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A Lesson in Fraternity from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Catholic men must regard as indispensable the need to gather together in fellowship with other men who profess our same creed.  To do so is not an option, except insofar as Christ affords us the freedom to choose to neglect this foundational aspect of Christian life.  The reason why we must gather together in fellowship with other Catholic men is...

03 16 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

Start A Fraternus Chapter

Boys cannot become men without men.  Pope Pius XI once pointed out the fact that, especially during the formative years, the sexes should be separated: False and harmful to Christian education today is the so-called method of ‘co-education’… a deplorable confusion of ideas… The Creator has ordained and disposed perfect union of the sexes ...

02 08 2017

Good Fathers Are NOT Enough

In the growing movement to re-emphasize fatherhood and masculine formation there is – rightly – immense focus on biological fathers.  For boys especially, as they grow into adolescence they are growing away from their childhood and the world of women represented by their mother and teachers and into the world of men.  The father is the one wh...

09 06 2016

Are Men Just Wrong?

  I remember once, on a canoe trip, standing on a rock in about 5 feet of water. The water was deep and the current strong.  To maintain my stance, I was required to lean into the onrush of water and delicately balance myself; otherwise, I would be carried away by an unrelenting river.  Sometimes, as I watch the current culture and study ...

By Fr. Brian Doerr 11 13 2015

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