Into the Breach

Into the Breach

12 Episodes

Into the Breach is a groundbreaking 12-episode video series from the Knights of Columbus that seeks to answer what it means to be a Catholic man in today’s world. Inspired by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s apostolic exhortation to Catholic men, Into the Breach tells men they are made for greatness and challenges them to achieve it by founding their lives on God and pursuing heroic virtue. Each episode explores a different aspect of authentic Catholic masculinity and features well-known Catholic speakers, as well as the personal story of a man who has deeply experienced the episode’s topic in his own life. Speakers include Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jason Evert and many others. The episodes can be used for individual personal enrichment and for group discussion.

This content was created for and is most appropriate for use by men or men’s groups.

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Into the Breach
  • Into the Breach – Episode 1: Masculinity

    Episode 1

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    The Church is facing a “man crisis.” Men are made for greatness. “Authentic masculinity” means to live for excellence. Mike Phelan explains how he discovered the nature of true masculinity and how to live it.

  • Into the Breach – Episode 2: Brotherhood

    Episode 2

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    Man was not meant to “go it alone,” but to be in communion with others. It is important to build close friendships with other men of faith. Master Sergeant Sompaul Vorapanich shares lessons on the importance of ...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 3: Leadership

    Episode 3

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    Men must become leaders through developing their character. True leadership seeks greatness and brings out greatness in others. Robert Yates discusses his service in the Air Force and highlights the importance o...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 4: Fatherhood

    Episode 4

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    The presence and involvement of a loving father is critical in the development of a child. True fatherhood models itself on God the Father. Former MLB player Mike Sweeney shares how the faith of a man should sha...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 5: Family

    Episode 5

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    There is a “battle for the very soul of the family.” Men’s service of their families requires sacrifice. Greg and Julie Alexander explain how discovering the true nature of marriage transformed their relationshi...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 6: Life

    Episode 6

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    Human life is sacred. Men have a responsibility to protect society’s most vulnerable. Men’s participation in the pro-life movement is vital. John Morales shares his story of regret, healing and hope as a testimo...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 7: Prayer

    Episode 7

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    Prayer must be a priority in the life of a man. Eucharistic adoration, reading scripture and saying the rosary are central to prayer. Robert Feeney tells his story of the power of prayer on the battlefield in Vi...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 8: Suffering

    Episode 8

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    Suffering is a mystery which can bring us closer to God and help us grow in holiness. The answer to suffering is Jesus Christ. Frank Ramirez shares his story of responding to intense suffering by worshiping God.

  • Into the Breach – Episode 9: Sacramental Life

    Episode 9

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    Christ offers his grace through the sacraments. The Eucharist and Confession need to be central to every man’s life. Jared Zimmerer explores how his experience as a bodybuilder helps him understand aspects of th...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 10: Spiritual Warfare

    Episode 10

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    The life of a believer is a spiritual battle. Men have multiple spiritual weapons in the fight against Satan, and the stakes are high. Don O’Mara recounts his experience with abuse and addiction and finding forg...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 11: Evangelization

    Episode 11

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    All Christians are called to be witnesses of their faith to others. To share the faith a man must know the faith. Ryan Young shares how his Eucharistic-centered camp for teenagers allows for an encounter with Ch...

  • Into the Breach – Episode 12: The Cornerstone

    Episode 12

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    Christ is the only sure foundation of a man’s life. We are to know, love and serve God, so we can be with him forever. Actor Clarence Gilyard Jr. shares his testimony of straying from God’s plan and how God led ...