Why Do So Many Millennials Become Catholic?

By Adam Minihan | January 20, 2016

Why do so many millennials become Catholic? It’s not because they’re hipper than thou, and it’s certainly not because they’re holier. Michelangelo’s writhing, unfinished statues of slaves, struggling in their prisons of stone, are a picture of millennial converts to Catholicism: broken and banished from Eden, stuck in the fallen flesh of Adam, yet baptized…

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Radical Catholics

By Adam Minihan | September 7, 2015

Do you want to be a radical Catholic? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. After all, the word radical can be a good or bad depending on the context. Sometimes it carries connotations of passionate commitment or admirable zeal. Other times, it can mean fanatical, freakish, or even dangerous devotion to a cause. But I would…

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How Fathers and Families Can Save Youth Ministry from Itself

By Adam Minihan | June 4, 2015

Man is formed by two main things: family and Church. God made the family at creation and made the Church at the re-creation through Christ. One we inherit at birth and the other we inherit at our second birth (baptism). What has happened in recent decades, however, is the unprecedented breakdown in both of those…

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Hold Fast: 4 Ways to Survive the Cultural Storm

By Adam Minihan | May 26, 2015

The world has gone mad. Unchecked by the free world, ISIS is spreading rapidly throughout the Middle East, and they have already made their presence known in Europe and here in the U.S. They have their sights set on the Vatican and the destruction of what remains of Christendom. Meanwhile, Ireland, one of the most traditionally…

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I’m Just Like You, Daddy

By Adam Minihan | January 13, 2015

“I’m just like you, Daddy,” says my little boy Peter to me one day, looking up at me with luminous eyes, as if being like Daddy were the greatest achievement possible. I had just put on my tie for Mass, and Peter had too. We looked surprisingly similar, a fact that brought great happiness to…

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Manly Catholic Reads: Joseph’s Way

By Adam Minihan | September 13, 2014

“Often a father believes that being married and having children hinders him, if it does not altogether disqualify him, from achieving great sanctity.” To dispel this incorrect notion, Devin Schadt, in his book, Joseph’s Way, the Call to Fatherly Greatness, lays out practical ways for fathers to become saints within the day-to-day life of the…

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The Top 10 Reasons to be a Catholic Man

By Adam Minihan | September 10, 2014

The following is a guest post by Matthew Christoff of The New Emangelization. In the post-modern “anything goes and nothing means anything” world, men are lost, not knowing what to believe or what to do.  Seduced into pursuing their own selfish passions, post-modern men are manipulated like C.S. Lewis predicted they would be:  “men without chests”,…

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Cardinal Newman’s Description of a Gentleman

By Adam Minihan | August 19, 2014

Blessed John Henry Newman was a consummate Catholic gentleman. Reviled by many of his closest friends for converting to Catholicism, he bore insults and attacks on his character with patience and charity. Here is his description of a gentleman taken from his work The Idea of a University, published in 1854. Keep in mind that Newman is here…

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The Three Munera, Part 1: The Father as Prophet

By Adam Minihan | July 7, 2014

In the introduction to this series, I wrote about how each father is entrusted with three duties, or munera in Latin, and that these three duties are modeled by Christ himself. While traditionally associated with the ordained priesthood, these duties just as much apply to the fathers of families, who also share in a priestly role, albeit…

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The Three Munera of Fatherhood

By Adam Minihan | July 4, 2014

There are few roles as mocked and derided as that of the father. Watch any TV show or movie made in the last 40 years or so, and you will see fathers portrayed variously as buffoons, domineering jerks, or at best, good-hearted but clueless simpletons. What you’ll never see is a father portrayed as loving and…

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Mass Attire

By Adam Minihan | December 13, 2017

This post was written by a guest blogger and Council of Man member, Rich Lamm. You…

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Be a joyful man by The Catholic Man Show

By Adam Minihan | December 13, 2017

On Being a Joyful Man by The Catholic Man Show Want happiness? Eat bacon! But…

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