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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

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...

Pain and the Priesthood in “Thy Kingdom Come”

by Matthew Becklo . May 07, 2018 . 0 Comments

In Terrence Malick’s 2012 film To the Wonder, there is a particularly powerful scene that seems to center the whole story. A weary Catholic priest, played by Javier Bardem, is undergoing a dark ...

The Weak and the Foolish

by Matthew Becklo . April 06, 2018 . 0 Comments

At the edge of a quiet forest north of Paris stands Trosly-Breuil, the village that Jean Vanier calls home. But Vanier is no ordinary man, and this home no ordinary home. Trosly-Breuil is where the Catholic naval office...

In Defense of Bitter Lamentations

by Matthew Becklo . March 21, 2018 . 0 Comments

Most of the sacred music in my childhood church— Our Lady of Czestochowa, a small Polish church in Massachusetts—was joyful. The words were frequently in Latin or Polish, but the melodies of the “Gloria...