I was born in Western Canada. In 1999 I moved to the Gulf Coast of the United States with my family where I became an American Citizen. In 2011, we moved back to Canada. I have four published books which can all be found online:
“Holy Mysteries: Reflections on The Sacraments”,
“Sacraments of Initiation: Intimacy This Side of Heaven”,
“She Wants to Dance With Me: a Script for a Theatrical Play”,
“Lessons Learned from Star Trek”,
I am a third-order Franciscan and created a special prayer called the “Franciscan Family Chaplet”, and I am also an EWTN media missionary.
I am a web designer and an avid blogger. My personal blog is populusdei.wordpress.com, which has 2,000 followers on Facebook.
The purpose of my articles for Holy Owned and Operated is to provide commentary in areas of faith, family, culture, current events, and politics from a Man’s perspective through the ManHusbandDad approach.
Star Trek, which we can blame my Dad for introducing me to, can play prominently in some of my analogies and articles, which I do not apologize for but do my best to explain things in a way that even someone unfamiliar with the shows can see what I’m trying to say.
I must admit that in my teenage years, I was not properly taught the teachings of the Catholic faith in my parish, nor from the Catholic school that I went to. I certainly did not fully understand the Catholic teachings of chastity, but I tried my best to live them out. I struggled at times with impure thoughts and desires, and had a hard time understanding male sexuality.
In both my teenage years, and even in my adult life, I receive great benefits from the sacrament of confession in giving me the strength to live out a chaste life.
Through my articles I hope to continue the discussion on masculinity in today’s world in an entertaining and educational way.