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Maximus - Men Striving for Greatness

Maximus - Men Striving for Greatness

By Maximus Men
Masculinity for men who are Catholic or interested in the Catholic faith.
Brought to you by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney's Life, Family and Outreach Office
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Men and Media, with Charbel Raish
Charbel Raish of Parousia joins us to discuss an array of media-related topics, including Big Tech censorship Social media's impact on men and the Church at large Self-mastery with screen time Parousia's new learning platform and social network!
May 23, 2021
The Crisis of Fatherhood, with Devin Schadt
Join Devin Schadt, author of 'Show us the Father' and founder of the Fathers of St Joseph to discuss the current crisis in fatherhood. Sign up to our Enews and subscribe to the podcast:    Follow Devin at the Fathers of St Joseph   Devin's YouTube channel, The Catholic Father
May 4, 2021
The Fatherhood of St Joseph, with Fr Noel Custodio
SIGN UP to our newsletter  Join Fr Noel Custodio for a riveting discussion on how St Joseph can speak into today's crisis of masculinity and fatherhood through the lens of Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde.
March 23, 2021
How to evangelise young men, with Chris Lee and John Nguyen
Join Chris Lee and John Nguyen of Sydney Catholic Youth for our first episode of 2021 as we discuss how to bring the most underrepresented demographic in Catholicism back to the Church!  REGISTER FOR THE UPCOMING MEN'S BREAKFAST:  Follow us on Telegram!
February 22, 2021
Discernment in detail, with Fr Roberto Keryakos
This time we're joined by the newly-ordained Fr Roberto Keryakos who is currently based at the parish of All Saints, Liverpool. Fr Roberto, fresh from over 7 years of discernment shares all he has learned on this journey, and how it can apply to men discerning any path, decision or vocation in life. 
December 2, 2020
The Culture War: Fighting to Win, with Jonathan Van Maren
Men, it's time to quite cowering in front of feminists who tell us that we cannot do what God created us to do: protect innocent women and children! Some resources mentioned during the show include: Jonathan's website:  Jonathan's books:  The Pro-Life Guys podcast: 
November 16, 2020
Day 1 of the 33-Day Consecration to St Joseph: St Joseph, Our Spiritual Father
Reflection for day 1 by Fr Josh Miechels 
November 6, 2020
How to make society porn-free, with Paul Ninnes
Paul Ninnes is the director of RealTalk Australia, a ministry that reaches thousands of young Australians and Kiwis each year with the message of sexual integrity. In 2020 Paul decided to diversify his ministry with the Porn Free Movement, speaking to the broader society on the proven harms of porn, and how citizens of all creeds can unite around this common cause. THIS is the focus of our episode.  If you're struggling with porn and masturbation, and have been trying and failing with the same methods, it's time to try something different. Here are some ideas Paul gave us during the show: 1. Get an accountability partner who really, honestly calls you to be your best self. 2. Try the Strive 21 course 3. Become an advocate for freedom at 4. Check out the resources at
October 26, 2020
A Church for young men, with Eric Sammons
This is THE episode to listen to if you want to know how to get young men involved in the Church again! Eric Sammons is a theologian, author, editor, and our first international guest! Check out what he's up to at Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!
October 9, 2020
Where are all the men? With Daniel Ang
Director of the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation, Daniel Ang shares his touching story coming into the Church from agnostic, Buddhist and Taoist background. He then speaks to the numbers, the most crucial of which is that 100,000 men have left the Catholic Church since the year 2000. How? Why?  Listen to find out!  Check out Daniel's Chapter in the new book Raising Fathers More about the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation
October 1, 2020
How to Build a Just Society with Luke McCormack
Luke McCormack will sharpen your sense of justice and help you understand the power and importance of Catholic Social Teaching.  Follow Luke's work at the National Civic Council 
September 22, 2020
In this final episode we learn how to become the teacher - the one who will pass down the faith - to their families.
September 3, 2020
Let's learn how to become the provider for our families in the model of St Joseph. 
September 3, 2020
What does it mean to truly protect our families in the model of St Joseph and according to our God-given vocation of fatherhood?
September 2, 2020
Authority means responsibility, and in this day and age men do not like responsibility, but if we learn how much the salvation of our own souls as well as those of our wives and children depend on us taking on this God-given responsibility, hopefully our hearts and minds will be changed!
September 2, 2020
Fathers Day Series: EMBRACE THE CHILD
In this episode you'll hear how our mission as fathers requires us to spiritually adopt our children. Only when we do this can we effectively mirror the love of God the Father to our children and thereby invite them into a loving relationship with Him. 
September 2, 2020
Fathers Day Series: EMBRACE THE WOMAN
In the episode you will hear just how crucial it is for us to embrace our wives, setting the pace of self-giving love in our marriages, and how that example is key in living out our vocation of fatherhood. 
September 2, 2020
Fathers, in order to truly realise and live out our potential as husbands and dads we need to to shut up and listen to our Heavenly Father! 
September 1, 2020
Fathers Day Series: WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
Welcome to the first episode of a special series on the mission of fatherhood by Devin Schadt of the Fathers of St Joseph. Stay tuned as we will be releasing a new episode here each day for the next 8 days
August 31, 2020
Politics needs Catholic Men, with Kevin Conolly MP
Kevin Conolly is the NSW State MP for Riverstone, and a devout Catholic. In his time in state politics, Kevin has been a champion for pro-life and pro-family causes. In this episode Kevin encourages men to get involved in the political process through party politics.  Men, the time for sitting back and complaining about the social and economic policies that contradict our faith is over. It is time to step up, take initiative, and claim our countries for Christ. Kevin will show you how to begin that journey.  Follow us on Facebook!
August 27, 2020
Catholic Media: What difference does it make? With Peter Rosengren
This week Catholic Weekly Editor Peter Rosengren joins us to tell his story about how he got involved in the Catholic mediasphere. Peter provides insights into the inner world of secular and Catholic journalism and explains the ideological battle that has been going on for decades. The Church has much ground to take on this front, and we have many failures to atone for. Peter explains why a Catholic publication should ideally be independent of a diocese, and also challenges us to virtue and holiness as men - qualities that are crucial to a successful Catholic Media publication.  Follow Peter's work at The Catholic Weekly  Keep following us on Facebook!
August 11, 2020
How much sport is too much? With Steve Lawrence
A wonderfully in-depth discussion with former pro athlete, missionary, and leadership entrepreneur Stephen Lawrence. If you're looking for insight into how to live an integrated Catholic life as a busy man, this is the interview for you! Check Steve out at   Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!
August 11, 2020
Growing Good Men, with Robert Falzon
In this episode we interview MenAlive Founder, Robert Falzon. Starting a men's ministry that has changed lives and parishes around Australia is not as hard as it seems - it begins with us simply asking the question: what can I do for the men in my parish? Robert also speaks wisdom to the question of how to reach men who are no longer interested in the Catholic Church.  Follow us on Facebook Join our online community 
July 17, 2020
The Inner Man, with Bishop Richard Umbers
In this episode, Bishop Richard "the meme Bishop" Umbers joins us to discuss how laymen can become the spiritual leaders of our homes and families by implementing practical habits that are sure to fortify our prayer lives -- our relationships with Jesus Christ, Our Saviour, Who teaches us how to pray.  Follow us on Facebook Join our Maximus Men Community 
July 8, 2020
Testimony of a Man Renewed with Jim Jankiewicz
JIm Jankiewicz shares his touching testimony of how God brought him from an abusive and neglected teenager involved in street gangs in Hamburg, to one of Sydney's leading evangelisers of men. You do not want to miss this incredible story!  Follow us on Facebook Join our online community 
June 19, 2020
What makes a man? With Steve Lia
"For a man to stand up and lead, he must first start on his knees" - Steve Lia  In this episode you'll hear... Steve's story as a small business owner and "tradie who loves Jesus"  Steve's experience mentoring other men Steve's experience doing hospital ministry And heaps about the dynamic ministry to men with which Steve is most active, MenAlive Follow Maximus on Facebook Join our online community
June 12, 2020
The Battle Within Every Man, with Simon Carrington of FireUp Ministries
Simon Carrington of Fire Up Ministries shares vulnerably and courageously from personal experience about the battle every man must fight in order to achieve sexual purity.  In this episode you will not only learn from Simon and Chris' experiences in striving for purity, but you'll pick up heaps of practical tips along the way, chief among them to find an accountability partner.  If you're interested in taking one of Fire Up's courses for young adults on the Theology of the Body, or in requesting coaching on your battle against pornography and masturbation from Simon, head over to 
June 5, 2020