 mins of episode 155 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we go into being publicly humiliated and how a transformed man handles and overcomes failure. https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 11 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More. This month we discuss Sexual Attraction and Lust: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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Andrew Tate and the Destruction of Men

Today we respond to an image of masculinity that has been adopted and admired by millions of men today but is toxic to their lives as well as society. Andrew Tate has gained billions of views and created an online program called Hustler's University that brought in over 150,000 men paying to learn how to become millionaires and get women. John and Devin are joined by a phenomenal guest and professional martial arts instructor, Jim O'Day, to discuss how this version of masculinity destroys men's lives and keeps them trapped in boyhood. In addition, we also answer a listener's question about dating a non-Catholic and what advice we have for him. Jim O'Day's Ministry - Integrity Restored - https://integrityrestored.com 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1 h 40 mins of episode 154 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we go into oncoming pornography and finding true purpose in life: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 11 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More. This month we discuss Sexual Attraction and Lust: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202457 minutes, 29 seconds
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This One Thing Makes a Great Father

Our society is a mess, and when you get down to the quick of it, you find the crisis of men not living their lives as good fathers. It's a sad truth that many in our society struggle to comprehend what it truly means to be a good father, let alone how to live as one. Today we discuss the one thing that makes a great father. This one thing is crucial for all men to know, not just fathers, because in understanding this you can start living your life in reality. We go into practical ways that this truth plays out in the relationship between fathers and their children and the consequences when it is ignored. In addition, we also answer a listener's question about dating a non-Catholic and what advice we have for him. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 40 mins of episode 153 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we go into double the amount of ways this truth plays out in our lives: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 11 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More. This month we discuss Sexual Attraction and Lust: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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Two Devastating Ways NOT to Deal with Sin

We hear a lot about the Good News today, but we do not hear much about the bad news. However, as Peter Kreeft has stated, without the bad news, the good news is meaningless. Sin is not spoken of frequently enough, glossed over, and sometimes outright ignored. We all know that the secular world champions vice and acts as if it is virtue, and while this complete reversal might not affect you totally, it likely has lessened the degree to which you despise sin in your life. Today we go into sin, what it is, what it is not, and two devastating ways that men often deal with sin in their lives. As we look to Christ on the Cross, it is necessary to understand how our sin has put him there and the mercy that is available to us. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 30 mins of episode 152 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we discuss the way out of sin in your life: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20241 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Your Life’s Power Plan: 8 Essential Pillars

In the grand theme of life, we are called to be great men. Throughout our journey, we encounter individuals of deep character and integrity, men who have realized their fullest potential. When we encounter such individuals, we aspire to emulate their virtues, desiring a life that mirrors their example. Yet, when we turn our gaze inward and reflect on our own lives amidst the constant struggle and the haze of uncertainty, grappling with our shortcomings and lack of motivation, we can easily succumb to discouragement and complacency. Today's episode unveils 8 pillars of strength and virtue, each building off the other to order your life to become the man you were created to be - a man of greatness. ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 47 mins of episode 151 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we give you all 8 pillars of the Power Plan to achieve and maintain success in life: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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GUEST SERIES: Miscarriage, Child Loss, and the Grief of Fathers

Today we sit down with Patrick O'Hearn and Bryan Feger, co-authors of "The Grief of Dads: Support and Hope for Catholic Fathers Navigating Child Loss." to discuss the loss of a child and the lasting effects it has on men. Drawing from their personal experiences of enduring multiple miscarriages, Patrick and Bryan offer a poignant exploration of the often-overlooked grief experienced by fathers in the wake of child loss. In this heartfelt conversation, they delve into the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey of fathers navigating miscarriage, stillbirth, and the loss of a child of any age, shedding light on the unique challenges they face and the support they need. If you have experienced this loss, you have our prayers. If you know someone that has, please share this episode with them. The Grief of Dads - 20% OFF CODE: SUPPORT20 - https://www.avemariapress.com/products/grief-of-dads ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202456 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Strongest Man to Ever Live

There is one man who is a model of strength for all men. For our 150th episode, we go into 5 principles that guided this man's life and that every man alive can learn from. These 5 principles carry great weight and power to improve and better our lives. Generations will continue to study how this man lived and turn to him for guidance. Consecration Prayer - https://catholicgentleman.com/2023/03/consecration-prayer-to-st-joseph/ ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 40 mins of episode 150 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we go into more of the principles and dialogue about what they mean in the lives of men. https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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GUEST SERIES: Saving the West Through Creativity, Courage, and the Story of a Hero | Anthony D'Ambrosio

In this episode, my guest is Anthony D'Ambrosio, a director and screenwriter for the new film on St. Maximilian Kolbe, Triumph of the Heart. We discuss how the saints can bring you back from the brink of despair and hopelessness to deep faith amidst the darkest times in your life. Anthony shares his story that begins with a debilitating infection, insomnia, and practical atheism to finding St. Maximilian Kolbe and ultimately creating a high-end motion picture about his last days in Auschwitz. If you do not know St. Maximilian Kolbe, you have to listen to this episode. If you do know him, you will not want to miss this conversation as well as this movie! Triumph of the Heart - https://www.triumphoftheheart.com ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202452 minutes, 10 seconds
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Sabotaging Your Own Success

Why do we crave comfort so fervently? Jordan Peterson and Andrew Huberman have gained fame by dissecting the pitfalls of pursuing comfort. They offer a roadmap out of the rut many find themselves in, emphasizing the crucial role of discipline. Undoubtedly, discipline is essential, yet it alone cannot propel you to the heights of success. Today, we delve into why discipline, while necessary, is just one piece of the puzzle – whether it's advancing in life or battling demons. We show that without hope, discipline falls short in sculpting the best man you can become. Listen to discover how to transcend mere discipline and how to achieve that success you want. ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 30 mins of episode 149 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we give you an 8-step Power Plan to achieve and maintain success in life: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202459 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sin, Shame, and What's at Stake

Sin brings in its wake a barrage of emotional consequences and external damages. If the sin has long-term effects, we can feel substantial guilt and often shame for our failings and selfishness. This same thing can happen if the sin is habitual or uniquely toxic. How do you heal from shame, overcome guilt, and rightly order your life to avoid despair and frustration? Today, we discuss how men either become weak or foolishly arrogant in response to the shame they experience. We want to make sure you understand the difference between guilt and shame, the benefits they can bring to your life, as well as tactics to consistently move forward. ✅ We love to answer questions on the show. If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 25 mins of episode 148 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we discuss how to overcome shame successfully: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 10 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202456 minutes, 13 seconds
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Handling Toxic Relationships

Relationships are vitally important to our lives as men. After all, Christ told us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Yet, if we are being honest, when people are working against us, constantly rubbing us the wrong way, or are outright enemies, it can be confusing to understand how this love takes shape. Today, we dive into a conversation about how to handle toxic people in our lives. Whether they are friends or even family, the guidelines we discuss today will help you cultivate the best relationships possible. We explore 3 levels of separation between you and other people, as well as 4 reasons why you might not be on the same page as the relationships that have developed in your life. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 25 mins of episode 147 on Catholic Gentleman Plus where we discuss Holy Detachment from others: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 9 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202457 minutes, 59 seconds
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Horrible Marriage Advice

Marriage is tough, it comes with incomparable joys, as well as intense sorrow. When two people, both fallen and broken, enter into a loving marriage they must expect struggles and sacrifices. It is through these challenges that their love will be purified and they become witnesses to a profound commitment mostly lacking in today's world. Today we read through a secular blog that offers reasons men should consider divorce, using this as a sort of bellwether of society to get to the right understanding of marriage and how this is all horrible advice. We do our best to tread with dignity discussing the interior lives of the men brought up in the article but are honest about the falsehoods that they espouse. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 25 mins of episode 146 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, where we discuss Distractions and Isolation. 9 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202459 minutes, 27 seconds
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4 Enemies Destroying Your Spiritual Life

We all want to be successful and have a great life, however, most men place their spiritual life as something separate from that roadmap and strategy. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. If we really want that life, that vitality, and that greatness we have to fix our broken plan. Today we take an aerial view of the spiritual life so that every man, regardless of his situation, can be victorious in the hand-to-hand combat of his daily struggles. Learn about these 4 enemies and how to apply the practices we discuss. In addition, today we get to answer a question from a listener who asks about balancing his pursuit of a high-performance professional job and raising a family. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 20 mins of episode 145 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, where we discuss Distractions and Isolation. 9 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202458 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Best Action Plan for Lent

Lent comes every year, yet often we struggle to create an effective plan to improve ourselves and refocus on Christ. During Lent, all men's minds should be moved with greater zeal to develop and expand on our spiritual disciplines, but how can we achieve this successfully? For the ways of the world are many and even the best among us lack the constancy to stay straight the course throughout the year in our work to overcome our natural desires and deepen our love for Christ. Today we discuss a great plan to not only improve and become like Christ this Lent, but also a strategy to continue as a new man this Easter and beyond. BOOK: Jesus' Way: The 46-Day Lenten Journey - https://store.catholicgentleman.com/products/jesus-way Today we get to answer a question for a listener regarding practical tools to stay chaste in our digital world. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 25 mins of episode 144 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, and become a part of the movement to become a man and a saint. 9 Sessions Now Available - Weekly Extended Episodes - Monthly Guest Experts and More Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202456 minutes, 4 seconds
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Discerning the Voice of Satan

If Satan and his demons are going around waging a perpetual war on mankind and seeking whom they may devour, wouldn't it be great if we understood their tactics and strategies? Today John, Devin, and Sam discuss how the Church has grown in her understanding, through Scripture, theology, as well as exorcisms, and how we can use this knowledge to our benefit. We discuss man's need for temptation and how Satan gains entrance into our lives. We unpack why you need to know the tactics of Satan, how understanding this can provide clarity in your lives, and how you can be battle-ready to protect yourself against his attacks. Today we get to answer a question for a listener regarding his insecurities about measuring up while around other men. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 30 mins of episode 143 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, and become a part of the movement to become a man and a saint. Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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The Two Things Every Daughter Must Have

Today John, Devin, and Sam discuss the two primary needs your daughters must have from you. We dive into what these needs are and why ignoring them means destroying your daughter. We have learned an incredible amount of knowledge in raising daughters and this is an episode you will not want to miss. In addition to these chief premises, we give you 3 ways to make sure you are successful at accomplishing your call as a father. ✅ If you have any questions that we can answer on the show, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 40 mins of episode 142 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, and become a part of the movement to become a man and a saint. Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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How to Know Your True Friends

Today John, Devin, and Sam dive into what it means to be a true friend. We discuss the different types of friends, which ones you need to prioritize to live a meaningful life, and how to become that man for others. “There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship,” said St. Thomas. However, as we all see today, this is getting harder and harder to find. Learn 3 principles of true friendship and how to live those today. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: This week we get to connect with a listener who wants to know how to give his first fruit in family life and what that actually means.  ✅ If you have any questions, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 🔴 Watch the extended addition, all 1h 40 mins of episode 141 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com, and become a part of the movement to become a man and a saint. Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Helping Women Understand Men - 3 Things

WARNING, this episode contains adult content, all within the sound teaching and wisdom of the Catholic Church, that may not be suitable for younger listeners. Today John, Devin, and Sam engage in a meaningful conversation covering 3 important things that women do not understand about men. In this episode, you will find topics that are often unspoken between the sexes but create confusion, tension, and oftentimes emotional pain in our relationships with women. You are going to hear topics on stress, insecurities, beauty, and work, and why men react the way they do from a perspective unique to our masculinity. Additionally, we will discuss proven practices aimed at fostering healing and increased understanding of how these differences can work for our mutual improvement. 🔴 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - STARTS ON JANUARY 1 - Click Here 🔴 🔴 QUESTION OF THE WEEK: This week we get to connect with a listener who wants to know how to avoid selfishness and bringing your work home, and the damaging effects this can have on your marriage. If you have any questions, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. Previous Episode - https://catholicgentleman.com/2023/12/what-women-dont-understand-about-men/ 🔴 Access exclusive weekly content, ebooks, guest series, and live Q and A at Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Women Don't Understand About Men

WARNING, this episode contains adult content, all within the sound teaching and wisdom of the Catholic Church, that may not be suitable for younger listeners. Today John, Devin, and Sam engage in an honest conversation about their collective insights gained over the years regarding women's lack of understanding of men. In this episode, we examine topics that often remain unspoken but are crucial for fostering deeper connections and loving relationships. We discuss the undeniable differences between the sexes, from a biological, mental, physical, and spiritual standpoint. By bringing to light these differences, we move to promote a better understanding of men and bring clarity to women, so that we can help each other grow in holiness and love. 🔴 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - Starts on Jan. 1 - Click Here 🔴 🔴 QUESTION OF THE WEEK: This week we get to connect with a listener who wants to know how to better live traditions at home during Advent, Christmas, and the feast days throughout the year. If you have any questions, please, send your questions to us at [email protected]. If you record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip we will play it on air. 🔴 Access exclusive weekly content, ebooks, guest series, and live Q and A at Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Tolkien on a Happy Marriage - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 12 seconds
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Best Anger Management Advice

Today John, Sam, and Devin explore various dimensions of anger as it arises in the hearts, minds, and actions of men. Have you noticed that anger is everywhere today? We discuss why we experience anger, when it becomes a sin, or when it is just. Anger, rightly understood, can be a positive force in our lives, but it can easily become a downward spiral that creates a toxic living situation for ourselves and those we love. Moreover, we equip you with strategies to control your own anger, use it rightly, and help you to maintain virtue throughout these frequent situations. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a listener who wants to know how they can share their faith with their Protestant friends, including those that might not be disposed to talk about religion.  If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air. 🔴 Watch all 1h 25 mins of episode 138 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202358 minutes, 59 seconds
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2 Things Necessary to be A Man

Today, John, Sam, and Devin have decided to delve into the two archetypes that shape every one of us and profoundly impact our existence. We have chosen these two archetypes due to the intricate interplay between them and how they mutually support and complete each other. God has created men to be a wellspring of power and positive change for the world, but that same power can also be harnessed for evil. Let's focus our attention on how these Christ-like images within us influence our lives and how we can harness them to triumph in life. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a listener who wants to know how to bring more fathers to Holy Mass and if the success of our churches depends on it. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air. 🔴 Watch all 1h 25 mins of episode 137 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202358 minutes, 10 seconds
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Lust, Sin, and How to Win

WARNING, this episode contains content, all within the sound teaching and wisdom of the Catholic Church, that might be inappropriate for younger listeners. Today John, Devin, and Sam discuss the struggles of sexual temptations vs. sexual attraction and how to rightly understand and live the difference. We explore the profound reality of sexual attraction, emphasizing how it can lead us to a richer connection with God. Moreover, we equip you with strategies to triumph over the cunning tactics of the Devil, who seeks to exploit and distort this natural aspect of human life for his own purposes. In a world of sexual fragmentation, the truth is far more enjoyable. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a listener who wants to know how to better live his masculinity in relation to his wife's feminity, and how the baggage we bring into our relationships can have consequences. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air. 🔴 Watch all 1h 40 mins of episode 136 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman by either signing up for CG+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com or https://catholicgentleman.com/support Custody of the Eyes - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why Boys Are Not Becoming Men

Happy Thanksgiving! Today John and Sam are joined by Jason Craig. Jason has spent years studying and defining the rites of passage boys must take to become men. He has applied this anthropological research to the teachings and lived reality of Christ and His Church, and he shares his discovery with us. The author of Leaving Boyhood Behind, he explains to us how societies have been built around raising boys to adult maturity through recognizable passages and more importantly how our society is lacking in providing these necessary stages of initiation. Fraternus - Click Here St. Joseph Farm - Click Here The Sword and Spade - Click Here 🔴 Join us on Catholic Gentleman Plus (To receive a ton of great content and strategies to become a better man. It also supports the continued work of The Catholic Gentleman) - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202356 minutes, 57 seconds
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3 Signs Your Enemies Are Destroying Your Life

Today, John, Devin, and Sam dive into the pressing question: Are your enemies still pulling the strings in your life, preventing you from finding peace and becoming the man you're meant to be? In a world where being triggered and taking offense is the norm, the culture has changed how we approach dialogue and resolution and the effects are toxic. While there is a new battleground, the warning signs that these offenses are controlling us are timeless. We discuss these warning signs as well as how to approach virtuous resolutions and rise above the conflict. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a listener who wants to know how to give an effective apology, so relationships can stay intact. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  🔴 SPONSOR: Catholic Woodworker - https://catholicwoodworker.com 🔴 Watch all 1h 20 mins of episode 135 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202346 minutes, 36 seconds
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Respect, Why Some Men Have It and Others Do Not

Today, John, Sam, and Devin dive deep into the compelling topic of why men often seek respect but sometimes for misguided reasons. They explore how this desire for respect is etched into the core of a man's being, often intertwined with the desire for love. However, the hosts emphasize the need for this to be guided correctly because the opposite leads to vainglory, a sin that veers us off the virtuous path. Tune in as they articulate the essential rules that men should hold close to their hearts, guiding them on the journey to earn respect in a way that aligns with God's divine plan for their lives. Finally, each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a man who wants to know the relationship between habitual sins and addictions. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  🔴 SPONSOR: Catholic Woodworker - https://catholicwoodworker.com/ 🔴 Watch all 1h 35 mins of episode 134 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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Does God Want You to be Rich?

Today, John, Devin, and Sam answer the nagging thought that money will make life better. That if only you had more money you could accomplish things in life, not have to worry so much, and finally be happier. The concerns with money affect all of us and having a clear guide to why Christ spoke about this sin more than any other is needed today. We discuss the modern mindset as it relates to money, how to view money through God's eyes, and the way forward to live a truly happier life. Finally, each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a young man who does not have a father to look up to. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  St. Joseph's Farm Homesteading - https://stjosephsfarm.com/living-the-good-life-building-the-family-homestead/ 🔴 Watch all 1h 20mins of episode 133 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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Father, We Need You To Preach On This

Today, John and Sam are excited to announce the third week with the new host of our show, Devin Schadt. We dive right into what all men need to start hearing preached during homilies. We discuss why this is important and express the reasons this is necessary. We ask the question of why we have never heard these things and how helpful it would be to the life of the Church. When men start hearing these points at the pulpit, we start identifying with our faith, we share that with other men, and we begin to enter into our God ordained calling. Finally, each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a man struggling with the gossip of others at work. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  Sam Guzman's GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-launch-my-private-therapy-practice Watch all 1h 20mins of episode 132 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 FREE HANDMADE ROSARY THIS MONTH ONLY (This in addition to the book, leather keychain, and incredible content) Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202350 minutes, 13 seconds
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This is Not Holiness

Today, John and Sam are excited to announce a second week with the new host to our show, Devin Schadt. His depth of knowledge, charism, and understanding is a joy to bring to our listeners. This week we talk about what holiness is NOT and the failed thought process we often fall into while striving to be better. We spend time expanding upon how fear and work are stages we often go through in understanding how to grow into a loving relationship and union with God. Finally, each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a father who is trying to get ideas to help raise his son to respect the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  Sam Guzman's GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-launch-my-private-therapy-practice Watch all 1h 20mins of episode 131 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 FREE HANDMADE ROSARY THIS MONTH ONLY (This in addition to the book, leather keychain, and incredible content) Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202345 minutes, 52 seconds
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Warning Signs Your Wife is Not Feeling Loved

Today, John and Sam are excited to announce a new host to our show, Devin Schadt. He will be joining us weekly to answer the tough questions that men face and add to the depth of knowledge and discussion. This week we talk about warning signs that your wife is not feeling loved. We open up about what we have each learned about truly loving our wives and the many ways that we have failed. We then go into the importance of this topic and how by understanding the nature of women, we can be the husbands they need and the husband God is calling us to be.  Finally, each week we are going to answer one of your questions during the podcast. This week we have a question from a father about how to be present to his kids after a long and exhausting day at work. If you have any questions, please, record yourself on your phone and send us the audio clip to [email protected]. Or just send us your question and we will read it on air.  Warning Signs - https://catholicgentleman.com/2023/01/your-wife-doesnt-feel-loved-8-warning-signs Sam Guzman's GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-launch-my-private-therapy-practice Watch all 1h 40mins of episode 130 on Catholic Gentleman Plus: https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 FREE HANDMADE ROSARY THIS MONTH ONLY (This in addition to the book, leather keychain, and incredible content) Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202355 minutes, 51 seconds
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Rediscovered Medieval Book Shares 42 Secrets of Happiness

Today, John and Sam are joined by a Benedictine Monk from Australia, Fr. Robert Nixon, to discuss this lost book, the first time ever translated in English, by St. Albert the Great. St. Albert breaks apart 42 virtues needed to live a happy and good life. We discuss counterfeit virtues which are actually vices, and how to be aware of these in your own life. This book breaks apart these virtues in a way that is accessible and motivating to all. We finish with a conversation of how to get started and how it is easier then you think. The Paradise of the Soul: Forty-Two Virtues to Reach Heaven - https://tanbooks.com/products/books/the-paradise-of-the-soul-forty-two-virtues-to-reach-heaven/ 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Including a talk with Gabe Castillo and dozens of other content) 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Fr Robert Nixon, OSB, JP, DMus, MEd, MTh, FTCL, FLCM, is on mission to bring the saints' wise words to life. Fr. Nixon joined the Benedictine Community of New Norcia in 2013 and was solemnly professed in 2017. Having studied composition, musicology, philosophy, literature and education, and after working for a period as a professional musician and educator, he entering the diocesan Seminary in Queensland, where he studied theology through ACU, gaining the Faculty Medal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202342 minutes, 54 seconds
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Catholic Priest on the Best Way to Fight Satan

Today, John, Sam, and our guest, Fr. Ken Garaci, discuss how he went from being a profit-driven agnostic business executive to a Catholic priest who constantly guides men in defeating Satan and resisting his temptations. The story of how God so clearly intervened in his selfish life serves as a reminder to all of us that God is always seeking our souls. Fr. Ken delivers one incredible statement after another to remind each of us that we must wake up, truly comprehend the world around us, and utilize the tools God has provided to overcome Satan while simultaneously growing in love for Christ. We are all engaged in a battle, whether we are aware of it or not; the world depends on our response to the call. Spiritual Warfare and Divine Mercy: The Weapon for Our Time - https://tanbooks.com/products/spiritual-warfare-and-divine-mercy-the-weapon-of-our-times/ Fathers of Mercy - https://fathersofmercy.com 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Including a talk with Gabe Castillo and dozens of other content) 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Binding Prayer by Fr. Chad Ripperger In the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and God, Jesus, I ask You to render all spirits impotent, paralyzed and ineffective in attempting to take revenge against me, my family, my friends, my community, and those who pray for me and my family. I ask You to bind all evil spirits, all powers of the air, the water, the ground, the fire, under ground, or wherever they exercise their powers, any satanic forces in nature and any and all emissaries of the satanic headquarters. I ask You to bind by Thy Precious Blood all of the attributes, aspects and characteristics, interactions, communications and deceitful games of the evil spirits. I ask You to break any and all bonds, ties, and attachments in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Fr. Ken Geraci lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a nominally Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, as a young man, he left the Catholic Church for many years. During that time, he earned a business degree and achieved business success, but made little room for God. God, however, did not give up on him. During this journey, Our Lord presented him with challenges that forced him to question his personal beliefs and to ask the question "What is Truth?" Through a series of conversions, years of struggle, study and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism, to non-denominational Christianity, and ultimately back to the Catholic Church. Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202353 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Demonic Attack Converted Me

Today John, Sam, and our guest, Gabriel Castillo, discuss the captivating journey from being an MTV trained sinner of the world to becoming an on-fire Catholic evangelist with over 20 Million video views online. From his early days of mocking Catholicism while attending St. Thomas University to a moment of divine revelation during Adoration, where he heard inexplicable things and was moved to tears, his life took an unexpected turn. Yet, he continued to grapple with living a sinful lifestyle and trying to be a holy Catholic man. It was a chilling demonic encounter that finally pushed him to seek redemption through confession, sparking a profound conversion. We then explore how to live a life aligned with Christ's teachings, the power of devotion to Our Blessed Mother to guarantee success in life, and becoming an instrument of Grace in the world. Drawing inspiration from the lives of saints like St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis de Sales, St. Louis de Montfort, and many others, you will be sure to learn a lot about prayer, devotion to Our Lady, and how to handle the tough challenges of life with peace and joy. Gabriel's Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@gabiafterhours True Faith TV - https://www.truefaith.tv 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com (Including a talk with Gabe Castillo and dozens of other content) 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Gabriel Castillo is a husband and father of four children. He is currently serving as the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Texas. Gabriel is best known for his online work. As a Catholic videographer and Catholic lay evangelist, he has founded True Faith TV, the Children of Mary Podcast, produced multiple documentaries and gained 100s of thousands of followers and over 20 million views. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Real Reason Christianity is Dying

To solve any problem, we must first understand the situation and the more we can discern the causes, the more effectively we can identify a solution. Today's guest has raised and spent 20 million dollars seeking to know the cause for the decline of Christianity, specifically church attendance and open affiliation, in the West. Once discovered, he created a program that in only 3 years, across the entire city of Jacksonville, FL drove the divorce rate down by 24%. In addition, the city saw an increase of marital health, family stability, and church engagement. I am joined by J.P. De Gance to learn all about this study, his findings, and the changes that can occur with the work he is doing. We give a clear call to action to all listeners about what they can do to be a part of the solution. You can start today and the simple tools to begin are provided. Communio - https://communio.org Full Study - https://communio.org/study 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Fine Art of Craft Cigar Smoking

Today we sit down with Tomás Baldonado, the owner and mastermind behind Ultimo Cigars. In this illuminating interview, we dive into the age-old question: Is smoking a sin? In addition, Tomás, a Catholic gentleman, shares his captivating life journey into the world of crafting cigars, offering unique insights into the art of cigar making and how he had to overcome many obstacles to get to where he is today, as a business owner who is constantly evolving. Beyond the smoke, the conversation explores the significance of relationships, teaching others how to make cigars and the fine art of pairing cigars with food and beverages. Ultimo Cigars - https://www.ultimocigars.com 🔴 🔴 Help Support Our Need for Professional Studio Equipment and get 3 Months of Free Access to CG+ - https://catholicgentleman.com/support 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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Fixing the Disorder in Our Lives

Recognizing the disorder within our culture is the initial step toward rectifying the missteps, often subtle, within our individual lives. Today we discuss how the world is playing this out on a grand scale which culminates in seeing things and even people simply as a means to our own personal ends. In light of this, Dr. John Cuddeback engages with us to assert that we must first identify and be aware of this limited and disordered mindset to begin to re-order and improve our lives and those around us. However, it is not enough to speak of things in the abstract or philosophical sense, we bring this knowledge into the fabric of our daily lives and offer a number of actionable methods through which we can start living out our best life. Life Craft - https://life-craft.org Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lifecraft_johncuddeback/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_k-11w5x6ivEem1z4eyOXw Book - True Friendship - https://ignatius.com/true-friendship-tfp 🔴 🔴 Help Support Our Need for Professional Studio Equipment and get 3 Months of Free Access to CG+ - https://catholicgentleman.com/support 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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Protestant Business Exec Becomes On-Fire Catholic

He believed that the Catholic Church was run by Satan, the whore of Babylon, and that the anti-christ would come directly from the papacy. Our guest today, Jeremy Robinson, fought against Catholics and evangelized to win souls to Christ. However, one day while reading the Scripture verse, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have," he was struck and realized he could not answer this question to atheists or agnostics. It was the beginning of his journey to become Catholic. He is now on-fire to bring everyone to the Catholic Faith while running a full-service video production company that makes videos for Mercedes, Google, IBM, Canon, Gillette, Marriott, American Airlines, and many more. This is a story of passion, fear, loss of friends, pain, and Grace. Cardboard Spaceship - https://cardboard-spaceship.com/ 🔴 🔴 Help Support Our Need for Professional Studio Equipment and get 3 Months of Free Access to CG+ - https://catholicgentleman.com/support A thank you to SENT Ventures for bringing us together.  🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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This ONE Fundamental Discipline Changes Everything

🔴 Get the entire conversation at Catholic Gentleman+ https://catholicgentlemanplus.com To truly live a great life, you need to discipline your basic appetites, and this one desire hits us every day of our lives. We need men who understand and embrace fasting as the way to holiness that Christ clearly taught us. However, this spiritual practice gets confused and distorted in today's world. Men have become deadened to what is needed to reach the heights of perfection and truly live as a man. Today's guest, Fr. David Abernethy, shares the historical, ontological, and practical depths of this spiritual discipline. Learn how to stay motivated, consistent in your practice, and actually experience growth in holiness. Support the Catholic Gentleman, watch this entire conversation, and instantly receive many other sessions now available at The Catholic Gentleman Plus. https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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An Actor's Life Crisis and the Lives of the Saints

To find oneself in a life crisis is not necessarily a bad thing. Questioning God's will for your life is a daily activity to grow in humility as well as provide further clarity and conviction for your actions. However, most people turn inwards and become bitter and frustrated by the challenge. Today's guest discusses how his life as a professional actor turned tough, and how he found a way out to better glorify God. Alex Dee, the creator of the Saints Alive audio drama shares with us his journey and how the saints have brought him a new purpose. All Episodes - https://www.saintsalivepodcast.com/ St. Joseph - https://www.saintsalivepodcast.com/episodes/st-joseph-part-i St. Ignatius of Loyola - https://www.saintsalivepodcast.com/episodes/saint-ignatius-of-loyola St. Josemaria Escriva - https://www.saintsalivepodcast.com/episodes/st-josemaria-escriva 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible sessions to help you strategically become a better man - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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What Former Occultists Want You To Know

With over 70% of Americans practicing new age and occultist practices, we are in need of a better understanding of why this is happening and how the Church is the only institution that can bring deliverance from this disaster. In this episode, we speak with Charles Fraune, who has just completed the most extensive dive into the occult, interviewing former Satanists, witches, and new-agers to unearth why almost 3 out of 4 Americans (including our Catholic brothers and sisters) are actively falling for demonic lies in the new age. 🔴 ► "The Rise of the Occult: What Exorcists and Former Occultists Want You to Know" by Charles Fraune - Get The Book Here: https://bit.ly/TheRiseoftheOccult Subscribe to the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com 🔴 Join the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Catholic Gentleman+ is now Live! Get exclusive content, including monthly videos from guest experts, daily saint quotes, monthly prayer, and ascetical challenges to make you a better, holier, man! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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An Angry Policeman, Addictions, and Demonic Oppression

In this episode, we speak with Jordan Burke, a former policeman, who in seeking justice fell into bitterness, resentment, and anger. This propelled him into addictions, the loss of his daughter, and the realization that his life was unhinged. His powerful conversion story brings up conversations of God's mercy, physical healing, spiritual healing, and the pathway forward as a better man. We discuss doing the harder thing no matter the cost. Jordan's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dothe_harderthing Avila Institute - https://avila-institute.org Spiritual Direction - https://spiritualdirection.com Subscribe to the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com 🔴 Join the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Catholic Gentleman+ is now Live! Get exclusive content, including monthly videos from guest experts, daily saint quotes, monthly prayer, and ascetical challenges to make you a better, holier, man! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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10 Years of The Catholic Gentleman

A lot has changed in the last 10 years. A lot. However, here at the Catholic Gentleman, while we have advanced to combat the ways men are being formed by the world, we have kept the goal of our mission the same. Be a Man. Be a Saint. In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we are offering an exclusive sale and discussing the ways the world has advanced and how The Catholic Gentleman has survived and will always be there to accurately guide men to Christ and His Church. It has been 10 years, and we look forward to what God will provide in the next 10 Years! 🔴 10 Year Special - Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Get access to our membership program and receive the Catholic Gentleman Book for FREE with free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202338 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Power of Praying the Rosary Daily (w/ Fr. Gregory Pine)

It has been called the sword of the spiritual life. It can be a cornerstone and pillar of the family. We are discussing the Rosary today and 5 reasons, as well as a lot of practical advice, as to why men should pray the Rosary daily. Fr. Gregory Pine walks us through his life with the Rosary and the multiple truths contained within this powerful devotion. You are sure to gain insights and fuel for staying true to praying the Rosary daily. Dominican Rosary Pilgrimage - https://rosarypilgrimage.org/ 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible sessions to help you strategically become a better man - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Fr. Gregory Pine is a Dominican friar of the Province of Saint Joseph. He is a doctoral candidate in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He served previously as the Assistant Director for the Thomistic Institute. He is the co-author of Marian Consecration with Aquinas and Credo: An RCIA Program (both TAN Books) and the author of Purdence: Choose Confidently, Life Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor). He is also a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas and Godsplaining. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202350 minutes, 30 seconds
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Overcoming Fear and Confusion with Grit (w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford)

In life we all face hardships, fear of the unknown, and the temptation to choose a lesser good depending on the circumstances. Sam and John are joined by Dr. Andrew Swafford to discuss how to handle these situations and how to do so with an unwavering sense of purpose. Dr. Swafford explains how by seeing your life as a Gift and having the right amount of Grit, you can handle these difficulties with peace and even joy. This is a truly enjoyable conversation. Gift and Grit: How Heroic Virtue Can Change Your Life and Relationships - ascensionpress.com/GiftandGrit Twitter - @andrew_swafford 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible sessions to help you strategically become a better man - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Dr. Andrew Swafford is a Professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. Together with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, he is co-author of What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith and co-host of Ascension’s video series under the same title, filmed at 30 holy sites in Rome. Dr. Swafford is the general editor of, and a contributor to, Ascension’s best-selling Great Adventure Catholic Bible. He and his wife, Sarah, recently wrote Gift and Grit: How Heroic Virtue Can Change Your Life and Relationships. Among Dr. Swafford’s other publications are Ascension’s Bible studies on Romans and Hebrews as well as various books on Pope John Paul II and the moral and spiritual life. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master’s degree in Old Testament and Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Swafford is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Academy of Catholic Theology, and is a featured fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Dr. Swafford is an avid student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and lives with his wife Sarah and their six children in Atchison, KS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Reasons You Don't Know How To Feast

In today's episode, Sam and John discuss how our lives are marked by affluence, abundance, excess, and convenience and how this presents a very unique challenge to fasting, but even more so, a challenge to feasting. In one sense, feasting has a higher place in the Church than fasting, yet we very often never discuss this. How do we feast correctly? What are the practices we need to truly experience feasting so as to live more abundantly? We unpack all of this today. 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible sessions to help you strategically become a better man - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202339 minutes, 50 seconds
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5 Ancient Romans Every Man Should Know

In today's episode, John is joined by Ryan Scheel, from the Catholic Talk Show, to discuss 5 remarkable men of history, the stories associated with them, and the virtues they portrayed during ancient Rome. We dive into the virtues these men each displayed and how our Catholic faith prefects and brings to life that which these men only knew through reason and experience. We then discuss how important it is for men today to learn about the history of Rome and how this knowledge can improve your life. Catholic Talk Show - https://www.youtube.com/@CatholicTalkShow 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ is Now Live - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible sessions as to help you strategically become a better man - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com Quote: “Cling fast to virtus, I beg you men of Rome, it is the heritage that your ancestors bequeathed you. All else is false and doubtful, ephemeral and changeful; only virtues stands firmly fixed, its roots run deep, it can never be shaken by any violence, never moved from its place.” - Cicero Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Summer Survival Guide for Men

In today's episode, hosts John Heinen and Sam Guzman discuss how the summer often presents difficulties for men pursuing holiness. When your summer is filled with travel, late night conversations, and children staying up late or not active in school work, it can be an occasion to loosen your own disciplines and perseverance in holiness. We discuss ways to avoid this from happening, as well as insights as to what unique opportunities summer can provide us. Finally, we turn to Archbishop Fulton Sheen to remind us of three laws necessary to achieve true happiness. 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - https://welcomehisheart.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tired of Losing? Do These 3 Things

In today's episode, hosts John Heinen and Sam Guzman discuss the 3 foundational pillars of a man's life. These 3 pillars were broken at the fall of man, yet until we understand these pillars and how to work with them, we will always be running in circles instead of persevering and moving forward in our lives. We also discuss the most transformative new platform for men to get answers to their questions, grow in holiness with other men, and receive constant new content and challenges. 🔴 Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com 🔴 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202346 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Scripture ACTUALLY Says About the Eucharist

In today's episode, hosts John Heinen and Sam Guzman discuss the actual teachings of the Eucharist relying on the words from the Holy Scripture. We go through the Scripture and pull out 5 different sections in the Bible to prove the truth of the Eucharist that all men must understand. We rely heavily on other Scripture verses to further support these primary verses. Men, the Eucharist can transform you; read, pray, and learn to love Christ in the Eucharist. 🔴 LEARN MORE ABOUT Catholic Gentleman+ - https://catholicgentlemanplus.com/finally-here 🔴 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Unlocking the Genius of Pope Benedict XVI: Lessons for Modern Men

Today we discuss Pope Benedict XVI's legacy and its relevance for men today. John and Sam are joined by Dr. Roland Millare, an expert on Pope Benedict, to explore his profound thoughts, influence, and life, as well as his impact on our lives and contemporary masculinity. In this thought-provoking conversation, Dr. Millare provides practical insights on faith, virtue, and personal growth, guiding listeners toward a deeper understanding of authentic manhood in the modern world. We leave men with additional themes and material worth continually pursuing. A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger - https://stpaulcenter.com/product/a-living-sacrifice-liturgy-and-eschatology-in-joseph-ratzinger Subscribe - https://catholicgentleman.com 🔴 Join the Catholic Gentleman Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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Addictions, Extreme Excellence, and Total Conversion

In this episode, I speak with David Kruse, a business owner who has lived with an obsession for achievement, a drug addiction, overcoming anxiety, seminary, and ultimately marriage. He shares with us his inspiring conversion to the Faith, the practice of perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. Learn how these qualities helped David overcome his struggles and achieve success by turning to grace and living with a confident abandonment to God's will. His story will encourage you to embrace your own challenges and strive for more in your life. Orémoose Leather - https://www.oremoose.com Enemy Love Records - https://www.enemyloverecords.com Subscribe to the Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com 🔴 Join the Catholic Gentleman Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202355 minutes, 53 seconds
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Discover the Life-Changing Power of Marian Devotion for Men

In this episode, John and Sam are joined by Fr. Daniel-Maria Klimek to discuss the need and power of Marian devotion in a man's spiritual life. Fr. Klimek shares his personal story of how Our Lady removed his agnosticism and opened him up to the truth of faith. Throughout the conversation, the trio emphasizes the importance of developing a personal relationship with Mary and the positive impact it has on every man's spiritual life. You are sure to be inspired and challenged to develop a deeper devotion to Our Lady to become a man prepared for battle. For the Love of Mary - https://stpaulcenter.com/product/for-the-love-of-mary 🔴 Join the Catholic Gentleman Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202348 minutes, 8 seconds
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How Embracing Our Faith, Identity, and Marriage Can Save Society (w/ Archduke Eduard Habsburg)

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Archduke Eduard Habsburg, as he shares his views on the critical importance of faith, marriage, family, history, identity, and subsidiarity to save society today. Drawing on his vast experience and knowledge, the Archduke challenges men to embrace these principles and use them as a foundation for building a better society. His story about the difference between Catholic vs protestant royal funerals is gripping. This episode offers a fresh and inspiring perspective on the world we live in and what has been lost and needs to be regained. 🔴 The Habsburg Way - https://sophiainstitute.com/product/the-habsburg-way 🔴 Help Us Launch The Catholic Gentleman Membership Program Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202340 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Men Can Find God and Strength in the Wilderness

In this episode, join hosts John and Sam as they speak with wilderness expert and Catholic priest Fr. Kenneth LeBlanc about discovering God in the beauty of nature, even nature right outside your front door. Fr. LeBlanc shares his insights on the importance of unplugging from devices and technology, and how men can find spiritual nourishment and clarity through exploring the wilderness. He also shares his incredible conversion story that involved a Gandalf-type hermit that brought his family to Catholicism. They discuss the challenges men face in today's world and the role that connecting with nature can play in promoting physical, mental, and growth in holiness. 🔴 SPONSOR - Esto Vir Expeditions - https://estovirexpeditions.com (Next Trip - Colorado: July 12-16) 🔴 Help Us Launch The Catholic Gentleman Membership Program Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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Breaking the Father Wound Cycle: Be the Man Others Need

In this episode, hosts John Heinen and Sam Guzman speak with author and evangelist Peter Herbeck about his journey of overcoming a deep father wound through forgiveness and growth. Peter shares how his experiences with his alcoholic father had shaped his life and how he discovered the true essence of masculine leadership through healing and an encounter with Christ and His Church. Together, they discuss the need for men to step up and become strong, compassionate leaders of their homes and communities. Lessons from the School of Love - www.renewalministries.net/shop/product/lessons_from_the_school_of_love Renewal Ministries - www.renewalministries.net 🔴 Help Us Launch The Catholic Gentleman Membership Program Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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Why Epic Tales Help Boys Become Men

Everywhere we see men who lack virtue, true masculinity, and grit. One Commander in the U.S. Navy, Brandon Hale, is doing something about this through the art of storytelling. His epic adventures showcase virtue as something that is necessary, obtainable, and desirable to boys. We get to discuss what got him into writing as well as his life as a father, JAG Lawyer, and author. Prince Martin Epic Series - https://princemartin.com 🔴 Help Us Launch The Catholic Gentleman Membership Program Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202339 minutes, 2 seconds
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Catholic Man's Obligation to Civic Life (w/ Mark Cronenwett)

Catholic men have a moral obligation to be involved in the political and civil life of their cities. However, with so much media noise, character defamation attacks, and confusing rhetoric it can often seem overwhelming. My guest today, Mark Cronenwett, argues that it does not have to be this way. As a devout Catholic father of 7, a lawyer, and a man actively running for city council, he has already brought change to his city and is on the campaign trail to bring more. We discuss: Life as a Catholic Lawyer A Catholic's Moral Obligation to the Political Life How to Handle Character Defamation and Ad Hominem Attacks Mark Cronenwett - www.mark4irving.com 🔴 Help us Change Culture by Bettering the Lives of Catholic Men Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and receive incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202338 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to be More than Your Wins and Failures

Are you struggling with staying dedicated to your work or overcoming challenges? The path to self-mastery is filled with failures and successes. How do we stay consistent as men and be dedicated to the hard work of life? Today we are joined by an Olympic qualifying athlete, Conner Peloquin, who also had a successful career in a Fortune 100 company. Conner shares how to find God's will in your daily activities, as well as the focus needed to improve in life regardless of the obstacles and issues that come. We discuss: What life is like working for driven Fortune 500 companies The difficulty in leaving behind a career to follow God's will The 4 last things of Death, Judgement, Heaven, or Hell 🔴 Help Us Launch The Catholic Gentleman Membership Program Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Men's Guide for Lent (w/ Fr. Innocent CFR)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great pathway this Lent for men. Formed by many years guiding men in the desert to better understand themselves and grow in their union with Christ, Fr. Innocent Montgomery, C.F.R. shares his wisdom with us for this Lent and beyond. We share in his joy as a Franciscan Friar, hear great stories, and learn why he felt called to write a book for men that guides us through Lent and the Easter Octave. In this episode we discuss; The depravity of modern man How to experience being an adopted son of God An incredible Franciscan order How a deeper interpersonal relationship with Christ is what we all need And more… Born of Fire - Click Here Fr. Innocent Montgomery, CFR grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska as one of a triplet, and his triplet brother is also a CFR priest. He attended Saint Gregory the Great Seminary for his undergrad in philosophy. He entered the Friars in 2007 and spent many joyful years serving the homeless and drug addicts at Saint Anthony’s Shelter in the Bronx. He made his final vows in 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2016. His master’s thesis work in seminary was in Christological anthropology. He now serves as the Postulant Director for the CFRs, accompanying the young brothers in early formation as they learn how to pray, live in fraternity, and love and serve the poor. One of his greatest joys is to bless people in their identity as sons and daughters of the Father. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman Podcast happens because of our generous donors, including monthly donations of any amount. Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us: patreon.com/catholicgentleman You can also purchase Catholic Gentleman merchandise at store.catholicgentleman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Beauty and the Failed Imagination of Our Modern Minds

Beauty belongs to Catholicism, yet we see fewer and fewer traces of this in our modern Churches. Men often ignore this transcendental and lack a depth of understanding of the objective nature of beauty. It is time to learn how beauty is tied to truth and goodness and how it can awaken within your soul an improved man. We are joined today by Robert Puschautz, a professional artist of the Stabat Mater Foundation, to learn why this is the case and how we can fix it. Stabat Mater Foundation - https://www.stabatmater.org/art Robert Puschautz IG - https://www.instagram.com/robertpuschautz "We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past -- whether he admits it or not -- can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love." - Hans Urs von Balthazar 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman Podcast happens because of our generous donors, including monthly donations of any amount. Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us: patreon.com/catholicgentleman You can also purchase Catholic Gentleman merchandise at store.catholicgentleman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202344 minutes, 25 seconds
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Overcome these 4 Pitfalls Men Face in Prayer

How often do you feel that you are never improving in prayer? Perhaps you don't have a clear understanding of what prayer is or how to pray. In this episode, we discuss the key purpose of prayer, how to accurately understand why we are required to pray, and how to overcome the 4 most common pitfalls to living out a purposeful and fruitful prayer life. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman Podcast happens because of our generous donors, including monthly donations of any amount. Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us: patreon.com/catholicgentleman You can also purchase Catholic Gentleman merchandise at store.catholicgentleman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/202358 minutes, 1 second
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6 Reasons Fasting Makes You a Better Man

Why do we fast? How is it that growth in prayer is dependent on fasting? We answer these questions as well as how to avoid the numerous pitfalls related to physical, mental, and spiritual obstacles that fasting presents to us. Finally, you will learn 6 reasons every man must fast to grow in holiness and to be the man God created you to be. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman Podcast happens because of many generous donors, including monthly donations of any amount. Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us: patreon.com/catholicgentleman You can also purchase Catholic Gentleman merchandise at store.catholicgentleman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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SPECIAL: How to Discern Your Vocation (w/ Catholic Talk Show at SEEK 2023)

We have a special episode of The Catholic Gentleman recorded in front of a live audience at SEEK 2023 with The Catholic Talk Show. I was invited to discuss discerning your path in life and give advice to Catholics trying to find their way. Everything that we share can be applied throughout our lives. A special thank you to FOCUS and Spoke Street. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Special Thanks • FOCUS SEEK 23 • Spoke Street Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why You Fail at Lent and How to Fix it

How many times have you stated, "This Lent will be different."? Only to find yourself failing, frustrated, and humbled by the second or third week. Today, Devin Schadt joins us as we discuss why this happens, what men always forget about when it comes to Lent, and how we can actually make lasting change this year. He has written an incredible devotional book to guide anyone during Lent and we touch on this as well. Jesus' Way - The 46-Day Lenten Journey Devotional BOOK - https://store.catholicgentleman.com/collections/all/products/jesus-way Fathers of St. Joseph - https://fathersofstjoseph.org Previous Episode 16 on Fatherhood - https://catholicgentleman.com/2021/06/worldly-fatherhood-vs-catholic-fatherhood Youtube Video Series - https://fathersofstjoseph.org/real-fundamentals/ 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Devin Schadt is the executive director of the Fathers of St. Joseph, an apostolate that labors for the restoration, redemption, and revitalization of fatherhood. Devin is the author of over 20 books on masculine devotions, fatherhood, and St. Joseph; and is the creator of the video-devotional system LEAD: The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness. He lives with his wife and five daughters in the Midwest. He is a good friend and I am excited to have him join us again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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From Clutter Free to Convert w/ T.K. Coleman

From well-known minimalist to Catholic convert, T.K. Coleman brings a depth of wisdom, clarity of thought, life experience, and transformation to Christ that is worth every second. What is minimalism and how does it align uniquely with our Catholic understanding of living a devout life? Today T.K. shares with us how to live a flourishing life, how to become a superior version of yourself each day, and how keeping your sights set on this goal brings clarity and peace to life. Follow T.K. Coleman - https://www.instagram.com/officialtkcoleman and https://www.instagram.com/theminimalists Foundation for Economic Education - https://fee.org The Minimalists - https://www.theminimalists.com and https://www.youtube.com/@theminimalists 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman T.K. Coleman is the Education Director at FEE (The Foundation for Economic Education) where he creates workshops and curricula designed to teach the value of economic literacy and entrepreneurial thinking to students of all ages. T.K. is also the co-host for the popular podcast on meaning, simplicity, and living with less: “The Minimalist.” He was most recently featured in the Netflix documentary “Less is now.” His passion is helping others minimize the philosophical and physical baggage that hinders them from living a flourishing life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Convert's Journey to Fixing Bad Catholic Music

It has been used for centuries to elevate and to glorify the Mass, memorize Scripture, and harnessed as a weapon against Satan. Although we see little evidence of this in the modern context, men must understand that music has been given pride of place in the Divine Liturgy. Today, Sam and John are joined by a composer, convert, and man of wisdom, Paul Jernberg, who is working to correct bad Church music and restore the glory of music once again. Magnificat Institute - https://magnificatinstitute.org Listen to Paul's Great Music - https://www.youtube.com/@pauljernberg8950 Connect with Paul - https://www.pauljernberg.com Paul's Mass - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQfy1G_PirM&t=2860s 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Paul Jernberg was born in Chicago in 1953. Having studied piano from an early age, he pursued a career as a piano soloist and accompanist which began in the Midwest and continued in Sweden, where he lived and worked from 1983 to 1993. While in Europe, his musical work expanded to include composition and choral directing. After his reception into the Catholic Church in 1992, and his return to the US in 1993, his career was devoted to teaching, conducting, and composing at the service of Catholic schools and parishes in Illinois and Massachusetts. Since 2017 he has continued this three-fold work as founding director of the Magnificat Institute of Sacred Music, a non-profit organization now based in Lander, Wyoming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Importance of Choosing to Live with Intention and Purpose

We all struggle to actively live with purpose and intention day in and day out. Today Sam and John are joined by a military veteran, teacher, and woodworker, Paul Hyatt, who explains the richness of his life and how he lives each day with significance. The strength of society is dependent on men living to their fullest, who strive, regardless of their shortcomings or struggles, to live each day with meaning and purpose. Follow Paul Hyatt Homeschool Connections: https://homeschoolconnections.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FirstAgeWW Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firstagewoodworking YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@firstagewoodworking9955 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3zu9TEU6GpPUMoKnMRlEN9 Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/first-age-woodworking/id1617434722 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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BONUS: What Men Can do for Life (w/ Sr. Agnus Dei)

We connect with Sr. Agnus Dei to discuss what men can do to support life, it is not what you might immediately think. She discusses her discernment in becoming a religious sister, how she walks with women daily, and an exciting March for Life Event the Sisters of Life are hosting. March for Life Event - https://www.lifefest2023.com (LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE) Sisters of Life - https://sistersoflife.org 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Real Story Why Planned Parenthood Left Missouri

We are joined today by Brett Attebery, President of Heroic Media, to discuss how Thrive Women's Health worked to strategically end abortions in St. Louis. Brett is the author of a new book, Your Pro-Life Bottom Line, and a convert to the Faith. He tells the dramatic story of how he entered the Church and how he was healed from a previous abortion. We finish with what all of us can be doing to achieve similar victories for the Pro-Life movement. Heroic Media - https://heroicmedia.org Learn More About Brett - https://brettattebery.com "Your Pro-Life Bottom Line" - https://www.amazon.com/Your-Pro-Life-Bottom-Brett-Attebery/dp/1667825267 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 1 second
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How to Avoid Failure at Your New Year’s Resolutions

This time of year is filled with thoughts of change and renewal. Men take upon themselves resolutions to better their lives, however, the majority of these resolutions fail. Why do they fail and what purpose of resolutions is lacking that keeps men from moving forward in the active life? We turn to a great priest and expert in the Desert Fathers, Fr. David Abernethy, to guide us in what dispositions of the mind, intent of the will, and practices we must foster on a regular basis to find frequent growth from sin to holiness. 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - 90 Days before Easter Starts on January 9th - Sign-up today - Click Here Previous Episode with Fr. David Abernethy - Click Here Follow Fr. Abernethy on Instagram - Click Here 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Things the Bible Doesn't Tell You About The Christmas Story

Today Sam and John are joined by a Scripture scholar and man who has written two recent books on the Infancy Narratives of Christ's birth, Fr. Dwight Longenecker. We discuss the truth of the Magi, the shepherds, and other stories that have come down through centuries that are not directly found in Scripture. How many Magi were there and where do we learn that number? How were Shepherd's stories passed down to Luke, writing 50-60 years later? We discuss all of this and how learning this information can be a turning point in your life. Father's Website - https://dwightlongenecker.com The Mystery of the Magi -https://dwightlongenecker.com/shop/the-mystery-of-the-magi The Secret of the Bethlehem Shepherds - https://dwightlongenecker.com/shop/the-secret-of-the-bethlehem-shepherds 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202242 minutes
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The Masculinity Crisis and How to Fix It

Today Sam and John are joined by a seasoned veteran who has been fighting against the downfall of true masculinity for many years, Matthew Christoff. In order to move to appropriate solutions, we first assess and diagnose the crisis of masculinity in the Catholic Church as well as society. After discussing the downfall over the years we go into effective and lasting solutions for men to make and implement today. Every Catholic Man Site - https://everycatholicman.com Every Catholic Man Podcast - https://everycatholicman.buzzsprout.com Catholic Men's Leadership Alliance - https://www.catholicmenleaders.org 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Matthew James Christoff is a Catholic convert and evangelist of Catholic men. Matthew is a co-founder of the Catholic Men's Leadership Alliance and HeroicMen.com, the founder of the New Evangelization Project and CatholicManNight.com, and is featured in the Knights of Columbus Into the Breach Video Series. Matthew's professional career includes being a strategy consultant for Fortune 50 companies and a brand manager in a major consumer products company. Matthew has a Masters in Theology from the Augustine Institute, a Masters in Business and a Civil Engineering degree from Purdue University. Matthew is married to his childhood sweetheart, has four married adult children and grandchildren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202255 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 Reason To Be Devoted To Our Lady For Your Salvation

Today John and Sam discuss Our Blessed Mother and 5 reasons why we all must have a devotion to the Immaculate. We discuss the struggles that we have each had in accepting or wrestling with the Church's teachings on Our Perfect Mother. However, and our lives are testaments to this transformation, by trusting the Church's teaching and practicing these devotions you will have chosen the surest, easiest, and shortest pathway to Christ and heaven. EPISODE CORRECTION - It was St. Catherine Labouré that received the miraculous medal. In the heat of the moment, it came out St. Bernadette. Thanks for listening! St. Catherine and St. Bernadette, pray for us. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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American Ninja Warrior, Sean Bryan on Peak Performance and Evangelization

Today, American Ninja Warrior and Catholic evangelist, Sean Bryan, discusses how his life has brought him to the peak of physical performance and how it is all done through the Holy Spirit. He has a passionate and clear understanding of the Faith and he lives that in his actions, insights, and missionary work off the course. We talk about his choice of the moniker, "Papal Ninja", how the Church lacks in forming men today, and what Sean and his apostolate, Lay Mission Project, are doing to fill that void. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/papalninja Lay Mission Project - https://laymission.net 🔴 Support The Catholic Gentleman Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Sean Bryan is most known for his participation in the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior, where he has taken on the identity of the "Papal Ninja," stealthily taking on his role in the mission of the Church to evangelize the world. Sean received his Bachelor’s of Arts at UC Berkeley, where he studied physics and was on the men’s gymnastics team. He completed his Master of Arts in Theology with a Salesian Studies concentration at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. His Masters thesis analyzed the ecclesiology inherent to documents of the Second Vatican Council, and proposes the Scriptural notion of liturgy as an interpretive lens that elucidates the relationship between formal ritual worship and its integrated expression in everyday life. His exploration led to practical applications geared toward the animation of the faithful in the Church’s mission, including the Lay Mission Project: an in-depth disciple-community formation experience that enables the laity to live the faith in their daily lives, foster strong relationships, and transform your world. In his spare time, Sean co-founded Traverse Fitness, a ninja warrior gym that trains the current, and next generation of obstacle course racers, many of whom are underprivileged kids whose memberships are discounted and subsidized through donations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 55 seconds
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4 Temptations Every Man Faces and How To Defeat Them

In this episode, we will discuss 4 temptations that every Catholic Gentleman faces and 4 virtues to overcome these temptations - Hint: One of them is gratefulness. We pray that all of our listeners have a blessed last week of the Liturgical Year and a great start to Advent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fitness and Health for Growth in Holiness

Today we discuss how your physical health and wellness go hand in hand with your development in virtue and growth in holiness. Dr. Kevin Vost joins us to address the huge rise in diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, liver disease, obesity, and other health-related illnesses in society today. We go into the false notion that you are either physically strong or mentally strong and that the integration of the two leads to a more grateful, loving, healthy, and holy life. Do we have a moral obligation to take care of ourselves and what is the correct balance?  You Are That Temple - https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/you-are-that-temple Kevin Vost, Psy.D., is the author of twenty books including Memorize the Faith! and How to Think Like Aquinas and has taught psychology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, and MacMurray College. He is a member of the Research Review Committee for American Mensa, which promotes the scientific study of human intelligence. 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
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Communism is Destroying Men in America

Today we discuss how Ven. Fulton Sheen was the outspoken soldier against communism, prophetic in his wisdom, and necessary for all men living in the west to understand. We are joined by Steve Cunningham to discuss how Arch. Fulton Sheen identified the wave of communism that has crept its way into the United States and how modern capitalism has tenets of communism presented under a different name. We discuss what men need to do today to bring Christ and needed change to society.  🔴 TAN Books has come out with an incredible new set of the writings of Ven. Fulton Sheen that is a great place for men to learn while growing in holiness. - Archbishop Fulton Sheen Signature Set TAN’s Archbishop Fulton Sheen Signature Set includes the following: Way to Happiness; Communism and the Conscience of the West; Thinking Life Through; Philosophies at War; and Preface to Religion. Sensus Fidelium - Youtube and Site 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman is On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202241 minutes, 14 seconds
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Men, Porn is More Dangerous Than You Think

In this week's episode, we are joined by Jim O'Day, Executive Director of Integrity Restored, to discuss how real the battle against pornography is in our culture and the reason only evil thrives and benefits from it. We talk about proven methods for overcoming porn additions, and how men need to become aware and communicate more frequently about the dangers. Jim O’Day is a man that has been fighting the scourge of pornography affecting men, women, and the Church for years. He is the Executive Director of the organization Integrity Restored which is actively educating, training, and providing resources to break free from pornography and heal relationships. Prior to his work at IR he has been a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in development, executive management, sales, marketing, and relationship development. He is married with children and when he is not coaching men and women he might be teaching self-defense as a Jiu Jitsu Instructor.  Integrity Restored - Click Here Integrity Restore Podcast - Click Here 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman is On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202254 minutes
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Growing in Holiness Through Relationships (w/ Dr. Greg Bottaro)

In this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Greg Bottaro, founder of the CatholicPsych Institute, to discuss how men uniquely behave, communicate, and relate to those around us. We discuss how men and women are different and how both sexes can grow in holiness by learning how to understand and better communicate with each other. Dr. Greg gives us men the secret 5 steps plan to solve female problems. Dr. Greg Bottaro is a Catholic Psychologist who started the CatholicPscyh Instituted 12 years ago. He has recently launched a new certificate to train people in Catholic integrated Accompaniment (Mentorship). He is married and enjoys living with his wife and 7 children. He lives and practices in Connecticut. CatholicPsych Institute - Click Here The Being Human Podcast - Click Here Dr. Greg's Instagram - Click Here 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman is On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Jeff LaCour on Suffering, Marriage, and Surrender to God

In this week's episode, we are joined by Dr. Jeff LaCour to discuss masculine suffering, marriage, life as a doctor with 6 children, and how to grow in holiness. Suffering is not only something that happens to everyone alive today, it is the choice means God uses to move men along in holiness. Jeff gives a great testimony to the role his father played in leading him in the Catholic faith, an example all fathers need to hear. Dr. Jeff LaCour is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT). He studied at LSU Medical School in New Orleans and UNC-Chapel Hill. He then completed a year-long Otology fellowship in Pittsburgh, followed by a year-long Rhinology fellowship in Savannah, Georgia. He has been practicing in Hammond, Louisiana for over 10 years and is the Director of Compassio Medical Education. He is married and lives with his wife in 6 children! Compassio Medical - Click Here 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman is On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fixing the Crisis of Lost Belief in the Eucharist

Today John and Sam are joined by a Knight of the Holy Eucharist, Br. Angelo, to discuss the crisis of men losing their faith in the Eucharist. This is a problem that goes to the very depths of our Faith and is a non-negotiable teaching of Catholicism. Still, we find the majority of Catholic men not understanding or even believing in Christ's real presence in the Eucharist. With the help of Our Lady, we seek to correct this error and show men a way to deepen their understanding and ultimate love of Christ. To Learn More about the Knights of the Holy Eucharist: Website: Knights.org  YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/HolyEucharistKnights 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20221 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Why Boys Are Not Becoming Men

Today John and Sam are joined by Jason Craig. Jason has spent years studying and defining the rites of passage boys must take to become men. He has applied this anthropological research to the teachings and lived reality of Christ and His Church, and he shares his discovery with us. The author of Leaving Boyhood Behind, he explains to us how societies have been built around raising boys to adult maturity through recognizable passages and more importantly how our society is lacking in providing these necessary stages of initiation. Fraternus - Click Here St. Joseph Farm - Click Here The Sword and Spade - Click Here 🔴 The Catholic Gentleman On Patreon Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202255 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fighting Hackers with Our Lady's Help

Today John and Sam are joined by the man who recovered our Instagram page from a hacker in India. We discuss the situation this hacker put us in, privacy concerns in the digital space, and how to protect yourself and your identity. We also hear some miraculous stories of how God brought him back into the Church and continues to guide him today. Finally, you will learn how Our Lady has provided us men both a sword to combat evil as well as a shield to protect ourselves from demonic attacks. 🔴 Join our Mission - https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202241 minutes, 11 seconds
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Aliens and the Catholic Church

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John have an intriguing conversation about extraterrestrial intelligence (aliens) and what the Catholic Church has to say about them! We are joined by Dr. Paul Thigpen to discuss what saints and philosophers have argued about for centuries, as well as what it means to us as baptized Catholic men. When placing the possibility of alien existence against the Catholic faith, we enjoy learning and deepening our faith on truths such as human beings created in the Image of God, the fallen nature of man, and our relationship to God's universe. Join us. Dr. Paul Thigpen's Book - Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith - View Subscribe to get every episode - Signup Now Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and help us take this ministry to more men with more resources: Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202255 minutes, 58 seconds
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5 Sacramentals Every Man Needs and Why

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John is joined by Jordan Watwood, friend, and director at Everything Catholic to discuss 5 incredible sacramentals of Holy Mother Church and the devotions that go along with them. We go into how beneficial they are for us in the battle against Satan and sins of the flesh, and why every man hoping to become a part of the Church Triumphant is encouraged to pick up these weapons of the Church.  We experienced some spiritual attacks in preparing this episode with a camera breaking 3 times consecutively and a monitor screen going out next, each just minutes after beginning the section. Might God's will be done through Our Lady on this Feast of The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Everything Catholic - Click Here 15% OFF Coupon Code: GENTLEMAN Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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Your Questions on Masculinity and Catholicism Answered

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John converse about how to love your coworkers who use the Lord's name in vain often, how to stay committed to prayer, physical and mental health, and if every man should grow a beard. We are answering your questions today! Subscribe to get every episode - Signup Now TCG Rosary - View Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202242 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Last Knight of Christendom

Today we are excited to be joined by an expert on Bl. Emperor Karl, David Ross, to help inform and instruct us on how we can learn from his holy life and Christ like example. Bl. Karl was elevated to the throne as Emperor of the Austrian Hungarian Empire in 1916 in the midst of the War to End All Wars, WWI. We discuss how he virtuously and heroically balanced his life as a Catholic Emperor, loving husband, and passionate father. He knew great suffering having been betrayed by his friend, forced into exile without his children, and ultimately dying at the young age of 35. He is a saint for modern men, join us. 🔴 Bl. Emperor Karl Symposium - Oct. 15 - Click Here Death of an Emperor Booklet - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Catholic Man 24/7, Beyond Sunday

Today Sam and John are joined by The Catholic Man Show, Adam and David, to discuss how men can lead and embrace Catholicism throughout each day of their lives. Men have a tendency today to limit their belief to Sunday at Mass only instead of permeating their entire lives and all that they do. We discuss the importance of good friends and go into practical ways to live out your faith. 🔴 New Book - Living Beyond Sunday - https://ascensionpress.com/products/living-beyond-sunday-making-your-home-a-holy-place 🔴 JOIN THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN Join the movement of The Catholic Gentleman by supporting us and getting incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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From Grateful Dead to Catholic Bishop

Today John and Sam are joined by his Excellency, Bishop James Conley. Bishop Conley was an agonistic listening to the Grateful Dead and ultimately converted to Catholicism during his college years. We discuss the balance of the liturgy in his diocese that has the FSSP seminary (Latin Mass) as well as Novus Ordo Mass. He shares what it has been like to be a Bishop and how to regain authentic masculinity in the Church and society today. Learn More from Bishop Conley - https://www.lincolndiocese.org/bishops/bishop-james-conley/biography 🔴 Join our Mission - https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202254 minutes, 41 seconds
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Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and Being a Holy Man

Today Sam is joined by the Director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Missionary Society, Allan Smith. We discuss who Fulton Sheen was and how his teaching and habits are still creating dynamic ripple effects that transform the lives of innumerable today. Find out how Archbishop Fulton Sheen can help you grow in a relationship with Christ as a man. Allan Smith and Bishop Fulton Sheen - https://www.bishopsheentoday.com 🔴 Join our Mission - https://patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202241 minutes, 44 seconds
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Masculinity, Perseverance, and Vocation with Fr. Roger Landry

Today John is joined by a well-known priest and author to men, Fr. Roger Landry. We discuss his call to the priesthood, the abuse scandal in Boston, and how to avoid effeminacy as a man. We often associate effeminacy with men acting like women, but the reality, as St. Thomas Aquinas teaches, it is the vice directly opposed to perseverance and courage. How does this show itself today and how can we as men reject this vice? 🔴 SPONSOR - Napa Institute - https://www.thenapaconference.org Coupon Code: CG50Napa Fr. Roger Landry https://catholicpreaching.com/wp/ Homily on the Scandal - https://catholicpreaching.com/wp/the-fully-catholic-response-to-the-scandals-4th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-a-february-3-2002/ "If the Eucharistic Revival is going to be successful, men need to use their masculine leadership in it...rather than looking at all of the other things that need to change outside of me, it needs to be personal and more Eucharistic, and when our time here on earth is complete we are going to say it was not wasted, because I learned from You how to be like You." ~ Fr. Roger Landry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/202253 minutes, 21 seconds
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Racism and The Catholic Church Today (w/Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers)

Today Sam and John are joined by a dynamic speaker and expert on the subject of racism, Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers. We are all aware of the ideological movements involving race in our society today, the Black Lives Matter Movement, Critical Race Theory, and White Privilege to name a few. So how are we as Catholic men supposed to navigate this very delicate and often heated topic? How do we avoid taking a passive, avoidance, or even subservient role on this issue and instead bring love and Christ into the conversation? 🔴 All Things Dcn. Harold Burke-Sivers https://deaconharold.com Behold the Man - https://ignatius.com/behold-the-man-bmanp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why Society Depends on Strong Men (w/ Anthony Esolen)

Today Sam and John are joined by an incredible Catholic man, professor, and author, Dr. Anthony Esolen. In his new book, "No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men", he gets straight to the point from history, societal development, biology, and observation. He goes to the core of masculinity to return to men the joy of their manliness. We live in distorted times and this conversation is just scratching the surface of the truth that all men must understand. 🔴 Books for Everyman The Hundredfold - https://www.amazon.com/Hundredfold-Songs-Lord-Anthony-Esolen/dp/1621642925/ref=sr_1_1 No Apologies - https://www.amazon.com/No-Apologies-Civilization-Depends-Strength-ebook/dp/B09MDL9CTF/ref=sr_1_1 🔴 Dr. Anthony Esolen's Online Magazine Word and Song - https://anthonyesolen.substack.com/about Episode - https://anthonyesolen.substack.com/p/soliloquy-of-the-spanish-cloister#details 🔴 SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Life Lessons from a Navy SEAL

Today Sam and John are joined by an incredible Catholic man and former Navy SEAL Officer, Sam Blair. We get to learn from Sam about how living a life of dedication and service can provide purpose, uniformity with God's will, and an opportunity to understand the depths of greatness. We go into learning from our failures and difficulties, as well as the importance of sacrifice and having a heart for our families and others. Topics Include: Influence of a Father Love of Service Lessons as a SEAL Officer 🔴 SPONSOR: The Saintmaker - https://www.thesaintmaker.com/catholicgentleman CODE: CATHOLICGENTLEMAN at checkout 🔴 SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202258 minutes, 29 seconds
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True Freedom in these Difficult Times

Today Sam and John discuss how we can live well and thrive in these times. We share thoughts on how to avoid the temptation to complain and buckle under the pressures of job security, political issues, mounting inflation, and taking care of those closest to you. The Church in her wisdom has given us the roadmap that can be used by every man living today. Topics Include: Inflation and Budget Authentic Freedom Practical Steps on Thriving in Difficulties 🔴 SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202247 minutes, 47 seconds
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7 Ways Men Can Love Christ in the Eucharist

Today Sam and John discuss how men can embrace, deepen their commitment, and constantly grow in love with Christ in the Eucharist. We touch on seven truths that help men better accept this reality and why loving Christ in the Eucharist is the highest pursuit that men can set forth as members of the Church Militant. The USCCB has recently launched the Eucharistic Revival on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and we call all men to recommit their devotion, understanding, and love of the Eucharist! Eucharistic Revival - https://www.eucharisticrevival.org The Holy Eucharist - St. Alphonsus - https://www.goodcatholicbooks.org/books/alphonsusworks06.pdf Eucharistic Meditations - St. Peter Julian Eymard - Apostle of the Eucharist https://www.ecatholic2000.com/cts/untitled-143.shtml Summa - St. Thomas Aquinas https://www.newadvent.org/summa/4073.htm Spiritual Communion Prayer - https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/act-of-spiritual-communion-339 Prayer After Communion - https://www.daily-prayers.org/father-son-holy-spirit/prayer-after-communion-thomas-aquinas 🔴 SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202240 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Catholic Life of a Professional Baseball Player

Today we are joined by a professional baseball player and Catholic gentleman, Michael Krauza. We cover such topics as setbacks in life, being cut from his high school team twice, devotion to Our Lady, and living for God's will in all that we do. Michael experienced a strong conversion in college and now openly talks to and about Our Lady while on and off the mound. Learn More - https://ilovetexasbaseball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/202251 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Catholic Man Rejects Consumption

Today we discuss how the Catholic man must live simply. It is by rejecting consumerism and by turning away from more stuff that we open ourselves up to actually serve God's will in our lives. Our earthly possessions call to us, what conversations are we allowing them to have with us? We go into statistics, social examples, and truths about how living simply is necessary for our service to God and others. The Scarcity Principle is Manipulating Us Custody of the Mind Total Abandonment to God -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202248 minutes, 48 seconds
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7 Strategies to Overcome any Obstacle in Life (w/Jonathan Doyle)

Today we discuss how to be resilient in life as well as key ways to overcome laziness and acedia. Renowned motivational speaker, Jonathan Doyle, from Australia, joins us to talk about his life as a peak performance athlete and motivational life coach, as well as how to avoid letting sloth, laziness, or suffering ruin our lives. Learn how to overcome your weaknesses and be a powerful witness to the world. We go through panic attacks, abusive fathers, rejection from others in life, and how God brings remarkable good out of our sufferings. Learn more about Jonathan and Get His Free Book https://jonathandoyle.co https://www.onecatholicteacher.com Youtube Platforms https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9auVexLuGvTyIZ-jpNLtRA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCYnW4yVdd93N1OTbsxgyw -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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7 Strategies to Have an Unbreakable Marriage

Today Sam and John discuss how the world gets marriage wrong and why it rejects the true sacramentality of marriage. We discuss the difficulty of living out the vocation of marriage and we go into 7 practices that need to happen on a regular basis to keep your marriage strong, holy, and constantly filled with love. Learn and be a powerful witness to the world. Read More https://catholicgentleman.com/2018/08/becoming-one-marriage-as-sanctification https://catholicgentleman.com/2020/07/get-thee-wedded-shakespeares-advice-on-finding-a-wife https://catholicgentleman.com/2015/08/the-adventure-and-crisis-of-marriage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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Does God Want You To Be Successful

Today Sam and John discuss the dignity of work and how to balance the desire for career advancement with your faith. We also give great advice on how to get ahead in your career and discern changing your job. Pride, power, and pleasure are the ideals held by society with work, but it is by pursuing these ideals that we instead find frustration, anxiety, and unhappiness. RERUM NOVARUM - "Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor" - Pope Leo XIII - https://www.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html LABOREM EXERCENS - "Through work man must earn his daily bread" - Pope St. John Paul II - https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_14091981_laborem-exercens.html Catechism: “If any one will not work, let him not eat.” Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from him. (CCC 2427). In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. (CCC 2428) -- PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202243 minutes, 5 seconds
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From Desk Job Burnout to the Life of a Blacksmith

Today Sam and John discuss desk job burnout, depression, knife making, Poland and Ukraine, and finding God's will at work with award-winning blacksmith Leszek Sikon. Leszek's journey to the life of blacksmithing is filled with acceptance and growing in unity with God's will. We also spend time talking about knives and the artistry behind wielding the forge. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lsikonblacksmith Site - https://www.lsikonblacksmith.com Eating Tools - https://www.eatingtools.com -- PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Leszek Sikon - Originally from Poland, Leszek came to the UK 17 years ago. He earned a decent living as a middle manager in retail yet this career left me feeling wholly unfulfilled. Leszek knew that he wanted to create something that would last. He was used to getting dirty and working with his hands – so he was thrilled to learn that Hereford College of Arts ran a blacksmithing course. The next thing he knew, he quit his job and started training. Since then he has found his passion in producing a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire. His inspiration comes from the history and the traditional methods, getting to grips with hammers, tongs, and fire. Having these skills has paid off more than a career in retail ever would. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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12 Manliest Saints in History

Today Sam and John discuss 12 of the manliest saints in history. We go into what we today can learn from how these incredible men lived. It is important to understand the character of these men, the times they lived in, as well as the lessons they teach us. We focus on how they lived their lives and why we should turn to them in various struggles we might face. Regardless of their history, they all lived devoted to God's will in a beautiful way. -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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White-Supremacist Converts to Catholicism Speaks on Truth and Beauty

We are joined by a former white supremacist and now a devout Catholic man of letters, Joseph Pearce. We discuss his conversion to Catholicism from a life of hatred, G.K. Chesterton, and why men must read poetry. Joseph shares with us the intimate tie between poetry and prayer, he clarifies our thoughts on truth and beauty, and drives home how poetry identifies and assists in the completion of an authentic man. Please join us in this conversation. "True perception comes with virtue, specifically the virtue of humility, it is humility that gives us a sense of gratitude, it is gratitude that opens the eyes to wonder, and it is only when the eyes are open to wonder that we are moved to contemplation, and it is only when we are moved to contemplation that the mind is open to dilation, and it is dilation which is the full opening of the mind to reality." - Joseph Pearce on The Catholic Gentleman Joseph Pearce is a premier literary biographer and author of our time, especially in reviewing the depths of the Catholic literary tradition. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, Hilaire Belloc, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and books on English poetry and literature. He has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. His verse drama, Death Comes for the War Poets, was performed off-Broadway to critical acclaim. Website - https://jpearce.co New Book - Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith - https://tanbooks.com/products/books/spiritual-warfare/virtue-vice/benedict-xvi-defender-of-the-faith -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202258 minutes, 35 seconds
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Finding Joy and Faith in Cooking

Today Sam and John are joined by a culinary chef and Catholic, Jim Churches to discuss his life as a chef and how we as men can appreciate and find a deeper meaning in food. We talk about his life as a professional chef, his Catholic faith and how it enters his kitchen, how to make an amazing steak, and what one ingredient makes everything better. Homeschool Connections Cooking Course with Jim Churches - homeschoolconnections.com forthcoming for the 2022/2023 school year. Email them at [email protected] for questions. Jim Churches has over 29 years of Foodservice Experience, with 19 years as a Corporate Executive Chef in Food Manufacturing. He is the Culinary advisor to many High school/College culinary programs. He is also a culinary advisory board member and content contributor for Chef Magazine. In addition to numerous awards, he is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator with the American Culinary Federation. Jim is married with 3 children and runs a number of Catholic charitable campaigns where he can donate his skills to help parishes, pregnancy centers, and children in need.  -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202249 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian

Today Sam and John discuss why the Church and her authority are necessary to maintain the fullness of truth and guide men in their personal lives. We go into the issues that the Church has had in her history as well as in 2022. We discuss our reasoning for being Catholic today, one of us as a convert and one of us as a Catholic from infancy. 🔴 Leather Journal - https://bit.ly/tcg-leather-journal -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202251 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bishop Strickland’s Direct Challenge to All Catholic Men

Today Sam and John are joined by a shepherd and fatherly leader, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler Texas. We have the great privilege of hearing from Bishop Strickland about why the world needs real men, as well as the virtues and spirituality needed to be a real man. Our modern times have thrown us dozens of competing images of what it means to be a man and we need strong examples to set things right. We discuss how you can embrace this call to true masculinity and live your God-given role in your family and society. 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - https://ex90.cc/gentleman Website - https://www.bishopstrickland.com Twitter - https://twitter.com/bishopoftyler -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202252 minutes, 5 seconds
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Knowing Yourself and Overcoming Addictions

Today Sam and John discuss addictions, what they are, how to define and understand them, and how to continuously work throughout life to overcome them as Catholic men. We go into the clear and clinical breakdown of addictions with a big 'A' versus a little 'a'. We discuss the difference between substance versus behavioral addictions and how to overcome each. How do we break free from that which is keeping us in bondage or tempting us to addictions and further comfort? 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - https://ex90.cc/gentleman In this Episode We Discuss: Science Catching up to Church Teaching HAALT to identify addictions Sin and Culpability Practical Steps to Overcoming Addictions And More Blogs on various aspects and types of addictions - https://catholicgentleman.com/?s=addictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Keep Your Children Catholic

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great concern that parents and grandparents have when reflecting on the future of their children. Will they continue to be Catholic? We detail ways that we as men and fathers can truly guide and help our children maintain and embrace the Catholic faith after they leave the home. 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 🔴 https://ex90.cc/gentleman In this Episode We Discuss: What is outside of our control The importance of our example The Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual dimensions of children And More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202254 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why Should Every Man Build A Library?

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great Catholic tradition of building and maintaining libraries. This tradition stems back to the early Church, and we have an obligation to maintain it today. Find out why every gentleman should cultivate a personal library of his own. 🔴 SPONSOR - Exodus 90 - https://ex90.cc/gentleman In this Episode We Discuss: The History of Libraries within the Church The Virtue in Building A Library How to Start Building a Library And More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202239 minutes, 19 seconds
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Embracing the Cross and Overcoming Anxiety (w/ Dr. Kevin Majeres)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by a Catholic gentleman and psychiatrist of incredible wisdom and experience, Dr. Kevin Majeres. Kevin guides us in how to embrace our anxiety and challenges head-on as an opportunity for our sanctification provided by God. As GK Chesterton stated, "An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered." However, as nice as that sounds, it is in this episode that we learn how to practically use these challenges as God’s will to help us become saints. In this Episode We Discuss: Reframing to Embrace Your Suffering Accepting the Challenges We Face and Growing in Sanctification The Cross is the Cure Complaining is a form of practical atheism And More Dr. Kevin Majeres MD - Born and raised in Minnesota, Kevin attended college at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, and then stayed in Dallas for medical school and residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After graduation, he completed a fellowship with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, and became a certified affiliate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is also a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he teaches a weekly class on cognitive-behavioral therapy to psychiatrists-in-training at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (i.e., board certified in psychiatry). Optimal Work - https://www.optimalwork.com/ Professional Website - https://drmajeres.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Distrust of Bishops, Manly Music, Dumb Phones, and More

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John received dozens and dozens of your questions about being a Catholic and a man and provide answers today. We get questions about distrusting your bishop, getting on the same page as your wife, using dumb phones, dating before marriage, and a lot more. Subscribe to get every episode - Signup Now TCG Rosary - View Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202252 minutes, 21 seconds
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TLM, Invalid Baptisms, Pipe Smoking, Respecting Women, and More

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John asked for your questions, received dozens and dozens of them, and provide answers today. We discuss the Traditional Latin Mass, Pipe Smoking, Church Conspiracy, Protecting Our Church, Respecting Women, and More. We did not get to answer them all and will have more episodes answering those questions in the future. Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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Atheism - A First World Problem (w/ a Cistercian Monk)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss the growth in atheism, the order of white monks, and discerning God's will. We are joined by a Cistercian Monk, Fr. John Bayer, who shares his incredible story of discernment in where God was clearly seeking him. We dive into his years as a monk and his passion for discerning the balance between Faith and Reason. In this episode we discuss; How do we harmonize Faith and Reason correctly How modern atheists have to deny themselves Learn to inspire those that have lost their faith How a good butt-kicking can help us understand God And more… Fr. John Bayer, O. Cist. was born in Texas in 1984. He entered Our Lady of Dallas in August, 2007. He made his first temporary vows on August 20, 2008, and he made his solemn profession on August 19, 2012. He was ordained priest on August 10, 2013. He is Form Master for Class 2025 and he teaches English Lab, Latin and Theology at Cistercian Preparatory School. He is also an adjunct professor of theology at the University of Dallas. Fr. John began teaching at Cistercian Preparatory School and studying for the priesthood at the University of Dallas. In 2012, he traveled to Rome to continue his graduate studies at Pontifical Gregorian University, where he defended his dissertation on St. Anselm of Canterbury in 2019. In addition to good philosophy and theology, Fr. John loves athletics, hiking, camping, and marveling prayerfully in nature. Cistercians in Texas - https://abbey.cistercian.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Ultimate Lent for Men

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss a great pathway this Lent for men. Formed by many years guiding men in the desert to better understand themselves and grow in their union with Christ, Fr. Innocent Montgomery, C.F.R. shares his wisdom with us for this Lent and beyond. We share in his joy as a Franciscan Friar, hear great stories, and learn why he felt called to write a book for men that guides us through Lent and the Easter Octave. In this episode we discuss; The depravity of modern man How to experience being an adopted son of God An incredible Franciscan order How a deeper interpersonal relationship with Christ is what we all need And more… Born of Fire - Click Here (Fr. Innocent is open to connecting with men via Zoom this Lent. Email us at [email protected] to learn more) Fr. Innocent Montgomery, CFR grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska as one of a triplet, and his triplet brother is also a CFR priest. He attended Saint Gregory the Great Seminary for his undergrad in philosophy. He entered the Friars in 2007 and spent many joyful years serving the homeless and drug addicts at Saint Anthony’s Shelter in the Bronx. He made his final vows in 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2016. His master’s thesis work in seminary was in Christological anthropology. He now serves as the Postulant Director for the CFRs, accompanying the young brothers in early formation as they learn how to pray, live in fraternity, and love and serve the poor. One of his greatest joys is to bless people in their identity as sons and daughters of the Father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Reality, Happiness, and The Good Life (w/Fr. Gregory Pine)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by a Dominican, Philosopher, and Gentleman: Fr. Gregory Pine. Fr. Pine discusses reality and how men need to conform themselves to it and not bend reality to their opinions. We learn about how to embrace our roles as men in society and how to live the Good Life among the joys and difficulties of life. In this episode we discuss; Evangelization in the modern world The vocational discernment St. Thomas Aquinas within the context of history Happiness and how to live the Good Life And more… Fr. Gregory Pine is a Dominican friar of the Province of Saint Joseph. He is presently assigned as a doctoral candidate in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He served previously as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach at the Thomistic Institute. He is the co-author of Marian Consecration with Aquinas and Credo: An RCIA Program (both TAN Books) and the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Life Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor). He is also a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas and Godsplaining. Podcast - Godsplaining Pre-Order Fr. Pine's Book - Prudence: Choose Confidently, Life Boldly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Protecting Yourself and Family Online

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by cyber security veteran and devout Catholic, Jeff Jimenez, to discuss what serious threats exist in the digital world. As we navigate through this information age, how do we avoid falling victim to those that want to steal from us, use our actions and behaviors to treat us as a product, and how to spiritually maintain authentic resilience. In this episode we discuss; Cyber security threats Virtues that can be refined in the digital space How to evangelize in the secular world today How to find metanoia among all of the noise And more… Jeff Jimenez is a 15 year veteran in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and currently works in Cyber Defense in the private sector. He received his undergraduate degree in Theology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. His interests and research include Catholics in the Post-Modern Workplace, Personal Safety and Defense, Neuro-hacking, and Building Resiliency. He is a husband and father of five and enjoys the outdoor life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202259 minutes, 59 seconds
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Staying Catholic While Working In The World

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by The Catholic CEO, Henry Kutarna, an experienced business executive, mentor, and chair of a family investment firm, to discuss how men can maintain and live out their faith in their careers. As our culture becomes more woke, our Catholic faith becomes increasingly difficult to live out in public. Our guest today sees this as an opportunity for men to grow in their faith, continue to chart their future, or even create and run a successful Catholic centered business. In this episode we discuss; The Current Cultural Climate How to maintain your Catholic faith at work Opportunities to start a business A Catholic business eco-system And more… Henry Kutarna - is a faithful Catholic, an experienced business executive, and mentor. He is Chair of a private family investment fund with investments mainly in real estate and manufacturing. As a business expert, Henry is a private mentor and executive coach. He has been a valued member of numerous private and public boards; and has been chair, member, and advisor to many organizations. St. Joseph Forum: https://www.thecatholicceo.com/st-joseph-forum Start Crash Course (50% off until 2/1/22 with code CANDLEMAS): https://www.thecatholicceo.com/start-up-crash-course Home Based Business Course (50% off until 2/1/22 with code CANDLEMAS): https://www.thecatholicceo.com/business-course-for-catholics Discerning the Signs of the Times, an event for Catholics who may, or have, lost a job due to conscience reasons: https://www.thecatholicceo.com/offers/MByH25zW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202257 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exorcisms: What You Should Know

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Charles Fraune, author of the book, Slaying Dragons: What Exorcists See & What We Should Know, to discuss how we can better understand the temptations of the demonic and all of the tools that the Church has given us and are proven by exorcists. How demons prove the authority of the Catholic Church founded by Christ Our Lady and her perfect coercive power over demons Sacramentals What exorcists want you to know And more… Charles Fraune, the author of Slaying Dragons: What Exorcists See & What We Should Know, is the founder of the Slaying Dragons Apostolate, dedicated to writing, research, and other work on the topic of spiritual warfare. He lives in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC with his wife and three young children. Blog: https://www.theslayingdragonsbook.com/ Website: https://www.theretreatbox.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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How To Win Battles With Help From Heaven

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John go in-depth into the ultimate spiritual devotion, Consecration to Our Lady, and how the saints lived this devotion in their battles. We discuss protestants rejection of Our Lady, as well as practical tools you can use in your daily lives to overcome your struggles and live more completely for Christ. -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- If you have been blessed by the work of The Catholic Gentleman, we invite you to become a supporter at https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman In this episode we discuss The struggles and battles we face in 2022 St. Maximilian Kolbe's devotion to Our Lady and the Militia Immaculata St. Louis de Montfort's consecration How to commit yourself to this necessary devotion And more… ACT OF CONSECRATION TO MARY Written by St. Maximilian Kolbe - https://catholicgentleman.com/2022/01/st-maximilian-kolbe-consecration-prayer/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202259 minutes, 9 seconds
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What Separates A Man From A Gentleman? (w/ Brad Miner)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Brad Miner, author of the book, The Compleat Gentleman, to discuss how any man can become a gentleman and how to avoid being a cartoonish version of a man. It is great conversing with an experienced gentleman, we hope you enjoy. What separates a boy from a man What separates a man from a gentleman How do we live chivalry in the modern world What are the three traits of a gentleman And more… Brad Miner is the senior editor of The Catholic Thing, the daily blog of the Faith & Reason Institute. Former literary editor of National Review and the author of six books, he lives with his wife, Sydny, in Westchester County, New York.  The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry by Brad Miner, 3rd Edition, is available now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Become a Better Man with the Desert Fathers (w/ Fr. David Abernethy)

In this episode replay of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John unpack the tremendously rich patrimony the desert fathers have given the world but are lost in the west. We are joined by the knowledgable and experienced director, Fr. David Abernethy (An Oratorian), to go back to the roots of this spiritual tradition that is unmatched in its ability to overcome temptations and grow in unity with Christ. Learn how to actually strengthen your will, unite your heart and mind, and how a life not working on frequent asceticism can never fully achieve the unity with God that is possible before death. In this episode we discuss; How even Catholic conversations online add to the noise of the world How ascetical practices are greater than mere reparation for sins How Eastern Spirituality must be renewed in study and practice And More Fr. David Abernethy was born in Johnstown PA and is a Father of The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Pittsburgh. Father David converted to Catholicism as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Bachelors Degree. He also holds Masters Degrees in Sacred Theology and Divinity and has spent many years as a priest studying clinical counseling and Psychoanalysis at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center where he is an academic candidate. In 1987 the Philokalia was given to Father David as a gift; this gift sparked a love for the Desert Fathers and Eastern Spirituality that Father David has developed for over thirty years. He has a particular interest in the works of Saint John Cassian, Saint John Climacus and Saint Isaac the Syrian. Father David was ordained to the Priesthood 1994.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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7 Secrets That Can Make a Man Holy

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet to go through 7 ways that men must live to be Holy. We go through the reasons for including these rules as a priority in your life to encounter and live authentic masculinity. These are 7 additional rules to the 6 spoken of previously. In this episode we discuss; Saints that give us models of holiness How Love and Defense of Our Lady brings purpose and joy to lives How to treat women in life that respects their dignity And More ADVENT MISSION PARTNER – Cross Catholic Outreach – Please Donate Anything That You Can – https://bit.ly/3kZDvM8 The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today - https://store.catholicgentleman.com/collections/accessories/products/the-catholic-gentleman-living-authentic-manhood-today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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6 Rules Every Catholic Man Should Live By

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet to go through 6 essential rules that every man must live to be a true Catholic Gentleman. We go through the reasons for making these rules a priority in your life to live as a man growing in holiness. We hoped to discuss 13 rules but only got through 6. In this episode we discuss; Why having boundaries and a rule is necessary for growing in holiness The inspiration of The Catholic Gentleman's Rule of Life How living these rules will help you to be an example to others And More ADVENT MISSION PARTNER – Cross Catholic Outreach – Please Donate Anything That You Can – https://bit.ly/3kZDvM8 The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today - https://store.catholicgentleman.com/collections/accessories/products/the-catholic-gentleman-living-authentic-manhood-today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20211 hour, 23 seconds
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Atheist Doctor Becomes Catholic OBGYN and Pregnancy Expert

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Dr. Chris Stroud, a convert from Atheism, to Christianity, to Catholicism. He is a Certified Medical Consultant in Fertility Care/NaProTechology and discusses what men need to do today to improve our society, our families, and ourselves. You will not want to miss this episode for yourself or for those you love. In this episode we discuss; How Napro Technology is Scientifically More Successful than IVF How NFP is understood in the Church The Supreme Court and Roe V. Wade And More Dr. Chris Stroud is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Certified Medical Consultant in Creighton Model FertilityCare System/NaProTechology. With more than twenty-five years of experience, Dr. Stroud’s practice centers on infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, natural birth, and minimally invasive robotic surgery. He is joined in his practice by two other doctors, in addition to six certified nurse-midwives. Chris and his wife Marianne have five children spanning ages 23 - 12. He travels and speaks extensively on a variety of topics related to fertility care, and minimally interventional labor and birth, his conversion to Catholicism and authentically Catholic medical practice. He is a co-host of “Doctor Doctor,” an award-winning radio show and podcast dealing with all things medical from a Catholic perspective. Connect with Dr. Stroud - https://fertilityandmidwifery.com Listen More - https://www.ewtn.com/radio/shows/doctor-doctor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dealing with Anxiety and Depression as a Catholic Man

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss something that affects everyone today, either personally within yourself or with someone that you know and love. We draw from personal experience, professional experience, and the timeless wisdom of the Church to better handle anxiety and depression in the lives of men and what can be done to help. In this episode we discuss; How to understand anxiety and depression How the Church calls us to suffer with others How you can better love someone dealing with mental health issues And More ADVENT MISSION PARTNER - Cross Catholic Outreach - Please Donate Anything That You Can - https://crosscatholic.org/christmas/quenching-thirst-in-kenya Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202157 minutes, 8 seconds
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Immortal Combat with Fr. Dwight Longenecker

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam is joined by Fr. Dwight Longenecker to discuss why it is vitally important for a man to understand, live, and boldly confront evil as Christ's clear example and constant demand. Avoiding a nonconfrontational, feel good Gospel is not the way forward or the teachings of the Church. This widespread approach has created a wayward flock that indirectly teaches pacifism and has damaged uncountable lives. In this episode we discuss; How getting knocked outside our comfort zone can lead to right action How the Church calls us to boldly proclaim Truth The damage to society at large by watering down Christ's teaching And More ADVENT MISSION PARTNER - Cross Catholic Outreach - Please Donate Anything That You Can - https://crosscatholic.org/christmas/quenching-thirst-in-kenya Fr. Dwight Longenecker Brought up as an Evangelical. Dwight Longenecker graduated from fundamentalist Bob Jones University. While there he became an Anglican and after graduation went to Oxford to train as an Anglican priest. After serving for ten years as an Anglican priest he converted to the Catholic faith with his wife and family. Eventually he returned to the United States to be ordained as a Catholic priest under the special provision from Rome for married former Anglican clergy. Fr Longenecker has written over seventeen books and booklets on Catholic spirituality, apologetics and prayer. He has authored hundreds of articles which have been published in newspapers, magazines, websites and journals in the USA and the UK. His popular blog is called Standing on My Head. He is a popular, podcaster, conference speaker and mission speaker. Married with four children, he now lives in Greenville, South Carolina where he serves as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Visit his website at http://www.dwightlongenecker.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Importance of Looking Like a Gentleman (w/ Professional Barber, Trey Plummer)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Catholic convert and professional barber, Trey Plummer, to discuss why it is important for a man to look groomed and put together. Trey discusses his life as a protestant minister before his conversion and how Andy Griffith inspired him to become a barber. The look and presentation of a man are incredibly important to his pursuit of holiness and his ability to be taken seriously in life. In this episode we discuss; The importance of being well groomed How to Church calls all home The art of shaving with visual examples Floyd's Barbershop And More SPONSOR/PARTNER - Cross Catholic Outreach - https://crosscatholic.org/christmas/quenching-thirst-in-kenya Trey Plummer is a husband, father of three, convert, and the closest thing to "Floyd the Barber" this side of Mayberry. Trey owns and operates his one-chair barbershop in rural Arkansas, where he is a lifetime resident and a local city council member. In addition to all of this, he is a former Baptist Preacher who converted to Catholicism.  Read More about Grooming - https://catholicgentleman.com/?s=grooming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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Surviving In The Wild with Catholic Outdoors Expert Will Hince

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet with survivalist expert, Will Hince, to discuss his life while living in the wild for years. We learn from him how God has shown profound parallels to surviving in the outdoors to our growth in spiritual formation and holiness. We speak about the heart of a man, as well as later on in the episode, learn tips we should all know to be able to survive in the wild. In this episode we discuss; What step by step similarities are there with physical hypothermia and spiritual death How the wild calls to the heart of a man created from dust How to be able to survive in the wild Why we should all take frequent trips to nature And More Will Hince brings together 10 years of Catholic youth ministry experience with his background as a soldier, skilled bushcraft instructor, and wilderness expedition leader. Will is a dynamic speaker who draws on his wealth of wilderness survival experiences to bring home Beyond the Wild’s message of spiritual survival.  Learn More beyondthewild.org facebook.com/beyondthewild Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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The 7 Manliest Men in the Bible

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John go through Holy Writ and discuss 7 of the manliest men that are portrayed in Sacred Scripture. We discuss what makes these men masculine, holy, and a model example for us today. From battles, to sin, to repentance and transformation, we learn about their lives, their relationship with God, and how they embraced masculinity. In this episode we discuss; What makes a man authentic How Sacred Scripture teaches us about masculinity How a heart turned to God daily is unquestionably necessary How each man today can follow their example And More Read More from The Catholic Gentleman - https://catholicgentleman.com/2018/10/the-many-faces-of-manhood/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20211 hour, 1 minute
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Should A Gentleman Know How To Fight? With UFC World Champion Bas Rutten

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by legendary UFC Hall of Fame fighter, Bas Rutten, to discuss his life as a world champion fighter and how his Catholic Faith has changed everything he does. We have time to discuss his life of ultimate discipline and the similarities between physical training and spiritual combat. Bas's conversion to Faith is incredible and matches well with his life as a world-renowned fighter and MMA champion. In this episode we discuss; His childhood being bullied His most memorable fights His conversion to the Catholic Faith What his faith life currently looks like and his devotion to the Rosary What a world champion fighter has to say about peace And More Sebastiaan “Bas” Rutten (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɑs ˈrʏtə(n)];) is a Dutch retired mixed martial artist (MMA), Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw ) . Bas has been inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame in 2015. He suffered severe asthma in his childhood years and inspired by his struggle breathing developed the https://www.o2trainer.com. When Bas is not teaching at his gym in Westlake Village , he might be working on some acting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas_Rutten or commentating at https://www.karate.com/ with Kenny Rice. https://basrutten.com/ -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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Master Craftsman On Making Guitars & God

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by a 3rd Generation Master Luthier, Jarrett Schaub. As we work to build up a culture of holy men, we are blessed to have Jarrett share with us how to build guitars and how God has affected his life as a guitar maker, husband, and father. Join us as we discuss the joys of music, family, faith, and leisure. In this episode we discuss; How to get started making guitars How man needs leisure to become holy The greatest moment in building guitars Jarrett's incredible conversion to Catholicism story And More Jarrett Schaub is a devout Catholic convert, husband, father, and third generation luthier hand-crafting custom acoustic guitars in Evergreen, Colorado. Jarrett grew up in a large family of musicians, a heritage which began with his grandfather Reid Schaub—a talented guitarist who played for Buddy Holly during his college years in Lubbock, Texas. Reid later joined The Leon River Stump Jumpers before creating his own family band, which included his four children. The youngest, Jarrett’s father Roland, went on to lead a touring band in the 90's, and he's still playing venues in Texas today. Jarrett spent his childhood surrounded by guitars and live music, and by age 14 had mastered the guitar by playing along to his father’s cassette tape recordings. He eventually found himself on stage as well, touring as Jarrett Schaub and the Vagabonds for several years throughout Texas. He stepped away in 2012 to focus on his growing family. Jarrett built his first guitar in 2002 in his grandfather's guitar shop. Reid Schaub had been building acoustic guitars and mandolins since 1968, and he was eager to pass his wisdom on to future generations. For many years the Schaub family held weekly sessions in Reid’s guitar shop, with three generations of Schaub men learning and working together under one roof. Website - https://www.schaubhaus.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/schaubhaus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202156 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pipe Smoking The Catholic Way

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet Kadesh Swanson, a Catholic artisan pipe maker, to discuss the joys of smoking a pipe and the benefits it has to our lives and souls. We go into the transcendentals inherently found in the craft of making high-quality pipes, as well as how fraternity, contemplation, and more can be found in smoking. Join us as we unpack the rich history of pipe smoking. In this episode we discuss; How to get started making pipes How pipe smoking is rich in history and tradition How God can use a craft or trade to bring you closer to Him The beauty found in enjoying a pipe And More Kadesh J Swanson (pronounced Kuh-day-sh) was born and raised in the Pacific northwest. He has been a Catholic his whole life and a pipe maker for close to 8 years. He loves studying theology, and spending time with his family. When he is not in the shop making pipes he is usually at a farmers market making tacos for the locals. Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/kjpipes Video: https://vimeo.com/326082806 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Trauma Abortion Has On Men (w/ Nathan Misirian)

The Catholic Gentleman is joined with Nathan Misirian who leads the Healing After Abortion Men's Task Force and works with Support After Abortion. Nathan discusses his work with men and why everyone needs to be aware of this reality and what each man can do to help. FREE VIRTUAL EVENT - Unraveling The Roots of Men's Trauma - https://www.menhealingfromtrauma.com Learn More About Nathan's Work - https://supportafterabortion.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202144 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Secret Desert Wisdom Every Man Needs (w/ Fr. David Abernethy)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John unpack the tremendously rich patrimony the desert fathers have given the world but are lost in the west. We are joined by the knowledgable and experienced director, Fr. David Abernethy (An Oratorian), to go back to the roots of this spiritual tradition that is unmatched in its ability to overcome temptations and grow in unity with Christ. Learn how to actually strengthen your will, unite your heart and mind, and how a life not working on frequent asceticism can never fully achieve the unity with God that is possible before death. In this episode we discuss; How even Catholic conversations online add to the noise of the world How ascetical practices are greater than mere reparation for sins How Eastern Spirituality must be renewed in study and practice The problem with priests today And More Fr. David Abernethy was born in Johnstown PA and is a Father of The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri in Pittsburgh. Father David converted to Catholicism as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned his Bachelors Degree. He also holds Masters Degrees in Sacred Theology and Divinity and has spent many years as a priest studying clinical counseling and Psychoanalysis at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center where he is an academic candidate. In 1987 the Philokalia was given to Father David as a gift; this gift sparked a love for the Desert Fathers and Eastern Spirituality that Father David has developed for over thirty years. He has a particular interest in the works of Saint John Cassian, Saint John Climacus and Saint Isaac the Syrian. Father David was ordained to the Priesthood 1994.  The podcast link is: https://philokalia.podbean.com/ The Philokalia Resource page is: https://www.thepittsburghoratory.org/philokalia-ministries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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One Truth That Brings All Men Closer To God

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss the crisis of masculinity and gender confusion that is predominant in society. We ask the questions: What did God create in a man that is essential and what is non-essential? Is there a stature that is physically more representative of the Image of God? We discuss how society affects men, their images, their self-worth, and how this is what is really toxic to masculinity. In this episode we discuss; One truth all men must understand Saints and their examples Society's failed image of a man And More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202143 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chivalry In The Modern World

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John meet with the one and only Charles Coulombe to discuss modern chivalry. They discuss the death of chivalry and how society is in desperate need of more chivalrous men. They go into how an allegiance to the Church and all her teachings is at the essence of authentic knighthood and masculinity. In this episode we discuss; The demise of modern society 12 books on chivalry every man should know How men are called to be knights for our time The history of knighthood The effects of poor leadership And More Charles Coulombe, is an American author, historian, and lecturer. He has appeared on Fox, ABC, BBC, National Catholic Register, Catholic Herald, and dozens of other notable locations. He is the author of 15 books including Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes, Blessed Emperor Charles: the Legacy of a Holy monarch, and A Catholic quest for the Holy Grail. He can be found regularly on Tumblar House on both the website and Youtube Channel. Enjoy his weekly show “Off The Menu”. Tumblar House - https://www.tumblarhouse.com Off the Menu - https://www.youtube.com/c/TumblarHouse Go to our site to find all 12 books discussed on the show - https://catholicgentleman.com/2021/09/chivalry-in-the-modern-world/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Be A Successful Man

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss how true success in life is measured. They bring up the pitfalls and temptations that men face in their pursuit of success and the best ways to overcome and triumph for God. In this episode we discuss; The world's view of success 3 prayers that a man can focus on daily to become successful The paradox of success How God views success And More More articles on success - Click here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202141 minutes, 3 seconds
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Catholics, Alcohol, And Drinking

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Michael Foley, the author of Drinking with the Saints, to discuss how we can drink alcohol and smoke a pipe while still growing in holiness. We talk about how the Church understands alcohol consumption and how Michael came to write these books. Be sure to listen all the way through so you can learn how to enter into the book drawing. In this episode we discuss; Why Catholics don't think drinking is immoral How enjoying a cigar can be holy Tips for achieving moderation The best Catholic cocktails and how to make some And More Dr. Michael P. Foley is a Professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University, a Professor of Theology at the Aquinas Institute, and the author of approximately 350 articles and fourteen books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Christianity, Drinking with the Saints, Drinking with Saint Nick, and Drinking with Your Patron Saints. Mike and his wife Alexandra live in Waco, Texas with their six children, twelve chickens, two turtles, one dog, and 12,000 bees. Drinking with the Saints Site - https://drinkingwiththesaints.com/ Books: Drinking with the Saints Drinking with Your Patron Saint Drinking with St. Nick Learn More How To Drink Like A Saint - https://catholicgentleman.com/2021/09/how-to-drink-like-a-saint Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202154 minutes, 18 seconds
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7 Lost Catholic Traditions And Why We Need To Bring Them Back

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss some incredibly rich traditions within the Catholic Church and the sad decline in our modern times to actively practicing them. These practices have been either marginalized or forgotten but have great value for the Church and our individual pursuit of holiness. In this episode we discuss; The spiritual benefits to these lost traditions The call to each man to start practicing them How your acceptance of these traditions will better your life And more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202149 minutes, 33 seconds
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SPECIAL: The Drink of the Vikings, Older Than Beer or Wine

It was the favorite drink of Vikings. It's made from simple, natural ingredients. It's one of the most ancient alcoholic drinks in existence. It's mead! In this special episode, Sam speaks with master meadmaker, Ricky Klein of Groennfell Meadery. They discuss: the history and origins of mead as a beverage the many different styles of mead making mead at home where you can buy authentic mead and more... Learn More: https://www.groennfell.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202129 minutes, 35 seconds
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3 Ways Technology Is Destroying Your Life

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam meet with Josh Hochschild, co-author of A Mind At Peace, to discuss the fact that modern technology is designed with the human person as the product to be sold, and how the addictive elements are disrupting and deadening our relationship with God, our family and friends, and ourselves. We also discuss the hierarchy of virtues a man needs to work on to regain control of his faculties and grow in holiness. In this episode we discuss; How technology is here to stay but does NOT need to control us How the perennial teachings of the Church can still be used for this combat How each of us struggle and have certain practices we use to stay disciplined And more Joshua P. Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. In addition to scholarly articles and books in medieval logic, metaphysics, ethics and social thought, his writing has appeared in Commonweal, First Things, Front Porch Republic, and the Wall Street Journal. He is co-author (with Christopher O. Blum) of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017) and for 2020-21 he is President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He and his wife and their four children live in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Follow Josh on Twitter @JoshHochschild Learn More about Josh at https://directory.msmary.edu/people/joshua-hochschild.html Purchase A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20211 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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20 Skills Every Man Should Have

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the fact that we as gentlemen desire to be competent and capable in the world. A man wants to know (or at least feel like he knows) that no matter what situation he’s placed in, he’ll be able to handle himself — to act rather than react. Thank you to our Sponsor CatholicMatch - Click Here to Set Up Your Free Profile Today In this episode we discuss; Practical Skills Every Man Should Develop Relationship Skills Spiritual Practices and Disciplines  And more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Every Man Should Lead The Spirituality of His Family

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the role of a husband and father as the spiritual head of the family. Through the conversation, they challenge men to take a more active role in fostering a vibrant domestic church and provide tangible steps on how this can be achieved. True manliness is not about assuming a passive or subservient role in matters of your family's faith. True manliness is about having the courage to charitably plan and guide. In this episode we discuss; The unfortunate passivity lived in the lives of many modern husbands and fathers Non-negotiable spiritual practices to take as a family Negotiable spiritual disciplines that are filled with meaning and are great traditions Overall atmosphere that can help in your domestic church And More Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202144 minutes, 43 seconds
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Is Separation Of Church And State A Good Thing? (w/ Dr. Scott Hahn)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam are joined by Dr. Scott Hahn to discuss the moral decay and decline of right order in society. We get into how separation of church and state is not of divine origin and how an inability to admit this creates a false reality that leads to injustice towards God. Let us all take on the responsibility to bring God's natural and divine law to renew the mind of society. In this episode we discuss; What are the Root Causes of the Crisis Society is in How College Students Today are Unprepared to Think How the Renewal of the Mind is Needed Today More Than Ever How Lack of Zeal for Life is Not the Issue Dr. Scott Hahn's Work to Bring About Change and Order to Society And More... It Is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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7 Things A Man Needs To Learn The Hard Way

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the life lessons that men have to learn to mature and grow in wisdom, holiness, and virtue. Going through life with an attempt to avoid difficulties and suffering will stunt your development as a man and lead to selfishness. We both get honest about our youthful immaturity and how God has worked in our weakness to make us stronger men. In this episode we discuss; Learning to accept God's Will How To Appreciate and Respect Women Development in the Spiritual Life And More...   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202150 minutes, 11 seconds
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How A Single Guy Can Get A Date

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the timeless requirements of a man within the modern dating scene. They bring clarity to what is the appropriate outlook with dating and how gentlemen should view relationships within the wisdom of the Church. In this episode we discuss; Why You Should Always Avoid Sneaky Dating Learn To Listen In The Digital Space How To Protect Her Dignity and Yours Why Courage Is Necessary And Masculine And More... Catholic Gentleman thanks our Sponsor CatholicMatch - Create Your FREE Account Now - Click Here For Additional Guidance and Tips on Relationships - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202145 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Heroic Life Of A Gentleman (with Kevin Wells)

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John meets with Kevin Wells to discuss the life of a man and likely future saint that we can all learn a great deal from. If you have never heard of Venerable Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, who died in 1992 after saving tens of thousands of children, this episode is worth your time. His adventurous spirit and passionate devotion to Our Lady brought him to the depths of faith that few of us achieve in this life. His work and legacy continue today through the order of the Sisters of Mary. In this episode we discuss; How Fr. Al Schwartz fought corruption His never-ending drive to follow God's will How he physically fought a mob boss His love of The Virgin of the Poor and Her miraculous working in his life And More... Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz - Click Here World Villages for Children (Sisters of Mary) - Click Here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why Men Need Religion

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss why a man is incomplete without religion. We go through the relativistic and consumerist mindset of the modern world, and finish with how Christ's Church is the only point of truth we as men can trust. In this episode we discuss: How to avoid worshipping yourself or false gods Why religion is not a commodity for people to pick and choose How religion, when rightly understood and embraced, is liberating What the Council of Trent had to say about religion And More... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Conversation on The Church in Modern Times with Archbishop Cordileone

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He has been in the news for the past few months and we discuss topics from the Eucharistic Coherence document, primacy of conscience, as well as how men can conduct themselves with dignity and truth in the public space. Join us as His Excellency provides us with clarity and direction. In this episode we discuss: How the primacy of conscience is used as an evasion tactic The Eucharistic Coherence document and what can be expected How we as men can help and support the bishops And More.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202131 minutes, 9 seconds
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Worldly Fatherhood Vs. Catholic Fatherhood

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Devin Schadt, a Catholic Gentleman and premier scholar on Fatherhood and St. Joseph. We get honest about the struggles we all face to consistently be a good and loving father, how to understand our roles as a Catholic Spiritual Father, and how to raise a holy family filled with love and virtue. You will not want to miss this episode! We are giving away some free books - listen and find out how to get one Learn about the crisis caused by an incorrect understanding of fatherhood in society Learn how to successfully pray the rosary as a family Learn how CUSTOS: Total Consecration through St. Joseph is perfectly made for fathers And More... Devin Schadt is the executive director of the Fathers of St. Joseph, an apostolate that labors for the restoration, redemption, and revitalization of fatherhood. He is also the creator of a great YouTube channel The Catholic Father - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIoghdiSiI5JRAxn3PgWmQ. Devin is the author of 19 books on fatherhood and/or St. Jospeh; and is the creator of the video-devotional system LEAD: The Four Marks of Fatherly Greatness.  Devin lives with his wife and five daughters in the Midwest.  Fathers of St. Joseph - https://fathersofstjoseph.org Custos: Total Consecration Through Saint Joseph - https://tanbooks.com/saints/saint-joseph/custos-total-consecration-through-saint-joseph For other books and resources from Devin Schadt, visit the Fathers of St. Joseph link above. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Benefits Of Being A Generous Man

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss some of the best ways to be happy, find purpose, and grow in masculine virtue. Generosity can present itself in many different ways, each of unique merit, and all of them necessary to becoming a well-rounded and intentional man. Join us. Learn this mark of a true gentleman How generosity and gratefulness go hand in hand How many times generosity is mentioned in the Catechism How generosity with accepting children is part of growing in holiness And more… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202139 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Psychology of Courage

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Dr. Peter Malinoski to speak about the difference between courage and fearlessness. Peter discusses how a lot of what men experience is not in direct control of the will, and how we must work to become attuned to that in our own lives. If you or anyone in your life struggles with fear, anxiety, or depression, join us. Why many of us are just parodies of a true man The problem with constantly spiritualizing our problems Why we should avoid white-knuckling emotional difficulties How to handle fear appropriately And more... Peter Malinoski, Ph.D., is the president and co-founder of Souls and Hearts, and a clinical psychologist for the past 20 years in private practice in Indianapolis. He specializes in resolving problems and healing wounds that bridge the psychological and spiritual realms. A particular emphasis on unconscious psychological factors that thwart one’s capacity to receive love from God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and other people underlies his work. He also focuses on the unconscious dynamics that get in the way of us loving God and each other. He has been particularly influenced by Carmelite spirituality, especially St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, and St. Maximilian Kolbe. With Souls and Hearts, he manages the business operations and contributes to content creation. Peter has been married for 25 years to his beloved wife Pam and has seven children ages 8 to 23. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202155 minutes, 31 seconds
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Does Being A Father Ruin Your Life?

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss the complex life of fatherhood. Learn how society supports the image of a father as a man-child and actively promotes selfishness. How men need to take their role as fathers seriously for the sake of their soul and the souls of their family. How to continually cause your wife to suffer unnecessarily  How science and statistics prove the important role of fatherhood in the family How wrestling your son is beneficial How to be a better father  And more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202157 minutes, 36 seconds
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Do You Have The 3 Traits Of A Gentleman?

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Brad Miner, author of the book, The Compleat Gentleman, to discuss how any man can become a gentleman and how to avoid being a cartoonish version of a man. What separates a boy from a man What separates a man from a gentleman How do we live chivalry in the modern world What are the three traits of a gentleman And more… Brad Miner is the senior editor of The Catholic Thing, the daily blog of the Faith & Reason Institute. Former literary editor of National Review and the author of six books, he lives with his wife, Sydny, in Westchester County, New York.  The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry by Brad Miner, 3rd Edition, is available now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Working on Cars with God

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John are joined by Toby Rozell to talk about his work tuning fast cars and also how he has grown in his faith and purpose in life. Toby Rozell is a Founder and Owner of Eurocompulsion as well as a devout Catholic and father. What's so special about Ferraris and Alfa Romeos Learn the top three modifications to make to your car How St. Joseph is a model for all of us How God can even use cars to bring men closer to Him And more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202158 minutes, 15 seconds
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5 Reasons Why Every Man Should Fast

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss the purpose and benefits of fasting. Join them as they discuss how fasting is necessary for becoming a better man. Why fasting benefits your mind as well as your body How to start a fasting regime The potential dangers of fasting When you should not fast And more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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For God & Country: The Life Of A Catholic Soldier

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam meet with Marek Rudak, former Army Ranger, and current business professional to discuss how war changed his life and how growing in the Faith helped him reset his priorities and purpose. Join them as they discuss one soldier's journey to becoming a better man and using his experience to help others.  • How physical battle tactics can be applied to spiritual battles • How Faith can provide clear purpose in life • Marek's real-life battles, both in war and at home • How strategies he used and teaches daily can help you grow in holiness • And more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Special: Bishop Milan Lach and Eastern Catholic

Most Rev. Milan Lach is the fifth and current bishop of the Eparchy of Parma in the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church. Born in Slovakia, he was ordained a priest in 2001 and received a doctorate from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome in 2009. In 2018, he was named as eparch [bishop] of Parma by Pope Francis. In today's episode, we discuss: The different Eastern Catholic churches and their history Whether or not Eastern Catholics are "Orthodox in Union with Rome" or Roman Catholic If a Latin-rite Catholic can receive the sacraments at an Eastern Catholic church The differences between Eastern and Western Christianity in theology, liturgy, devotions, and sacred art Whether or not married priests are a good idea The likelihood of reunion between Catholics and Orthodox And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202141 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why A Man Needs (And Deserves) His Rest

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss how man is made for both work and leisure but our society misses the mark. Join them as they discuss the importance of rest and how every man must prioritize it. How man was made for leisure Why society's view of work and rest is backward. Ways to enjoy your leisure and get the most out of downtime. How fathers must prioritize rest for themselves to better serve their family. And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/202143 minutes, 58 seconds
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3 Ways A Man Must Be A Protector

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss masculinity and our nature and call to protect. Learn how physically protecting your family and the weak and vulnerable is not enough. How man is built to protect. Why physical protection is only the beginning. Why our society is dependent on men protecting. How you can work on different forms of protection. And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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How To Suffer Like A Man

In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss how the Church understands suffering which is in direct opposition to how the world understands suffering. They then go into how all Gentlemen can become better men in suffering. How suffering is NOT the greatest evil. What our Lord teaches us about suffering. Should we embrace all suffering? How can a man suffer well? And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/202156 minutes, 38 seconds
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Traditional Vs. Modern Church Architecture

In this edition of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam are joined by Rafael Morales to discuss sacred architecture. • Is traditional church design greater than modern? • What makes a Church beautiful? • How is the sense of the sacred built into churches? • Do ugly churches undermine the faith? • and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Devil In Your Pocket

Episode 04: In this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, Sam and John discuss ways that addictive technology and constant access are damaging our culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202141 minutes, 37 seconds
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7 Things Confident Gentlemen Never Do

In this edition of The Catholic Gentleman, John and Sam discuss behaviors and habits that erode the confidence and dignity of a gentleman.• One thing you should NEVER say to a woman • One thing a gentleman NEVER wears in public • Why confidence matters in authentic manliness • Learning the difference between confidence and machismo • and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202152 minutes, 51 seconds
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St. Joseph, The Ultimate Gentleman

Episode 02:  In this episode, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, we will discuss: Why St. Joseph was the Ultimate Gentleman Why we do not hear any words from St. Joseph in Holy Writ Whether St. Joseph was young or old Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202153 minutes, 22 seconds
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The 4 Temptations Every Man Faces and How To Defeat Them

Episode 01:  In this episode, we will discuss: The important distinction between sin and temptation 4 Temptations that every Catholic Gentleman faces 4 Virtues to overcome temptations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Future of The Catholic Gentleman

The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages. Episode 00:  In this episode, we will discuss: • How The Catholic Gentleman is Growing • What to Expect in Coming Episodes • What to Expect in Coming Ministry Developments Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202110 minutes, 1 second