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. ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is about accompaniment, not the divorced and remarried — May 4, 2017
  2. Churches shouldn’t endorse candidates, even if the law allowed — April 19, 2017
  3. Superficializing Male Friendships — April 5, 2017
  4. Oil pipelines are in step with the church’s integral ecology — April 1, 2017
  5. FORUM: Requiring Genetic Tests Violates Fundamental Human Rights — March 28, 2017

Author's posts listings

Dec 05

Modesty Is a Direction Not a Line

I wrote my monthly piece on Catholic Stand about the virtue of modesty: I get frustrated when I see this seemingly endless discussion in certain Catholic circles about how women should dress. How long should the skirt be? Are skinny jeans appropriate? How much cleavage is allowed? I also remember my sisters describing shopping for …

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Dec 01

5 Hidden heroes I’ve known in my life

I  wrote about our need for heroes over at Aeteia: Modern society seems to find it tough to find heroes. Instead of turning to the saints, we often look to celebrities (who often aren’t real heroes) or to superheroes (who often aren’t real). Where can we find heroes for ourselves and for the next generation? …

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Nov 21

A quick summary of pope’s letter ending the Year of Mercy

I wrote a summary of this letter for Crux: As the Year of Mercy ended, Pope Francis signed an apostolic letter imploring us to continue being merciful called Misericordia et Misera. This letter continues key themes of Francis. The title refers to the mercy with misery Jesus grants the woman caught in adultery. I intend …

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Oct 04

Men Only! Mary Story Contest

When we think about Mary, we tend to think a lot about how women have been helped. I know many men who have also been helped. A few weeks ago, Crossbound rosaries offered me one of their manly paracord rosaries. I want to offer it as the prize for the best story by a man about …

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Sep 21

How I use Twitter

I’ve somehow succeeded on Twitter so I finally decided I would explain some of how I work. I did so in a series of tweets I’ll post here as a blog. A few practical tweets about my twitter. First, I use @buffer to schedule tweets constantly, I usually have a month or more in cue. …

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Sep 17

Genocide of Christians by ISIS a reality we can’t ignore

I think there is a storng moral argument to help persecuted Christians and this argument was just published on Crux. Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40) Usually, we apply this verse to serving the …

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Sep 13

Sound Bite Problems… Even in Christian Media

I have commented a few times on what helps teens stay active in their faith. About 2 weeks ago, Catholic News Agency contacted me to interview for a story they were doing on a recent CARA study on the how many kids leave the Church. I later got a Google alert that I was mentioned on …

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Sep 07

Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

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I was intervewed by Catholic News Agency on preventing teens from leaving the Church. Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC, who worked in youth ministry for four years, emphasized that faith and science must be presented to young people in harmony with each other. A challenge, he explained, is teaching how “faith and science relate” through philosophy …

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Aug 07

Muslims: Nuancing the Good and Bad

I just posted this on the Catholic Stand. About a month ago, during the Euro Cup, I was impressed reading a few pieces in the press about Mesut Özil, an extremely talented Muslim soccer player who often opens his palms in prayer during stoppages in play and reads the Koran before matches. I saw a quote …

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Aug 01

The Church Just Did for Movements What She Did for Religious in 1978, Only Better

The Church does not rush to judgement, but reflects and ponders clearly to ascertain what is God’s will. This can take years, even decades. Vatican II renewed many aspects of Catholic life: the sacramental character of a bishop’s consecration, the lay vocation to holiness, the religious life, and the structure of the Church. All of …

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Jul 10

Religious Liberty: an American Innovation and Tradition

If you’ve grown up in the United States in the 20th or 21st century, you might miss how revolutionary the religious liberty in the Constitution is. Until 1791, no national government in human history had officially declared that there was no established religion and people were free to practice whatever religion, and almost every state …

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Jul 07

When Pope Francis goes off the cuff, think Latin America

Several times, Pope Francis has said things that have really shocked a number of North American Catholics.  Yet if we put the comments in the context of Catholicism in other countries, often we’ll be shocked by the situation in those countries, not by the pope. Pope Francis is Argentinian and, save a few years of …

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