Build me a son, O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.
Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.
Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who
will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.
And, after all these things are his, give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too
seriously. Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper,
‘I have not lived in vain.'
Websites for Dads
Catholic Dads Online This is a site to help build community among Catholic Dads. Catholic moms rock
when it comes to building community. We men…not so good. That is what Catholic Dads is all about.
Dads.Org Watered-down attempts to prop up contemporary family life are doomed in the face of modern pressures against marriage and the family. The solution to the family needs of our day begins with a call to husbands and fathers to follow the high calling of Christian fatherhood.
Divorced Catholic Dads I started this web site and blog after I discovered that there were no resources
on the web to help me walk the route of divorce from a spiritual standpoint....following my divorce was the biggest
challenge to my faith I could ever have imagined. I hope that this web site and blog is of help to any who encounter it.
Articles for Dads
Seven Point Checklist for Catholic Dads by Randy Hain
I have serious concerns about today’s kids and I know without a
doubt that strong fathers are part of the solution. As Catholic men, we have a
responsibility to be strong fathers and husbands, leaders in our parishes, good
stewards in the community and humble followers of Christ. Read more
Some Things Moms Can't Do by Matt Archibold
I believe children want to be lifted up and tossed around a little bit. A lot some days.
They want to be held above their Dad’s head or dangled from an ankle.
Don’t know why. They just do. read more
Why Dads Matter by LORNA CRUZ
In an era of family breakdown and easy divorce, there is still hope for Catholic
families to grow and develop under the leadership of fathers, both biological
and spiritual. But men today must confront new challenges to their traditional
roles. Read more
Most Important Thing a Father Can Do by Matt Warner
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their
mother” – Theodore Hesburgh Marriage is the foundation of the family.
Children need this solid foundation more than anything else a parent can give them.
That is why divorce and children outside of marriage are some of the greatest tragedies. Read More