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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

A Song for the Suffering Body of Christ

by Matthew Becklo . October 12, 2018 . 0 Comments

In the middle of the horrific revelations this summer of sexual abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church, singer-songwriter Kevin Heider added his voice to the throngs of lay Catholics online trying to underst...

Ancient Wisdom and Thomistic Wit

by Matthew Becklo . September 24, 2018 . 0 Comments

What is true freedom? Should we define our actions by what we do or by the end we pursue? And what can Groundhog Day and The Matrix tell us about moral goodness? These are kinds of the questions explored in Ancient...

“Magic Mirror” and the Joy of Fatherhood

by Matthew Becklo . September 04, 2018 . 0 Comments

In a viral parody video online titled “How It’s Made: Christian Music,” two record executives explain “the formula” for success to an up-and-coming Christian band—a formula that includ...

The Imitation of Christ’s Anger

by Matthew Becklo . August 27, 2018 . 0 Comments

In the wake of the McCarrick scandal and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, Catholics everywhere are sickened, heartbroken, and increasingly angry. JD Flynn of Catholic News Agency rightly says that the response “...

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...