What It Is To Be a Man. What He Should Be Doing. A Bishop's Challenge to Catholic Men


#1

“One of the key reasons that the Church is faltering under the attacks of Satan is that many Catholic men have not been willing to “step into the breach” — to fill this gap that lies open and vulnerable to further attack.”

“in our world, there are many distorted images and much evidence of confusion regarding what is true masculinity. We can say that, for the first time in history, people have become either so confused or so arrogant as to attempt to dictate their masculinity or femininity according to their own definitions.”

“Nowhere else can we find the fullness of masculinity as we do in the Son of God. Only in Jesus Christ can we find the highest display of masculine virtue and strength that we need in our personal lives and in society itself.”

“Herein lies the fullness of masculinity; each Catholic man must be prepared to give himself completely, to charge into the breach, to engage in spiritual combat, to defend women, children and others against the wickedness and snares of the devil!”

“If we think of soldiers who do not remain in strong physical and mental shape and who fail to practice the essential combat arts, we know they will not be ready for battle and will be a danger to themselves and their comrades in arms. The same is true for Catholic men; those who do not prepare and strengthen themselves for spiritual combat are incapable of filling the breach for Christ.”


#2

In our Catholic Church world—priests may still call the shots, but it’s the women who really get everything done. And in most families I have observed, it is how active in faith the mother is that determines how much religion the kids are going to get—although there are always exceptions to the rules. I always see more women at Mass than men.


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This is a good book !


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