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