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By Fr. Peter Michael Henry, Catholic Exchange, Jan. 19, 2023

Fr. Peter M. Henry grew up in a devout Catholic farm family, learning there the lessons which only hard work and good leadership can teach. He came to love the land and to respect the culture of men as the arena in which a man learns to respect himself. …

I have been invited to speak to many boys and young men during the span of my priesthood. Those audiences are usually the same: a group of half-interested males who have immensely low expectations of guest speakers. After the usual greetings, I often present my “See You on the Other Side List,” composed of challenging suggestions that, if taken seriously, can help those boys become good men.

I have included the list here with explanatory comments. It is interesting to note that the chaperones and retreat organizers are typically unsettled by the list, but the boys and young men typically respond with keen interest. …