Bricks for the Breach “God constantly overcomes evil with good. The joy of the Gospel is stronger than the sadness wrought by sin! A throw-away culture cannot withstand the new life and light that constantly radiates from Christ. So I call upon you to open your minds and hearts to Him, the Savior who strengthens you to step into the breach!” (2). “A true Catholic man stakes his whole life on this proposition — that all is made new in Jesus Christ” (5). “The Church is, and has always been, a school that prepares us for spiritual battle, where Christians are called to ‘fight the good fight of faith’ (1 Timothy 6), to ‘put on the armor of God,’ and ‘to be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil’ (Ephesians 6:11)” (6). “The complementarity of masculinity and femininity is key to understanding how human persons image God. Without knowing and appreciating this, we cannot know ourselves or our mission as men...” (7).
Sword of the Spirit Ezekiel 22:30 — “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land …”
Call to Battle •
Commit to reading Into the Breach and to the adventure of bringing Christ to the world.
Seek out men of faith to form a “band of brothers” in your council or parish who will move forward to fill the breach in the Church.
Make a plan to read a portion of the Bible daily. Those who are new to this practice might start simply with a few lines of the Gospel each day or reflect on the readings for the day’s Mass. - 49 -
An Apostolic Exhortation to Catholic Men