County Shepherd

County Shepherd

by Fr. Matthias   It is my road trip home after a summer in a Midwest spiritual boot camp for diocesan seminarians. For 10 weeks, I have studied, pondered, and conversed with others about the spiritual life of a diocesan priest. We focused on the spousal elements of celibacy, the joys and demands of spiritual fatherhood, and the need to ...

By TCM Guest Contributor - 11 24 2021
Fathers And The Adventure Of Life

Fathers And The Adventure Of Life

This article was previously published in Sword and Spade magazine.   R.J. Snell, father and scholar, acknowledges that moms do a lot of the teaching, but dads have a pivotal role, still.   Leon Kass opens his book Leading a Worthy Life by noting the sad truth that our society has produced “a world prosperous beyond all pre...

By Sword&Spade - 11 17 2021
The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear

This article was previously published in Sword and Spade magazine. Theo Howard, writing this dispatch from Great Britain,  considers the reasons to wear masks and the reasons to take them off. Perhaps the supreme symbol of the tribulations that have beset the world in the last year is the medical face mask. Itself of doubtful effectiveness...

By Sword&Spade - 11 06 2021