Christian Manhood

Why Boys Are Failing

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, February 24, 2020 When he was 13 years old, a mere boy was effectively the American ambassador to Russia, in Saint Petersburg. This was because the lad was fluent in French while his nominal superior, the ambassador himself, was not. The boy had already, at his... read more

Is There Still a Place for Boys?

Parenting Young Men After the Scouts By John Stonestreet & Shane Morris, 2/6/20 February 8th marks the anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts, one of America’s most beloved youth organizations. For over a century, presidents, CEOs, astronauts, and athletes have begun their... read more
Priests of the Society of St. Pius X. Father Patrick Rutledge, the parish rector, is on the left.

The Christian Withdrawal Experiment

Feeling out of step with the mores of contemporary life, members of a conservative-Catholic group have built a thriving community in rural Kansas. Could their flight from mainstream society be a harbinger for the nation? By Emma Green, Atlantic, December 31, 2019 Half an hour down the... read more

Physical Interventions on the Bodies of Children to “Affirm” their “Gender Identity” Violate Sound Medical Ethics and Should be Prohibited

By Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George, The Public Discourse, December 8, 2019 Rather than teaching children to identify based on how well they fit prevailing cultural expectations on sex, we should be teaching them that the truth of their sexual identity is based on their bodies, and that... read more

The Fundamental Mistake In Sex Education

By: Donald DeMarco, Wanderer, September 1, 2019 Virtually every form of sex education commits the same mistake. This mistake has to do with positioning sex in the wrong place. Order is paramount. In relating to human beings, humanness comes first, one’s sexual identity (male or female) comes... read more

The Courage of Bishop Schneider

JONATHAN B. COE, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 Bad bishops are hardly a novelty in the history of the Church. Historians estimate that, when the Arian heresy rocked Christendom in the fourth century, four out of five bishoprics succumbed to apostasy. When Henry VIII ordered England’s bishops to swear... read more

New Academy Offers One-of-a-Kind Tools for the Trades

Training young men in machines, technology and the humanities. Joan Frawley Desmond, September 16, 2019 Brian Black is the president and co-founder of Harmel Academy, a residential Catholic trade school for men that will open in the fall of 2020 on the campus of Kuyper College, in Grand... read more

In the Image of Slob

BY CHILTON WILLIAMSON, JR., SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Several years before his death last spring, the Hungarian-American historian John Lukacs remarked to me, in reference to 21st-century America, that “this is what a proletarian society looks like.” I was reminded of his words at Mass last Sunday... read more

New Anti-Porn Program Connects Men With Hope, Plan to Kick Addiction

Program throws a lifeline to the pornography-obsessed. By Judy Roberts, September 2, 2019 Like many men addicted to pornography, Max had tried willpower and prayer to stop. It worked pretty well as long as the 19-year-old was living with other faithful Catholics. But when he returned home... read more

The Sign of the Cross at the Tour de France

BY AUSTIN RUSE, AUGUST 2, 2019 A friend took me to lunch at the Harvard Club in New York City some years ago. When the food arrived, he looked around at the Masters of the Universe, he said: “Let’s shock the locals.” He then proceeded to cross himself and a say a blessing. I was shocked... read more

Laxity in Seminaries as a Contributing Cause to the Sex-Abuse Crisis

By Janet E. Smith, National Catholic Register, July 10, 2019 “Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes” — which clearly portrayed a reality — did not lead to a thorough investigation... read more

WANTED: the Good Guys

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