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The Abuse Response from Dioceses That’s Pissing Men Off the Most

My local parish has recently begun a schola for the children, led by a very talented mother.  The other mothers are often in the back, nursing and bouncing babies, and the fathers usually outside overseeing (lightly) whatever children are not participating and talking amongst themselves.  If there was ever a “safe environment” for my children...

11 26 2018

Novena for the Abuse Crisis

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Holy Spirit, comfort us, give us clarity, and bring light to this darkness and evil. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God re...

08 23 2018

Celibacy Does Not Cause Clergy Scandals

When I converted to Catholicism from Protestantism, one of the main reasons was Apostolic Authority. For a Protestant this is a bigger concession than a cradle Catholic might realize.  Protestantism, despite claims to the contrary, is a radically individualist approach to faith.  The two pillars of the Protestant Revolt were “Scripture Alone”...

06 27 2018

Fraternal Discord Amongst Bishops and Clergy Hurts Evangelization

In the ecclesial tumult of the last 5 decades or so, Rome has been a firm touchstone for truth. Through the Papacies of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, there was a keen desire to bring clarity to confusion, and in official pronouncements Rome brought unity by clarifying confusion.  But today, instead of being the final word of clarity that ends...

03 09 2018

When a Priest Struggles: Obstacles to Getting Help

This article is for all the priests who regularly visit ThoseCatholicMen.com and for their family and friends.  Internet pornography addiction is an epidemic in America, and priests are not immune to it.  This article is designed to help priests overcome the obstacle to getting the help they need and deserve. As with all addictions, getting he...

03 07 2018

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