Welcome to Battle Rations; a brotherhood created to equip Catholic men with the sustenance needed to engage the culture around us, defend our Church and those we love, and persist in battle.

On September 29, 2015, the Feast of Archangels, Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, AZ, called Catholic men of all ages throughout his diocese to battle with his apostolic exhortation, Into the Breach.

In his call to battle, Bishop Olmstead offers his response to the question, “What practices can help us to take up our cross and follow our King?”

Our shepherd has called Catholic men to daily actions that include prayer, examination of one’s conscience, attending Mass, reading scripture, keeping the Sabbath holy, and then monthly actions that include confession and finally, building fraternity with other Catholic men.

Our mission with Battle Rations is realized in building fraternity with Catholic men; a fraternity who will run to battle together, engage the culture, defend what we love, and persist in the war for souls.

The Battle Rations Podcast

With the Battle Rations podcast, we’ll be sharing the thoughts, strategies, and practical actions that influential Catholic men from around the world are committing to every day, every month to strengthen their relationships with the Lord and His Church.

We’ll be featuring the thoughts and experiences of influential Catholic educators, speakers, authors, artists, musicians, business professionals, priests, and laymen alike will serve as battle rations – the very strategies and practical actions that we can take for sustenance in battle as we drive forward into the breach.

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I call on laymen to form small fellowship groups for mutual support and growth in the faith. There is no friendship like having a friend in Christ.
Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix, AZ