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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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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.artofmanliness.com
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.



Meet our Group Coordinators


Philip Blankenberger


Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology

How I got involved at St. Tom’s: The Catholic Church is the place to be!

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Fun Fact: Passionate about people who are passionate about their passions.

Bio: Philip, an aspiring entrepreneur and a soldier for Christ, is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering Technology and has a minor in Management and one in Film Production. He is the 5th oldest of 8 kids and also the favorite (debatable). Although he is only from Evansville, Indiana, Philip has breathed the air from 46 of the 50 United States. If he could be anything, Philip would be “A light for the world” while being a professional Baja racer, a father and possibly a bird on the weekends. Philip’s life goal is to race in the Purdue Grand Prix, and to found an orphanage to help children that never experienced a family like he was blessed with. What single word do people generally describe Philip as? “Smiley”


Greg Mochen


Major: Finance and Accounting

How I got involved at St. Tom’s: Going to daily mass and meeting the great community here

Favorite Bible Verse: “But Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.’” Luke 1:38

Fun Fact: I (along with most men) can beat up Oliver Schroeder

Bio: Greg is a junior in the Krannert School of Management, majoring in finance and accounting. Growing up in Chesterton Indiana, he is the second oldest of eight children. With two siblings and three cousins here at Purdue with him, he is very fortunate to have family close by. Since birth, Greg has experienced a desire for exploration and a natural distrust of government, leading him to the rugged individual responsibility and moral discipline that flows from PCM. This will be his second year as a PCM leader and he hopes to improve upon the fruitful experience that was his first year. He encourages anyone who passes by to stop him for a conversation about anything from sports to the truth that is our faith.


Oliver Schroeder


Major: Industrial Engineering

How I got involved at St. Tom’s: I first got involved at St. Tom’s Through Purdue Catholic Men and Sunday Night Dinner.

Favorite Bible Quote: “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, “What are we to do, my brothers?” Peter [said] to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2: 37-38

Fun Fact: One of my hobbies is rock climbing.

Bio: I am from Columbus, Ohio and lived there my whole life until coming to Purdue. I grew up one of four children. In the past, I have been involved in the EPICS program here at Purdue and my project focused on Air Quality in western Kenya. In addition, I am one of the co-chairs for the New Student Overnighter


David Wood


Major: Computer Science

How I got involved in St. Tom’s: Attending Purdue Catholic Men and attending weekly mass.

Favorite Bible Verse: “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

Fun Fact: I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy doing almost everything outdoors.

Bio: I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved several times before I was six before settling down in Wooster, Ohio. I am the second oldest of four children and am the first of anyone in my family to go to Purdue. I was a Boy Scout for 7 years and earned the rank of Eagle Scout, while also playing the piano for 12 years. I also played soccer and ran track in High School. At Purdue, I am studying Computer Science with a minor in Math. In addition to being a leader of Purdue Catholic, I am the webmaster of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and am involved with the Purdue CS Hackers club. I love to play all different types of intramural sports and enjoy spending time in nature. This is my first year leading PCM and I hope to help men grow in their pursuit of living every day as a true Catholic man.