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September 12, AD2013 7 Comments

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\”Be a man.\”

Men are hardly given any credit these days. Hell, we cannot even get bad credit. Look at the Robin Thicke guy who pranced around with Miley Cyrus. She was slammed for her behavior, and rightly so, but Thicke hardly heard much at all. I think women and girls deserve better feminine examples than that of Cyrus. But examples of manly men or gentlemen are hard to find and the world has given up on us as can be shown by Thicke and the lack of fraternal correction he needs. It is hard to come up with a male equivalent of slut-shaming. How does debauchee-defaming sound?

For Catholic counter examples, I have listed below a number of Catholic saints that displayed manliness:

  1. St. Joseph
  2. St. Thomas More
  3. St. Aloyius Gonzaga
  4. St. Gabriel Possenti
  5. Bl. Giorgio Frassati
  6. St. Florian
  7. St. Maurice
  8. St. Michael the Archangel
  9. St. George
  10. St. Drausinus of Soissons
  11. Blessed Charles the Good
  12. St. Sebastian
  13. St. Francis of Paola
  14. St. Louis IX
  15. St. Nicholas of Flue
  16. St. Jerome
  17. St. Satruninus of Toulouse
  18. St. Eustachius
  19. St. Benedict
  20. St. Lawrence

In this masculine wasteland, there are hopeful signs. The Catholic Gentleman and Scouts of St. George have made a splash with a return to chivalry. Are there any other manly saints I missed? How about any other manly organizations that help to form men or boys?

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About the Author:

J.Q. lives in the country of Texas with his wife Denise, a Southern Belle from Trinidad and Tobago, and his three children. He holds two graduate degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, an MBA and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Having taught for five years in Catholic education, he now works in the construction industry in Victoria, TX. He is a parishioner of Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Parish in the Diocese of Victoria.

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  • Anna Rose Meeds

    Thank you for this list. I am also glad to see someone finally addressing what Robin Thicke did instead of talking simply about Miley.

    • JQ Tomanek

      Thanks Anna. Thicke is not just half the story, but also has been an adult for much longer, has a wife, and a son. Not saying Cyrus is off the hook, but it seems to be much more scandalous for Thicke.

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  • Chris

    I would definitely mention St. Dominic Savio. For such a young boy, he was manlier than most.

  • John Ott

    I’d add St. Maximilian Kolbe.

  • M. Bizzaro

    Are you currently being sent into Hell forever … automatically
    excommunicated (outside) of God’s Catholic Church ?

    Answer: Yes you are … you can reverse it … please continue.

    Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he
    holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled,
    without doubt he shall perish eternally.”

    You must believe the Catholic Dogma to be in the Church … Dogma you have *never* seen.

    Site > Immaculata-one.com … infallible Dogma throughout.

    The Catholic Faith *is not* Bible interpretation … it is the Catholic infallible
    Sources of Dogma (of the Pope in union with the Bishops of the world). The
    Catholic Church didn’t even define the Bible’s New Testament Canon until 397
    A.D. at the Council of Carthage.

    – - – -

    Can a group which enforces the opposite, the opposite, and the opposite of the
    Catholic unchangeable Dogma be the Catholic Church?

    No, it cannot possibly be the Catholic Church … and promotion of the opposite of the Catholic Dogma is exactly what the vatican-2 heretic cult does … and has been
    doing since it’s founding on 8 December 1965 at the Vatican.

    The vatican-2 heresy does not have the Office of the Papacy … only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    The Dogma cannot “change” or be “reversed” … God does not “change”.

    The founding documents of the vatican-2 heretic cult … the “vatican-2 council” documents … have well over 200 heresies *against* prior defined Dogma. Every (apparent)bishop at the “council” approved the mountain of heresy, which caused their automatic excommunication, see Section 13.2 of the below site.

    – - – -

    Section 12 > Anti-Christ vatican-2 heresies (50 listed) … followed by many Catholic
    corrections.

    Sections 13 and 13.1 > Photographic *proof* of heresy at the Vatican.

    Because of … the Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretic cult (such as the v-2 cult) …

    … we were all placed, body and soul, *outside* of Christianity (the Catholic Church) on 8 December 1965 … the close date of the “council”.

    Section 13.2 > Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or participating in a heretic cult such as … vatican-2, lutheran, methodist, evangelical, etc.

    Section 107 > St. Athanasius (died 373 A.D.) …
    “Even if the Church were reduced to a handful” … during the “arian” heresy
    … we are there again, but worse.

    Section 13.3 > Matt 16:18, Gates of Hell scripture … is *not* about the Office of
    the Papacy … four Dogmatic Councils defined it … that heresy will not cause
    the Dogma to disappear.

    Section 13.4 > The vatican-2 heretic cult does not have the Office of the Papacy
    only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    Section 13.6 > The Catholic Dogma on Jurisdiction and Automatic Excommunication for heresy define that … God has allowed Catholic Jurisdiction … for Mass and
    Confession to disappear from the world. There is no such thing as Catholic Mass
    outside of the Catholic Church.

    Non-Catholic heresies such as “vatican-2”, “sspx”, “sspv”, “cmri”, etc. … do not have
    Catholic Mass.

    Section 19.1 > Dogma on Abjuration for *re-entering* Christianity (the Catholic
    Church) … after being automatically excommunicated. A Formal Abjuration is
    provided here also.

    Section 10.2 > Returning to a state of grace, in places and times when Confession is not available, like now.

    – - – -

    Second Council of Constantinople, 553 A.D. — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “The heretic, even though he has not been condemned formally by any
    individual, in reality brings anathema on himself, having cut himself off from
    the way of truth by his heresy.”

    Blessed John Eudes, died 1680 >
    “The greatest evil existing today is heresy, an infernal rage which hurls countless souls into eternal damnation.”

    Everything you need to know, believe, and do to get to Heaven > > Immaculata-one.com.

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