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The Catholic Man Show - Responsibility, Competence, Integrity, and Living for others

The Catholic Man Show - Responsibility, Competence, Integrity, and Living for others

December 9, 2019

We received an email asking us what it means to be a Catholic man. Let’s discuss

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We are looking for a few men who are taking their faith seriously.

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What does it mean to be a Catholic man?

We start with:

  1. Priest
  2. Prophet
  3. King

Then we talk about 4 characteristics that men should have that our friend David Williams talked to us about which are:

  1. Responsibility
  2. Competence
  3. Integrity
  4. Living for others

About our drink: High West Rye Whiskey

How to Enjoy

Yippee Ki-Yay shows best at room temp, neat. With a little time in the glass sitting idle (just a few minutes) the bouquet really opens up to it’s full potential

The Name

Where did “Yippee Ki-Yay” come from? Is it a real expression of joy popular with cowboys in the 19th century Western United States? Is it part of the greatest one liner in movie history? Was it influenced by the phrase ‘Yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay’ from the 1936 hit song “I’m an Old Cow Hand from the Rio Grande” about a 20th-century cowboy who has little in common with cowpunchers of old and sung by Bing Crosby in the film “Rhythm on the Range” (also sung later by Roy Rogers and Frank Sinatra) and considered one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time? We’re not sure. But we are sure we like how we feel when we say it… and recommend you use it every chance you get.

Back Label Story

We confess…we didn’t coin the term “Yippee Ki-Yay”. Moreover, we didn’t paint the picture on the front label. It’s an historic poster (Gift of The Coe Foundation and Henry B. Balink) now at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming (centerofthewest.org, you really ought to visit). Furthermore, we didn’t distill the whiskeys in this bottle – it’s our Double Rye! However, we did come up with a combination that we think will make you say…Yippee Ki-Yay drinkers of horrible tasting cheap flavored uisge beatha! One day, just for fun, we put Double Rye! into oak barrels that had originally been used to age two different types of wine and discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly-sweet sipper for the rest of us.

About the gear: N/A

About our topic: Being a Catholic Man

The Catholic Man Show - The Psalms

The Catholic Man Show - The Psalms

December 1, 2019

The Psalms with Thomas Lackey

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Listen to our other episodes with Thomas here:

5 Philosophers every Catholic man should know

The Eucharist

About our drink: Sandeman Port

About the gear: The Daily Psalms

About our topic: Psalms

Drinking: Port

Gear: The Daily Psalms

Discussing the Psalms

The Catholic Man Show - Haylee & Pamela join TCMS

The Catholic Man Show - Haylee & Pamela join TCMS

November 29, 2019

Our wives join us to answer Q&A. We talk about prayer life, family life, and marriage.

About our drink: Homemade Mead

About the gear: N/A

About our topic: Q&A with our wives.

Drinking: Mead

Gear: N/A

Answering Q&A with our wives

The Catholic Man Show - Sacred Liturgy with Bishop Edward Slattery

The Catholic Man Show - Sacred Liturgy with Bishop Edward Slattery

November 18, 2019

Bishop Emeritus Edward J. Slattery joins us to talk about the sacred liturgy.

About our drink: N/A 

About the gear: N/A

About our topic: The Sacred Liturgy

A few things we discuss in the episode:

  1. Ad Orientem: Ad orientem, Latin for “to the east”, is a posture in Christian liturgy, today generally unrelated to the geographical east. Practically, it only means that the priest offers Mass (Eucharist) on the same side of the altar as the people, facing the same direction as the people, which, depending on the orientation of the church and the position of the altar within it, can be towards the west or any other direction rather than to the east and thus no longer has the significance it once had of facing east, the rising sun, which, according to a traditionalist Catholic view is symbolic of the “New Jerusalem”, with the priest leading his flock as the Good Shepherd does.
  2. The Spirit of the Liturgy by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
  3. The Traditional Latin Mass – The Traditional Latin Mass was the exclusive form celebrated during the Second Vatican Council. As a matter of fact, most of the changes that have been introduced by the 1960’s liturgical reform took place in the years after the Second Vatican Council. The Council itself never abolished the traditional liturgy, and its famous document about the Liturgy of the Church, “Sacrosanctum Concillium,” mentions only the possibility of some adaptations but never called for the change of language nor the rite of the Holy Mass as a whole.It is, therefore, very desirable that all the faithful should know the traditional liturgy and should be able to understand its significance and its importance for the future of Holy Mother Church.

Drinking: N/A

Gear: N/A

Discussing sacred liturgy with Bishop Edward Slattery

The Catholic Man Show - C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters #2 w/ David Bates

The Catholic Man Show - C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters #2 w/ David Bates

November 15, 2019

David Bates joins us in studio to continue our conversation about C.S. Lewis and his work, The Screwtape Letters

Check out David Bates podcast, Pints with Jack

If you missed the first episode, you can check it out here.

We recorded this episode the morning we were leaving for the 3rd annual Catholic Man Show campout. We hope you enjoy the episode. Be sure to thank David Bates for coming onto the show!

The Catholic Man Show - C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters

The Catholic Man Show - C.S. Lewis and the Screwtape Letters

November 8, 2019

David Bates joins us in studio to discuss C.S. Lewis and his work, The Screwtape Letters

Check out David Bates podcast, Pints with Jack

About our drink: Vat 69

David Bates brought this from across the pond, as you can not get it here in the States. Vat 69 was the go-to scotch for Lewis, so it was very fitting for us to be sipping on the drink while talking about the Christian author.

The iconic Vat 69 bottle with its bulbous neck was introduced to the market and was not changed for about one hundred years. In 1882, William Sanderson prepared one hundred casks of blended whisky and hired a panel of experts to taste them. The batch from the cask (or “vat”) with number 69 was judged to be the best, and this provided the whisky’s brand name. The whisky was at first bottled in port bottles. In 1884, Sanderson bought the Glen Garioch distillery which was situated in the middle of a barley field. The distillery was meant to ensure the delivery of grain whisky.

About our gear:

N/A

About our topic: 

C.S. Lewis was a British writer and theologian. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel written in a satirical format where the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to do with temptation and resistance to it.

Drinking: Vat 69

Gear: N/A

Discussing C.S. Lewis and The Screwtape Letters

The Catholic Man Show - Rules of St. Benedict

The Catholic Man Show - Rules of St. Benedict

November 1, 2019

Live from The Catholic Man Show Campout at Clear Creek Abbey

Here’s more information about Clear Creek Abbey.

About our drink:

Powerfully peaty and immensely satisfying, Ardbeg’s Corryvreckan is what happens when the distillery of Islay’s Kildalton Coast aims to make a whisky with a particularly medicinal style than its usual expressions. Aptly named after a nearby whirlpool, Corryvreckan is an intense dram that we simply love.

About our gear:

Rain Fly -Here’s a good video on some tips on rain fly’s: YouTube

“If you go camping and you don’t have a rain fly, you are a fool.” -David Niles

About our topic: 

The Rule of St Benedict by Benedict of Nursia (fl. 6th century) is a book of precepts written for monks living in community under the authority of an abbot. Since about the 7th century it has been adopted with equal success by communities of women. During the 1500 years of its existence, it has become the leading guide in Western Christianity for monastic living in community, both in Catholicism and (since the time of the Reformation) in the Anglican and Protestant traditions. Read more here

Drinking: Ardbeg Corryvrecken

Gear: Rain Fly

Discussing the rules of St. Benedict

The Catholic Man Show - Knowledge and Studiousness with Fr. Gregory Pine

The Catholic Man Show - Knowledge and Studiousness with Fr. Gregory Pine

October 25, 2019

 

Fr. Gregory Pine discusses knowledge and the virtue of studiousness

We sit down with Fr. Gregory Pine from Thomistic Institute.

New episode with Fr. Gregory Pine on the topic knowledge and the virtue of studiousness. #CheerstoJesus

The Catholic Man Show - Bonus Episode: Meatsmithery 101 with Brandon Sheard

The Catholic Man Show - Bonus Episode: Meatsmithery 101 with Brandon Sheard

October 25, 2019

Bonus episode this week!
We talk with Brandon Sheard from Farmstead Meatsmith.
Bacon, curing, smoking meat, and faith. A fun episode - if you want to know more about these topics, make sure to subscribe to their podcast, A Meatsmith Harvest here. #CheerstoJesus

About our topic: 

Brandon Sheard’s company, Farmstead Meatsmith, is the only abattoir, butchery, and educational operation of their kind in the country.

He generally harvests for small family farmers who raise a couple of pigs, a few sheep or a flock of various poultry for their own household.  Think very small scale. The animals never leave the land they know, he uses peaceful and humane kill methods specific to each animal’s nature, and he offers every part of every animal back to the farmer.

Unlike many processors, he doesn’t know the meaning of trim.  Well, he does, but that is why he doesn’t do it.  He makes sure the quality fat you meant for your animal to have, stays there.  Consequently, you will get all your meat back.  And by that, he means 100% of hanging weight.  The standard industry procedure is to dispose of as much as 50% of hanging weight.

Currently he reaches farms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.  A handful of farmers and associations have flown Brandon to the east coast, the midwest and the UK.

Because the dinner table is where the rubber meets the road, particularly with unfamiliar cuts, innards and extremities, Brandon makes himself available for advice long after he leaves your farm.

About our guest:

Brandon and Lauren met in the spring of 2007 in southern California while finishing up their graduate degrees; Brandon in Renaissance English Literature, Lauren in Religion and Theology. They dated that summer and fall, introducing each other to Kierkegaard, Milton and de Lubac and by Christmas of that year, were engaged. On the very date of their engagement they were introduced to a home-building project on Vashon, where Brandon’s parents had just migrated to from Ventura County (where Brandon grew up), and they made the move to the Island the following February. They were married June of 2008, when Brandon simultaneously left his job at Whole Foods in the supplement department, in search of more rural work closer to home.

A month later, Brandon was hired by Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island. There he was introduced to the arts of small scale animal husbandry, abattoir, butchery and charcuterie and worked there from August 2008-August 2010. After one year on the farm and managing markets, Brandon transitioned to la Boucherie, their restaurant and butcher shop, as head butcher and charcutier. While pregnant with their first child, Lauren helped Brandon in the shop by wrapping meat late into the night before market days, reading various culinary books on the shelves and taste testing recipes (and house made wine) at mid- work day lunches.

As their family expanded (John Luke was on the way), in the fall of 2010 Lauren and Brandon created Farmstead Meatsmith. They work well as a team; Brandon on the front lines of farmers’ fields, butcher blocks and home larders, and Lauren as the accountant, scheduler and professional washer of greasy cutting boards. They both are visionaries for the business and, above all, love witnessing good food brings people together.

Drinking: NA

Gear: NA

Discussing meatsmithery

The Catholic Man Show - Men in the Church

The Catholic Man Show - Men in the Church

October 18, 2019

Men in the Church: Importance of men’s groups and men being active in the parish life.

We are looking for a few men who are taking their faith seriously.

 

About our drink: Rock Oyster Blended Malt

Rock Oyster Blended Malt Whisky

Joining Douglas Laing’s range of blended malts in early 2015, Rock Oyster is a magnificent maritime marvel made with single malts distilled on Scottish islands including Orkney, Jura, Arran and Islay. As ever from Douglas Laing, this tasty, coastal dram is very handsomely presented from top to bottom (looks like Sam will have to add an oyster to his imagination of The Douglas Laing Force).

In reference to Rock Oyster, Douglas Laing’s Managing Director Fred Laing said “If I could select just one dram to transport the whisky enthusiast to the Islands of Scotland, it would be this one.” So go on and take a coastal trip by way of wonderful blended malt Scotch whisky.

Nose: Wind-swept beaches, coastal peat and a hint of ash, complimented by touches of green fruit.

Palate: Yet more sea breeze, with oat cake crumbs, growing spicy notes of cracked black pepper and a deft whiff of peat smoke. Hints of vanilla here and there.

Finish: Salinity lasts on the finish along with peppery warmth.

About the gear: The Catholic Man Show Brochure

The Catholic Man Show Brochure on how to start a men’s group.

Get a free one here

About our topic: Men in the Church

References made in the episode:

The Catholic “Man Crisis” – The New Emangelization

Catholic Men’s Ministries from the USCCB

A Progress Report from the USCCB

Drinking: Rock Oyster Blended Scotch

Gear: Men’s Group Brochure

Discussing men in the Church

The Catholic Man Show - Can a Christian Drink? Catholic Answers Focus

The Catholic Man Show - Can a Christian Drink? Catholic Answers Focus

October 18, 2019

Catholic Answers has Adam and David on their podcast, Catholic Answers Focus

Is it okay for Christians to be drinking alcohol? What does the Church say about drinking and virtue? We talk about it on Catholic Answers Focus with Cy Kellett.

Catholic Answers Focus is an exciting podcast produced by Catholic Answers. Focus highlights in-depth conversations with Catholic leaders, newsmakers, and unsung heroes of the faith. With a wide array of topics and guests, and compelling commentary on current events, Catholic Answers Focus has something for everyone.


They drink, they smoke, they make a popular show for Catholic men (The Catholic Man Show), so we ask Adam and David to justify Catholic teaching on the acceptability of drinking. Wouldn’t God prefer that we all just stay away from the sauce and stick with tea? That depends, it turns out.

The Catholic Man Show - Battle of Lepanto

The Catholic Man Show - Battle of Lepanto

October 11, 2019

The Battle of Lepanto is one of the most important naval battles in human history, yet many don’t know about it.

This episode on the battle of Lepanto is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

About our drink:

Macallan 12 Triple Cask Matured

The Macallan Triple Cask Matured 12 Years Old forms part of our Triple Cask Matured range; a series of single malt whiskies crafted in a triple cask combination of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks and American ex-bourbon oak casks. This complex combination of oak casks delivers an extraordinarily smooth and delicate character, full of citrus fruits, vanilla and fresh oak.

About the gear:

The Holy Rosary.

Check out The Catholic Man Show rosary from the Catholic Woodworker

The Catholic Man Show Rosary

About our topic:

Catholic Answers has a great article from President Christopher Check you can find here.

Interesting Facts about the Battle

  • A young contemporary of Don John’s, Miguel Cervantes, fought with abandon and lost his left hand to a Turkish blade. With his remaining hand, he later penned Spain’s greatest novel, Don Quixote.
  • On another galley, a soldier of the Holy League, his soul torn with despair, took his sword to the ship’s crucifix. The blade instantly shattered. Many years later, an attempt to re-forge the sword was made, but when the new blade was pulled from the fire, it fell to pieces.
  • The crucifix on board the Real, which twisted itself to avoid a Turkish cannonball, is displayed in a side chapel of the cathedral of Barcelona.
  • Gianandrea Doria carried on his galley a gift from the king of Spain, an image that is now displayed in the Doria chapel in the cathedral in Genoa. Exactly forty years before the battle of Lepanto, the Blessed Virgin appeared to a peasant boy leaving a miraculous image of herself on his smock. The bishop of the region immediately commissioned an artist to paint five copies of the image, and he touched each one to the original. Our Lady of Guadalupe was present at Lepanto.

Drinking: Macallan 12 year triple cask

Gear: The Holy Rosary

Discussing the battle of Lepanto

The Catholic Man Show - Questions about Confession

The Catholic Man Show - Questions about Confession

October 4, 2019

Fr. Bryan Brooks joins us to discuss the Holy Sacrament of Confession.

This episode on confession is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

About our drink:

Michter’s Bourbon

Notes of oak, white pepper, honey, peaches and raisins lingered for a while in my mouth with the predominant flavor being the white pepper that brings a subtle heat and spice to the finish. This bourbon tastes like many young bourbons I’ve had from start-up distilleries with its light nose and sweet palate profile.

About the gear:

N/A – we didn’t have a gear this week since we had so much we needed to cover.

About our topic:

The topic of confession.

How do we help the priest, help us, during confession? Should you pray while in the state of mortal sin? How do you make a good confession after you have stopped committing mortal sin on a regular basis? Can you make a confession on skype?

About our guest:

Fr. Bryan Brooks was born in Oklahoma City nearly fifty years ago. My parents are Mary Brooks and the late Bob Brooks. I am the third of four children, three boys and one girl. I was baptized and raised a Methodist and attended public schools. My dad was an auto mechanic who started his own company of car repair and remanufacturing of engine parts. It was the family business and at different times I and my siblings worked with our parents in some form. As a child and adolescent, I was active in Boy Scouts. While in high school I was a member of a Disciples of Christ congregation.

He was ordained to the priesthood May 28, 1993. Pastor – St. Benedict Parish (Broken Arrow), Vicar for Priests – Diocese of Tulsa.

Drinking: Michters Bourbon

Gear: N/A

Discussing the sacrament of confession.

The Catholic Man Show - The One Chip Challenge and Piety

The Catholic Man Show - The One Chip Challenge and Piety

September 28, 2019

Sam Guzman, from The Catholic Gentleman, joins us for the One Chip Challenge and to talk about the virtue of piety

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About our drink:

High Five Spirits Mackinac Island Rum

Released in May 2018. Bourbon Barrel Aged for 8 years in old American white oak barrels. This Great Lakes Style Rum is blended in Northern Michigan using flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg and is finished with chocolate fudge from Murdick’s on Mackinac Island. Our handcrafted Great Lakes Rum is a warm greeting and friendly postcard from Mackinac Island, a sailors true paradise.

About the gear:

The American Flag was our gear for the day.

However, through the second segment, we tried and completed the #OneChipChallenge. Here’s what the website says about it:

The #OneChipChallenge is back and the new, hotter-than-hell chip looks as deadly as it tastes. This year’s version contains a blue corn chip dipped in an intense amount of black seasoning made with the infamous Carolina Reaper Pepper, certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s hottest chili pepper.

About our topic:

The virtue of piety.

Here’s what Aquinas says on piety.

A special virtue is one that regards an object under a special aspect. Since, then, the nature of justice consists in rendering another person his due, wherever there is a special aspect of something due to a person, there is a special virtue. Now a thing is indebted in a special way to that which is its connatural principle of being and government. And piety regards this principle, inasmuch as it pays duty and homage to our parents and country, and to those who are related thereto. Therefore piety is a special virtue.

About our guest:

Sam Guzman is an author, blogger, and occasional poet, and his work has appeared in such publications as Catholic Exchange, Aleteia, Truth and Charity Forum, Jesus the Imagination, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is a frequent guest on EWTN, Magnificat Radio, Radio Maria and other media outlets.

 

Drinking: Mackinac Island Rum

Gear: The American Flag and the One Chip Challenge

Discussing the virtue of piety

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The Catholic Man Show - The Virtue of Longanimity

The Catholic Man Show - The Virtue of Longanimity

September 20, 2019

Fr. Bryan Ketterer joins us to talk about the sub-virtue of longanimity.

This episode on longanimity is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

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About our drink:

A 24-oz. bottle of Sam Adams Utopias retails for $199 and weighs in at 28% alcohol by volume. It’s a blended beer, aged in various bourbon and port barrels for up to 20 years. Added to that is the brewery’s wild ale, Kosmic Mother Funk, aged on Hungarian oak. The uncarbonated beverage is technically beer—brewed with hops and malts using traditional methods—but tastes somewhere between brandy and barleywine. There’s certainly nothing else like it on the market, and less than 15,000 bottles were made. If you want to taste something unique, I would recommend buying a bottle with friends. The 24 ounces can easily satisfy the curiosity of a dozen drinkers after a big hearty meal. Or if dropping two benjamins is no big, buy a bottle as a gift to make a big impression. Even your snobby Cognac drinkers will be surprised this is beer.

About the gear:

What do you get a priest for a special occasion? Do you get them a crucifix? A rosary? Do you spend a lot or get something modest? We ask Fr. Bryan Ketterer to give us some tips when shopping for a priest.

About our topic:

Definition:

Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial. Also called long-suffering. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It includes forbearance, which adds to long-suffering the implication of restraint in expressing one’s feelings or in demanding punishment or one’s due. Longanimity suggests toleration, moved by love and the desire for peace, of something painful that deserves to be rejected or opposed. (Etym. Latin longus, long + animus, soul, spirit, mind: longanimitas, long suffering, patience, forbearance.)

Drinking: Sam Adams Utopias

Gear: What to get a priest?

Discussing the virtue of longanimity

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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.

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The Catholic Man Show - The Virtue of Vengeance

The Catholic Man Show - The Virtue of Vengeance

September 13, 2019

Adam and David talk about vengeance in this week’s episode. Is it lawful? Is it a special virtue? And the 4 sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance

This episode on vengeance is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

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About our drink:

Thank you to Mr. Taylor Barranco for the drink. Fireside Whiskey is a 4 year aged Straight Bourbon that is a nice bourbon to have in your cabinet. It is dangerously smooth but still maintains all of the robust flavor gained from aging for more than 4 years in brand new white oak barrels. A nice end of summer dram.

About the gear:

miter saw (also known as a “mitre” outside of the United States) is a saw used to make accurate crosscuts and miters in a workpiece by pulling a large backsaw or a mounted circular saw blade down onto a board in a quick motion. Miter saws are commonly referred to as drop saws and abrasive cut off saws are referred to as a chop saw.

Find out more here.

About our topic:

WHETHER VENGEANCE IS LAWFUL?

 I answer that, Vengeance consists in the infliction of a penal evil on one who has sinned. Accordingly, in the matter of vengeance, we must consider the mind of the avenger. For if his intention is directed chiefly to the evil of the person on whom he takes vengeance, and rests there, then his vengeance is altogether unlawful: because to take pleasure in another’s evil belongs to hatred, which is contrary to the charity whereby we are bound to love all men. Nor is it an excuse that he intends the evil of one who has unjustly inflicted evil on him, as neither is a man excused for hating one that hates him: for a man may not sin against another just because the latter has already sinned against him, since this is to be overcome by evil, which was forbidden by the Apostle, who says (Rom. 12:21): Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil by good.

If, however, the avenger’s intention be directed chiefly to some good, to be obtained by means of the punishment of the person who has sinned (for instance that the sinner may amend, or at least that he may be restrained and others be not disturbed, that justice may be upheld, and God honoured), then vengeance may be lawful, provided other due circumstances be observed. 

WHETHER VENGEANCE IS A SPECIAL VIRTUE?

I answer that, As the Philosopher states (Ethic. ii. 1), aptitude to virtue is in us by nature, but the complement of virtue is in us through habituation or some other cause. Hence it is evident that virtues perfect us so that we follow in due manner our natural inclinations, which belong to the natural right. Wherefore to every definite natural inclination there corresponds a special virtue. Now there is a special inclination of nature to remove harm, for which reason animals have the irascible power distinct from the concupiscible. Man resists harm by defending himself against wrongs, lest they be inflicted on him, or he avenges those which have already been inflicted on him, with the intention, not of harming, but of removing the harm done. And this belongs to vengeance, for Tully says (loc. cit.) that by vengeance we resist force, or wrong, and in general whatever is obscure* (i.e. derogatory), either by self-defense or by avenging it. Therefore vengeance is a special virtue.

WHETHER VENGEANCE SHOULD BE WROUGHT BY MEANS OF PUNISHMENTS CUSTOMARY AMONG MEN? 

I answer that, Vengeance is lawful and virtuous so far as it tends to the prevention of evil. Now some who are not influenced by motive of virtue are prevented from committing sin, through fear of losing those things which they love more than those they obtain by sinning, else fear would be no restraint to sin. Consequently vengeance for sin should be taken by depriving a man of what he loves most. Now the things which man loves most are life, bodily safety, his own freedom, and external goods such as riches, his country and his good name. Wherefore, according to Augustine’s reckoning (De Civ. Dei xxi.), Tully writes that the laws recognize eight kinds of punishment: namely, death, whereby man is deprived of life; stripes, retaliation, or the loss of eye for eye, whereby man forfeits his bodily safety; slavery, and imprisonment, whereby he is deprived of freedom; exile, whereby he is banished from his country; fines, whereby he is mulcted in his riches; ignominy, whereby he loses his good name.

4 sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance

1.       Murder – “the blood of able”

2.      Sodomy – “the sins of the Sodomites”

3.       Oppression of the poor – “cry of the people oppressed in Egypt”

4.      Injustice to the wage earner – not paying wages owed

a. Dt 24:14-15 – 14 You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns. 15 You shall pay them their wages daily before sunset, because they are poor and their livelihood depends on them; otherwise they might cry to the Lord against you, and you would incur guilt.

Drinking: Fireside Colorado Whiskey

Gear: Miter Saw

Discussing the virtue of vengeance

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The Catholic Man Show - Winged Hussars and 9/11

The Catholic Man Show - Winged Hussars and 9/11

September 6, 2019

Father Sean Donovan joins us to talk about the relationship between the winged hussars, croissants, Islam, 9/11, and our Lady.

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About our drink:

Winged Hussar Red Wine by The Catholic Man Show.

An exquisite cabernet aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels.

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About the gear:

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About our topic:

Who are the winged hussars? Why do they matter? What does 9/11/2011 have in connection to what happened hundreds of years ago? Where did the croissant come from? And how does Mary our Mother play a role in all this? We answer these questions and more in this week’s episode.

About our guest:

Fr. Sean Donovan was ordained June 30th, 2012 in the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. He is currently pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Pawhuska, OK.

Resources mentioned on the show:

The Enemy at the Gate by Andrew Wheatcroft

An Account of the Turks Wars with Poland, Muscovy, and Hungary. Containing a Very Particular Relation of Several Material Transactions by De La Criox

Islam at the Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks by Diane Moczar

Sword and Scimitar by Raymond Ibrahim

The Siege of Vienna by John Stoye

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Discussing the cycles of the Christian life

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The Catholic Man Show - Cycles of the Christian Life with Cy Kellett

The Catholic Man Show - Cycles of the Christian Life with Cy Kellett

September 6, 2019

Host of Catholic Answers Live, Cy Kellett, joins us in studio to talk about the cycles of the Christian Life

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The Cycle of the Christian Life

Meeting Jesus is the beginning of new life. From this encounter, we are free to choose whether we follow Him or return to our former lives. If we follow, we become converted, bit by bit, to be like Him. This allows us to enter into shared lives of love with Him, a state we call communion. Those who enter communion with Christ have everything (the summit of the spiritual life), but they cannot keep it to themselves or it will die. From communion we must go on mission to help others to meet Christ. In this passing on of the Faith, the cycle begins anew both for the one sharing and the one hearing. This is the fundamental cycle of the Christian life, and the way of eternal life handed down by the Apostles: Encounter, Conversion, Communion, and Mission.

 

About our guest:

Cy Kellett is the host of Catholic Answers Live. He formerly hosted The Bright Side with Cy Kellett on the Immaculate Heart Radio network. For more than a decade Kellett was editor of San Diego’s diocesan newspaper, The Southern Cross. Before that, he taught high school in and then spent several years working with the homeless mentally ill in Massachusetts while living in a Catholic Worker house. Kellett and his wife, Missy, have three children.

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Discussing the cycles of the Christian life

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The Catholic Man Show - Catholic Answers - Friendship and Fatherhood

The Catholic Man Show - Catholic Answers - Friendship and Fatherhood

August 30, 2019

Catholic Answers – Friendship and Fatherhood

 

Catholic Answers Live: Adam and David join Cy Kellett to talk about Friendship and Fatherhood

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Questions covered on Friendship:

  • 22:43 – I am a recent empty nester and now I’m trying to reestablish a friendship with my beautiful wife. Any tips? 
  • 32:23 – Is there still hope for authentic friendship in the overly sexualized world today? How can I make new friends? 
  • 45:55 – What is Jesus’ role in friendship? Also, how can I maintain strong long-distance friendships? 
  • 51:08 – We just moved to this area and spent about 2 years trying to make friends. We did finally find a parish family, but it took some time! 

Questions covered on Fatherhood:

  • 14:32 – What is the best way to help our kids set goals? Do you agree with the approach “heaven, not Harvard?” 
  • 21:09 – I am a new father, for the last month. Right now, my wife is tired, so I have been doing most of the household chores. How can I talk to her about doing more around the house? I work all day and then come home and I’m basically still working. 
  • 32:25 – I think sacrificing in a sacramental marriage is love. There is biblical evidence for this kind of masculinity. 
  • 38:06 – I am a father of 9 and I have some suggestions for the young father on the line. I took over cooking for my wife and just found easy ways to make simple meals. Take time to listen to your wife every day, even if it’s the same conversation as the day before. 
  • 42:57 – What are your thoughts on a relationship with a Catholic and a Protestant, when the Protestant would be the father and spiritual leader of the family? 
  •  47:45 – My priest told me that my job was to help my wife and children become saints and that changed my whole outlook on being a father and a husband. 

A special thank you to Cy Kellett, Nick Chamberlin, Darin Delozier, and the whole Catholic Answers team for their help in making this happen. We had a great time and really enjoyed it.

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The Catholic Man Show - Building virtue with manners

The Catholic Man Show - Building virtue with manners

August 23, 2019

This episode is sponsored by Chesterton’s Fine Cigars

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About our drink:

Bernheim Kentucky Straight Whiskey

At its launch, Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey was the first truly new variety of American straight wheat whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Heaven Hill Master Distillers saw an opportunity to give today’s whiskey connoisseurs a unique taste experience. Bernheim was the only straight whiskey to use winter wheat as the primary grain in its mashbill, giving it a soft, sweet flavor and medium finish.

Today, on the front of the bottle, Bernheim proudly displays its finest attributes: Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, small batch, and a 7 year age statement. With an age statement of 7 years, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey truly is well worth the wheat. It is the only straight wheat whiskey distributed nationally. As a straight whiskey, it meets the same criteria as Bourbon or rye—aged a minimum of two years in new, charred oak barrels, distilled at less than 160 proof, and contains no coloring, flavoring or blending agents. As a small batch product, it is made with a dump of 100 barrels or less.

About the gear:

Hedgetrimmers

It’s about that time of year to make sure your shrubs and bushes are manicured, as Fall is approaching quickly. We talk about the importance of keeping your yard looking nice and taking pride in the dignity of work.

About our topic:

Manners

Drinking: Bernheim Original Kentucky Bourbon

Gear: Hedgetrimmers

Discussing the importance of manners

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