Spotlight on masculinity

BY SELINA VENIER

Dominican Father Dom Murphy has spoken of the need for more "St Josephs", using the patron saint of fathers as "a key role model for a world that desperately needs good men".

"There is a great aching heart of young men in our society," Fr Dom said to more than 100 young people and religious in Brisbane last month.

"(And) as John Paul II said, 'One of the greatest challenges facing the Western world is the crisis in fatherhood'."

Fr Dom spoke of the impact of separation and divorce on young people, especially boys who grew up without the influence of positive male role models.

"Every mother and baby need the unconditional love of a good husband and father," he said. "(And) when that is lacking, for whatever reason, it is a deep loss that is felt in many ways."

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Spotlight on masculinity (Catholic Leader)