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From Wuss To Warrior
We are the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no great war, or great depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. We've all been raised by television to believe that one day we'll all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars — but we won't."
~Chuck Palahniuk's~American Author~ book Fight Club
This Blog Is For My Sons
In The Service Of The Catholic Faith
I’m sick of it! I just can’t stand it any longer. All my sons have is me. And, only me, to give them a smidgeon of what an adequate example of a Catholic man is supposed to resemble. I’m sorry, but I need help. And this blog, is an appeal to you, to get your act together, and help me with this mission! Our boys need us!
According to the New Emangelization Project’s article documenting the serious Catholic “man-crisis” in the United States. The article states:
- One in three baptized Catholic men have left the faith.
- And of those who remain, 50-60% of them are “Casual Catholics” men who don’t understand, and don’t practice the faith.
- Note: and before you get all uppity, this doesn’t just apply to Catholic men. This man crisis pertains to all Christian faiths!
Man Crisis In The Church
The Church: Happy Clappy And Feminized!
Where are all of you? What are you doing? You bitch, and complain about your wives or the women in your life. You complain about presidents, and politicians. You complain about your job, and how you get no respect. You complain about how you’re treated in society, and about how you’re emasculated.
Hell, most of us don’t even realize that our masculinity has been stripped down to our undershorts. This is how unaware we are. Listen, honesty is the only course here. YOU CAN’T FIGHT THEM WITHOUT CHRIST! It’s not going to happen.
No one will respect you! No one will listen to your pleas! Why? Because, they don’t care anymore. In fact, to the secular world, you’re irrelevant; useless.
Your fathers, and your father’s father have abandoned Christ. I mean, what do you, and what did you expect?
Brother, you’re trying to fight evil with evil. This strategy doesn’t work. It’s impossible for it to work.
Furthermore, Christ needs warriors. He needs more than a robot; a go along, to get along, emasculated weakling! He needs you to stand up for something greater than yourself. He needs you to prepare yourself to sacrifice (as He did) at any time! He needs you to be remarkable; to be a freakin’ REBEL!
The Legacy: To Become The Man God Created You To Be
Nooooooo! But what do you do? You sit back, and allow your Catholic leaders to lead a Holy, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with practicing same sex attracted organizations in tow (can you say scandal?)
So then, you blame God, or the politicians, the government, your family, your wife or your boss (for your aloofness; your inaction).
Anybody, but who’s truly to blame for this fiasco. In fact, blame anybody other than the one who’s sat around, not unlike a fat beach whale with blinders covering his eyes. In turn, allowing their environment to wither away, similar to a tumbleweed in the Texas desert.
More important, the distress in this country, and around the world is no one’s fault, but one species. And that fault is put squarely on the head of you! Why? Because Our Lord left you in charge to lead our people. And what have we accomplished for the last 60 years? Try our damnedest to emulate masculinity by wearing the color pink and skinny jeans! Are we insane?
Wow! What a great legacy to leave our boys. Teach them how to look as soft as possible, by prancing around wearing the most feminine color on the planet.
Is this the best we have to offer? As I ponder the future, I am beginning to think so.
Starting today, let’s start looking in the mirror. Not tomorrow; today. What do you say? No more distractions! No more allowing ourselves to be manipulated!
Our Lord Doesn’t Need Wusses
Look, believe what I’m proclaiming or not, this world needs and wants us. But, they don’t want the wusses they’ve been subject to, for the last 60 years. Really, they don’t. Even if they don’t realize the need themselves (our women, and the same sex attracted boys included).
They want strong, masculine, Catholic Men to lead them out of their sad state of loneliness and misery. Meanwhile, showing them the benefits of what real masculinity is and looks like.
Remember, we’re commanded by Christ to oblige them (and this we must do.)
So, as directed, we must obey without question. We must be great followers. In order that, we may become outstanding leaders for our wives and families (an alpha male in our homes you might say!)
I understand, not every man has this type demeanor. Some of us are shy, or withdrawn, small in stature or introverted. Let me shout, possessing these traits is no excuse to be weak! These kinds of characteristics aren’t soft or weak in themselves. Furthermore, they have nothing to do with having the courage or strength God demands from us.
That being said, I am calling for you to bring out the alpha in yourself; in your home. To lead with the strength, courage, mercy and love of Our Lord. And that means, igniting the discipline, humility, perseverance and patience in our marriages and families. [pullquote]Be A Man Of Courage; be a man of Christ; with all his glory, Holiness and Sainthood. This He demands of you![/pullquote]
Christ commands: “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”
He didn’t direct, “Be a wuss, soft and weak. While standing around and letting evil rain in your marriage, your family and your environment. Don’t stand up for anything in My name. Don’t be a righteous man, who never stood for one cause greater than his selfish, ego, self-serving desires.”
Nope, don’t remember anything resembling that. But, I do remember something to the effect of:
“You will lose friends, wives, mothers, fathers and siblings, in My name. So, get used to it.”
Well, I added the get used to it part. Sorry.
If you are really Christian. If you really perceive this earth is in fact, not the end of your existence. Then you must by all means; at all costs; stand up; stand by, and stand for Our Lord Jesus Christ (part of the Trinity, including the Father). The Creator of the universe! Otherwise, what are you here for? What is your purpose? What is your mission?
But, if you decide you are part of the Christian brotherhood:
No longer can you sit on the sideline and watch our boys continue to become monsters. We must act as competent, great leaders, and take back our Christian faith, our households, our society.
You’re the one. You are the one Christ left in charge of His Kingdom. He didn’t leave Our Lady, Mary Magdalen, your mother or your wife responsible. He left you. He put you in charge. Following that, now the time has come to get off your butt, and seek the truth of our faith.
The time has arrived, for you to stand up; be the Strong, Masculine Catholic Man, Christ left to save the souls of His Body and Blood.
I plead with you to stop disappointing Him. I plead with you to listen to the voice inside of you that’s directing you to the truth. No more distractions! No more shucking your responsibilities! And above all, no more lying to yourself!
Pick a side, evil or the truth. Stop assuming because you aren’t a serial killer, you are a quote, unquote; good guy.
Sir, if this life was purely about being a so called; good guy, going to Heaven would be easy. Moreover, everybody would be doing it.
When are you going to understand, it’s about perfection, holiness and sainthood (the journey, the adventure, the growth towards God?)
God created you so He could share His goodness and divinity with you! But my brother, you have to choose Him. You have free will. Our Lord is not going to force Himself upon you. This, is how much; He loves you. (See My Story And Journey Towards Our Lord Here)
The Catholic Alpha Inside Of You
This blog is meant to bring out the alpha male in you. Every one of us has an alpha male buried deep inside of us. This is the part of us we must bring to the surface, and use to launch ourselves into battle in defense of our moral sanity.
I know you feel it. I know you feel the call. The call every day, to be something more. I understand, because I myself can no longer contain the fire brewing in my heart for the defense of Our Lord.
I’ve let Him down for over 40 years of my life, and I feel total and utter shamefulness for my selfishness.
But great fortune befell me. An event happened that made me realize, I’ve been a fool. In effect, I allowed myself to be manipulated by the secular world. As well as, by the media, by my environment, by the feminazi’s, and by the attempted emasculation of every man in our society.
We’ve been neutered, our claws have been clipped. We’ve been totally emasculated by our society, and with great sadness, and most disheartening, by our Church.
But we are back, and nothing, I mean nothing will stop our advancement. [pullquote]We will no longer deny the truth, but instead we will seek it with the utmost of fire, passion and determination that only Christ can instill in us.[/pullquote]
The Barbershop Tale
One day in the barber shop an acquaintance bolstered, “The Catholic faith is a cult.” And he spent an hour trying to convince me. During that span, I’d been a Catholic for about 8 years.
But I failed to embrace the faith. In essence, because I became a convert to please my wife.
But that day, I defended Jesus, and our faith the best I could.
As I left, I sat in my car, outside the barbershop, for over 30 minutes contemplating what just happened.
I felt something deep and unsettling. I knew in my heart, I had just let Our Lord down. I didn’t fight hard enough! I wasn’t prepared! I let myself be sideswiped. I was a fool.
As I look back, this day is the day the Holy Spirit began to open my eyes. I started seeing the world for what it is, and what it is not.
And on that day, I promised Him, and myself, never again would I be unprepared to defend Him in battle.
To fight! To sacrifice! And even give my life for Him, if need be.
On that day, I became a dangerous man. On that day, I became a true Catholic man. On that day, I became a real Christian. On that day, I became; a Catholic Alpha!
Be A Man Who Is Feared
It’s been said, there’s no more man to be feared, than a man who knows and understands his Catholic Faith!
And that my friends, in essence, is what a Catholic Alpha is. A dangerous man; a man to be feared, a man worthy of love, loyalty, respect and honor. “A Man Of Courage.”
A Catholic Alpha, is a man striving for perfection, holiness and sainthood. A Catholic Alpha understands, only through suffering as Christ, and sacrificing his life for his wife that then, and only then, can love truly be tested.
Why does the above hold so true? Because a Catholic man of this magnitude; CANNOT BE CONTROLLED!
He understands, this world is trivial. He knows, there’s something more than what presents itself here.
People in power; why do they want power? To control their own destinies (so they believe).
They in essence, want to control everything and every person around them (if they can.)
This immoral craziness is why presidents aren’t allowed, or it’s frowned upon, when they proclaim themselves as Christian.
Why? Because, power hungry governments, and elitist understand a Christian full of virtue and strength; can’t be controlled.
Men such as this (Men Of Courage) make decisions based on the teachings of Our Lord (Which in essence is the teachings of the Church.) As well as, their closest advisors. Which I might say, is the way all leaders should base decisions.
A power mongrel realizes this hurdle to their interests. So, for this reason, since President Kennedy, no politician is allowed to claim the Father.
In fact, these hypocrites are as Saint Peter. They in essence, deny Our Lord (more than three times) each day they enter the doors of their offices.
Is this you my friend? Each day, do you allow evil to spread by denying the Father?
As a Man Of Courage, do you allow yourself to be controlled in this manner often?
Let me ask you this. Who would you rather follow and listen to with confidence? A man who gets his morals, virtues, character, and life blood from some obscure source. Such as, his upbringing, his ignorant parents, his chaotic environment, his soulless schools and university, his haphazard personal experiences?
Or, from the experiences, teachings, the over 2000 years of wisdom, not to mention, the eternal knowledge of the Creator (who made you.) Further, a Creator who has given you the blueprint for a happy and perfect life?
Only a fool refuses to see the logic, and scientific evidence of these facts and statements.
Which are you (fool or genius?)
Keep Our Lord out of the country. Keep the Father off of the courthouse steps. Keep Christianity out of the workplace and the schools.
And, you allow evil to spread in your environment. Furthermore, soon very soon, we will find ourselves, as the chosen people of God did during the Great War. Unable to utter, and practice the teachings of the Father.
We will find ourselves, unable to even love Him, and be obedient to Him, under the roofs of our own homes.
Once you understand how evil works, as a Man Of Courage, you must make a stand. You must cry out. And, you must stop your practice (as Peter) of denying Our Lord!
Again, will you be a man who is feared?
I Need Your Help
We’re here to help each other learn and carry out the Christian faith in our daily lives. While trying to figure out, how to become the men God created us to be.
I don't know everything concerning the faith. I will not claim to. In fact, for this reason, I need your help. I can’t do it on my own. First, we must begin to reform our conscious, and as Christ proclaims, “become like children…” We must begin to learn, understand and do what the Church asks of us.
We will learn this through the Catechism. Because here is where Jesus charged the Church to pass on His Sacred Tradition. As well as, to teach and pass on everything he has revealed to his disciples, giving St. Peter the keys to His Kingdom.
We must understand the Word (Sacred Scripture) and that this, and the Church are in essence the faith. You can’t have one without the other. More important, one cannot and does not contradict the other!
What We Will Do Together
From there, we will explore our marriages. How to keep them intact. How to, as Ephesians demands of your wife, to submit to her husband.
But only if he sacrifices his life for her, as Jesus sacrificed Himself for His bride, the Church.
Also, how to make love to your wife, and fulfill her. As a result, she will help you grab hold, and lead your family. Meanwhile, supporting you unlike no other man’s wife can.
No more divorce; no more separation. No more broken families. No more broken children. Remember, woman is made for man (his helpmate; his battle partner).
[pullquote]When you divorce, you drop your cross, and your children pick it up.”
~Deacon Harold Burke Sivers~Catholic Deacon, Speaker, and Author[/pullquote]
Next, we will focus on fatherhood, and how to pass on the faith to our children. Please try to understand, every home needs a head (discipline) and a heart (nurturing).
I possess the secret; no other government agency knows. I hold in my hand what no amount of money in the world can solve. I sense the secret to having the happiest, and most fulfilled children in the world.
The secret? You must love your children’s mother (above all else, including yourself). While being married to her.
Furthermore, stay in the same household together, and form them in the Catholic Faith.
Revelation McFly! Your children couldn’t care less if you two argue, or if you are unhappy. They don’t care!
You know what they do care about? They care about their mommy and daddy being married, under God, in the same house with them. That’s it!
The secret to the greatest family in the world? Love your kid’s mother, and sacrifice your wants and desires for her. Put her and your marriage first in all things!
Your reward? She will love you, and support you, and give everything of herself to insure your happiness. Which in turn, will overflow the hearts of your children. This I promise!
After fatherhood and the family, we will focus on your soul. How to steer you on the road to holiness and sainthood.
Christ calls each of us to strive for holiness and sainthood. He demands each of us to seek perfection. Remember his words, “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
I and Christ will challenge you. Just as you must challenge others, through (daily Mass, the Rosary, study and formation of your conscience, the Catechism (Sacred Tradition) Sacred Scripture, and of course Confession).
Why so much? Why so tough? Because you need these things, in order for you to have the guilt free conscience to go out, and begin to evangelize your environment.
Why Confession Do You Ask?
Answer this question. How can you advise, teach, listen and truly be a friend when you have:
- Encouraged a woman to abort her baby?
- Been unfaithful to your wife?
- Had sex outside of marriage by using your girlfriend for your own selfish pleasure.
- Used artificial contraception, such as condoms?
- Watched pornography on the internet?
- Had a homosexual relationship in the past?
- Masturbated in the past?
- Deliberately missed Mass on Sunday?
- Knowingly, taken the Holy Eucharist while in mortal sin?
- And of course too many more to list.
We need Confession because we are tainted with original sin, as well as, ordered towards sin (Concupiscence). For this reason, we need God’s graces through the sacraments.
And, Confession is a tool that allows you to advise the people in your environment (such as your children) without the feeling of extreme guilt. Why? Because God has forgiven you.
Whether we agree or not, we must put our crap out there on the table. As well as, have someone say, “My son you are forgiven.” Man that’s powerful. And God Almighty understands that.
See as we get older, and move on in life, we begin to understand the crap we did earlier in our lives, damaged us. We become broken. But, the good thing is we’ve grown (well, most of us.) And we’re sorry for the things we’ve done.
Moreover, we need to get that stuff off our chest. My brother, this is Confession! Use God, use your priest, unload every bit. Heal your soul. It’s been a long time.
Look we’re all sinners. And as Patrick Coffin (Catholic Answers Live) always proclaims, “That if you are looking for a perfect and sinless Church, where no one does any wrong, then the Church is impure as soon as you walk through the door.”
Why? Because we’re sinners (do bad, evil, stupid, and dumb stuff) and we need forgiveness with great frequency. Moreover, the sacrament of Confession ignites serious and profound graces from God. Why deny yourself of this awesome benefit?
Remember the Catholic Faith is a gift. The wisdom to even want to love God, can only be given through His grace. It’s remarkable isn’t it?
But to receive these outstanding gifts, requires you to ask the appropriate questions. In short, you can only ask the right questions if your mind is ordered in the right direction. Hence, “The Formation Of Conscience.”
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We Must Become Like Children
“The Formation Of Conscience” for you should’ve started as a child if you are a cradle Catholic. Unfortunately, over the last 50 or 60 years (more specific, since the end of Vatican II). The teachings of the Church have been so watered down or dumbed down; only a small percentage of Catholics, even understand the teachings of Our Lord.
The paragraphs below are from The Catechism Of The Catholic Church (which every Christian Soldier should have.) This section discusses the teaching of the Church on the “Formation Of Conscience.”
SIDE NOTE: There are those in society who proclaim that Christianity (or religion period) is brainwashing. That we don’t have our own minds.
I must say to the ignorant that this is evil talking! But, more importantly, as I’ve learned over my almost 50 years; we are all manipulated or brainwashed by something (the government, the universities, the society, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, politicians and presidents, our ignorant parents).
And you say I’m brainwashed!
The problem is the faithless, the mortal sinners, the ignorant don’t realize they’ve been brainwashed their whole life by Satan.
[pullquote]See, I’ve indulged in your crazy, chaotic world for over 40 years. I understand where you are. But, my friend; you have no idea; where I am![/pullquote]
The faithless, the mortal sinners; do they have anything in their miserable lives that they would give their life for? I mean, really?
Please Lord, brainwash me, use me, manipulate me, direct me. Teach me to forget myself and consider only You, and others before my lowly, miserable selfish self.
Teach me to serve You, my wife, my family, my fellow man. And, to consider myself last in all things. To in fact, embrace suffering and sacrifice; In essence my cross, Your cross!
BACK ON TRACK:
Remember, there are two parts to the Christian faith. The Holy Bible (referred to as Sacred Scripture) which is the Word of God.
Then there is Christs Church, the Catholic Church (the first Church). Of who which Jesus gave sole authority, to interpret Sacred Scripture.
Furthermore, the Church is where we get the Catechism Of The Catholic Church. The Catechism teaches the doctrine of the Church, and all of Christian traditions. Which is referred to as Sacred Tradition (These two do not, and cannot contradict each other.)
Consequently, you can’t have the Bible without the Church. You need both. Sacred Scripture (The Bible) and Sacred Tradition (The Catechism).
“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.”
Ah, by Word (The Bible) and by mouth (Sacred Tradition).
Understand again, the Catholic Church alone has the authority to interpret Sacred Scripture (Matthew 16) and to develop the teachings of Christ, through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
What the Church teaches, and has interpreted over 2000 years is revealed in the Catechism. This book is not a joke.
Understand, we need the Catechism, as well as, the Bible to order our conscience towards the will of Christ. Why? So we can see evil and the secular world for what it truly is.
I promise you, with the Bible, the Catechism, Prayer and God’s Grace, the blinders will be removed from your eyes.
Forming our conscience from the Catechism-paragraphs 1778,1779,1783,1784,1785
Make a choice; choose a side. Will you receive graces from evil or God? But the Devil's grace is false; an illusion.
Question; does evil exist? Is Satan real? If God almighty is divine, then we must understand, Satan is a spirit and among us as well. Sorry, can’t have one without the other (impossible!)
We as Catholic men are the only ones left who can fight this battle of evil, and come close to understanding it (abortion, so called gay marriage, same sex attraction, contraception, divorce, the meticulous destruction of the family, and adultery).
We must become the saviors of our boys. We must become the saviors of masculinity. We must become Catholic Alpha's. We must take up our crosses, dawn our armor, pick up our shields, and ready ourselves for battle.
What are you willing to sacrifice your life for? What are you willing to die for? Why in the Hell or Heaven are you here? What plan does the Father have for you; your life?
Or, are you too distracted to ponder these important questions?
I know, maybe you are willing to live, and sacrifice yourself for your local NFL team. Maybe you will lay down your life; for the city's NBA franchise? Maybe you will go into battle for the video game manufacturer. Furthermore, the cable company you spend so much time caressing, and making daily love to.
Maybe you will sacrifice your soul for the cell phone company? Without a doubt, who's instrument you can't put down or stop viewing, with such admiration, adornment and sensuality.
Can you feel my deep sadness and utter disgust?
You say you love your wife, but she's not your best friend. You say you love your family, but you continuously deprive them of the greatest gift you can give them; yourself, and the genius and truth of the Catholic faith.
You take your girlfriends dignity, and use her like an eating utensil daily. More important, never, not once, do you consider making her your Beloved wife.
Selfishness eats at you. It feeds upon you, as you take, and take, and take. Never once giving back, never once, analyzing your life. Never once, asking yourself the only relevant question that is hidden beneath your heart and inner self. This question, you refuse to address, day by day, month by month, year by year.
Why am I here? For what am I placed on this earth for. Why was I created? Was it to have sex, make money, and only consider my selfish thoughts and desires?
Is it to sacrifice your one and only life for your wife, for your family, your sons, your daughters? More importantly, sacrifice and give your life for something greater than yourself?
What is the something greater than yourself? Maybe consider the service of someone who just may know and understand you, and your nature. Why? Because He created you. He instilled in you the natural law of the above question.
He instilled in you the instinct to search for the truth.
I ask you to join me Catholic men? Join me in the battle of our lives. Join me for something greater than any of us. I challenge you to dawn your armor, pick up your shields, and sacrifice yourself for the Almighty, who humiliated Himself; for you.
In essence, love you so much that he would infiltrate the human race, and come down from the Kingdom of Heaven. In order to share with you, the roadmap of how to share in His divinity.
Our job as Catholic men is to make Saints out of ourselves, make Saints out of our wives, make Saints out of our sons, and make Saints out of our daughters.
[pullquote]Our mission must be in the end, to sacrifice our lowly lives for the greater good of our wives, our family and our God. More important, to become Holy by any means necessary![/pullquote]
Right now, I demand you save your marriage, save your family so that in the end, you might save your soul. Gentlemen join me in the battle! Become a Catholic Alpha today! Give yourself away uninhibited to the mission.
Are you up for this mission? Or are you just so enamored with the local high school football team or the NFL or the MLB? Will they give you purpose? Will they give you peace?
Will they give you a mission to change the world? I ask you, I challenge you, to consider the question? Are you a wuss or are you a Warrior? Nuff Said!
What's Coming Next?
In My Upcoming Article We'll Focus On:
- The most important idea you must perceive or your Christian marriage will fail!
- Why Christian marriage counseling (aka: divorce counseling) should be your very last resort (especially for men).
- The five actions that will occur immediately upon your divorce (now fatherless home) Guaranteed!
- The action you must consider and take right now, before you do anything else.
- The devastating effects on your children (and their now fatherless home) if you decide to ever abandon your Christian marriage.
- You learning which relationship is the most important on this earth (Hint: It's not what you think.)
- And learn your number one mission as a Christian husband in service of Christ.