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Matthew Becklo

Word on Fire Blogger

Matthew Becklo is a husband and father, cultural commentator, and the Content Manager for Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. His writing can be found at Word on Fire, Strange Notions, and Aleteia. Follow him @MatthewBecklo on Twitter.


Matthew Becklo Latest Blog Posts

American Animals, Hungry Hearts

by Matthew Becklo . July 23, 2018 . 0 Comments

Documentary filmmaker Bart Layton’s dramatic debut, American Animals, is not your typical heist movie; it’s something much stranger, wiser, and more lasting. A genre-defying blend of true crime, dark co...

The Mass as Cross and Re-presentation

by Matthew Becklo . June 26, 2018 . 0 Comments

“Now, the sacrifice is unsurpassable. Now, it’s a re-presentation of that sacrifice.” As he says these words about the “climactic moment” of the Mass, he gestures to the crucified Christ be...

Gloom in the Time of Oculus

by Matthew Becklo . June 18, 2018 . 0 Comments

For years, millennials have been hand-holding baby boomer family members, co-workers, and churchgoers as they explain (and not without a splash of condescension) how the digital world works. To do this type that, to send...

Kanye West, Jordan Peterson, and the Allure of Catholicism

by Matthew Becklo . May 23, 2018 . 0 Comments

Kanye West has returned to the spotlight—and needless to say, people are paying attention. The musician, fashion designer, and overall headline-grabber had effectively vanished during 2017 after a very stormy and ...

“Come Sunday” and the Question of Universal Salvation

by Matthew Becklo . May 16, 2018 . 0 Comments

Can a Christian believe that non-Christians might end up in heaven? Or even that all people—Christian or otherwise—will eventually be saved? These are the questions at the heart of Come Sunday, a fascin...