This right here is true chilvary and masculinity.

If a guy who claims to be a traditional Catholic is still whining or making excuses for not being the breadwinner so his wife can be a housewife, he is a Faux Trad.

Avoid men like him. He knows nothing about chivalry, Biblical manhood or true masculinity, and he would fail at keeping you and your family safe, protected and provided for

Hedonistic, lazy, self-indulgent men who dread pain and hardship because all they know is comfort and convenience, fearing death because they have no faith in anything beyond this life… this is exactly the sort of “man” upon whom the Leftists and their Feminist foot-soldiers and Islamist henchmen depend to hand them an easy victory.

Fortunately, Christendom– the high point of Western Civilization and human achievement under divine guidance– has left our men a legacy to rediscover before it’s too late.

Christians must find common ground against the Leftists and Islamists who are attacking our faith and destroying the Western nations.This requires a code of values and conduct known as chivalry.

Léon Gautier in his book “Chivalry” (La Chevalerie, 1883) summarized Medieval chivalry in the “Ten Commandments of Chivalry.” I offer clarification in parenthese based on medieval sources.

I. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches and shalt observe all its directions.

II. Thou shalt defend the Church (including defense against heresy and schism).

III. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. (“Weaknesses” refers to women and children, especially widows and orphans, as well as unarmed civilians)

IV. Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born.

V. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.

VI. Thou shalt make war against the infidel (Islam and all other enemies of the faith) without cessation and without mercy.

VII. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be not contrary to the laws of God. (the obligations of one’s rank in society)

VIII. Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.

IX. Thou shalt be generous, and give largesse to everyone.

X. Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right and the Good against Injustice and Evil.

A knight took the rules of chivalry as holy vows after an all-knight vigil in which his weapon was reposed on the church altar, followed by a ritual bath and a blessing of his sword.

(Note that according to the Church Council of Elne in 1027, knights were forbidden to fight on holy days and in the seasons of Advent and Lent. The use of dueling to settle legal matters was also forbidden in an earlier council.)

This is authentic Christian manhood, based on Christ’s own manhood. Christian man stands in stark contrast to both the effeminate “manhood” put forth by Social Marxists AND the Social Darwinist/Nietzscheian model embraced by many libertarians and fascists.

Man is meant to live as neither a castrated sissy nor a selfish brute, neither an over-dependent socialist nor a cannibalistic sociopath individualist. A true man’s strength and confidence– rooted in faith, family, and tradition– empower him to exercise fierce forcefulness balanced with gentleness and generosity.

In this regard, a true man resembles Our Father in Heaven, who smites Sodom and topples Babel while upholding the meek and the innocent. Chivalry is exemplified by Christ himself, who perpetually warred against demons while practicing kindness to the defenseless.

It was through Christian knights that Western Civilization was preserved from centuries of Islamic aggression and pagan barbarian invasions. If the West is to be saved from the Islamic attackers and Leftist barbarians in our own age, such a miracle will occur through the return of Christian knights.