Promoting the virtuous life.
Adam and David have been best friends for 30 years and love being Catholic, husbands, and fathers. They enjoy whisky, beer, bacon, flamethrowers, St. Thomas Aquinas, virtue, true leisure, and authentic friendship.
The show is typically broken down into 3 segments - A drink, a gear, and a topic.
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How do you prepare for Christmas during the Advent season? What are some of your family traditions? How do you keep your children focused on Christmas during the holiday madness? We discuss this while sipping on Kentucky Owl Wiseman Bourbon. Plus, David tells a ridiculous story on how he acquired a bench vise this week.
We talk about fatherlessness, how boys aren't growing up, biology vs. culture, the creation of man in the Imago Dei, Jesus as the model of man, man's role in the family, parish, and society, and more with Fr. Fincher in this week's episode while sipping on Bell's Russian Imperial Stout.
Devotion to Mary
What are some great Marian books? What are the errors regarding True Devotion to Mary? Why Mary will bring us closer to Jesus. Let's discuss!
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About our drink:
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About our gear:
Top Marian books for Adam:
True Devotion to Mary
Hail, Holy Queen
Echo of God
33 days to Morning Glory
Champions of the Rosary
Behold your Mother
About the Topic:
A true devotion is defined as a "promptness of the will in the service of God" - Aquinas
Errors of a True Devotion:
1. In wishing to go to our Lord without passing through Mary. Some Catholics do not see clearly enough how expedient it is to have recourse to the Blessed Virgin in order to enter the intimacy of Christ.
2. They fear that devotion toward her is abused and that injury is done to our Lord by paying excessive honor to BVM.
3. Seems to consider Mary a hindrance in reaching divine union, whereas all her influence is exercised in order to lead us to it.
"To neglect the mediators whom God has given us because of our weakness, shows a lack of humility. Intimacy with our Lord in prayer will be greatly facilitated by frequent recourse to Mary."
EX: Asking Mary to help make a good examination of conscience and confession.
"There are Catholics who do not see clearly enough the necessity of having recourse to Mary that they may attain to intimacy with the Savior” - Fr. RGL
Degrees of the Devotion:
1. Consists in praying to the BVM from time to time, honoring her as the Mother of God, saying, for example, the Angelus with true recollection every time it rings.
2. Having more perfect sentiments of vereration, confidence, and love for Mary. Lead us to the daily recitation of at least one of the three parts of the Rosary while we meditate on the joyful, sorrowful, or glorious mysteries, which are for us the road of eternal life.
Page 27 in Secrets of the Rosary on why the rosary is more efficacious than reading the psalms.
3. True devotion to Mary, that proper to proficients, consists in consecrating oneself entirely to our Lord through her. "This devotion consists in giving oneself entirely to the BVM in order to belong entirely to Jesus Christ through her."
CCC 964: Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. "This union of the mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ's virginal conception up to his death";504 it is made manifest above all at the hour of his Passion
Fruits of the Devotion:
St. Louis de Montfort says that this road to God is easier, and nevertheless more meritorious, and consequently a more perfect, short, and sure road.
“But thanks to Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort,” he wrote in 2004 in the...
Sports, Virtue, and Raising a Family
David Dean studied and taught in the Humanities Program at KU back in the 1970's with John Senior. In fact, John Senior is his Godfather! David is now the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma and is our guest this week as we talk about sports, raising children in sports, what is the end of sports, and of course, moments with John Senior.
Rules of Life
St. Francis de Sales gives 18 rules to life in his book The Secret to Sanctity. We discuss them while sipping on Compass Box's Peat Monster. Some of the rules you could guess others might be a little harder. We discuss these secrets of St. Francis de Sales in this week's episode.
Loving Like a Man
What are the best ways to show your love to your wife and your family? How do you feel loved and how does your wife feel loved? In this episode, we talk about the five love languages and why they are important to understand.
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My Virtual Men’s Group!
I have come to love this podcast of all the Catholic shows I have listened to because I feel like I am in a men’s group and listening to their discovery and thinking about a topic of faith. If I met either Adam or David somewhere, I would be able to talk about anything with them about living a holy life. I am old enough to be their father, but enjoy learning from them. I wish I had lived my faith as fully as they do when I was their age. Thanks for your ministry and how you work to help others live their faith more fully.
Ps-I love the front end content about drinks and man gear. The content about scotch and other beverages focuses on the qualities and personality of a drink and temperance. And the gear offers practical tips about things to make life fun and productive. They are great “warmups” to the faith topics which we are then encouraged to consider how to make practical use of the ideas.