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Today we discuss how to be resilient in life as well as key ways to overcome laziness and acedia. Renowned motivational speaker, Jonathan Doyle, from Australia, joins us to talk about his life as a peak performance athlete and motivational life coach, as well as how to avoid letting sloth, laziness, or suffering ruin our lives. Learn how to overcome your weaknesses and be a powerful witness to the world. We go through panic attacks, abusive fathers, rejection from others in life, and how God brings remarkable good out of our sufferings. Learn more about Jonathan and Get His Free Book https://jonathandoyle.co https://www.onecatholicteacher.com Youtube Platforms https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9auVexLuGvTyIZ-jpNLtRA https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCYnW4yVdd93N1OTbsxgyw -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- Become a supporter of The Catholic Gentleman on Patreon and get incredible gifts as a thank you for your support: https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more

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In our attempt to revitalize masculinity in contemporary, secular society, there is an enduring threat. In trying to rediscover a robust, Catholic understanding of manliness, we might oversimplify it or flatten it out. We tend to emphasize aspects of masculinity that appeal to us personally, and latch on to cultural trends that correspond with our […]

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Today Sam and John discuss the dignity of work and how to balance the desire for career advancement with your faith. We also give great advice on how to get ahead in your career and discern changing your job. Pride, power, and pleasure are the ideals held by society with work, but it is by pursuing these ideals that we instead find frustration, anxiety, and unhappiness. RERUM NOVARUM - "Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor" - Pope Leo XIII - https://www.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html LABOREM EXERCENS - "Through work man must earn his daily bread" - Pope St. John Paul II - https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_jp-ii_enc_14091981_laborem-exercens.html Catechism: “If any one will not work, let him not eat.” Work honors the Creator’s gifts and the talents received from him. (CCC 2427). In work, the person exercises and fulfills in part the potential inscribed in his nature. (CCC 2428) -- PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more

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Today Sam and John discuss desk job burnout, depression, knife making, Poland and Ukraine, and finding God's will at work with award-winning blacksmith Leszek Sikon. Leszek's journey to the life of blacksmithing is filled with acceptance and growing in unity with God's will. We also spend time talking about knives and the artistry behind wielding the forge. Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lsikonblacksmith Site - https://www.lsikonblacksmith.com Eating Tools - https://www.eatingtools.com -- PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Leszek Sikon - Originally from Poland, Leszek came to the UK 17 years ago. He earned a decent living as a middle manager in retail yet this career left me feeling wholly unfulfilled. Leszek knew that he wanted to create something that would last. He was used to getting dirty and working with his hands – so he was thrilled to learn that Hereford College of Arts ran a blacksmithing course. The next thing he knew, he quit his job and started training. Since then he has found his passion in producing a series of superb artisan tools and knives, using age-old skills to produce modern objects of desire. His inspiration comes from the history and the traditional methods, getting to grips with hammers, tongs, and fire. Having these skills has paid off more than a career in retail ever would. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more

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Today Sam and John discuss 12 of the manliest saints in history. We go into what we today can learn from how these incredible men lived. It is important to understand the character of these men, the times they lived in, as well as the lessons they teach us. We focus on how they lived their lives and why we should turn to them in various struggles we might face. Regardless of their history, they all lived devoted to God's will in a beautiful way. -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more

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We are joined by a former white supremacist and now a devout Catholic man of letters, Joseph Pearce. We discuss his conversion to Catholicism from a life of hatred, G.K. Chesterton, and why men must read poetry. Joseph shares with us the intimate tie between poetry and prayer, he clarifies our thoughts on truth and beauty, and drives home how poetry identifies and assists in the completion of an authentic man. Please join us in this conversation. "True perception comes with virtue, specifically the virtue of humility, it is humility that gives us a sense of gratitude, it is gratitude that opens the eyes to wonder, and it is only when the eyes are open to wonder that we are moved to contemplation, and it is only when we are moved to contemplation that the mind is open to dilation, and it is dilation which is the full opening of the mind to reality." - Joseph Pearce on The Catholic Gentleman Joseph Pearce is a premier literary biographer and author of our time, especially in reviewing the depths of the Catholic literary tradition. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, Hilaire Belloc, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and books on English poetry and literature. He has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. His verse drama, Death Comes for the War Poets, was performed off-Broadway to critical acclaim. Website - https://jpearce.co New Book - Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith - https://tanbooks.com/products/books/spiritual-warfare/virtue-vice/benedict-xvi-defender-of-the-faith -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more

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In the internet age, this particular struggle has become one of the most common denominators for us men. Our moral development has simply been too slow to keep pace with our technological development. For those of us men who are tempted to look or struggling to quit looking, it certainly doesn’t help that our culture has become so saturated with sexual imagery over the past few decades.

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Today Sam and John are joined by a culinary chef and Catholic, Jim Churches to discuss his life as a chef and how we as men can appreciate and find a deeper meaning in food. We talk about his life as a professional chef, his Catholic faith and how it enters his kitchen, how to make an amazing steak, and what one ingredient makes everything better. Homeschool Connections Cooking Course with Jim Churches - homeschoolconnections.com forthcoming for the 2022/2023 school year. Email them at homeschoolconnections@gmail.com for questions. Jim Churches has over 29 years of Foodservice Experience, with 19 years as a Corporate Executive Chef in Food Manufacturing. He is the Culinary advisor to many High school/College culinary programs. He is also a culinary advisory board member and content contributor for Chef Magazine. In addition to numerous awards, he is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator with the American Culinary Federation. Jim is married with 3 children and runs a number of Catholic charitable campaigns where he can donate his skills to help parishes, pregnancy centers, and children in need.  -- SUPPORT THE CATHOLIC GENTLEMAN -- https://www.patreon.com/catholicgentleman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Read more