The Catholic Gentleman is a show for Catholic Men on the topics of living with virtue and holiness in the modern world. Featuring interviews and commentary, the show seeks to provide practical insights for men of all ages.
Ep. 9: Why We Need the Traditional Latin Mass with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski
In the heady days of liturgical revolution in the 1960s and 70s, the Traditional Latin Mass was considered dead and buried. But then, something unexpected and miraculous happened: It came back from the seeming dead and it is now spreading like wildfire, especially among the younger generations. Some within the Church hate this fact, while others celebrate it.
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, one of the foremost liturgical experts, about the liturgy and its relevance today. We discuss:
How the liturgical revolution happened
Why the traditional Mass is the best catechesis
What the liturgical future of the Church looks like
How the Latin Mass inspires authentic Catholic culture
Why the liturgical revolution failed
And much more...
Dr. Kwasniewski's website (https://www.peterkwasniewski.com/)
His new book: Reclaiming our Roman Catholic Birthright (https://angelicopress.org/product/reclaiming-our-roman-catholic-birthright/)
Ep. 8: How the Virgin Mary Makes Us Better Men with Dr. Mark Miravalle
How can the Blessed Virgin Mary help us be better men? We are prone to look for masculine models to imitate, and yet the constant chorus of the saints through the ages has been that the Blessed Mother is indispensable to a man's spiritual life. Dr. Mark Miravalle will help illuminate how the Virgin Mary can help us grow in holiness and be the men we need to be for our families, the church, and the world.
Dr. Mark Miravalle earned his Sacred Theological Doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He holds the Saint John Paul II Chair of Mariology at (https://franciscan.edu/), where he has been teaching since 1986.
Dr. Miravalle is the founder and senior editor of (https://internationalmarian.com/), comprised of more than 130 theologians, bishops, clergy, and laity worldwide who seek to promote Marian devotion and doctrine.
In this episode we discuss:
What Mary can form us in the interior life
How Mary can help us grow in purity
How St. Joseph relates to Marian devotion
The Fifth Marian Dogma and why we need it now
The power of the rosary in forming us spiritually
Why Mary was chosen to crush satan's head, and how we can help her
Why emphasis on Mary has increased in recent centuries
Dr. Miravalle's website: https://www.markmiravalle.com
Mother of all peoples: https://motherofallpeoples.com
Dr. Miravalle's Amazon author page: https://amzn.to/3c2MiFv
Consecration to Mary: https://missionimmaculata.com/index.php/marian-spirituality-consecration/how-to-make-your-consecration-to-mary
Ep. 7: Leaving Boyhood Behind with Jason Craig
What does it mean to be a man? How does a boy become a man? These questions are relevant to every man today.
In this episode, I'm joined by Jason Craig, a farmer, author, men's leader, and convert to Catholicism who writes frequently about the transition from boyhood to manhood. Jason is the author of "Leaving Boyhood Behind, " and he lives and works on his dairy farm in rural North Carolina with his wife and children.
In this episode we discuss:
Whether or not manhood is a biological reality
How becoming a man is a little like dying
Marks of successful transition to manhood
The importance of initiation rituals
What to do if you never had initiation rituals in your life
How to push your sons without wounding them
How to help your sons transition to manhood
Leaving Boyhood Behind Book (https://amzn.to/3cjtmTC)
Leaving Boyhood Behind Course (https://www.leavingboyhoodbehind.com)
St. Joseph's Farm (https://www.stjosephsfarm.com)
Ep. 6: The Power of the Holy Rosary with Fr. Lawrence Lew
In this episode, I speak with Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP, promoter general of the Holy Rosary for the Dominican Order. Fr. Lew is a convert to the Catholic faith, and one time he was skeptical of all things Marian. Now, he travels the world preaching and teaching others to love the Blessed Mother and to pray the Holy Rosary.
In this episode, we discuss:
Whether or not the rosary was miraculously revealed
The images of the rosary as a weapon and crown
The importance of beauty in our moral and spiritual development
The importance of the rosary in times of crisis
Whether or not we should pray the Luminous mysteries
The requirements of the confraternity of the Rosary
Ep. 5: Fatherhood and the Eucharist with Dr. Scott Hahn
* Republished due to audio error in original*
In this episode, I'm joined by the best selling author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Scott Hahn. For decades, Dr. Hahn has been one of the foremost teachers of the Catholic faith to those both inside and outside the church. A convert to the Catholic faith, Dr. Hahn has shared his conversion story with hundreds of thousands around the globe. His story of discovering the Catholic faith has been influential in the conversion of countless individuals, including me and my wife.
Scott Hahn holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and he is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (coauthored with his wife, Kimberly), and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology. Some of his most recent books are Many Are Called, Consuming the Word, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.
In this episode we cover:
The crisis of Eucharistic faith and what we can do about it
How the Bible is a Catholic book
How reading scripture can strengthen us
The meaning of marriage
The difference between anxious and confident fatherhood
The virtues we learn from being fathers
How every man is meant to be a father
St. Paul Center (https://stpaulcenter.com/)
FREE Eucharist in Scripture Study (https://stpaulcenter.com/free-stream/)
More Scripture Studies (https://stpaulcenter.com/studies-tools/journey-through-scripture/)
Scott Hahn's Books (https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B001H6MRHU?_encoding=UTF8&node=283155&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-pages-popularity-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader)
Ep. 4: Consecration to St. Joseph with Fr. Donald Calloway
Our culture faces a crisis of fatherhood. The Church, too, has been wounded by scandals that have marred the name of father. In such times, how can we grow in holiness and become better men and better fathers?
In this episode, I talk with Fr. Donald Calloway, creator and promoter of the new 33 day consecration to St. Joseph, patterned after St. Louis de Montfort's 33 day consecration to the Virgin Mary.
This powerful spiritual retreat is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the theology of St. Joseph. It prepares you to surrender yourself to the leadership of Jesus' earthly father and your spiritual father. Entrusted to St. Joseph's care, you will learn to grow in holiness and discover the truth that every man is called to be a father, regardless of their state in life.
In the show we discuss...
What consecration means
The theological basis for consecration to St. Joseph
What the mystics tell us about St. Joseph's life
Why many images of St. Joseph get it wrong
How St. Joseph helps us be better men
Support the show on Patreon (https://my.captivate.fm/patreon.com/catholicgentleman)
Consecration website (https://www.consecrationtostjoseph.org)
Hardcopy version (https://www.shopmercy.org/consecration-to-st-joseph-the-wonders-of-our-spiritual-father.html?source=ctsj)
Kindle Version (https://amzn.to/331VTK1)
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