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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.

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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 |
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

Abram Gettelfinger

Major: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

How I got involved in St. Tom’s: I attended Purdue Catholic Men and studied at and hung around St. Tom’s.

Favorite Bible Verse: “Because you have the Lord for your refuge and have made the Most High your stronghold, no evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For He commands His angels with regard to you, to guard you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:9-11

Fun Fact: I have 8 brothers and 3 sisters, and I enjoy almost any adventure or challenge, especially the outdoor ones.

Bio: I was born in Burlington, Vermont, moved to Research Triangle in North Carolina, and then to several places in central Kentucky, settling down in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky in the 4th grade. I am the eldest of 12 children. From 6th grade until high school graduation, I ran track and cross country. I was on the robotics team for all 4 years of high school. At Purdue, I am in Army ROTC, and I am heavily involved here at St. Tom’s. I have always enjoyed good challenges and adventures, going on several backpacking trips and have rock climbed in my free time, among other activities.

Ted Tobias

Major: Chemistry and Secondary Education

How I got involved in St. Tom’s: I started attending Purdue Catholic Men meetings and went on Boiler Awakening 16. Both of these things really got me involved in the great community here.

Favorite Bible Verse: “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Fun Fact: I competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2013

Bio: I hail from a small town in Northwestern Indiana called Wheatfield and have lived there all my life alongside my three sisters. In high school, I was heavily involved in academic competitions, and even participated in Academic Decathlon for four years. Since coming to Purdue, I have gotten heavily involved in the awesome Catholic Center that is St. Thomas Aquinas. If you ever need me, you can find me out on the golf course, fine-tuning my game; I absolutely love to play, watch, read about, and talk about golf. I also go by the name “Jicama” due to some Catholic summer camp shenanigans. Through my involvement in PCM, I hope to help everyone I encounter in their journey with Christ.

Matt Beeler

Fred Buckingham