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Blog: The Catholic Gentleman

Post by Del » Sat Feb 06, 2016 3:49 pm

This young pipe-smoker spoke at our monthly meeting of Knights of Divine Mercy.

This is his blog:
http://www.catholicgentleman.net

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Yes... those are twin bulldog pipes crossed under the papal crown.

He opened his talk with a story about suffering a car repair on the trip from Milwaukee to Madison. Some plastic part dropped and was dragging on the interstate. He tied it up with pipe cleaners.

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He is kinduva big deal. Published in several religious news pubs & blogs, featured on EWTN television and several radio shows. I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have not heard about him before now.
Above all, I am a Catholic, and I strive to be a faithful son of the Church. My purpose in life is to be a saint. Through loving and total consecration to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, I seek to be formed into the image of Jesus Christ.

I also happen to:
  • shave with an old fashioned safety razor
    smoke a pipe
    love a good stout
    have been known to write poetry
    am an amateur bibliophile
    love leather
    own three antique typewriters
    occasionally collect fountain pens
    attend the Latin mass
He sounds like one of us!
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Re: Blog: The Catholic Gentleman

Post by vwdeano » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:09 pm

I think I've read some of his stuff. I believe any time he posts about pipes, people get snotty about him "condoning" or "suggesting" the use of tobacco.

He responds very kindly, as I recall. Much more kindly than I would.
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Post by Jocose » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:40 pm

Does his suit have button holes?
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Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:12 pm

I've come across his blog awhile back. Good stuff! Very good stuff.

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Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:25 pm

Jocose wrote:Does his suit have button holes?
Every suit jacket does, super genius.
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Post by wosbald » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:43 pm

+JMJ+

I did a google search for von Balthasar on this blog. I got one result. One, single, lonely result. And even there, he was only mentioned in the responses.

I did a search for de Lubac. Zero results.

Then, I did a search for Chesterton. I got five pages.




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Post by Del » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:03 pm

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+

I did a google search for von Balthasar on this blog. I got one result. One, single, lonely result. And even there, he was only mentioned in the responses.

I did a search for de Lubac. Zero results.

Then, I did a search for Chesterton. I got five pages.
It's a millennial thing. Lots of young people at Chesterton conferences.

You could check on Yves Congar & Karl Rahner too, and probably find nothing. Very few Catholics -- even ardent Catholics -- know or care about the the characters of the Nouvelle Theologie.

Michael Voris hates on von Balthasar, btw.
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Post by wosbald » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:16 pm

+JMJ+
Del wrote:
wosbald wrote:
I did a google search for von Balthasar on this blog. I got one result. One, single, lonely result. And even there, he was only mentioned in the responses.

I did a search for de Lubac. Zero results.

Then, I did a search for Chesterton. I got five pages.
It's a millennial thing. Lots of young people at Chesterton conferences.

You could check on Yves Congar & Karl Rahner too, and probably find nothing. Very few Catholics -- even ardent Catholics -- know or care about the the characters of the Nouvelle Theologie.
Lighten up, Francis. I just thought it was amusing, that's all.

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Del wrote:Michael Voris hates on von Balthasar, btw.
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Post by Jocose » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:32 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:Does his suit have button holes?
Every suit jacket does, super genius.
Oh yeah? Does he have a suit with no sleeve buttons and no lapel buttonholes?
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Post by hugodrax » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:46 pm

Jocose wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:Does his suit have button holes?
Every suit jacket does, super genius.
Oh yeah? Does he have a suit with no sleeve buttons and no lapel buttonholes?
Lol. Possibly. Why don't you go to his blog and ask him?
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Post by Jocose » Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:54 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:Does his suit have button holes?
Every suit jacket does, super genius.
Oh yeah? Does he have a suit with no sleeve buttons and no lapel buttonholes?
Lol. Possibly. Why don't you go to his blog and ask him?
I would but he'd prolly think I am crazy in the head.
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Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:25 am

Jocose wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Jocose wrote:Does his suit have button holes?
Every suit jacket does, super genius.
Oh yeah? Does he have a suit with no sleeve buttons and no lapel buttonholes?
Lol. Possibly. Why don't you go to his blog and ask him?
I would but he'd prolly think I am crazy in the head.
Like that's ever stopped you. Cmon, you know you want to.
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Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:31 am

Not a bad site, Del, and there seems to be a real desire to do good in their hearts. I can understand that it needs to be a little flashy to catch the hipsters but it seems to be a business. I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.

Somebody tell me I'm just old and don't get it and there's nothing mega church or cynical about any of this.
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Post by wosbald » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:19 am

+JMJ+
hugodrax wrote:I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.
To be fair, methinks that a St James' Cross. I suspect that it's more meant to be driven into the ground than driven into someone's back.

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Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:59 am

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+
hugodrax wrote:I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.
To be fair, methinks that a St James' Cross. I suspect that it's more meant to be driven into the ground than driven into someone's back.

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Glad to know that. I'd like to get over the feeling that some of those advertisers Ed Hardy-ed the ancient Faith, but that's my own personal bias. Doctrinally, I'm sure they're approved.
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Post by UncleBob » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:43 am

hugodrax wrote:Not a bad site, Del, and there seems to be a real desire to do good in their hearts. I can understand that it needs to be a little flashy to catch the hipsters but it seems to be a business. I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.

Somebody tell me I'm just old and don't get it and there's nothing mega church or cynical about any of this.
I like that it advertises "Catholic Beard Balm" and "Combat Rosaries".
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Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:29 am

UncleBob wrote:
hugodrax wrote:Not a bad site, Del, and there seems to be a real desire to do good in their hearts. I can understand that it needs to be a little flashy to catch the hipsters but it seems to be a business. I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.

Somebody tell me I'm just old and don't get it and there's nothing mega church or cynical about any of this.
I like that it advertises "Catholic Beard Balm" and "Combat Rosaries".
Yes. That made me smile and a little queasy all at the same time. I think I just have so little of the missionary in me that I don't understand. Did you click the beard balm link? Fr. Longenecker loves it! Priest endorsed!

But let's be honest. If a combat or paracord rosary encourages a man to stick with it, then it's a good thing. While my beard has always been non-denominational until it causes me to itch, at which point I condemn it unto outer darkness, if the beard balm reminds a man that all things lead to God, it has a use.

Still, though. Not my cuppa.
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hugodrax wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
hugodrax wrote:Not a bad site, Del, and there seems to be a real desire to do good in their hearts. I can understand that it needs to be a little flashy to catch the hipsters but it seems to be a business. I clicked on the advertisers links and was a little scandalized to see the man rosary with the dagger crucifix.

Somebody tell me I'm just old and don't get it and there's nothing mega church or cynical about any of this.
I like that it advertises "Catholic Beard Balm" and "Combat Rosaries".
Yes. That made me smile and a little queasy all at the same time. I think I just have so little of the missionary in me that I don't understand. Did you click the beard balm link? Fr. Longenecker loves it! Priest endorsed!

But let's be honest. If a combat or paracord rosary encourages a man to stick with it, then it's a good thing. While my beard has always been non-denominational until it causes me to itch, at which point I condemn it unto outer darkness, if the beard balm reminds a man that all things lead to God, it has a use.

Still, though. Not my cuppa.
You should use Catholic Beard Balm. It's evangelism for your face.
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Post by hugodrax » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:49 am

My face is prepared. How's yours?
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hugodrax wrote:My face is prepared. How's yours?
It has been predestined for beardness. In fact, the Beard has shown us the nature of manly beardness:

T - Total coverage of lip
U - Unconditioned beard hair
L - Limited trimming
I - Irresistible to the ladies
P - Perseverance of the beard
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