Catholic Mangate – Brent Stubbs via Ignitum Today
“There are men out there. There are. They realize that the fulfillment of their vocation of marriage terminates in you. Wait for that one. Some people think men should not “need” you, but that is wrong. Adam needed Eve. He was incomplete because his vocational calling was not yet realized. So too, the GCM called to marriage. Don’t settle for a boy, I agree, but also don’t settle for some dude who’s just “not that into you”.”
*note: in quote above: GCM = Good Catholic Man
In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men | Catholic Lane. – by Fr. Gordon J. MacRae
“Real men protect the vulnerable, not assault them. Growing up having learned that most basic tenet of manhood is the job of fathers.”
“Eighty percent of the young men I have met in prison grew up in homes without fathers. The problem seems clear. When prisons and police replace fathers, chaos reigns, and promising young lives are sacrificed.”
Challenge: bring back authentic masculinity and fatherhood. Guys, are you brave enough to accept? Our world needs it.
Men’s Real Vocations Are Not Their Careers
I’m still working on the 5th and final part of the Lenten quote series, but I just had to link this piece by Jennifer Fulwiler. I think it’s great to pursue big career dreams and goals, but when a man lies on his deathbed, I don’t think any real man has ever, or will ever say, “I wish I spent less time with my wife and kids.” Or, “I wish I spent more time slaving away at the office.” Or for parish priests, “I wish I spent less time saying Mass, administering the Sacraments, and teaching the faith and more time balancing parish budgets and doing administrative work for the parish.” Our careers are a part of who we are, but they can never define the entirety of our identities.
Memento Mori = perspective 🙂