Informal Mission Statement
This is a site to help build community among Catholic Dads. Catholic moms rock when it comes to building community. We men…not so good. That is what Catholic Dads is all about. Here we can share stories. Discus the issues of the day. Give advice. Share our faith. You know, guy stuff. So join the fun. Submit your blog and join us.
Formal Mission Statement
The purpose of Catholic Dads is to help Catholic dads live out and witness to their universal vocation as Catholics and their individual vocations as fathers by:
- Providing a forum for Catholic Dads to share relevant experiences and insights
- Fostering discussion on issues related to Catholicism and/or fatherhood
- Identifying information resources about being a Catholic father
- Providing a visible presence for Catholic Dads and Catholic Dads members in the larger online community
About the shield logo
This shield was designed with symbols representing fatherhood, marriage and Catholicism.
- It is a shield, which signifies a father’s duty to defend both his family and his faith.
- It is blue, because that is the color of our Blessed Mother.
- The CD are the Catholic Dads initials.
- The keys in the upper right represent the Pope, and demonstrate our Catholic loyalty.
- The two rings in the lower left represent marriage.
- The fleur de lis (a lily) is here a symbol of St. Joseph, foster father to Jesus and spouse to Mary.
- The Sacred Heart is at the center of the shield, just as Christ must be at the center of our lives.
If you have any questions, you can contact Rob Kaiser at email@example.com.
How We Started
In March 2007, there was an article in the National Catholic Register on whether real men write blogs (http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/2030). One insight was that Catholic women (especially mothers) appeared to take to blogging naturally and to support one another. Some of us got together to create Catholic Dads Online to support and promote one another’s efforts. We have been going since.
About Rob Kaiser
Catholic Dads was initiated by Rob Kaiser. Rob is a “Gen Xer” who has grown up (mostly). He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Riverside in 1996. He opened and currently runs StrateSci (a marketing research consultancy) after having been Vice President of Marketing for EarthLink (back when working at an Internet Provider was a cool thing). His Catholic faith and family are the most important things in his life. He lives with his wife Lynn and their four kids in Southern California.
If you have any questions about Catholic Dads or would like to invite Rob to talk at your event, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.