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Manhood Put to the Test in the Iliad

By |2020-06-03T03:34:27+00:00May 21st, 2020|Podcasts|

Rev. Joseph Levine Listen to the traits of manliness from the great figures in the historic epic of Homer: The Iliad. Fr Joseph Levine presents compelling points from the vivid and concrete descriptions of the lives and actions of such great figures as Hector, Odysseus, Nestor, and others. If we consider well the examples [...]

Priestly Manliness 2 of 2: Legacy Complete in the Savior’s Journey

By |2020-04-27T20:36:33+00:00April 4th, 2020|Podcasts|

In this second presentation Dr. Phil Chavez goes deeper into the dynamics of moving as a Beloved Son, and in the identity of Jesus Christ. He explains that a priest must see his journey as exactly that of Christ’s. A priest will find answers to his mission and legacy if he anchors it in [...]

Priestly Manliness 1 of 2: Strength Encountered in Christ’s Identity

By |2020-04-27T19:56:18+00:00March 25th, 2020|Podcasts|

In this retreat to young priests, Dr. Phil Chavez makes important points of establishing strong masculine identity in the cleric. Taking on the name “Father” presumes that a man is well established first in his identity as a “Son” and “Brother”. Dr. Chavez explains how the foundation as a Beloved Son is integrated humanly [...]


By |2020-04-27T20:43:59+00:00March 6th, 2020|Podcasts|

Most men wander through life asking themselves “Who am I?” And in this podcast Dr. Chavez addresses the importance of this question in light of a man’s human and spiritual quest. Profound explanations are given as to how a man can live and move in Jesus Christ. Dr. Chavez states that only in this [...]

PIUS IX: “Hated and Slandered”

By |2020-04-27T04:49:41+00:00February 7th, 2020|Articles, RoMen|

After St. Peter, Apostle, Bl. PIUS IX (1792-1878) was the longest-reigning pope in the history of the Church: June 16, 1846 until his death & feast day Feb 7, 1878. A period of nearly 32 years. Reverence toward this longevity is given by countless individuals each day without their knowledge. In St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican [...]

Basic Formation for the College Male: Realizing Your Identity

By |2020-04-27T20:47:36+00:00February 4th, 2020|Podcasts|

With careful detail Dr. Phil Chavez explains the key identities of men which are: husband and father. These identities are to be formed in men with particular attention in the university. A man’s character growth can be helped through bonding in fraternity that prepares him for the expected tasks. Dr. Chavez explains how these [...]

Forming for Success or Character

By |2020-04-26T05:50:06+00:00January 25th, 2020|Articles, Scrutinies|

A father of some young kids left a long message for me this morning. The message says it all. This article really is a (partial) transcription. Here it goes: Caller: “Dr. Chavez, I want to share something with you. Because I think it is important. Maybe, maybe not. I just got a call from my [...]


By |2020-04-27T04:58:43+00:00January 20th, 2020|Articles, RoMen|

With familial ties to the Rothchild’s, ALPHONSE RATISBONNE advanced through a well-placed line of Jewish bankers in Strasbourg, France.  After studying law in Paris, he worked for his uncle’s banking firm, and later became engaged to the eldest daughter. Ratisbonne was nominally a Jew and deeply impious. He snubbed religion of any kind and became [...]