Masculinity is a subject that our culture has been debating and discussing recently. Across podcasts, debates, long YouTube videos, and countless websites, you can find an assortment of gurus and teachers who proclaim they have the instructions on how to be a real man.
But what does the Catholic Church teach us about masculinity?
Answering this question from the angle of spiritual fatherhood, we are joined by pastoral counselor, speaker, and CE author Dave McClow. Mr. McClow presents us with the Catholic vision of masculinity that is rooted in understanding our relationship to God the Father as His children. Such spiritual fatherhood introduces us to a Catholic view of masculinity that seeks to heal and strengthen men.
Listen to our brief episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.
Dave McClow, M.Div., LSCW, LMFT, is a pastoral counselor, writer, and speaker. He works with Dr. Greg Popcak at the Pastoral Solutions Institute as a Clinical Pastoral Counseling Associate and provides tele-counseling services to Catholics internationally (check us out at www.catholiccounselors.com/, or call to schedule an appointment: 740-266-6461). For over 30 years he has served in many capacities in the mental health and addictions fields. He is the founder of four text ministries for men: “Faith on The Phone,” “Fasting on the Phone,” “Pure Hearts” and The Abba Challenge for Rekindle the Fire’s men’s group and is active on its central core team. He and his wife converted to the Catholic Church in 1996.