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Catholics Don’t Go to Mass Because Dad Doesn’t

Americans are not doing a very good job of observing the 3rd Commandment. Over the past 50 years, Sundays have been filled with youth sports, professional sports, shopping, work and just about everything else… except for Mass. In 1965, 55% of American Catholics attended Sunday Mass each weekend. Recent surveys show that only 23% of American Ca...

03 09 2018

Why Real Dad’s Are More Impressive Than Jason Bourne

I had a professor in college who came in to class after watching the first Jason Bourne movie. “My life is so boring when compared to Jason Bourne…” He was a dad of five small children, he lived in an uneventful quiet neighborhood, and he taught us Literature and Math. To him that was a boring life, or at least an uneventful one. At the time,...

01 26 2018

Bishop Cordelione, A Model of Episcopal Fatherhood

It is said that St. Francis de Sales was criticized in his day for his “simple” sermons.  In his age learning was treasured, and the way you proved your learning was through littering your orations with Hebrew, Greek, and Latin and expounding the truth in the loftiest ways possible.  The truth deserves that after all – right? Francis tho...

10 24 2017

TCM Events: Farm Retreats for TCM Readers

This article is an invitation to St. Joseph’s Farm, especially for men who have completed Exodus90 and want to take a “next step” in their fraternity.  Spots are open for November 17-19 for the men’s weekend, and November 10-12 for the father/son weekend. Fall is particularly beautiful in Western, NC, so don’t wait to sign up.  My w...

10 02 2017

Three Ways Children Teach Their Fathers About Eternity

Raising children is a great blessing. That God would bestow upon man the ability to share in His creative power is a wondrous example of His generosity; or, depending on your viewpoint, this procreative ability is proof that God has a sense of humor. Can you imagine what else might have been said in Heaven during Creation week that is not record...

05 22 2017

No Humility, No Glory, No Sonship

The Humility and Glory of Being a Son Boys come out of women.  Mothers after all are the ones that give birth.  Coming out of them, separated away from them, is a priestly reality.  We are separated out of women (and childhood for that matter) in order to be men, called to lay down our life so that the promise and hope that women and children r...

02 06 2017

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