"The Creation of Catholic Culture is a lay and fatherly competency. It is the responsibility and duty of family men to lead not only their families but the Catholic lay community as well. However, fathers today too often take a back seat to their priests and wives in this fatherly duty. Though the priest is called to exhort the faithful to conversion of lifestyle and holiness, it nonetheless remains the familial father's responsibility to detail and enforce particular standards for his family. While the priest's competency is sacraments and doctrine; he should not have to be the substitute head of the family nor the lay community. Nor are wives to take responsibility for creating Catholic culture. The wife's competency is the internal care of her family; she too should not have to be the substitute head of the family or the lay community, for she is its heart. It is the familial father who is commissioned by God to head the family, to set familial standards, and, in conjunction with other fathers, lead and set the standard for the Catholic community.
There is no excuse for a father's abdication of this duty. For it is he alone that has the charism to lead the family. It is the father who is charged with applying the faith to the world and its contingencies. It is the father who must be on the cutting edge of Catholic militancy, especially today when the world rages against the family as never before. Indeed, when danger threatened the Holy Family itself and leadership and action were required, the angel of God bypassed the High Priest Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Mother and spoke to the head of that family: St. Joseph, the Light of Patriarchs.
Conversely, Christian men have a specific area of concern which is not the ecclesial politics that so permeates the Church today, especially in traditional circles. Our primary concern and competency is the creation of Catholic familial culture. Under the leadership of the father the family's degree of Catholicity is only limited by the willingness of its members. Families can be as Catholic as they choose within their home: in their spirit, thoughts, words, actions, and lifestyle. Above and beyond ecclesial politics and the various issues entailed there in, it is in the familial and cultural arena that we as men manifest the militancy of their Catholicity and prove their adherence to tradition." Dilsaver