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Virtue at Work: Promoting Justice in the Workplace

Justice is generally best known by its counterpart – injustice. Justice has been defined as giving everyone their due or using strengths as a means to provide for the betterment of those who are marginalized or vulnerable. Many might label as fair, honest or upholding integrity. Again, justice tends to be exemplified when it is most absent. ...

05 02 2018

Is “Liberty as License” Conservative?

Freedom, as you well know, is at the very heart of the American experiment.  As (more or less) a man “of conservative impulse”—to use the words of Russell Kirk—this central fact of our American political system is of great importance to me.  Moreover, as I have watched freedom come under attack in our nation, I have awakened more and more...

04 26 2018

The Virtues of Saint George the Dragonslayer

Saint George, patron saint of England and the military, is one of the most popular saints in all of Christianity. We are not sure of his birth date, but we believe he was martyred on April 23, 303 by Emperor Diocletian. George’s father was from Cappadocia and his mother was from Palestine. Both were Christians and members of the nobility. ...

04 23 2018

Hope, The Virtue of Easter

Jonathan, Jack, Kevin “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” -Luke 1:78-79 When I was in seminary my favorite liturgical celebration of the whole year was the Easter vigil. I love all the sym...

04 02 2018

Mastering Self-Control in the Workplace

Temperance is about growth and development. While the standing traditional definition has been aligned around moderation in a variety of our activities, the practice of self-control is more in line with the discipline of building upon one’s faith. Self-control allows for growth in our freedom, in our ability to have the world revolve less arou...

03 28 2018

Teach Your Sons to Be Religious, Not Sentimental

The practice of religion is not a virtue of faith. This might seem very strange since we usually understand loosely that the cardinal virtues (prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude) deal with how we treat things in this world and the theological virtues (faith, hope, love) to act toward God. Doesn’t religion deal with God and, therefore, the t...

01 18 2018

A Catholic Man’s Response to #MeToo

Let’s begin this article with a controversial statement: Toxic masculinity is real and has been since near the beginning of human existence. (Note: so too has toxic femininity, but it’s not the topic of this article.)  Many men hate this indictment and resist it.  After all, who wants to be painted with the same broad brush that touches sexua...

01 08 2018

Becoming Like God

Have you ever met someone who does all the “Catholic things” right, but who just doesn’t seem happy?  You know—the person who prays constantly, fasts regularly, is involved in various ministries, and is meticulous about “practicing virtue”, but whose life seems absent of joy?  It seems there’s a failure to reach the true goal of vir...

11 22 2017

Dear Millenials, Your First Job Won’t Be in the C-Suite & That’s Okay

In this article, I will discuss a common problem today among young people, the “millennials.” In it I will be tough on them; however, this is because I care about them and want them to succeed as strong and virtuous young men. So, fasten your seatbelts! Trigger warning: Snowflakes will be offended. Tom is a recent college graduate. After col...

08 28 2017

The Karls and Catholic Culture: The First, the Last, and the Truly Great

Karl is the German and original form of Charles and Carlos, which means “free man.” It is one of the great names of Christian history. It was the name of seven Holy Roman Emperors, ten kings of France, two kings of England, four kings of Spain, four kings of Hungary, one Austro-Hungarian Emperor, and the baptismal name of one pope. When I lived...

07 31 2017

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