Posts Tagged ‘Men’

How can men talk about sexual violence? Comments 0

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all desire respectful and respecting relationships. We want our children, our coworkers, our friends, who are women, to find enjoyment and kindness in their relationships – whether its a short term hook up or a long term partnership. In the wake of the trial Read more

Men are struggling with their spirituality. Can the Catholic Church help? Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
men spirituality

On a bright morning in Melbourne last December, Patricia Faulkner, A.O., chair of the board of Jesuit Social Services (JSS) in Australia, stood before a room filled with press and members of the community and shared a simple message: “Men and boys need help.” Since 1977, J.S.S. has been working for social change in Australia Read more

Biggest threat for men of middle-age — loneliness Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Let’s start with the moment I realized I was already a loser, which was just after I was more or less told that I was destined to become one. I’d been summoned to an editor’s office at the Globe Magazine with the old “We have a story we think you’d be perfect for.” This is Read more

Who says men don’t cry? Comments 0

Friday, July 11th, 2014

“Who says men don’t cry?” is New Zealand Marist priest, Tony O’Connor’s initial reflection of ministering on the border of Mexico and the United States. Part of Fr O’Connor’s ministry, working in the Brownsville Texas parish, is to visit two detention centres, one for captured minor migrants and the other for captured adult migrants. Given their personal circumstance and Read more

Lament of the 21st century man Comments 0

Monday, January 6th, 2014

He doesn’t like what he has come to stand for. He knows that he’s fortunate to be born in the right time and place, with the right gender and skin colour, to make him one of the privileged in this world. He knows that he’s the beneficiary of a history that has given him wealth Read more

The distinct, positive influence of good fathers Comments 0

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

I understand where Jennifer Aniston is coming from. Like many of her peers in Hollywood, not to mention scholars and writers opining on fatherhood these days, she has come to the conclusion that dads are dispensable: “Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to Read more

Vocations rise for third year in England and Wales Comments 0

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Vocations to religious orders in England and Wales have risen for the third year in a row, and this year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of men joining. The rise in men and women entering religious orders is across a wide variety of different orders, some of which have not had novices Read more

Men struggle in modern marriages Comments 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

It’s time society listened to men struggling to find the tools for survival in their relationships, writes Bettina Arndt. “There’s got to be something more than this!” This howl of discontent comes from Alex, a thirtysomething married executive, one of four Aussie males romping their way through Certified Male, the blokey comedy playing around Australia. Read more

Sport – the great masculine secular religion of our times Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011
Gerald Arbuckle

We New Zealanders are rightly proud of our local and international sporting achievements. This is so even if (rarely) our All Blacks lose. We believe that competitive, professional sport contributes to our good health and helps to build our national cultural identity. Despite these constructive qualities of sport, we need to ponder three not so Read more