Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC

Author's details

Name: Matthew Schneider
Date registered: November 11, 2012
URL: http://22catholic.com/?page_id=6

Biography

We love Jesus. Jesus loved us first. I want to help you experience Jesus and become his apostle. I'm a priest with the Legionaries of Christ ordained in 2013, living in the Washington DC metro area where I studies at STL and helps out with various ministries. I'm also one of the top priests on social media with over 40,000 Twitter followers. I'm originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but I've worked throughout North America.

Latest posts

  1. 3 Distinctions When Catholics Are Accused of “Discrimination” — March 2, 2018
  2. 14 Wokest signs at the March for Life 2018 — January 21, 2018
  3. Labels and Francis’s Culture of Encounter — January 2, 2018
  4. Why Do We Have Traditions? — December 22, 2017
  5. The Holy Father’s “Our Father” Comments in Context — December 15, 2017

Author's posts listings

Mar 02

3 Distinctions When Catholics Are Accused of “Discrimination”

I recently wrote about the cases of “discrimination” on Catholic Stand. In recent years, there have been many claims that this or that Catholic group was discriminatory. Everything from “Pro-choice Woman Denied Catholic Wedding” to “Gay Teacher Fired” to “Autistic Denied Communion.” Some of these are discrimination and need changing, but not all are. We …

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Jan 21

14 Wokest signs at the March for Life 2018

As you’ve probably seen, I tend to find the best signs at the March for Life each year and do a pretty big post. This year, Aleteia carried my post with the 14 wokest signs at the March for Life. Here are 2 but you need to click on the link to see the rest. …

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Jan 02

Labels and Francis’s Culture of Encounter

A reflection I made on Regnum Christi Live. A few weeks back I wrote a piece on why certain labels like conservative or liberal religious community are unhelpful. My argument was mainly that these labels bring a foreign concept – politics – into religion. However, as I thought about it, I realize a lot more places where …

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Dec 22

Why Do We Have Traditions?

I reflected on my family traditions over at Regnum Christi Live in a post that might be worth reading before Christmas. At first glance, some traditions seem meaningless. When I was a kid my family had a tradition to eat taco salad in the living room on New Year’s Eve. It was the only day …

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Dec 15

The Holy Father’s “Our Father” Comments in Context

I just wrote on the “Our Father” controversy over on Catholic Stand. On the evening of December 6th, TV2000, the Italian equivalent of EWTN, aired an interview of Pope Francis where he criticized the Italian translation of the Our Father. He pointed out how some other languages have better translations. His argument is the Italian isn’t an …

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Dec 12

The net neutrality debate needs a little nuance

As the net neutrality debate heats up, let’s look at some nuances that are important for a moral analysis. I did on Aleteia this week. The binary view in American politics can often lead us to believe there are only two possible options. Nuances and third ways are often missed, and that’s what is happening …

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Nov 19

Traditional or Progressive, Conservative or Liberal Are Misleading Regarding Religions

After hearing foreign terms for religious life many times, I finally wrote my thoughts into an article. Isn’t it time to stop labeling religious communities with alien terms? I always wonder what commentators mean when they say a religious community is traditional or progressive, conservative or liberal. Why do we bring these foreign terms into …

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Nov 17

Foster Parenting: The Forgotten Piece in the Adoption Debate

I wrote a piece on foster-parenting including an anonymous testimony of a friend. Have you ever considered foster parenting? In the recent debate about adoption, why did the debate focus only on expensive infant adoptions? Why don’t we do more for these kids who have had a hard life? These questions – except being a …

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Oct 29

Silence: A challenging but valuable discipline

I wrote a spiritual reflection on silence for Aleteia: Not long ago, I did an eight-day silent retreat. In my community we do this every year. Afterward I Tweeted out a short summary: “So often in prayer what really matters is something beyond words: the experience of God above what language can describe. I’d say the …

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Oct 28

Unique Lebanon shows why refugees need safe zones in Syria

I wrote about the issues surrounding Syrian refugees in Lebanon over at Crux. Most of the attention at the In Defense of Christians (IDC) summit on Christian persecution in Washington on Wednesday surrounded Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that the U.S. would redirect funds targeted to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East away from UN-sponsored programs …

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Oct 28

Discovering I was a “Catholic Hipster” before that was a thing!

I wrote a book review on Aleteia: In The Catholic Hipster Handbook, writer Mary Rezac has a chapter on buying from the local farmer’s markets as a way of living the principle of subsidiarity, but she doesn’t go to the extreme of starting your own organic farm. Looking back on my life, I think I might have been …

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Oct 12

Why the Debate about Aborting Down Syndrome Babies Matters

I recently wrote on the Catholic Stand about the wider consequences of the debate around aborting those with Down Syndrome. Iceland aborts about 98% of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome and averages under 2 babies born with Down’s a year. CBS recently featured Iceland as “the country where Down syndrome is disappearing,” and lauded how they …

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