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Restoring Justice to Politics

I had a teacher in high school who provided the class with an interesting definition of politics.  Defining politics, he maintained, was as simple as just breaking down the word into its parts:  poly = many, tics = blood-sucking creatures. I think we can all agree that’s pretty accurate… All jokes aside, the sad reality is that many people...

07 07 2017

Cafeterias. Men Should Stay Out of Them.

I have been eating in a cafeteria for the past few weeks. The buffet is a tempting death trap – pick what you want, as much as you want, and only what you want. I am the master of my own culinary consumption – which is more or less true at restaurants or at home, but the cafeteria buffet line takes it to levels beyond what any human can take. T...

07 06 2017

Porn Addiction: A Comprehensive Recovery Program

Eight years ago, when people began coming to me for help with pornography addiction, they were searching for a Catholic recovery program.  I searched everywhere, but could not find one.  After much prayer and discernment, I realized that God was calling me to create one.  Rather than “reinvent the wheel” I decided to research several success...

07 05 2017

Dear Class of 2017…

Dear Men of The Class of 2017: Somehow it’s already June, so most of you have been through commencement by this point. Your high school classes, teachers, and friends are already a distant memory. You’re likely enjoying the long summer days doing anything but school work. Many of you are now looking ahead to college, or perhaps a job. You pr...

07 03 2017

Exodus 90: Prayer, Fraternity, Asceticism

The Origin of Exodus 90 Exodus 90 is the fruit of a priest’s prayer and priestly experience. It emerged from a seminary years ago, where he encountered a profound need. Today, it’s transforming thousands of Catholic men (priests, seminarians and laymen alike), across the country and beyond. Fr. Brian Doerr was assigned as the Vice Rector of...

03 07 2017

Monks Disgraced by Big Government and Your Need to Wake Earlier

In the late 1800’s Pope Leo XIII was concerned that the myths surrounding the Benedictine monasteries that were suppressed under Henry VIII’s “reforms” would never be corrected.  The myths spoke of monkish glut leeching from the peasantry of England.  The myths, or “spun narrative” as we say today, were necessary because the Benedicti...

08 05 2016

Love Renounces

It was a quiet breakfast, as to be expected.  The invitation to ski up into the wilderness on New Years Day sounded like a good idea, in August.  Now was a moment of sober re-evaluation, accented by sub-zero temperatures, sleep deprivation, and a touch of influenza (a gift from the East Coasters).  Everyone ate in silence and pondered the sam...

03 21 2016

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