For Catholic Men

Some Resources and groups to help Catholic Men grow in their faith

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Someone once asked me "Are there any Men's Faith Groups Available?" Realizing that things are fairly sparse if you don't join Promise Keepers (and I don't recommend you do), I started putting together this page. -- Basically one has to find a few other men and found a group / chapter oneself, based upon a couple of models which are out there - most seem to have a similar format.

Fathers for Good
An initiative for men by the Knights of Columbus
Also see the Knight's Book of the Month for Men

Into the Breach

  1. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, is inspiring Catholic men to rediscover "Who they are, our Identity in Christ?," and "What they are called to do/to be, our Mission from Christ?" (2 min. Trailer Video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sv4NP_aJaA
  2. Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, is calling men to step it up in leading their families in the Faith, entitled, "Into the Breach". True Men = Men of Virtue (work of self-mastery). A Call to Battle for what is still good & decent in our world. Awesome & inspiring. (10 min. Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mDzNm7cylw
  3. For the full Apostolic Letter to Men: "Into the Breach" read http://www.intothebreach.net/into-the-breach/
  4. A free Compendium Workbook to Bishop Olmsted's 'Into the Breach' Apostolic Exhortation to Men called "Forward! - Into the Breach" is suitable for both personal and group use, and contains the complete Apostolic Exhortation, and presents corresponding questions and testimony ideal for discussion, meditation, and prayer: ForwardIntoTheBreach.com

Organizations

The National Resource Center for Catholic Men (NRCCM)
http://www.nrccm.org/
National Fellowship of Catholic Men (NFCM)
http://www.catholicmensresources.org/ - check out the Sunday e-zine
Catholic Men's Fellowship
Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana: Answer the Call: http://www.thecall.org/
California: http://www.catholicmen.org/
Detroit: http://www.aodonline.org/AODOnline/Offices+and+Ministries+12009/Parish+Life+and+Services+12112/Evangelization+6169/Mens+Fellowship+9217/Mens+Fellowship+-+Who+We+Are.htm
New online: Catholic Dads Blog

New Book: Fuel: Catholic Men Living the Faith A Small Group Guide - by Steve McCoy-Thompson and Randy Haykin - to creating and sustaining a small, informal faith support group.

Web Sites

St. Joseph Covenant Keepers
http://www.dads.org/
Includes some of the best resources available for Struggling with Pornography and Purity
ThoseCatholicMen.com - designed to embolden, enlighten, and engage Catholic men for the renewal of masculine character and spirituality - Fr. Brian Doerr
http://www.catholicfamilymen.com/
Catholic Family Men blog
- practical wisdom for husbands and fathers
http://thosecatholicmen.com
Catholic Men's Quarterly
http://www.houseonthemoor.com
The King's Men
http://thekingsmen.org/
Building men to serve Christ
E5 Men
http://www.e5men.org/
Catholic Mountain
http://www.catholicmountain.com
Embracing the adventure of Christian manhood

For single men, a model for spiritual growth would be the St. Lawrence Society for men, founded by Rev. Thomas G. Morrow.
http://www.stmatthewscathedral.org/ministries.html#lawrence
The St. Lawrence Society helps support Catholic single men in striving to live in accordance with the traditions, teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The group meets monthly. The format includes praying the rosary, followed by a book discussion, then dinner and socializing.
An interesting article about this and many other Singles Groups in the Washington D.C. area.

Audio

Sunday Podcasts by Fr. James Wehner, Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic Men's Fellowship of Pittsburgh (CMFPitt)
http://www.cmfpitt.org/podcast.aspx
Fathers & Sons - Relevant Radio
What does it take to be a man? A program on male spirituality and relationships
http://www.relevantradio.com/
Online talks for recent NFCM conferences are at
http://www.thecall.org/audio.htm
Father Phillip Chavez and the Amator Institute
http://www.frphillipchavez.org/
Resources and talks helping to restore men's Christian identity.

Articles

Books

Besides these, see some great book suggestions for men from the Knights of Columbus Book Club

More Links

Catholic Man Channel at CatholicExchange.com
Help for Those Struggling with Pornography
5 Checkpoints to Overcoming Pornography Addiction (non-Catholic site)
Protect Yourself & Your Children - with:
Internet filters: AFO.net, Cyber Patrol and Net Nanny
Family sites: Safe Surf
Pre-filtered ISPs: Family.net, FamilyConnect, and MBUSA
Parent info: GetNetWise
Buddy-system: FREE: X3 Watch, Covenant Eyes

Men and Abortion
GuysForLife.org - She says, "I'm pregnant." How will you respond?
MenAndAbortion.info - Reclaiming Fatherhood Conference - Nov. 2007, San Francisco
www.optionline.org Abortion Info and After Abortion Help or Find a Counseling Center
www.rachelsvineyard.org has information Just for Men
Redeeming A Father's Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery by Kevin Burke, David Wemhoff, Marvin Stockwell
Read an interview with the author: Men and the Abortion Aftermath from Zenit.org

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Courageous Women, Courageous Virtue, and Courageous Love by Stacy Mitch
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Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women by Michaelann Martin
The Authentic Catholic Woman by Genevieve Kineke
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