The Theology of Manhood

Why support ‘Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man”

The Theology of Manhood

If you’ve been reading news headlines recently, you’ll find more and more articles and opinions about what a Man is, or what it means to be a Man. Manhood simply is the qualities traditionally associated with men. How you’ve been raised, and your personal experiences, determine greatly your world view.

The mission of Catholic Men Chicago Southand Apostolate (CMCS), who sponsors this blog, is to nurture Catholic men’s spirituality – the theology of manhood. If you would like to donate to CMCS, please visit our landing page for more information.

Through this blog Bishop Perry and I contribute our own writing to the articles out there, however, from those we share with you on Twitter and the CMCS LinkedIn Page on what is being said through the lens of the many Catholic publications and blogs about the theology of manhood.

We are so grateful for your support of CMCS since 2004 to lead the way in “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man”. CMCS is an Illinois State recognized nonprofit, and is not an IRS-certified charity. No revenue is generated by advertising, and funded only by individual support. Without you, there would be no CMCS. And, without Bishop Perry and the CMCS-Team, there would be no one to be Chicago’s resource for Catholic men.

Many topics are under strong attack, such as marriage and parenting, abortion, fatherhood, women finding their voice, and even what male lifestyle behaviors the Church should accept, or not. If you are unable to give a donation, please consider donating your time. Sign up for our Catholic Chicago Men Blog and receive articles direct to your inbox where you can play an active role in praying for, and sharing with, others the CMCS mission.

Thank YOU!

Chipping in $5, $10, or $25 helps a lot!

In His Grip,

Frank J Casella
CMCS Exeutive Director

Help Catholic Men Nurture Their Spirituality in Chicago Year Round

Since the Catholic Chicago Men Blog has become such a popular facet of Catholic Men Chicago Southland Apostolate (CMCS), we decided to take it a step further and create this donate page which will allow you to directly support the online resources, and the next phase of this apostolate.

From the very beginning we wanted the online resources like this to be free. We’ve never charged for it, and don’t plan to—not only for you, but for readers across the Archdiocese of Chicago and beyond.

Likewise, in 2020 we’re ready for a new decade of encouragement and support for “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man” But to get there, we need your help!

Don’t delay. Make your gift to CMCS Apostolate online or by using this mail-in form (PDF File).

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Since 2004, Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) started as an inspiration of a Catholic laymen and a Catholic deacon, who shared their vision with their local Vicar – Bishop Joseph Perry.

Since 2009 this Catholic Chicago Men Blog has reminded men and helped them to do what is in their power to do, namely, be holy and courageous men, to improve their marriages, be better fathers to their children, grow in virtue, serve the needs of others more generously, be active participants in their parishes, and be better citizens.

CMCS has a practical way of evangelizing Catholic men young and old, and their families, of helping them to understand what the culture often rejects – how men and women should relate to one another in complementary ways and how important husbands and fathers are to children – every single day.

This blog is designed then to further the CMCS mission and help foster Catholic Men in personal holiness, to make Jesus Christ the center of our daily lives.

Here you will find encouragement and support for “Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man”, as well as Catholic information and updates and articles to support the CMCS Vision: To Nurture Catholic Men’s Spirituality.

And we can’t do this critically important work without you.

Would you consider helping more Catholic Men grow in their love and understanding of God through a gift to CMCS today?

Your gift to CMCS will not only help us reach more men with original Catholic content, plus articles from Bishop Joseph Perry, but it will ultimately:

  • Continue the experience from the annual CMCS Forum, for Catholic men in Vicariate VI in the archdiocese, to help us make life adjustments that can be felt for three generations.
  • Solid input to men across the Archdiocese on how we can live faithfully the implications of our baptism and discipleship in Christ for these times. What CMCS is doing in Vicariate VI is not for everyone, and men in other Vicariates in the archdiocese want to see all we’re doing.
  • Help Catholic Men to be the priest of our household and deepen personal devotion to the Sacraments
  • Provide hope and restoration of marriages and families, and live out the Bishop Perry’s Virtues of a Catholic man with Jesus Christ and His Word.

Don’t delay. Make your gift to CMCS online or by using this mail-in form (PDF File).

PS. Please consider sending a monthly donation, so that we can have steady income to plan on. Makes a huge difference to concentrate more on the blog and the apostolate than on the business of the blog and the apostolate.

CMCS is an Illinois State recognized nonprofit, and is not an IRS-certified charity. No revenue is generated by advertising, and funded only by individual support. Operation of CMCS is debt free, and administration is done by the CMCS-Team who gain no financial benefit from their engagement for this apostolate. Donations above CMCS expenses contribute towards the part-time work of the director.


You’re probably busy, so we’ll get right to it. This weekend we ask our donors and blog readers to help us. To protect our philosophy and share truth, we’ll never run ads. The only way these pages keep alive is solely by means of reader support. We survive on donations averaging about $15. Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this right now gave $3, our fundraiser would be done within one day. Yep, that’s about the price of buying a website designer a coffee. We’re a small non-profit Catholic Apostolate with costs of a top website. Our office space is donated.  We keep expenses as low as we possibly can.  But internet and phone service, computers and servers, technical support and professional help, graphic artists and designers, and expenses to reach and to meet with men in the field all cost money.  Catholic Men Chicago Southland is something special. It is like a refuge or Grant Park, a temple for the mind where we can all go to think and learn about the challenges men face in the workplace and at home. After we founded CMCS in 2004, then launched the website in 2009, we could have made it a for-profit entity with advertising banners, but we decided to do something different. Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn’t belong here. If CMCS is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online and ad-free another year in 2015.
Thank you.

The CMCS Team

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