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The Catholic Man Show - Spiritual Exercises from St. Ignatius

The Catholic Man Show - Spiritual Exercises from St. Ignatius

April 19, 2019

Courvoisier, Letterheads, and Spiritual Exercises

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The dram this week is Courvoisier VSOP ***CORRECTION*** in the episode Adam says VSOP stands for ‘Very Special Open Pale’ which is incorrect. It actually stands for ‘Very Superior Old Pale’.

Made in France- A skillfully crafted cognac that is a blend of several crus with a perfect balance between Fins Bois, Grande, and Petite Champagnes, at the peak of their aromatic potential. The result is an exquisitely balanced cognac with notes of peach and toasted almond

The gear is having a letterhead. Want to make your own letterhead? Here’s a list of some good examples.

Drinking: Courvoisier VSOP

Gear: Letterhead

Discussing spiritual exercises from St. Ignatius

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“Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill”

“Bullies” by Ben Shapiro

“Delivered” by Matt Fradd

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The Catholic Man Show - Unplanned: Interview with Doug Johnson

The Catholic Man Show - Unplanned: Interview with Doug Johnson

April 12, 2019

Jura, Iron Skillet, and an interview with Doug Johnson

This episode is sponsored by a Council of Man member, Josh Raburn.  Want to join other men who are wanting to live virtuously?Join us on Patreon

The dram this week is Jura 10 year.

A whisky only Jura could make, born of our island and still produced today in a bottle originally shaped to withstand the roughest of journeys from our home. Crafted in exceptionally tall stills, matured for 10 years in America White Oak ex-bourbon barrels and the fresh sea air with a further enhancement from the finest aged Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain.

The gear is a cast iron skillet.

Check out Doug’s blog, Doug on Tap.

Drinking: Jura 10 Year

Gear: Cast Iron Skillet

Discussing the movie Unplanned with Doug Johnson

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“Bullies” by Ben Shapiro

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The Catholic Man Show - 8 Daughters of Lust

The Catholic Man Show - 8 Daughters of Lust

April 5, 2019

Scotch, Blazers, and the 8 daughters of Lust

This episode is sponsored a Council of Man member, Paul Day.  Want to join other men who are wanting to live virtuously? Join us on Patreon

The dram this week is Muirhead’s Silver Seal 16 year old Highland Scotch.

 

Fruity overtones of summer compote and rhubarb are the order of the day with the nose. Malt is first in line followed by some oak spice and creamy vanilla. The palate is walnuts, cigar boxes and vanilla custard, with a hint of allspice. A delicate and mineral lay finish completes this dram.

 

The gear we discuss is a blazer. What is the difference between a blazer, a suit coat, and a sports jacket? We discuss the differences in the second segment. For more information on the topic, our friend at the Art of Manliness, Brett McKay, wrote a blog on the topic. Check it out here.

 

The video below has a lot of extra content not in the episode.

 

Drinking: Muirhead Silver Seal 16 year Highland Scotch

Gear: The Blazer

Discussing the 8 daughters of Lust

 

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The Catholic Man Show - Trent Horn on Relativism

The Catholic Man Show - Trent Horn on Relativism

March 27, 2019

Trent Horn on Relativism

Trent Horn from Catholic Answers sits down with us to discuss chocolate milk and relativism.

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Our drink this evening was prepared from fresh dairy cream and the finest aged Irish whiskey.

Merging Ireland’s two great traditions of making quality dairy products and distilling spirits together is as natural as the Shannon River flowing through Ireland.

ShannonTM Irish Cream Liqueur is produced in the heart of Ireland’s finest dairy pastures, the world renowned Golden Vale. This region prides itself on its lush fertile grasslands for grazing and its golden barley used in the production of superior whiskey.

ShannonTM Irish Cream Liqueur has refined the craft of prior generations whose blending and distilling of aged malt and grain whiskey with premium Irish ingredient is considered a fine art. Embodying all that is best about Ireland, ShannonTM Irish Cream liqueur marries Ireland’s culture and its people to bring you a sip of great Irish hospitality.

 

Enjoy ShannonTM Irish Cream liqueur on the rocks or shaken into a Martini glass.

We recommend Trent’s podcast and all of his work at Catholic Answers.

Drinking: Shannon Irish Cream

Gear: N/A

Discussing Relativism

TRENT’S BOOKS:

Why We’re Catholic

Answering Atheism

The Case for Catholicism

Persuasive Pro-Life

Hard Sayings

Made This Way

What the Saints Never Said

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The Catholic Man Show - Baby Carriers and Natural Family Planning

The Catholic Man Show - Baby Carriers and Natural Family Planning

March 16, 2019

Baby Carriers and Natural Family Planning

Drinking: Highland Park 12 year

Gear: Baby Carrier

Discussing NFP

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The Catholic Man Show - Grill Guns and Incorruptible Saints

The Catholic Man Show - Grill Guns and Incorruptible Saints

March 11, 2019

Fr. Donovan joins us to discuss scotch, grill guns, and the incorruptible saints.

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Fr. Donovan is a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. He is the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Pawhuska, OK.  You can watch an interview with Fr. Donovan on his beautiful parish here.

Our man gear was one of our favorites of all time…. The Grill Gun! They are going to be starting a kickstarter campaign soon but they need the support before they get it going. How do you support? Easy. Just add your email to their list to let them know you are interested in buying one.  The inventor of this masterpiece is a practicing Catholic who has one son that is a transitional deacon. Show some support! (it’s not hard… who wouldn’t want one? LOL)

Drinking: Glendronach 12 year

Gear: The Grill Gun

Discussing incorruptible saints

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The Catholic Man Show - Catholic Culture with Fr. Jonathan Meyer

The Catholic Man Show - Catholic Culture with Fr. Jonathan Meyer

March 1, 2019

Fr. Jonathan Meyer joins us to talk about his thoughts on Catholic Culture.

This episode is sponsored by friend and Council of Man member Paul Day.

Great meeting you Paul at the E6 Men’s Conference – thanks for the whiskey!

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Fr. Jonathan Meyer was very kind and invited to his rectory to record an episode of TCMS with 7 of his seminarians. Fr. Meyer gave an excellent homily at the E6 Men’s conference (video below), but what stood out to us was the way he celebrated the liturgy. He had over 20 alter servers at the Holy Mass and we found out that is not abnormal for him at his parish! So we chatted with him about a clothing line he wants someone to start, the Catholic Culture he is created, and his prayer life.

We want to thank Joe Yunger, Andrew Middendorf, and the whole team for inviting us to the E6 Men’s Conference. Keep up the great work!

Drinking: New Riff Whiskey

Talking about a potential clothing line as a man gear.

Discussing Catholic Culture.

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DRINK: New Riff Whiskey

GEAR: E6 Clothing Line

TOPIC: Catholic Culture

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The Catholic Man Show - Dr. Ray on Disciplining Children – Episode 149

The Catholic Man Show - Dr. Ray on Disciplining Children – Episode 149

February 22, 2019

Dr. Ray Guarendi joins Adam in studio!

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Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. His radio show, “The Dr. Is In” can be heard on over 440 stations and Sirius XM channel 130. His TV show, “Living Right With Dr. Ray” can be seen on EWTN Global Catholic Network and is aired in 140 countries.

Drinking Double Shot Coffee.

Talking about a belt as a man gear.

Discussing disciplining your children.

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If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things almost every episode:

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DRINK: Double Shot Coffee

GEAR: Belt

TOPIC: Disciplining your children

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The Catholic Man Show - Change of Plans: Casual Convo on Holiness – Episode 148

The Catholic Man Show - Change of Plans: Casual Convo on Holiness – Episode 148

February 15, 2019

Prayer life, virtue, and holiness: That’s what we went with for this week.

We originally planned to have John Sablan back on to re-record our episode. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he couldn’t be with us. So Adam and Dave had, probably a much needed, casual conversation on topics they have been considering throughout the week.

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Tasting Notes for Koval Single Barrel Four Grain Whiskey:

Color: Cherry Wood

Nose: Heavy Banana

Flavor: Banana, cream, spice, with a little vanilla

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DRINK: Koval 4-grain whiskey

GEAR: N/A

TOPIC: Prayer Life, Virtue, and Holiness

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The Catholic Man Show - Talking Discipline with 6-time World and Olympic Champion, John Smith – Episode 147

The Catholic Man Show - Talking Discipline with 6-time World and Olympic Champion, John Smith – Episode 147

February 15, 2019

Oklahoma State University Wrestling Coach John Smith

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We want to thank Fr. Brian O’Brien for helping us make this interview happen.

Coach John Smith is the Michael Jordan of wrestling. He is 2 time NCAA Division I national champion, and a 6-time world and Olympic champion. As of December 2017, he has wone more world-level gold medals than any other American. He is the head wrestling coach of the Oklahoma State Cowboys and also a faithful Catholic attending St. Francis Xavier.

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The Catholic Man Show - Complete My Joy: Bishop Thomas Olmsted

The Catholic Man Show - Complete My Joy: Bishop Thomas Olmsted

February 8, 2019

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted – Bishop of Phoenix

Complete My Joy

While at the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Phoenix Conference this past weekend, we were able to sit down with Bishop Olmsted to talk about his new Apostolic Exhortation, “Complete My Joy”.

In 2015, Bishop Olmsted wrote “Into the Breach” an Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic men and masculinity that has been a popular read all across the globe and has now been officially translated in 11 different languages.

The title “Complete My Joy” is taken from Philippians 1:27-2:2:

Live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well— since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.  If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.”  (Philippians 1:27-2:2, RSV)

The document urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ. “Fathers and mothers have the ability and responsibility to lead their families to holiness,” said Bishop Olmsted. “When I consider the blessings that God has bestowed on me in my life, second only to my Baptism into Christ’s family is the blessing of being raised in a faithful and united Catholic family. My parents, Patrick and Helen, committed themselves to God in the vocation to Holy Matrimony, and this provided stability for me to grow as their son and as a son of God.”

Bishop Olmsted released the apostolic exhortation on the Feast of the Holy Family, December 30th, 2018.

We want to thank Bishop Olmsted and the Diocese of Phoenix for the opportunity to discuss, “Complete My Joy,” and hope everyone will take the opportunity to read this gift.

The Catholic Man Show - Identifying our root sins – Episode 145

The Catholic Man Show - Identifying our root sins – Episode 145

February 5, 2019

Identifying our root sins

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Some of the resources we used for this episode come from www.spiritualdirection.com

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DRINK: Black Mesa – Big Wheel IPA

GEAR: Catholic Man Prayer Journal

TOPIC: Identifying your root sins

The Catholic Man Show - CourageRC with Fr. Philip Bochanski – Episode 145

The Catholic Man Show - CourageRC with Fr. Philip Bochanski – Episode 145

January 25, 2019

Fr. Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of CourageRC, joins us to talk about same-sex attraction.

Some great resources discussed in the episode:

Courage Website – www.couragerc.org

Encourage Website – Click here

Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons

Daniel Mattson – “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay”. Follow him on Twitter.

Great Twitter follow – Avera Maria Santo@diary476

Fr. Mike Schmitz – “Made for Love: Same-Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church” – Fr. Mike’s talk is a great listen.

Want to learn more about Fr. Philip Bochanski? Here’s a great article.

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things almost every episode: (THIS EPISODE WE DIDN’T GO BY THE FORMAT)

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

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DRINK: Laphroaig 10 year

GEAR: N/A

TOPIC: CourageRC

The Catholic Man Show - Hot Sauce and Movies – Episode 144

The Catholic Man Show - Hot Sauce and Movies – Episode 144

January 19, 2019

Andrew Pudewa joins us to talk hot sauce and movies

Andrew is the founder and director of the Institute of Excellence and Writing.

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things every episode:

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2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

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DRINK: Juggernaut Cab Wine

GEAR: Hot Sauce

TOPIC: Movies

Movie list:

1.) Sound of Music

2.) A Man for All Seasons

3.) The Scarlet and the Black

4.) Joan of Arc

5.) Exorcism of Emily Rose

6.) To End All Wars

7.) Little Boy

8.) Collateral Beauty

The Catholic Man Show - 5 Philosophers Catholic Men Should Know – Episode 143

The Catholic Man Show - 5 Philosophers Catholic Men Should Know – Episode 143

January 11, 2019

 

5 Philosophers Catholic Men Should Know

Special Guest: Thomas Lackey – a parishioner at Most Precious Blood in Tulsa, Ok.

We threw out the format in this episode! No drink. No gear. Just sitting around the table with friends and talking about the most important topics in our faith. If you missed our episode last week on the Eucharist, make sure you go back and listen.

Soren Kierkegaard

Cicero

St. Anselm

St. Augustine

St. Thomas Aquinas

[In Eternity i]t is not asked whether your marriage was in accordance with others, with the common practice, or better than others, but… you as an individual will be asked only whether it was in accordance with your responsibility…. For common practice changes, and all comparison goes lame, or is only half truth. But eternity’s practice, which never goes out of fashion, is, that you are the individual, that you yourself in the intimate relation of marriage should have been conscious of this.

In eternity it will not be asked whether your wife seduced you (eternity will talk with her about that), [in Eternity] you will be asked whether you allowed yourself to be seduced. If your marriage is so blessed that you see a family growing up around you, may you be conscious that while you have an intimate relation to your children you have a still more intimate relation to yourself as an individual. You share the responsibility with your wife, and hence eternity will also ask her as an individual about her share of the responsibility. For in eternity there is not a single complication that is able to make the accounting difficult and evasion easy. Eternity does not ask concerning how far you brought up your children in the way that you saw others do it. It simply asks you as an individual, how you brought up your children.

For you and conscience are one. It knows all that you know, and it knows that you know it. With respect to your children’s upbringing you can weigh various matters with your wife, or your friends. But how you act and the responsibility for it is finally wholly and solely yours as an individual. And if you fail to act, hiding from yourself and from others behind a screen of deliberation, you bring down the responsibility solely upon yourself as an individual.

Pasted from <https://www.religion-online.org/book-chapter/chapter-13-what-then-must-i- do-live-as-an-individual/>

to Read

• What

  • ○  Sickness Unto Death
  • ○  Purity of Heart
  • ○  The Crowd is Untruth
  • ○  Fear and Trembling (Preface)

    • Quotes

    • ○  But what, then, shall we do, if the questions sound like accusations? Above all else, each one

      will himself become an individual with his responsibility to God. Each one will himself be subject to the stern judgment of this individuality. Is this not the purpose of the office of Confession? … Those who are coming to confess do not belong together in a society. Each one is an individual before God. Man and wife may go to confession in beautiful fellowship with each other, but they may not confess together. The one who confesses is not in company, he is as an individual, alone before God.

    • ○  … [C]onfession is a holy act, which calls for a collected mind. A collected mind is a mind that has collected itself from every distraction, from every relation, in order to center itself upon this relation to itself as an individual who is responsible to God. It is a mind that hasthis relation to itself as an individual who is responsible to God. It is a mind that has collected itself from every distraction, and therefore also from all comparison. For comparison may either tempt a man to an earthly and fortuitous despondency because the one who compares must admit to himself that he is behind many others, or it may tempt him to pride because, humanly speaking, he seems to be ahead of many others.
  • ○  Can you not be contented like all the others, when your last hour has come, to go well baled and crated in one of the large shipments which the established order sends straight through to heaven under its own seal and plainly addressed to ‘The Eternal Blessedness,’ with the assurance that you will be exactly as well received and just as blessed as ‘all the others’? In short, can you not be content with such reassuring security and guaranty as this, that the established order vouches for your blessedness in the hereafter? Very well then. Only keep this to yourself. The established order has no objection. If you keep as still as a mouse about it, you will nevertheless be just as well off as the others.
  • ○  In our time nobody is content to stop with faith but wants to go further. It would perhaps be rash to ask where these people are going, but it is surely a sign of breeding and culture for me to assume that everybody has faith, for otherwise it would be queer for them to be . . . going further. In those old days it was different, then faith was a task for a whole lifetime, because it was assumed that dexterity in faith is not acquired in a few days or weeks. When the tried oldster drew near to his last hour, having fought the good fight and kept the faith, his heart was still young enough not to have forgotten that fear and trembling which chastened the youth, which the man indeed held in check, but which no man quite outgrows. . . except as he might succeed at the earliest opportunity in going further. Where these revered figures arrived, that is the point where everybody in our day begins to go further.

    Let others complain that the age is wicked; my complaint is that it is paltry; for it lacks passion. Men’s thoughts are thin and flimsy like lace, they are themselves pitiable like the lacemakers. The thoughts of their hearts are too paltry to be sinful. For a worm it might be regarded as a sin to harbor such thoughts, but not for a being made in the image of God. Their lusts are dull and sluggish, their passions sleepy. They do their duty, these shopkeeping souls, but they clip the coin a trifle, like the Jews; they think that even if the Lord keeps ever careful a set of books, they may still cheat him Him a little. Out upon Them! This is the reason my soul always turns back to the Old Testament and to Shakespeare. I feel that those who speak there are at least human: they hate, they love, they murder their enemies, and curse their descendants throughout all generations, they sin.

    Cicero
    • Theme

  • ○  Practical Philosophy
  • ○  The Imprudence of Evil

• What

  • ○  On Moral Duty
  • ○  On Friendship
  • ○  On Old Age
  • ○  The Dream of Scipio

    • Quotes

○ Above all, the search after truth and its eager pursuit are peculiar to man. And so, when we

have leisure from the demands of business cares, we are eager to see, to hear, to learn something new, and we esteem a desire to know the secrets or wonders of creation as indispensable to a happy life. Thus we come to understand that what is true, simple, and genuine appeals most strongly to a man’s nature. To this passion for discovering truth there genuine appeals most strongly to a man’s nature. To this passion for discovering truth there is added a hungering, as it were, for independence, so that a mind well-moulded by Nature is unwilling to be subject to anybody save one who gives rules of conduct or is a teacher of truth or who, for the general good, rules according to justice and law. From this attitude come greatness of soul and a sense of superiority to worldly conditions. (DO)

  • ○  When any specious appearance of expediency is presented, one cannot help being impressed by it. But if, when you give it closer attention, you see that there is something morally wrong connected with what thus seems expedient, in that case you are not to sacrifice expediency, but you are to understand that where there is moral wrong expediency cannot be. For if nothing is so contrary to nature as immorality (inasmuch as nature craves things right, and fitting, and consistent), and nothing so in unison with nature as expediency, then it is certain that expediency and immorality cannot exist in the same thing. Still further, if we were born for virtue, and the right either is alone worthy to be sought (as Zeno maintained), or is assuredly to be regarded as immeasurably outweighing all things else (as is Aristotle’s doctrine), then, of necessity, what is right must be either the sole or the supreme good. But what is good is certainly expedient. Consequently whatever is right is expedient. It is then the misapprehension of bad men which, when it lays hold on anything that seems expedient, considers it independently of the question of right. (DO)
  • ○  [H]e who maltreats another that he himself may obtain some benefit, either is unaware that he is acting contrary to nature, or else thinks that poverty, pain, loss of children, of kindred, of friends, is to be avoided rather than wrong-doing to a fellow-man. If he is unaware that he is acting contrary to nature in maltreating men, how are you to reason with one who takes away from man all that makes him man? But if he thinks that wrong-doing ought indeed to be shunned, but that death, poverty, or pain is much more to be shunned, he errs in imagining any evil affecting the bodily condition or property to be of greater consequence than moral evil. (DO)
  • ○  Truth is offensive, if hatred, the bane of friendship, is indeed born of it; but much more offensive is complacency, when in its indulgence for wrongdoing it suffers a friend to go headlong to ruin. The greatest blame, however, rests on him who both spurns the truth when it is told him, and is driven by the complacency of friends to self-deception. In this matter, therefore, there should be the utmost discretion and care, first, that admonition be without bitterness, then, that reproof be without invective. But in complacency — for I am ready to use the word which Terence furnishes — let pleasing truth be told; let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be put far away, as unworthy, not only of a friend, but of any man above the condition of a slave; for there is one way of living with a tyrant, another with a friend. We may well despair of saving him whose ears are so closed to the truth that he cannot hear what is true from a friend. Among the many pithy sayings of Cato was this: “There are some who owe more to their bitter enemies than to the friends that seem sweet; for those often tell the truth, these never.” It is indeed ridiculous for those who are admonished not to be annoyed by what ought to trouble them, and to be annoyed by what ought to give them no offence. Their faults give them no pain; they take it hard that they are reproved; — while they ought, on the contrary, to be grieved for their wrong-doing, to rejoice in their correction. (DA)

• 7. “But even if successive generations should desire to transmit the praise of every one of us from father to son in unbroken succession, yet because of devastations by flood and fire, which will of necessity take place at a determined time, we must fail of attaining not only eternal fame, but even that of very long duration. Now of what concern is it that those who shall be born hereafter should speak of you, when you were spoken of by none who were born before you, who were not fewer, and certainly were better men?—especially, too, when among those who might hear our names there is not one that can retain the when among those who might hear our names there is not one that can retain the memories of a single year. (SS)

Anselm
• Theme – Faith Seeking Understanding

  • ○  Will for happiness
  • ○  Will for justice
  • ○  Tension between the two is the chance for merit as well as fall.

• What
○ On Free Will

to Read
○ On the Fall of the Devil

  • I acknowledge, Lord, and I give thanks that You have created Your image in me, so that I may remember You, think of You, love You. But this image is so effaced and worn away by vice, so darkened by the smoke of sin, that it cannot do what it was made to do unless You renew it and reform it. I do not try, Lord, to attain Your lofty heights, because my understanding is in no way equal to it. But I do desire to understand Your truth a little, that truth that my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that ‘unless I believe, I shall not understand’ [Isa. 7: 9]. (P)
  • Therefore, Lord, not only are You that than which a greater cannot be thought, but You are also something greater than can be thought. For since it is possible to think that there is such a one, then, if You are not this same being something greater than You could be thought—which cannot be. (P)
  • Lord my God, You who have formed and reformed me, tell my
    desiring soul what You are besides what it has seen so that it may see clearly that which it desires. It strives so that it may see more, and it sees nothing beyond what it has seen save darkness. Or rather it does not see darkness, which is not in You in any way; but it sees that it cannot see more because of its own darkness. Why is this, Lord, why
    is this? Is its eye darkened by its weakness, or is it dazzled by Your splendour? In truth it is both darkened in itself and dazzled by You.
    It is indeed both darkened by its own littleness and overwhelmed
    by Your immensity. It is, in fact, both restricted by its own limited-
    ness and overcome by Your fullness. For how great is that light
    from which shines every truth that gives light to the understanding! (P)
  • So neither by willing happiness alone nor by willing only that
    which befits its nature could that angel be called moral or immoral, because his will would be necessitated; on the other hand, if he neither can nor ought to be happy if he does not will and if his will
    is not morally good, God must harmonize the two wills in him such that he wills to be happy but wills it justly. Thus, when the moral good is present, his will to be happy is modified so as to eliminate going beyond, without destroying his capacity to go beyond. That is, although by willing to be happy he can surpass the measure, because his will is good he does not want to surpass it, and in this way, having a just will for happiness, he can be and ought to be happy. Such an a just will for happiness, he can be and ought to be happy. Such an angel, by not willing that which he ought not, although able to, would merit the capacity never to will that which he ought not and, always following justice, of never being deprived of any moderate desire; if he should abandon justice by an immoderate will, he would be deprived of all that he desires. (DCD)

Augustine

  • Why

    ○ Divine Illumination

  • What to Read

    ○ The City of God
    ○ The Confessions
    ○ On Christian Doctrine

  • Let no one, therefore, look for an efficient cause of the evil will; for it is not efficient, but deficient, as the will itself is not an effecting of something, but a defect. For defection from that which supremely is, to that which has less of being: this is to begin to have an evil will.
  • ‘there are many within who by their abandoned manners torment the hearts of those who live piously, since by them the Christian and catholic name is blasphemed; and the dearer that name is to those who will live piously in Christ, the more do they grieve that through the wicked, who have a place within, it comes to be less loved than pious minds desire
  • But if these things be preferred, then even though a man seem to have faith in Christ, yet Christ is not the foundation to that man; and much more if he, in contempt of wholesome precepts, seek forbidden gratifications, is he clearly convicted of putting Christ not first but last, since he has despised Him as his ruler, and has preferred to fulfill his own wicked lusts, in contempt of Christ’s commands and allowances. Accordingly, if any Christian man loves a harlot, and, attaching himself to her, becomes one body, he has not now Christ for a foundation. But if anyone loves his own wife, and loves her as Christ would have him love her, who can doubt that he has Christ for a foundation?
  • it has come to pass that the two cities could not have common laws of religion, and that the heavenly city has been compelled in this matter to dissent, and to become obnoxious to those who think differently
  • from things earthly to things heavenly, from the visible to the invisible, there are some things better than others; and for this purpose are they unequal, in order that they might all exist.
  • even those against whom we are disputing have been compelled to acknowledge, in some fashion, that the grace of God is necessary for the acquisition, not, indeed, of any philosophy, but of the true philosophy.
  • when in the case of any creature the questions are put, “Who made it?†“By what means?†“Why?†that it should be replied, “God,†“By the Word,†⠀œBecause it was goodâ€
  • would that we had lived so well in Paradise that in very truth there were now no death! But not only does it now exist, but so grievous a thing is it, that no skill is sufficient either to explain or to escape it.
  • For God, the Creator of all, knows where and when each thing ought to be, or to have been created, because He sees the similarities and diversities which can contribute to the beauty of the whole.
  • The peace of the body then consists in the duly proportioned arrangement of its parts. The peace of the irrational soul is the harmonious repose of the appetites, and that of the rational soul the harmony of knowledge and action.
  • He, abiding unchangeable, took upon Him our nature, that thereby He might take us to Himself; and, holding fast His own divinity, He became partaker of our infirmity, that we, being changed into some better thing, might, by participating in His righteousness and immortality, lose our own properties of sin and mortality, and preserve whatever good quality He had implanted in our nature, perfected now by sharing in the goodness of His nature. For as by the sin of one man we have fallen into a misery so deplorable, so by the righteousness of one Man, who also is God, shall we come to a blessedness inconceivably exalted.
  • For better is it to contend with vices than without conflict to be subdued by them. Better, I say, is war with the hope of peace everlasting than captivity without any thought of deliverance.
  • I do not blame those who may be able to draw out of everything there a spiritual meaning, only saving, first of all, the historical truth.
  • But eternal punishment seems hard and unjust to human perceptions, because in the weakness of our mortal condition there is wanting that highest and purest wisdom by which it can be perceived how great a wickedness was committed in that first transgression.
  • We cannot be expected to find room for replying to every question that may be started by unoccupied and captious men, who are ever more ready to ask questions than capable of understanding the answer.
  • the actual possession of the happiness of this life, without the hope of what is beyond, is but a false happiness and profound misery.
  • For while the hot restlessness of heretics stirs questions about many articles of the catholic faith, the necessity of defending them forces us both to investigate them more accurately, to understand them more clearly, and to proclaim them more earnestly; and the question mooted by an adversary becomes the occasion of instruction.
  • But in these days of vanity it makes an important difference whether he resists or yields to the truth, and whether he is destitute of true piety or a partaker of it: important not so far as regards the acquirement of the blessings or the evasion of the calamities of this transitory and vain life, but in connection with the future judgment which shall make over to good men good things, and to bad men bad things, in permanent, inalienable possession.
  • I shall go on to say, as God shall aid me, what I think needs to be said regarding the origin, history, and deserved ends of the two cities, which, as already remarked, are in this world commingled and implicated with one another
  • Our infancy, indeed, introducing us to this life not with laughter but with tears, seems unconsciously to predict the ills we are to encounter. Zoroaster alone is said to have laughed when he was born, and that unnatural omen portended no good to him.
  • When this question has been handled to the satisfaction of the company, Scipio reverts to the original thread of discourse, and repeats with commendation his own brief definition of a republic, that it is the weal of the people. “The people” he defines as being not every assemblage or mob, but an assemblage associated by a common acknowledgment of law, and by a community of but an assemblage associated by a common acknowledgment of law, and by a community of interests. Then he shows the use of definition in debate; and from these definitions of his own he gathers that a republic, or “weal of the people,” then exists only when it is well and justly governed, whether by a monarch, or an aristocracy, or by the whole people. But when the monarch is unjust, or, as the Greeks say, a tyrant; or the aristocrats are unjust, and form a faction; or the people themselves are unjust, and become, as Scipio for want of a better name calls them, themselves the tyrant, then the republic is not only blemished (as had been proved the day before), but by legitimate deduction from those definitions, it altogether ceases to be. For it could not be the people’s weal when a tyrant factiously lorded it over the state; neither would the people be any longer a people if it were unjust, since it would no longer answer the definition of a people—“an assemblage associated by a common acknowledgment of law, and by a community of interests.” (City of God, cp. 21 ‘Cicero’s Opinion of the Roman Republic’)

Aquinas
• Why

• What to Read

  • ○  On the 10 Commandments
  • ○  The Three Greatest Prayers
  • ○  Catena

    • Quotes

  • ○  Three things are necessary for man to be saved: (1) knowledge of what is to be believed, (2)

    knowledge of what is to be desired, and (3) knowledge of what is to be done. The first is taught in the Creed, where knowledge of the articles of faith is given; the second is in the Lord’s Prayer; the third is in the Law.

  • ○  The Church’s sacraments are ordained for helping man in the spiritual life. But the spiritual life is analogous to the corporeal, since corporeal things bear a resemblance to spiritual. Now it is clear that just as generation is required for corporeal life, since thereby man receives life; and growth, whereby man is brought to maturity: so likewise food is required for the preservation of life. Consequently, just as for the spiritual life there had to be Baptism, which is spiritual generation; and Confirmation, which is spiritual growth: so there needed to be the sacrament of the Eucharist, which is spiritual food. 3.Q73.A1
  • ○  A sacrament is so termed because it contains something sacred. Now a thing can be styled sacred from two causes; either absolutely, or in relation to something else. The difference between the Eucharist and other sacraments having sensible matter is that whereas the Eucharist contains something which is sacred absolutely, namely, Christ’s own body; the baptismal water contains something which is sacred in relation to something else, namely, the sanctifying power: and the same holds good of chrism and such like. Consequently, the sacrament of the Eucharist is completed in the very consecration of the matter, whereas the other sacraments are completed in the application of the matter for the sanctifying of the individual. And from this follows another difference. For, in the sacrament of the Eucharist, what is both reality and sacrament is in the matter itself. but what is reality only, namely, the grace bestowed, is in the recipient; whereas in Baptism both are in the recipient, namely, the character, which is both reality and sacrament, and the grace of pardon of sins, which is reality only. And the same holds good of the other sacraments. 3.Q73.A1

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The Catholic Man Show - The Eucharist – Episode 142

The Catholic Man Show - The Eucharist – Episode 142

January 4, 2019

The Eucharist – the source and summit of the Christian Life.

Special Guest: Thomas Lackey – a parishioner at Most Precious Blood in Tulsa, Ok.

We threw out the format in this episode! No drink. No gear. Just sitting around the table with friends and talking about the most important topics in our faith. We want to thank Thomas and his family for being our guest on not only this episode but next week’s episode as well! Spoiler Alert: We talk about 5 philosophers men need to know and read

Here are some of the notes Thomas Lackey provided:

  • ○  Three things are necessary for man to be saved: (1) knowledge of what is to be believed, (2)

    knowledge of what is to be desired, and (3) knowledge of what is to be done. The first is taught in the Creed, where knowledge of the articles of faith is given; the second is in the Lord’s Prayer; the third is in the Law.

  • ○  The Church’s sacraments are ordained for helping man in the spiritual life. But the spiritual life is analogous to the corporeal, since corporeal things bear a resemblance to spiritual. Now it is clear that just as generation is required for corporeal life, since thereby man receives life; and growth, whereby man is brought to maturity: so likewise food is required for the preservation of life. Consequently, just as for the spiritual life there had to be Baptism, which is spiritual generation; and Confirmation, which is spiritual growth: so there needed to be the sacrament of the Eucharist, which is spiritual food. 3.Q73.A1
  • ○  A sacrament is so termed because it contains something sacred. Now a thing can be styled sacred from two causes; either absolutely, or in relation to something else. The difference between the Eucharist and other sacraments having sensible matter is that whereas the Eucharist contains something which is sacred absolutely, namely, Christ’s own body; the baptismal water contains something which is sacred in relation to something else, namely, the sanctifying power: and the same holds good of chrism and such like. Consequently, the sacrament of the Eucharist is completed in the very consecration of the matter, whereas the other sacraments are completed in the application of the matter for the sanctifying of the individual. And from this follows another difference. For, in the sacrament of the Eucharist, what is both reality and sacrament is in the matter itself. but what is reality only, namely, the grace bestowed, is in the recipient; whereas in Baptism both are in the recipient, namely, the character, which is both reality and sacrament, and the grace of pardon of sins, which is reality only. And the same holds good of the other sacraments. 3.Q73.A1
  • ○  We can consider three things in this sacrament: namely, that which is sacrament only, and this is the bread and wine; that which is both reality and sacrament, to wit, Christ’s true body; and lastly that which is reality only, namely, the effect of this sacrament. Consequently, in relation to what is sacrament only, the chief figure of this sacrament was the oblation of Melchisedech, who offered up bread and wine. In relation to Christ crucified, Who is contained in this sacrament, its figures were all the sacrifices of the Old Testament, especially the sacrifice of expiation, which was the most solemn of all. While with regard to especially the sacrifice of expiation, which was the most solemn of all. While with regard to its effect, the chief figure was the Manna, “having in it the sweetness of every taste” (Wis. 16:20), just as the grace of this sacrament refreshes the soul in all respects. The Paschal Lamb foreshadowed this sacrament in these three ways. First of all, because it was eaten with unleavened loaves, according to Ex. 12:8: “They shall eat flesh . . . and unleavened bread.” As to the second because it was immolated by the entire multitude of the children of Israel on the fourteenth day of the moon; and this was a figure of the Passion of Christ, Who is called the Lamb on account of His innocence. As to the effect, because by the blood of the Paschal Lamb the children of Israel were preserved from the destroying Angel, and brought from the Egyptian captivity; and in this respect the Paschal Lamb is the chief figure of this sacrament, because it represents it in every respect.
  • ○  As stated above (Article [2]), since Christ’s true body is in this sacrament, and since it does not begin to be there by local motion, nor is it contained therein as in a place, as is evident from what was stated above (Article [1], ad 2), it must be said then that it begins to be there by conversion of the substance of bread into itself.

    Yet this change is not like natural changes, but is entirely supernatural, and effected by God’s power alone. Hence Ambrose says [(De Sacram. iv): “See how Christ’s word changes nature’s laws, as He wills: a man is not wont to be born save of man and woman: see therefore that against the established law and order a man is born of a Virgin”: and] [*The passage in the brackets is not in the Leonine edition] (De Myster. iv): “It is clear that a Virgin begot beyond the order of nature: and what we make is the body from the Virgin. Why, then, do you look for nature’s order in Christ’s body, since the Lord Jesus was Himself brought forth of a Virgin beyond nature?” Chrysostom likewise (Hom. xlvii), commenting on Jn. 6:64: “The words which I have spoken to you,” namely, of this sacrament, “are spirit and life,” says: i.e. “spiritual, having nothing carnal, nor natural consequence; but they are rent from all such necessity which exists upon earth, and from the laws here established.”

    For it is evident that every agent acts according as it is in act. But every created agent is limited in its act, as being of a determinate genus and species: and consequently the action of every created agent bears upon some determinate act. Now the determination of every thing in actual existence comes from its form. Consequently, no natural or created agent can act except by changing the form in something; and on this account every change made according to nature’s laws is a formal change. But God is infinite act, as stated in the FP, Question [7], Article [1]; Question [26], Article [2]; hence His action extends to the whole nature of being. Therefore He can work not only formal conversion, so that diverse forms succeed each other in the same subject; but also the change of all being, so that, to wit, the whole substance of one thing be changed into the whole substance of another. And this is done by Divine power in this sacrament; for the whole substance of the bread is changed into the whole substance of Christ’s body, and the whole substance of the wine into the whole substance of Christ’s blood. Hence this is not a formal, but a substantial conversion; nor is it a kind of natural movement: but, with a name of its own, it can be called “transubstantiation. 3.Q75.A4

  • ○  It is absolutely necessary to confess according to Catholic faith that the entire Christ is in this sacrament. Yet we must know that there is something of Christ in this sacrament in a twofold manner: first, as it were, by the power of the sacrament; secondly, from natural concomitance. By the power of the sacrament, there is under the species of this sacrament that into which the pre-existing substance of the bread and wine is changed, as expressed by the words of the form, which are effective in this as in the other sacraments; for instance, by the words: “This is My body,” or, “This is My blood.” But from natural concomitance there is also in this sacrament that which is really united with that thing wherein the aforesaid conversion is terminated. For if any two things be really united, then wherever the one is really, there must the other also be: since things really united together are only distinguished by an operation of the mind. 3.Q76.A1 distinguished by an operation of the mind. 3.Q76.A1
  • ○  Because the change of the bread and wine is not terminated at the Godhead or the soul of Christ, it follows as a consequence that the Godhead or the soul of Christ is in this sacrament not by the power of the sacrament, but from real concomitance. For since the Godhead never set aside the assumed body, wherever the body of Christ is, there, of necessity, must the Godhead be; and therefore it is necessary for the Godhead to be in this sacrament concomitantly with His body. Hence we read in the profession of faith at Ephesus (P. I., chap. xxvi): “We are made partakers of the body and blood of Christ, not as taking common flesh, nor as of a holy man united to the Word in dignity, but the truly life-giving flesh of the Word Himself.” 3.Q76.A1
  • ○  On the other hand, His soul was truly separated from His body, as stated above (Question [50], Article [5]). And therefore had this sacrament been celebrated during those three days when He was dead, the soul of Christ would not have been there, neither by the power of the sacrament, nor from real concomitance. But since “Christ rising from the dead dieth now no more” (Rm. 6:9), His soul is always really united with His body. And therefore in this sacrament the body indeed of Christ is present by the power of the sacrament, but His soul from real concomitance. 3.Q76.A1

    As has been already stated (Question [75], Article [5]), after the consecration of the bread into the body of Christ, or of the wine into His blood, the accidents of both remain. From which it is evident that the dimensions of the bread or wine are not changed into the dimensions of the body of Christ, but substance into substance. And so the substance of Christ’s body or blood is under this sacrament by the power of the sacrament, but not the dimensions of Christ’s body or blood. Hence it is clear that the body of Christ is in this sacrament “by way of substance,” and not by way of quantity. But the proper totality of substance is contained indifferently in a small or large quantity; as the whole nature of air in a great or small amount of air, and the whole nature of a man in a big or small individual. Wherefore, after the consecration, the whole substance of Christ’s body and blood is contained in this sacrament, just as the whole substance of the bread and wine was contained there before the consecration. 3.Q76.A1

  • ○  After what we have said above (Article [1]), it must be held most certainly that the whole Christ is under each sacramental species yet not alike in each. For the body of Christ is indeed present under the species of bread by the power of the sacrament, while the blood is there from real concomitance, as stated above (Article [1], ad 1) in regard to the soul and Godhead of Christ; and under the species of wine the blood is present by the power of the sacrament, and His body by real concomitance, as is also His soul and Godhead: because now Christ’s blood is not separated from His body, as it was at the time of His Passion and death. Hence if this sacrament had been celebrated then, the body of Christ would have been under the species of the bread, but without the blood; and, under the species of the wine, the blood would have been present without the body, as it was then, in fact. 3.Q76.A2
  • ○  As stated above, the body of Christ is not under the species of wine by the power of the sacrament, but by real concomitance: and therefore by the consecration of the wine the body of Christ is not there of itself, but concomitantly. 3.Q76.A2
  • ○  This sacrament differs from the other sacraments in two respects. First of all, in this, that this sacrament is accomplished by the consecration of the matter, while the rest are perfected in the use of the consecrated matter. Secondly, because in the other sacraments the consecration of the matter consists only in a blessing, from which the matter consecrated derives instrumentally a spiritual power, which through the priest who is an animated instrument, can pass on to inanimate instruments. But in this sacrament the animated instrument, can pass on to inanimate instruments. But in this sacrament the consecration of the matter consists in the miraculous change of the substance, which can only be done by God; hence the minister in performing this sacrament has no other act save the pronouncing of the words. And because the form should suit the thing, therefore the form of this sacrament differs from the forms of the other sacraments in two respects. First, because the form of the other sacraments implies the use of the matter, as for instance, baptizing, or signing; but the form of this sacrament implies merely the consecration of the matter, which consists in transubstantiation, as when it is said, “This is My body,” or, “This is the chalice of My blood.” Secondly, because the forms of the other sacraments are pronounced in the person of the minister, whether by way of exercising an act, as when it is said, “I baptize thee,” or “I confirm thee,” etc.; or by way of command, as when it is said in the sacrament of order, “Take the power,” etc.; or by way of entreaty, as when in the sacrament of Extreme Unction it is said, “By this anointing and our intercession,” etc. But the form of this sacrament is pronounced as if Christ were speaking in person, so that it is given to be understood that the minister does nothing in perfecting this sacrament, except to pronounce the words of Christ. 3.Q78.A1

○ The effect of this sacrament ought to be considered, first of all and principally, from what is contained in this sacrament, which is Christ; Who, just as by coming into the world, He visibly bestowed the life of grace upon the world, according to Jn. 1:17: “Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ,” so also, by coming sacramentally into man causes the life of grace, according to Jn. 6:58: “He that eateth Me, the same also shall live by Me.” Hence Cyril says on Lk. 22:19: “God’s life-giving Word by uniting Himself with His own flesh, made it to be productive of life. For it was becoming that He should be united somehow with bodies through His sacred flesh and precious blood, which we receive in a life-giving blessing in the bread and wine.”

Secondly, it is considered on the part of what is represented by this sacrament, which is Christ’s Passion, as stated above (Question [74], Article [1]; Question [76], Article [2], ad 1). And therefore this sacrament works in man the effect which Christ’s Passion wrought in the world. Hence, Chrysostom says on the words, “Immediately there came out blood and water” (Jn. 19:34): “Since the sacred mysteries derive their origin from thence, when you draw nigh to the awe-inspiring chalice, so approach as if you were going to drink from Christ’s own side.” Hence our Lord Himself says (Mt. 26:28): “This is My blood . . . which shall be shed for many unto the remission of sins.”

Thirdly, the effect of this sacrament is considered from the way in which this sacrament is given; for it is given by way of food and drink. And therefore this sacrament does for the spiritual life all that material food does for the bodily life, namely, by sustaining, giving increase, restoring, and giving delight. Accordingly, Ambrose says (De Sacram. v): “This is the bread of everlasting life, which supports the substance of our soul.” And Chrysostom says (Hom. xlvi in Joan.): “When we desire it, He lets us feel Him, and eat Him, and embrace Him.” And hence our Lord says (Jn. 6:56): “My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.”

Fourthly, the effect of this sacrament is considered from the species under which it is given. Hence Augustine says (Tract. xxvi in Joan.): “Our Lord betokened His body and blood in things which out of many units are made into some one whole: for out of many grains is one thing made,” viz. bread; “and many grapes flow into one thing,” viz. wine. And therefore he observes elsewhere (Tract. xxvi in Joan.): “O sacrament of piety, O sign of unity, O bond of charity!”

And since Christ and His Passion are the cause of grace. and since spiritual refreshment, and charity cannot be without grace, it is clear from all that has been set forth that this and charity cannot be without grace, it is clear from all that has been set forth that this sacrament bestows grace.

○ The celebration of this sacrament is called a sacrifice for two reasons. First, because, as Augustine says (Ad Simplician. ii), “the images of things are called by the names of the things whereof they are the images; as when we look upon a picture or a fresco, we say, ‘This is Cicero and that is Sallust.'” But, as was said above (Question [79], Article [1]), the celebration of this sacrament is an image representing Christ’s Passion, which is His true sacrifice. Accordingly the celebration of this sacrament is called Christ’s sacrifice. Hence it is that Ambrose, in commenting on Heb. 10:1, says: “In Christ was offered up a sacrifice capable of giving eternal salvation; what then do we do? Do we not offer it up every day in memory of His death?” Secondly it is called a sacrifice, in respect of the effect of His Passion: because, to wit, by this sacrament, we are made partakers of the fruit of our Lord’s Passion. Hence in one of the Sunday Secrets (Ninth Sunday after Pentecost) we say: “Whenever the commemoration of this sacrifice is celebrated, the work of our redemption is enacted.” Consequently, according to the first reason, it is true to say that Christ was sacrificed, even in the figures of the Old Testament: hence it is stated in the Apocalypse (13:8): “Whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb, which was slain from the beginning of the world.” But according to the second reason, it is proper to this sacrament for Christ to be sacrificed in its celebration. 3.Q83.A1

DRINK: N/A

GEAR: N/A

TOPIC: The Eucharist

The Catholic Man Show - Peace with Broken Arrow Brewing Co – Episode 141

The Catholic Man Show - Peace with Broken Arrow Brewing Co – Episode 141

December 28, 2018

Peace and Broken Arrow Brewing Company

Special Guests: Fr. Sean O’Brien and Austin Ferguson from Broken Arrow Brewing Co.

Thank you to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Broken Arrow for inviting us to record for their “Theology UnHinged”. If you have a men’s group coming up and would like us to be there, email us.

About the beer – Fr. Dominic Belgian Quad 9% ABV

In 1875 Father Dominic, a Belgian Monk, would travel to Indian Territory with the Saint Benedictine Monks from France. He would become the first brewmeister in the territory. This Abbey Quad in strict obedience, gives reverence to Father Dominic. His fermented drinks were enjoyed by the local Native Americans and many of the early boomers. This is a dark Belgian style Quad that is beautifully complex with hints of molasses, prairie fruits, and Belgian Candi. It is a heavenly smooth and delightful elixir that is dangerously drinkable.

St. Thomas Aquinas on whether peace is the same as concord:

Peace includes concord and adds something thereto. Hence wherever peace is, there is concord, but there is not peace, wherever there is concord, if we give peace its proper meaning.

St. Thomas in Question 29 speaks on the topic of peace:

  1. Is peace the same as concord?
  2. Do all things desire peace?
  3. Is peace an effect of charity?
  4. Is peace a virtue?

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things every episode:

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

DRINK: Broken Arrow Brewing – Father Dominic

GEAR: Nativity Scene

TOPIC: Peace

The Catholic Man Show - Endurance and Aggression – Episode 140

The Catholic Man Show - Endurance and Aggression – Episode 140

December 21, 2018

Fortitude – Endurance and Aggression

Shoutout to 1907 for letting us try 1907 beerskey.

We discuss what St. Thomas Aquinas says about fortitude.

Here’s what St. Thomas Aquinas says about the 2 acts of fortitude:

Whereas fortitude, as stated above (Article 6), has two acts, namely endurance and aggression, it employs anger, not for the act of endurance, because the reason by itself performs this act, but for the act of aggression, for which it employs anger rather than the other passions, since it belongs to anger to strike at the cause of sorrow, so that it directly cooperates with fortitude in attacking. On the other hand, sorrow by its very nature gives way to the thing that hurts; though accidentally it helps in aggression, either as being the cause of anger, as stated above (I-II:47:3), or as making a person expose himself to danger in order to escape from sorrow. On like manner desire, by its very nature, tends to a pleasurable good, to which it is directly contrary to withstand danger: yet accidentally sometimes it helps one to attack, in so far as one prefers to risk dangers rather than lack pleasure. Hence the Philosopher says (Ethic. iii, 5): “Of all the cases in which fortitude arises from a passion, the most natural is when a man is brave through anger, making his choice and acting for a purpose,” i.e. for a due end; “this is true fortitude.”

Read more here

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things every episode:

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

DRINK: Beerskey from 1907

GEAR: A Skull

TOPIC: 2 acts of fortitude – Endurance and Aggression

The Catholic Man Show - Drinking with the Saints – Episode 139

The Catholic Man Show - Drinking with the Saints – Episode 139

December 21, 2018

Dr. Michael Foley joins TCMS to discuss drinks, toasts, moderation, and cheer.

We apologize for the echo in Dr. Michael Foley’s audio. We tried our best to minimize this in post but we weren’t able to completely take it away. His audio does get better in the second half of the show. Nonetheless, we hope you enjoy the episode.

Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A “wet” Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails and a lively history of Saint Nicholas and other saints! Michael Foley, the author of Drinking with the Saints, presents holiday drink recipes; beer, wine, and cider recommendations; and witty instruction on how to honor the saints in this exquisite gift book that will make your Christmas more spirited than ever before.

Get his new book Drinking with St. Nick here.

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things every episode:

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

DRINK: Caipirinha 

GEAR: Drinking with St. Nick

TOPIC: Toasts, cheer, and moderation

The Catholic Man Show - What do we know about angels? Episode 138

The Catholic Man Show - What do we know about angels? Episode 138

December 7, 2018

Joey Spencer from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma joins us to talk about angels.

What do we know about angels? Are they biblical? Is there a hierarchy? What are the 9 choirs? Do angels bi-locate? Do we name our guardian angels? All these questions and more are asked this week on TCMS.

Joey is the archivist of the diocese. The Archives of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa serves as the repository for the historical records of the diocese. The role of the Archives is to document the history of the Roman Catholic Church in Eastern Oklahoma by collecting and preserving the permanent and official records of the Diocese of Tulsa, its people, institutions, and associations.

If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things every episode:

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

DRINK: Bowmore 15yr Darkest

GEAR: We just wanted to talk about angels

TOPIC: Seriously… Let’s talk about angels