Adam Minihan – David Niles2019-09-01T15:39:55-04:00

We are on the Lord’s team. The winning side. So raise your glass! Cheers to Jesus!
The Catholic Man Show started in May of 2016 when Adam Minihan and David Niles realized, after running a Catholic radio station in Tulsa, the need for Catholic radio programs for men.
Real, relatable, and often comical, Adam and David have a conversation promoting the lost art of living virtuously. Every episode is broken up into 3 parts.

  • A Manly Drink – We open, review, and enjoy a manly beverage on air while promoting the virtue of moderation and enjoying the finer things in life that our Lord has given to us.
  • A Manly Gear – We highlight a specific gear that every man should own and how it applies to living a Catholic life in this world.
  • A Manly Topic – Deemed (by us) as “the manliest conversation you will ever hear.” We talk about different topics related to the Catholic man.

The Catholic Man Show – Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto is one of the most important naval battles in human history, yet many don’t know about it.

This episode on the battle of Lepanto is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

About our drink:

The Macallan Triple Cask Matured 12 Years Old forms part of our Triple Cask Matured range; a series of single malt whiskies crafted in a triple cask combination of European and American sherry seasoned oak casks and American ex-bourbon oak casks. This complex combination of oak casks delivers an extraordinarily smooth and delicate character, full of citrus fruits, vanilla and fresh oak.

About the gear:

The Holy Rosary.

Check out The Catholic Man Show rosary from the Catholic Woodworker

The Catholic Man Show Rosary

About our topic:

Catholic Answers has a great article from President Christopher Check you can find here.

Interesting Facts about the Battle

  • A young contemporary of Don John’s, Miguel Cervantes, fought with abandon and lost his left hand to a Turkish blade. With his remaining hand, he later penned Spain’s greatest novel, Don Quixote.
  • On another galley, a soldier of the Holy League, his soul torn with despair, took his sword to the ship’s crucifix. The blade instantly shattered. Many years later, an attempt to re-forge the sword was made, but when the new blade was pulled from the fire, it fell to pieces.
  • The crucifix on board the Real, which twisted itself to avoid a Turkish cannonball, is displayed in a side chapel of the cathedral of Barcelona.
  • Gianandrea Doria carried on his galley a gift from the king of Spain, an image that is now displayed in the Doria chapel in the cathedral in Genoa. Exactly forty years before the battle of Lepanto, the Blessed Virgin appeared to a peasant boy leaving a miraculous image of herself on his smock. The bishop of the region immediately commissioned an artist to paint five copies of the image, and he touched each one to the original. Our Lady of Guadalupe was present at Lepanto.

Drinking: Macallan 12 year triple cask

Gear: The Holy Rosary

Discussing the battle of Lepanto


By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: TCMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Catholic Man Show – Questions about Confession

Fr. Bryan Brooks joins us to discuss the Holy Sacrament of Confession.

This episode on confession is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

About our drink:

Notes of oak, white pepper, honey, peaches and raisins lingered for a while in my mouth with the predominant flavor being the white pepper that brings a subtle heat and spice to the finish. This bourbon tastes like many young bourbons I’ve had from start-up distilleries with its light nose and sweet palate profile.

About the gear:

N/A – we didn’t have a gear this week since we had so much we needed to cover.

About our topic:

The topic of confession.

How do we help the priest, help us, during confession? Should you pray while in the state of mortal sin? How do you make a good confession after you have stopped committing mortal sin on a regular basis? Can you make a confession on skype?

About our guest:

Fr. Bryan Brooks was born in Oklahoma City nearly fifty years ago. My parents are Mary Brooks and the late Bob Brooks. I am the third of four children, three boys and one girl. I was baptized and raised a Methodist and attended public schools. My dad was an auto mechanic who started his own company of car repair and remanufacturing of engine parts. It was the family business and at different times I and my siblings worked with our parents in some form. As a child and adolescent, I was active in Boy Scouts. While in high school I was a member of a Disciples of Christ congregation.

He was ordained to the priesthood May 28, 1993. Pastor – St. Benedict Parish (Broken Arrow), Vicar for Priests – Diocese of Tulsa.

Drinking: Michters Bourbon

Gear: N/A

Discussing the sacrament of confession.

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: TCMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Catholic Man Show – The One Chip Challenge and Piety

Sam Guzman, from The Catholic Gentleman, joins us for the One Chip Challenge and to talk about the virtue of piety

This episode on piety is sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Use promo code “catholicman” to get a 30-day free trial in protecting you and your family from the dangers of the internet.

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About our drink:

Released in May 2018. Bourbon Barrel Aged for 8 years in old American white oak barrels. This Great Lakes Style Rum is blended in Northern Michigan using flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg and is finished with chocolate fudge from Murdick’s on Mackinac Island. Our handcrafted Great Lakes Rum is a warm greeting and friendly postcard from Mackinac Island, a sailors true paradise.

About the gear:

The American Flag was our gear for the day.

However, through the second segment, we tried and completed the #OneChipChallenge. Here’s what the website says about it:

The #OneChipChallenge is back and the new, hotter-than-hell chip looks as deadly as it tastes. This year’s version contains a blue corn chip dipped in an intense amount of black seasoning made with the infamous Carolina Reaper Pepper, certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s hottest chili pepper.

About our topic:

The virtue of piety.

Here’s what Aquinas says on piety.

A special virtue is one that regards an object under a special aspect. Since, then, the nature of justice consists in rendering another person his due, wherever there is a special aspect of something due to a person, there is a special virtue. Now a thing is indebted in a special way to that which is its connatural principle of being and government. And piety regards this principle, inasmuch as it pays duty and homage to our parents and country, and to those who are related thereto. Therefore piety is a special virtue.

About our guest:

Sam Guzman is an author, blogger, and occasional poet, and his work has appeared in such publications as Catholic Exchange, Aleteia, Truth and Charity Forum, Jesus the Imagination, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is a frequent guest on EWTN, Magnificat Radio, Radio Maria and other media outlets.

 

Drinking: Mackinac Island Rum

Gear: The American Flag and the One Chip Challenge

Discussing the virtue of piety

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1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

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By |September 28th, 2019|Categories: TCMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Catholic Man Show – The Virtue of Longanimity

Fr. Bryan Ketterer joins us to talk about the sub-virtue of longanimity.

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About our drink:

A 24-oz. bottle of Sam Adams Utopias retails for $199 and weighs in at 28% alcohol by volume. It’s a blended beer, aged in various bourbon and port barrels for up to 20 years. Added to that is the brewery’s wild ale, Kosmic Mother Funk, aged on Hungarian oak. The uncarbonated beverage is technically beer—brewed with hops and malts using traditional methods—but tastes somewhere between brandy and barleywine. There’s certainly nothing else like it on the market, and less than 15,000 bottles were made. If you want to taste something unique, I would recommend buying a bottle with friends. The 24 ounces can easily satisfy the curiosity of a dozen drinkers after a big hearty meal. Or if dropping two benjamins is no big, buy a bottle as a gift to make a big impression. Even your snobby Cognac drinkers will be surprised this is beer.

About the gear:

What do you get a priest for a special occasion? Do you get them a crucifix? A rosary? Do you spend a lot or get something modest? We ask Fr. Bryan Ketterer to give us some tips when shopping for a priest.

About our topic:

Definition:

Extraordinary patience under provocation or trial. Also called long-suffering. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. It includes forbearance, which adds to long-suffering the implication of restraint in expressing one’s feelings or in demanding punishment or one’s due. Longanimity suggests toleration, moved by love and the desire for peace, of something painful that deserves to be rejected or opposed. (Etym. Latin longus, long + animus, soul, spirit, mind: longanimitas, long suffering, patience, forbearance.)

Drinking: Sam Adams Utopias

Gear: What to get a priest?

Discussing the virtue of longanimity

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TIME CODES:

1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.

2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.

3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48.

If you haven’t listened to The Catholic Man Show before, check out our previous episodes here.

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By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: TCMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Catholic Man Show – Catholic Answers – Friendship and Fatherhood

Catholic Answers – Friendship and Fatherhood

 

Catholic Answers Live: Adam and David join Cy Kellett to talk about Friendship and Fatherhood

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Questions covered on Friendship:

  • 22:43 – I am a recent empty nester and now I’m trying to reestablish a friendship with my beautiful wife. Any tips? 
  • 32:23 – Is there still hope for authentic friendship in the overly sexualized world today? How can I make new friends? 
  • 45:55 – What is Jesus’ role in friendship? Also, how can I maintain strong long-distance friendships? 
  • 51:08 – We just moved to this area and spent about 2 years trying to make friends. We did finally find a parish family, but it took some time! 

Questions covered on Fatherhood:

  • 14:32 – What is the best way to help our kids set goals? Do you agree with the approach “heaven, not Harvard?” 
  • 21:09 – I am a new father, for the last month. Right now, my wife is tired, so I have been doing most of the household chores. How can I talk to her about doing more around the house? I work all day and then come home and I’m basically still working. 
  • 32:25 – I think sacrificing in a sacramental marriage is love. There is biblical evidence for this kind of masculinity. 
  • 38:06 – I am a father of 9 and I have some suggestions for the young father on the line. I took over cooking for my wife and just found easy ways to make simple meals. Take time to listen to your wife every day, even if it’s the same conversation as the day before. 
  • 42:57 – What are your thoughts on a relationship with a Catholic and a Protestant, when the Protestant would be the father and spiritual leader of the family? 
  •  47:45 – My priest told me that my job was to help my wife and children become saints and that changed my whole outlook on being a father and a husband. 

A special thank you to Cy Kellett, Nick Chamberlin, Darin Delozier, and the whole Catholic Answers team for their help in making this happen. We had a great time and really enjoyed it.

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By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: TCMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments