Have you lost your Manly Thumos? How to restore your Spiritedness – Maccabee Society


  Homer’s Greek epic the Iliad is a catechism on the merits and dangers of θυμός (thumos). Thumos is the breath of the warrior. It is the emboldened spiritedness of a man. We find in Homer’s character Achilles the icon of irrational thumos. His name is combination of ἄχος “distress, pain” and λαός “people” resulting … Continue reading Have you lost your Manly Thumos? How to restore your Spiritedness – Maccabee Society

THE NECESSITY OF YOUTH MINISTRY


by Fr. Damian Ference • May 23, 2016 • worldonfire.org Recently, one of my priest colleagues here at the seminary emailed me about a new essay on youth ministry. The piece was entitled, “The Problem With Youth Ministry,” written by the young, brilliant, prolific, and envy-inducing, Marc Barnes over at Bad Catholic. Barnes is almost half my age, yet I … Continue reading THE NECESSITY OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men


And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…   A Call to Battle I begin this letter with a clarion call and clear charge to you, my sons and brothers in Christ: Men, do not hesitate to engage in … Continue reading Into the Breach: An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men

IF DAD TAKES FAITH IN GOD SERIOUSLY, SO WILL HIS CHILDREN


From Knight Strong STUDY CONFIRMS NEED FOR FATHERS TO TAKE THEIR FAITH SERIOUSLY A rather large and important study conducted by the Swiss government in 1994 and published in 2000 revealed some astonishing facts with regard to the generational transmission of faith and religious values. In short, the study reveals: “It is the religious practice of … Continue reading IF DAD TAKES FAITH IN GOD SERIOUSLY, SO WILL HIS CHILDREN