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How to Grill the Perfect Burger

June 24, 2015 • By

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Burgers are simply the best. What man would deny an offer of a cheeseburger on a hot summer day? So delicious and juicy, these perfect meat-discs are definitely proof that God exists and loves us. Sure, everyone guy loves a good burger, but what about cooking them? It’s a sad shame, but some guys don’t know where to begin when it comes to grilling.  Luckily, it does not need to be this way. The good folks at Art of Manliness have a great primer on basic burger grilling.

As Jesus said: “Give a man a burger and he eat’s for a day. Teach a man to grill and he eats for a lifetime.” 

Click to read “Grilling Basics: Building a Better Burger” on Artofmanliness.com

 

 

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30 Ways to keep your kids active and faithful this summer

June 23, 2015 • By

Lifeteen is a great resource for youth ministers, but their resources don’t end there. Lifeteen.com has a blog filled with content written by young people for young people. In a recent post, Lifeteen editor Christina Mead has come up with 30 challenges to encourage teens to take advantage of summer. From backyard camping to garage sales to starting a 54-day rosary novena this is an awesome list not just for teens but for the whole family! Take a look, and share it with your household. Don’t let summer be just another time for the same old routines!

Click to read “30 Challenges to Make This the Best Summer of Your Life” on Lifeteen.com.

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11 Important Points from Pope Francis’ new Encyclical

June 18, 2015 • By

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We must always be cautious when we read about what the Pope says. We may miss something if we don’t go directly to the source. Too many news outlets have proven themselves to be all too eager to shoe-horn the Pope into this or that specific ideology; quoting him when it suits their view, and ignoring him when it doesn’t.

I’m sure you’ve heard that Pope Francis’ newest encyclical is “on the environment”. Before you hear about it from a 3rd party, why not take a look at his actual words? Here is a link to the full encyclical. But if 183-pages seems daunting at first, start with this other article that picks out 11 really important parts that you probably won’t hear about anywhere else.

“11 Things You Probably Won’t Hear about Pope Francis’ Encyclical” on Stream.org

Time and time again the Catholic view proves to be much bigger than a single, narrow socio-political stance, and I think we will see that here too.

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Prayer of St. Joseph the Worker

June 10, 2015 • By

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A great prayer for every work day, but especially the hard ones.

God, the creator of all things, who formed the law of labor for the human race, graciously grant that by merits and patronage of St. Joseph, we may do the work You assign us and earn the reward You promise. Through our Lord, Jesus. Lord God, You have created all things, and imposed on man the necessity of work. Grant that, following Joseph’s example, and under his protection, we may accomplish the works You give us and obtain the rewards You promise. This we ask through our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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When your Job Doesn’t Matter that much

June 9, 2015 • By

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We’ve all had those days where it feels like our jobs are very insignificant. Where it feels like they aren’t worth the time and energy we put into them. It’s very easy to start comparing what little positive is coming out of our work to the huge sacrifices of time away from family we are making to actually do the job. We start asking ourselves things like “Is this worth it?” and “Am I making a difference?” These questions are dangerous because they make a man doubt himself. So what are we to do? Where is God in these moments? Check out this article by Chris Hazell.

Maybe you’re a professional working for a company that sells a useful, but rather ordinary product. You aren’t spearheading health advancements that ease suffering in the world, launching initiatives that spur humanitarian efforts or composing essays that stir the social conscience. Nope. You sell insurance. Or software. Or Windex…

Click to read ‘Why Your Job Doesn’t Matter That Much’ on The Call Collective.

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The Growing Grassroots Movement of Catholic Men’s Groups

June 7, 2015 • By

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A grassroots movement is growing among Catholic men in the United States. Spurred on by the culture wars, they are rallying to conferences, retreats, seminars, and parish study groups that aim to support them in their faith, encourage fellowship, and motivate Christian action in support of charity, social justice, pro-life causes, and the traditional family. Catholic men’s events have become phenomenally successful, gathering Catholic men from a wide spectrum of age ranges to hear motivational speakers, inspiring converts, and spiritual leaders.

It’s always great to hear how men in the faith are working together to help each other grow and stay strong. This article also has links to a number of different groups around the country. Perhaps some are in your area. If not then maybe you should start one!

Read The rise of militant American Catholic men on cruxnow.com