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Are Some Jobs Incompatible with Being Catholic?

There are certain occupations that are obviously incompatible with being Catholic. For example, a doctor who performs abortions or assisted suicide; any business involving prostitution or pornography; selling illegal drugs or performing any other work that requires you to engage in illegal activity. But what about other occupations that might have ...

08 10 2018

Work, Identity, and Christian Faith

Who am I? This is the persistent question of modern man. Many end up defining themselves by their work. Is this wise? Is this the best approach for Christian men? After many years of languishing on my endless reading list I finally got around to reading Josef Pieper’s modern classic, Leisure: the Basis of Culture. For those not familiar with t...

07 04 2018

Defeat the Olgi Golgis – Build a Fort with Your Kids

We’ve got a small problem on my property, Olgi Golgis run rampant. You can’t hear them or see them, but they are there. I’m not really sure if they are some kind of monster or just bad guys, but the war against them is fought whenever there is a chance to do battle. They appear regularly while we are doing chores, when the kids are at play, a...

06 18 2018

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

How Work Brings Meaning Back to Family Life

Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo is often called the beginning of contemporary Catholic social teaching because it was the first encyclical to deal with the unprecedented disruptions of traditional societal order due to the industrial revolution.  For fathers, Rerum is one of the most important encyclicals of the modern era, because in it Pope Leo recogniz...

04 14 2018

The Balancing Act: Work vs. Life

“I am fed up with my job!” How many of us have said this. Yes, I am raising my hand too. I think that one of the biggest reasons people get fed up comes from the inability to rest well. There are obviously two extremes in this work/ life balance. On the one hand, you can spend all your time working and never get a real break where you leave ...

02 28 2018

From Drudgery to Joy: Work in Its Proper Context

Stress about work is common among men.  Whether it be from anxiety about providing for our families, a lack of personal fulfillment and a sense of meaning, or the everyday interpersonal difficulties that work often entails, it is a simple fact that our work puts a lot of pressure on us.  This is understandable.  We are, after all, creatures made...

11 14 2017

Why Men Love the Work of the Latin Mass

Work is the blessing and curse of man. Work is the vocation of man even before the Fall, as God placed Adam in the Garden to till and keep it. Work became a burden as a punishment for sin, but man works out his salvation toiling at his labor. Men are made for work and find fulfillment in it. Liturgy is a central expression of man’s vocation to...

09 14 2017

Do I Need to Work for the Church to Serve God?

I get asked fairly regularly by students and friends about working for the Church or becoming a theology professor. Sometimes it’s motivated by a desire to get out of dead end job or to do something more meaningful. Often it’s also motivated by a desire to do more for God, to give Him more of one’s time and talent. The Second Vatican Counc...

09 04 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

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