Any number of books, websites and organizations, of one sort or another, has cropped up over the last few years, attempting to address this problem in a Catholic way. In many of them various aspects of the fine tradition of Christian chivalry are encouraged or adopted. Usually the focus of attention is the restoration of marital and paternal responsibility. I am very pleased to report that something along the same lines has happened within the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix, with, of course, a Marian twist. And it is this twist that we think makes all the difference.
How can this kind chivalry aid a restoration of masculine Catholic identity? And why ought it be particularly Marian? The answer to these questions will to be found in the next article in the Marian Chivalry section, entitled “Chivalry and Our Lady.”