Own Your Actions: The Virtues of a Catholic Man

As a man, how do you like being lied to? If you’re like me, the answer is “not much”.

I have found over the years the best way to find a true friend is to be one,

And the best way to find trust from others is to own your actions:

Say what you mean.

Do what you say.

Be accountable for what you say and what you mean.

Others will treat you the same way, because they know what to expect from you, and what you then expect from them.

How is this done?

Live Bishop Perry’s virtues-of-a-catholic-man (PDF File), read below.

Start with one Virtue and get it right before you move to the next one.

Many men report this to help transform their lives from good intentions into right-action and to be the best version of themselves, and more like the Man God’s calls them to be.

Peace to you!

Frank J Casella, CMCS Executive Director

Virtues of a Catholic Man

  • A Catholic man has some sense of what or whom he would die for if
    necessary.
  • A Catholic man passes his faith to his children and sees to their religious education.
  • A Catholic man informs himself about his faith, reads Scripture, select
    Catholic literature, and studies the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
  • A Catholic man insures that there are sacred symbols in his household, such as, a crucifix(es), Bible, use of sacramentals such as the Advent wreath, Christmas cre`che, etc.
  • A Catholic man leads prayer in his household at significant domestic
    events, such as, birth, Baptism, graduation, marriage, illness, death, and other special meals and events with use of a passage from Scripture or other Catholic sources.
  • A Catholic man practices presence with his wife and children.
  • A Catholic man invests himself in some project or apostolate at the
    parish or diocesan level.
  • A Catholic man is faithful to his wife, his children, his Church and his
    friends, indeed all his commitments.

© Bishop Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

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Author: Catholic Men Chicago Southland

Catholic Men Chicago Southland fosters Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives, and sponsors the Catholic Chicago Men's Forum, a Catholic Apostolate of Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry of Chicago. Executive Director, Frank J. Casella Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men's Spirituality in the Chicago Southland