71 episodes

Masculinity is under attack. The role of the man in society has been redefined and redesigned, and not for the better. Too many men have lost their identities. Too many men are on cruise control, letting their environment take them with the wind versus being decisive and taking action. Even worse, Catholic men are passive, indecisive, and allowing the culture to control their children. We have lost the meaning of our masculinity. We have let the snakes into the garden and have failed in our call to work and be the men God has called us to be. But not anymore! In this podcast, you will be challenged to step it up, to be a man, and answer the call every Catholic man is asked to answer. God has given each and every one of us the tools to rise to the challenge and be the husbands, fathers, priests, and men we are all called to be. It is never too late to accept this challenge and answer the call. Join James Caldwell and Fr. Dominic Courtourier as they take this journey with you, a Catholic man who is striving to do better, who is wanting more than just the day-in-day-out grind and is looking to become the best man God is calling them to be. Join us to become saints today!

The Manly Catholic James Caldwell

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Masculinity is under attack. The role of the man in society has been redefined and redesigned, and not for the better. Too many men have lost their identities. Too many men are on cruise control, letting their environment take them with the wind versus being decisive and taking action. Even worse, Catholic men are passive, indecisive, and allowing the culture to control their children. We have lost the meaning of our masculinity. We have let the snakes into the garden and have failed in our call to work and be the men God has called us to be. But not anymore! In this podcast, you will be challenged to step it up, to be a man, and answer the call every Catholic man is asked to answer. God has given each and every one of us the tools to rise to the challenge and be the husbands, fathers, priests, and men we are all called to be. It is never too late to accept this challenge and answer the call. Join James Caldwell and Fr. Dominic Courtourier as they take this journey with you, a Catholic man who is striving to do better, who is wanting more than just the day-in-day-out grind and is looking to become the best man God is calling them to be. Join us to become saints today!

    Ep 68 - Horses and Corpses with Dan McNally

    Ep 68 - Horses and Corpses with Dan McNally

    In this conversation, James and The Manly Catholic introduce you to Dan McNally, former Theology teacher turned physical therapist. James met Dan as a new employee here in Grand Rapids and they instantly connected based on their love for Jesus, the Church, and their rugged rosaries.

    Throughout this conversation, James and Dan discuss 7 common misconceptions about the Catholic Church, how a Pope actually dug up his predecessor and put him on trial, and why actually knowing what the Church teaches will embolden your faith, not diminish it.

    James's challenge: Buy a Catechism (if you have not already!). Then, subscribe to Father Mike Schmitz's "Catechism in a Year." 

    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
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    Rugged Rosaries started on a holy mission and continues to this day. They produce manly Rosaries that will withstand children’s snot, getting caught on the door handle, and so much more! James finally found a Rosary that won’t break on him. Use the special code: MANLY12 to get 12% off your order! 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
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    Resources mentioned in the episode:


    Yes, a pope did put his predecessor on trial. Courage International, who helps men and women with same-sex attraction. "Seven Myths About Catholicism" article by Olivia Rzadkiewicz"The Mindful Catholic" by Dr. Gregory BottaroPapal Infallibility defined"The Comfort Crisis" by Michael Easter - HIGHLY recommend this bookVerso Ministries

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    Ep 67 - Interview with Dr. Denis McNamara, Musical Wizard and Architectural Genius

    Ep 67 - Interview with Dr. Denis McNamara, Musical Wizard and Architectural Genius

    In this truly special interview, join Fr. Dom and James, as they welcome Dr. Denis McNamara to The Manly Catholic! Dr. Denis, or "D-Mac" as Fr. Dom knew him in seminary, is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College. He holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. From 2000 to 2019 he was a faculty member at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. He served as Associate Professor of Sacramental Aesthetics, Academic Director, Liturgy Director, and Music Director.

    Dr. McNamara was bringing the heat and sweetness of music, architecture, and history in this action-packed episode. Learn how music is the most beautiful form of prayer, why the liturgy should be sung whenever possible, and how architecture should order the Church and our lives.

    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
    Partners:
     
    Grab an amazing cup of coffee at CatholicCoffee.com! Use code Manly at check-out to get 15% off your order! 
     
    Rugged Rosaries started on a holy mission and continues to this day. They produce manly Rosaries that will withstand children’s snot, getting caught on the door handle, and so much more! James finally found a Rosary that won’t break on him. Use the special code: MANLY12 to get 12% off your order! 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
    Get social with us:
     
    Subscribe to our YouTube page to see our manly and holy faces
     
    Contact us directly:
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    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Benedictine Collage Center for Beuty and CultureThe Liturgy Guys on Apple PodcastsPrayers for dedication of a ChurchTake courses at the Liturgical Institute Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy by Dr. DenisThe Symbolism of the Christian Temple by Jean HaniThe Divine Liturgy: Insights Into Its Mystery by Jean HaniSolemnities: Celebrating A Tapestry of Divine Beauty by Dr. Denis

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    Ep 66 - Giving Tuesday on a Wednesday and Giving To You!

    Ep 66 - Giving Tuesday on a Wednesday and Giving To You!

    Welcome to "Giving Tuesday!"....on a Wednesday? Yes, well, life is hectic. Anyways....here we go!

    We are GIVING AWAY three amazing books brought to you by Sophia Press.
    The Exorcism Files by Adam BlaiThe Devil in the Castle by Dan BurkeA Cardiologist Examines Jesus by Dr. Franco Serafini To enter a chance to win one of these books, enter one of two ways: 


    Become a Patreon!Leave a review and screenshot the review and email to themanlycatholic@gmail.com.
    We know not everyone can support us financially but we want everyone to have a shot at this. 

    Please keep us in your prayers. We are constantly praying for you. 

    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
    Partners:
     
    Grab an amazing cup of coffee at CatholicCoffee.com! Use code Manly at check-out to get 15% off your order! 
     
    Want to rep your Catholic faith with some sweet socks? Look no further than Sock Religious! From St. Joseph to St. Therese of Liseux, Sock Religious will have you repping your Catholic faith in style. Click here to get caught up on your Catholic gear. Your feet will thank you later. 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
    Get social with us:
     
    Subscribe to our YouTube page to see our manly and holy faces
     
    Contact us directly:
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    Resources mentioned in the episode:


    The Exorcism FilesThe Devil in the CastleA Cardiologist Examines Jesus  Support the show

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    • 26 min
    Ep 65 - Interview with Dr. Kevin Vost, Fitness, Nutrition, and Memory Extraordinaire

    Ep 65 - Interview with Dr. Kevin Vost, Fitness, Nutrition, and Memory Extraordinaire

    If you like fitness, Old Fashioneds, and eating food, this is the episode for you! Join James and Dr. Kevin Vost as they journey through the minefield that is nutrition in this crazy internet crazy age where every 5-minutes a new diet comes out. James and Dr. Vost also touch on the importance of fitness for your spiritual life, why St. Thomas Aquinas brought Kevin out of atheism, and why Kevin is thankful the Internet was not mainstream 20 years ago.

    Dr. Kevin Vost, Psy.D., is the author of twenty books including Memorize the Faith! and How to Think Like Aquinas and has taught psychology at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, and MacMurray College. He is a member of the Research Review Committee for American Mensa, which promotes the scientific study of human intelligence.


    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
    Partners:
     
    Grab an amazing cup of coffee at CatholicCoffee.com! Use code Manly at check-out to get 15% off your order! 
     
    Want to rep your Catholic faith with some sweet socks? Look no further than Sock Religious! From St. Joseph to St. Therese of Liseux, Sock Religious will have you repping your Catholic faith in style. Click here to get caught up on your Catholic gear. Your feet will thank you later. 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
    Get social with us:
     
    Subscribe to our YouTube page to see our manly and holy faces
     
    Contact us directly:
    themanlycatholic@gmail.com



    Resources mentioned in the episode:
     
    Follow Sophia Press for more great books: 
    Link for Purchase to the book: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/you-are-that-temple
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SophiaInstitutePress/ 
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SophiaPress
     
    Dr. Vost's website: https://www.drvost.com/#home




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    Ep 64 - Get Out to Vote! And a Personal Update

    Ep 64 - Get Out to Vote! And a Personal Update

    In this brief episode, James provides a special get-out-and-vote message and a personal update about his family.

    Please pray for our country today! Please get to the polls and voice your vote according to Catholic Church teaching.

    Please be praying for all of us here at The Manly Catholic. We are praying for you!

    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
    Partners: 
    Sword & Spade Magazine → We often talk about Fraternus, an incredible organization that strives to connect men with their children and get them outside! Subscribe to their magazine by using this link and help support them and our show! 
     
    Grab an amazing cup of coffee at CatholicCoffee.com! Use code Manly at check-out to get 15% off your order! 
     
    Want to rep your Catholic faith with some sweet socks? Look no further than Sock Religious! From St. Joseph to St. Therese of Liseux, Sock Religious will have you repping your Catholic faith in style. Click here to get caught up on your Catholic gear. Your feet will thank you later. 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
    Get social with us:
     
    Subscribe to our YouTube page to see our manly and holy faces
     
    Contact us directly:
    themanlycatholic@gmail.com



    Resources mentioned in the episode:

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    Ep 63 - Interview with David Arms, The Other Co-Author of Milestone to Manhood

    Ep 63 - Interview with David Arms, The Other Co-Author of Milestone to Manhood

    Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to take that next step and welcome your son (or daughter!) into adulthood? Then this is the interview for you!

    Join James and David Arms, that other co-author of the book "Milestone to Manhood," a practical guide to your boys rite of passage into adulthood. Father Dom and James discussed Rite of Passages back in episodes 27, 29, and 30. BUT, this book actually gives you a template on how to actually incorporate that into your life. You won't want to miss this interview! James talks with the other Arms, David, to get the dad's perspective on the importance of the Rite of Passage for their family. 

    Milestone to Manhood shows how fathers of pre-teen boys can help their sons to successfully make the transition from boyhood to manhood. It is a father’s responsibility to bestow the title of “man” on his son, and the book outlines a once-in-a-lifetime weekend to help a father do so. The weekend involves the other male role models in the son’s life as well, like his grandfather, uncles, and older brothers, who all participate in order to make it clear to the boy that he is now considered to be a man. This coming-of-age ceremony is called his Rite of Passage. Visit milestonetomandhood.com for more info!


    Like what you heard? Maybe you just enjoy reading James’s show notes? Please prayerfully consider supporting the podcast on our Patreon page. to help grow the show to reach as many men as possible! Thank you for your prayers and support. 
     
    Partners: 
    Sword & Spade Magazine → We often talk about Fraternus, an incredible organization that strives to connect men with their children and get them outside! Subscribe to their magazine by using this link and help support them and our show! 
     
    Grab an amazing cup of coffee at CatholicCoffee.com! Use code Manly at check-out to get 15% off your order! 
     
    Want to rep your Catholic faith with some sweet socks? Look no further than Sock Religious! From St. Joseph to St. Therese of Liseux, Sock Religious will have you repping your Catholic faith in style. Click here to get caught up on your Catholic gear. Your feet will thank you later. 
     
    As always, please pray for us! We are men who are striving every day to be holy, to become saints and we cannot do that without the help of the Holy Ghost! 
     
    Get social with us:
    Subscribe to our YouTube page to see our manly and holy faces
     
    Contact us directly:
    themanlycatholic@gmail.com



    Resources mentioned in the episode:
    Buy the book "Milestone to Manhood" hereVisit Steven and David Arm's website here

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