My Writings. My Thoughts.

March 11, 2014

// March 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Continuing the year’s Lenten series of broadcasts, Matthew unpacks the Scriptural account of the Temptation of Our Lord and reveals its significance for our meaningful and fruitful experience of Lent today.

February 18, 2014

// February 18th, 2014 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

On the anniversary of Benedict XVI’s abdication of the papal throne, Matthew reflects on the Pope Emeritus’ “medieval” Pontificate and its impact on understanding the lay vocation as a call to sanctify the secular order through the virtues of chivalry.

February 04, 2014

// February 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Matthew belatedly celebrates the Feast of the Purification with the story of the little-known but fully Church-approved devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title Our Lady of Good Success and the importance of this devotion for the Church and the world.

January 14, 2014

// January 14th, 2014 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Matthew leads another a “Scripture Quest” to seek answers to the critical spirit that affects so many today. On this Biblical journey, you’ll discover practical examples of Faithfulness from the Old Testament accounts of the tabernacle in the desert, the conquest of Canaan, David sparing Saul and more.

January 07, 2014

// January 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

In accord with the teaching of the U. S Bishops, Matthew looks to Holy Scripture in order to apply timeless Biblical wisdom to the challenges of Standing Firm in the Faith in today’s increasingly faith-hostile world.

December 31, 2013

// December 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

In response to Catholics around the country (especially Catholic men) Matthew implements Shield of Faith’s 2014 New Year’s resolution to develop a more Scripture-centered approach to confronting the many challenges facing Catholic lay-people today.

December 17, 2013

// December 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Merry Christmas! In this special broadcast, Matthew reflects on a forgotten aspect of the celebration of Advent as well as profound words from Pope Francis, Blessed John Paul II, and others to discover a fuller meaning of the Feast of the Nativity.

December 10, 2013

// December 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Matthew unpacks how the Biblical basis for the four Marian dogmas of the Church may be found in the Scripture readings of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

December 03, 2013

// December 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Shield of Faith

Matthew reveals some “secrets” from Scripture and the liturgy to help lay Catholics better appreciate the treasures of the Holy Mass.