How Men Can Be Monogamous, According to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Letters

Tolkien once wrote a letter on how men can be monogamous. The implication is that men are not naturally monogamous. Usually, when someone hears of a devoted Catholic man committing adultery, there are expressions of shock and disbelief. “Not John, who goes to adoration five times a day!” “Not Peter, who brought the Latin Mass … Read more

The Healing of Memories | Cooperating with Grace To Heal From Past Sins

Like most men who survived their twenties, I was a regular consumer of pornography. Not occasionally, and not compulsively, but somewhere between the two extremes. It’s the white sugar of the internet — cheap, accessible, pervasive, and empty. Being Catholic didn’t help — at least not initially. I came into the Church at 18 in … Read more

Male Virginity is Manly

Male virginity, is often seen as something weird. Before I became Catholic, but when I was still an evangelical, I felt a slight aversion to men who were virgins. Many of the ladies in my circle were in agreement that virginity for women was attractive, but we wanted husbands who could “show us the way”. … Read more

Contraception Truly is Trojan – The Contraception Deception

While perusing unmasked down various Walmart isles, I happened to notice for sale, a whole section of contraceptive devices for men.  Other shoppers were shocked, dismayed and sickened at the sight of my naked and unprotected cheeks and mouth, but no less shocked, dismayed and sickened as I was at the sight of so many … Read more

Internet Custody of the Eyes: A Way to Break Gripping Porn Addiction

Custody of the eyes is the ancient practice of keeping the eyes averted so that they don’t stumble upon impure or otherwise inappropriate images or, once stumbling upon something impure, quickly averting the eyes.  For example you might see a young lady or young man dressed in immodest attire and you quickly avert your gaze. Saint Alphonsus … Read more

Struggle with Chastity? Join the Angelic Warfare Confraternity

Struggle with Chastity? Consider joining the Angelic Warfare Confraternity. The Angelic Warfare Confraternity is a “supernatural brotherhood or fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary.” It is a Dominican confraternity. According … Read more