Catholic Men
April 08, 2013
'C&E Catholics' and New Evangelization
By Randy Hain

They were there at the 7:30 a.m. Mass in my parish on Easter Sunday as well as Masses throughout the day. Faces I had never seen before filled the pews, many finely dressed, just as they had come at Christmas. What draws this group of people these two days each year, what some call “C&E,” Christmas and Easter Catholics? Perhaps it is nostalgia for what they experienced as children – the sort feeling I have for Disney World, where I went as a kid. Or maybe they like the festive Mass...

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April 01, 2013
Life everlasting
By Brian Caulfield

It’s not difficult to teach the resurrection to kids. First, most grade schoolers have not seen too much of death, so they have a natural tendency to think that life just goes on. If there is something called death somewhere in the future, they think, surely it can’t be final since there is just too much life around to keep everything going. Next, there is a natural desire in every heart for everlasting life that youngsters have not yet had challenged by tragedy, defeat or depression....

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March 25, 2013
Obedient surrenders and Good Friday
By Jason Godin

This week Christians will weep within shadows cast by the Crucifixion before shedding tears of joy outside the empty tomb that radiates the Resurrection. As we find, in prayer, Mother and Beloved Disciple at the foot of the cross on Good Friday, we discover the path to eternal glory made manifest on Easter Sunday. We also learn along the way some truths about Mary, the apostolic tradition, and how our lives must be formed and informed by obedient surrender to Christ.

Gospel accounts...

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March 18, 2013
True Catholic 'rebels'
By Randy Hain

In our secular culture, it’s easy to gain approval by criticizing the Church. Perhaps today’s true Catholic rebels stand out by embracing Church teaching and following the Pope’s leadership.
Let’s rebel against the way of the world and embrace the path to heaven that leads through the Catholic Church.

Here are “Five Positive Ways for Catholics to Rebel against the World.”

1. Avoid Cafeteria Catholicism – We can’t pick and choose what we believe and still be authentically...

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March 11, 2013
The 'conclave' within
By Jason Godin

As the cardinals gather to elect the next Bishop of Rome and Successor of St. Peter, it is time to reflect on what this event means to the world and to us personally as Catholics.

A conclave has always intrigued a waiting world, with its legitimate secrecy, seriousness and drama. Men dressed in red processing prayerfully into the Sistine Chapel, heavy doors locked in their wake, folded ballots placed singularly atop a gold plate before dropping into a large urn, results counted, a specified...

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March 04, 2013
Benedict’s final lesson
By Brian Caulfield

When I picked up my two boys from school last Thursday, they were all abuzz with news. Rather than bellyaching about homework or teasing each other in the backseat, they wanted me to know that they saw the Pope retire on TV in their classrooms that morning.

“It was sad to see him go,” said my second-grader, Justin.

“But he looked kind of happy when he was waving to the crowd at Castel Gandolfo,” noted my seventh-grader, Stephen.

My wife and I had seen the same live footage on EWTN...

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February 25, 2013
Benedictine individuality
By Jason Godin

Pope Benedict XVI ends his eight-year pontificate on February 28. The decision by the Holy Father to step aside has resulted in a range of responses. Some recollections reflect high admiration for a humble man. As the day has drawn nearer, other reports share in the silly speculation about who is the odds-on favorite cardinal to replace him.

Understandably the decision draws attention. No Holy Father has resigned in some 600 years. But as important as the event assuredly is within the view...

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February 18, 2013
Our humble Pope
By Brian Caulfield

With Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise announcement that he is stepping down, people have been sharing their favorite papal memories. I was privileged to be among the media crew covering his April 2008 apostolic voyage to the United States, when Shepherd One flew into Andrews Air Force Base and he was met by President Bush. Standing in the bleachers by the airstrip, I saw Bush 43 greet the Holy Father on the tarmac and stride proudly beside him toward a secure area, his chest bursting...

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February 13, 2013
Faith language lessons
By Jason Godin

Lent begins this week by recalling remembrance of our origin – dust – and earthly outcome – a return to dust. The weeks after Ash Wednesday invite Christians to conduct an inner inventory, to note in silence the words said and left unsaid, and to sense in stillness a world filled with words increasingly in service to worldly concerns alone. As the Year of Faith continues, Lent seems an appropriate season to appreciate how the language of faith reveals some healthy heights and...

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February 04, 2013
Regular Catholic heroes
By Randy Hain

Do you seek good examples for yourself, your children or your grandchildren to emulate because you hope they will demonstrate in word and deed what it means to be authentically Catholic? Are you so often let down by those held up as models when they fail to live up to the faith in word and deed?

Perhaps we are looking in the wrong places for heroes. Maybe for too long we have placed the wrong people on pedestals. It is entirely possible that we need look no further than our own...

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