"Taken" Some Life Lessons

I saw the movie with Liam Neeson entitled “Taken”, the other night. It is the ultimate ‘Dads protecting daughters’ fantasy. It plays on a whole lot of primal emotions- particularly the temptation to give oneself over to extreme violence to protect the lives…Read More

The Greatest in the Kingdom

"At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, 'Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, 'Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of…Read More

One Big Blind Spot

In creating this cause (Dads Protecting Daughters) to protect my daughters (and son), I thought of it as primarily addressing the threats from the outside- the political/cultural/economic ones. But recently I had a skin cancer scare (should be ok- surgery is…Read More

Fireproof your marriage

There is a low budget Christian film making it's way through the culture right now on dvd. "Fireproof" is a decidedly evangelical Christian approach to dealing with marriage problems. I am a big fan of the Catholic "theology of the body" which really looks at…Read More

Becoming a Father: A Political Manifesto

Becoming a father has brought clarity to my soul- one could say spiritually and in other significant ways which relate back to the state of my eternal soul. I have always been political, but now I believe I really get what that means. Politics is treated like…Read More

"Old School Date"

Check out the-american-catholic.com blog- and the article "Old School Date" which is the text from the latest announcement at "Dads Protecting Daughters". I would like to get more diverse opinions/views expressed on this subject of how dads and daughters…Read More

"Dad, I'd like you to talk to my date tonight"

I think that really big problems often have lots of little causes. It is obvious that there is a big problem in the way boys and men are inclined by our dominant culture to regard women as challenges to be conquered, objects for sexual gratification. Of…Read More
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