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Welcome to Battle Rations; a ministry created with one goal and one purpose in mind: providing Catholic men with the sustenance needed to fight the good fight, resist the enemy, and keep pushing forward into the breach.

My name is Marco Velasquez. I’m a husband, a father, and a fellow brother in battle.

After having experienced multiple, annual, diocesan-sponsored men’s conferences where I was blessed to hear from the likes of Dr. Peter KreeftHector Molina, Patrick Madrid, Fr. John Riccardo, and Fr. Sean Kilcawley, I left my most recent experience wondering:

  • While an annual experience is a great blessing, isn’t there a way to continue being fed throughout the year with the experiences and real-life strategies of influential Catholic men of virtue?
  • Why not identify opportunities to share the stories, thoughts, and practical experiences that so many influential Catholic men can offer fellow brothers in battle?

My heart was moved by the Holy Spirit to take action, commit to, and identify a way for my experiences to be shared by fellow brothers. My experience in 2018 with the Diocese Of Phoenix’s Into the Breach Men’s Conference, ignited by Bishop Thomas J. Olmstead’s call for all men to step into the breach, led me to create Battle Rations, including the Battle Rations podcast and online community.

My prayer brothers, is that you would commit to not only equipping yourself with the sustenance you need to fight the good fight and resist the enemy, but that you put what you’ve learned into action. Pick up your sword. Lock your shield. Keep pushing forward into the breach.

STEP ONE: LISTEN TO THE BATTLE RATIONS PODCAST

The Battle Rations podcast serves as the sustenance needed to fight the good fight, resist the enemy, and keep pushing forward into the breach.

Twice a month, we’ll be bringing you the thoughts, strategies, and practical steps that influential Catholic educators, speakers, authors, artists, musicians, business professionals, priests, and laymen from around the world are committing to every day, every month to strengthen their relationships with the Lord and His Church.

Easily subscribe to and access the Battle Rations podcast via your favorite podcast app: iTunes, Android, or Stitcher.

 

STEP TWO: JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD

Subscribing to the Battle Rations newsletter will ensure you receive the latest news and updates from Battle Rations. We also have plans to share exclusive contests and promotions with those brothers who’ve subscribed. Join the brotherhood.

STEP THREE: CONNECT WITH BATTLE RATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

While we have plans for development of an online, private community for Catholic men, we invite you to join your brothers in conversation across our social media platforms: