The Manly Catholic: Igniting Men to Light the World on Fire

The Manly Catholic: Igniting Men to Light the World on Fire

Jesus Christ is the epitome of what it means to be a man. With masculinity in our culture more confused than ever, join us at The Manly Catholic as we strive to ignite men to be on fire for Christ. Men are challenged and fight battles that often distract them from their ultimate goal: to become a saint. We will help you become saints and become the men God created you to be.

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February 28, 2024 64 mins

In this conversation, James and our distinguished guest, Steve Thomas, discuss his 1st book Catholic Joe Superhero, a must-read for men (and all Catholics really)!  He shares insights into his background, including his time in the seminary and his experiences with divorce. The conversation delves into the plot of the book, which focuses on marriage and the challenges faced by the protagonist, Joe. Steve also touches on controversia...

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From the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Fr. Dom discusses the liturgy of the Transfiguration and the importance of Lent. He shares a story about teaching children about Lent and emphasizes that Lent is about Jesus. Fr. Dom then explores the story of Abraham and Isaac as a type of God and Jesus, highlighting the virtue of faith and the need for obedience. He also emphasizes the importance of hearing the truth and being obedient to God. He conc...

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In this conversation, James interviews Dr. Paul Thigpen about the importance of Mary in the Catholic faith and her role in spiritual warfare. Paul shares his personal journey of conversion to Catholicism and his deep love for the saints, especially Mary. They discuss the misconceptions about Mary and the Catholic view, emphasizing that Catholics do not worship her but honor and venerate her as the mother of God. Paul also explains ...

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In this episode, we welcome on Suzan Sammons as she discusses her latest book "The Stations of the Cross in Slow Motion: A Daily Devotional for Lent" and the importance of the Stations of the Cross as a Lenten devotion. She shares her personal background and inspiration for writing the book, as well as the significance of fathers in leading their domestic church. She  highlights the station of Veronica and the themes and ...

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Dr. Paul Chalhoux discusses his book 'Heaven's Currency' and the topics of suffering and love. He shares his personal journey and how his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease led him to explore the question of why people suffer. Dr. Paul explains the purpose of suffering and how it can lead to virtue, love, and redemption. He also discusses the misconceptions about heaven and hell and the importance of understandi...

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Father Dom explores the topic of suffering and its significance in the Christian faith from his homily from the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. He shares his personal experience of clinical pastoral experience and the profound impact it had on him. He then delves into the book of Job and discusses the lessons it teaches about suffering and faith. James emphasizes the counter-cultural view of suffering and the importance of embracing i...

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This is another one of our most popular episodes from 2023! Father Vincent Lampert, the exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, discusses various topics related to the reality of the devil and spiritual warfare. He shares his background as an exorcist and the process of discerning and preparing for exorcisms. Father Lampert also addresses the rise in demonic activity and the fascination with the occult. He emphasizes the impor...

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In this episode, Fr. Dom reflects on the importance of doing the will of the Father. He begins by rehashing the beauty of the sacrament of First Reconciliation and Catholic Schools Week. He emphasizes the significance of following the daily readings and how they lead to the Sunday Mass. He then explores the theme of the will of the Father through the examples of St. Francis de Sales and St. Paul. He highlights the importance of hum...

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January 28, 2024 61 mins

We are bringing back the most popular episode of 2023! In this episode, James and Dan McNally discuss the topic of fear, especially as it relates to Catholic men. They share personal fears and discuss the importance of overcoming them. They also explore the value of discomfort and stepping outside of one's comfort zone. They address the fears of paranormal activity and provide insights on how to approach such topics, especiall...

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Ever felt alone in your spiritual journey as a Catholic college student? Brace yourself for an illuminating conversation in this episode of the Manly Catholic podcast where we, with our guest Dan, navigate the challenges you face and introduce you to the transformative work of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (Focus). Through Focus' dynamic Bible studies and uplifting events, we look at how it sparks spiritual en...

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The conversation explores the power and popularity of Jesus, the relationship between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament, and the threefold mission of men to teach, heal, and drive out demons. It also delves into the effects of sin on individuals and families, the importance of order and discipline for men, and the need to embrace the challenges and suffering of life. The role of prayer and fasting in spi...

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January 8, 2024 15 mins

In this homily, Fr. Dom discusses the significance of Epiphany and the story of the Magi. He explains how the early church celebrated multiple feasts during this time and how they represented revelations from God. He also explores the connection between the Magi and pagan religions, highlighting the triumph of the one true God. Fr. Dom delves into the journey of the Magi and the symbolism of the star of Bethlehem. He emphasizes tha...

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James welcomes John Clark to discuss his latest book on the decline of marriage in the Catholic Church brought to you by TAN books titled "Betrayed Without A Kiss: Defending Marriage After Years of Failed Leadership in the Church."  Clark emphasizes the role of laypeople in educating and promoting the importance of marriage, both before and after the wedding ceremony. He emphasizes the need for support and encouragement f...

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In this episode, Fr. Dom reflects on the birth of Jesus and the joy it brings. He discusses the genealogy of Jesus and how it shows that Jesus entered into our messy lives to save us. He reflects on Isaiah's prophecy and the significance of Jesus' birth. Fr. Dom emphasizes the joy of the nativity and shares a homily by St. Leo the Great. 

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  • Jesus entered into our messy lives to save us.
  • The bi...
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In this homily, Fr. Dom discusses the theme of love and its significance in the Christian faith. He emphasizes that Christians are known for their love and explores the concept of God's love on display. He also delves into the story of the Annunciation and the establishment of the true kingdom. Fr. Dom highlights the importance of love as the central theme of Advent and explains that love is demonstrated throu...

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Gerard Morales, creator of the St. Michael action figure, shares his inspiration and journey in bringing the Catholic faith to children through toys. He discusses the importance of St. Michael as a protector and the characteristics that drew him to create an action figure of the saint. Gerard also highlights the need to teach children about the intercession of saints and the power of prayer. He emphasizes the mission of his company...

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Father Peregrine discusses his role as a Norbertine priest and novice master at St. Michael's Abbey. He shares the inspiration behind his book on St. Philomena and the importance of learning about saints and sharing their stories with children. Father Peregrine also highlights the courage and inspiration of St. Philomena, who was martyred at a young age. He discusses the discovery and controversy surrounding S...

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In this conversation, James interviews Shaun McAfee to discuss a book every Catholic needs on their bookshelf, The Compendium of Sacramentals: Encyclopedia of the Church's Blessings, Signs, and Devotions. They discuss the definition and purpose of sacramentals, the history of their use in the Church, and the proper care of sacramentals. They also explore the concept of relics and the misconceptions surrounding indulgences. Sha...

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Are you feeling the weight of life's busyness and looking for a place of peace amidst the chaos? Let's journey together through this Advent season, learning to prioritize the essential practice of prayer in our lives. This episode is a heartfelt invitation to discover the immense power of prayer, our divine channel of communication with God. We'll explore the themes of hope and peace, and how our conversations with G...

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Unravel the mysteries behind Mary's immaculate conception and her revered role in the Catholic Church with us. We promise to illuminate the unexplored depths of this significant doctrine, while unpacking the power and significance of the Hail Mary. In an engaging conversation, we trace the roots of the immaculate conception back to the historical proclamation by Pope Pius IX in 1854. We also delve into the intricate process of...

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