Purdue Catholic Men

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Purdue Catholic Men is a brotherhood rooted in faith, striving for physical, spiritual, intellectual, and psychological perfection with Christ as our model.

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Weekly Meetings

Thursday nights at 8pm

Manly Resources

The Catholic Gentleman | www.catholicgentleman.net
More than ever, the Church needs men. Sadly, many Catholic men have believed the lie that being holy isn’t manly, and that the faith is boring. They leave religion to women and children and simply tune out. But holiness is for men. There is nothing more difficult, rewarding, or manly than becoming a saint. The spiritual life is full of combat, struggle, hardship, and adventure.

The Art of Manliness | www.blessedisshe.net
AoM is a blog about growing up well, aimed at men and their unique challenges and interests. We explore all things manly — from the serious and philosophical to the practical and fun.

Those Catholic Men | www.thosecatholicmen.com
Three years ago, a fraternity from Indiana set out to address an unspoken reality in the Catholic Church: the disconnect between the Church and Her men. This website is an online resource for Catholic men amidst the confusion of our post-Christian, secular age. We believe that Catholic men must make preparations for the struggles to come by prayer, asceticism, study and brotherhood.

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Meet our Group Coordinators


Mark Durchholz


Major: Farm Management with a Minor in Agricultural Systems Management

How I got involved at St. Tom’s: My cousin, Kevin Lasher, talked me into joining the Grand Prix team.

Favorite Bible Verse: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word.” Luke 2:29

Fun Fact: I was once pulled over while driving a tractor when I was 15 years old.

Bio: My name is Mark Durchholz and I am currently a junior in the College of Agriculture. I am from Evansville, Indiana, where I grew up on a large crop/livestock farm, spanning 3,500 acres and three counties. I have a loving mother and father who put up with my antics and my five other brothers and sisters (one younger brother, one older brother, and three older sisters). Currently, I am a leader for Purdue Catholic Men and a member of the Grand Prix Team at St. Tom’s. My favorite pastimes are farming, bonfires, and having fun with friends and family. If you see me around, do not hesitate to come up and say hey!