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Matthew Becklo

Content Manager at Word on Fire

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

“Love Song for the Bride” Is Balm for a Wounded Church

by Matthew Becklo . November 05, 2018 . 0 Comments

“Somos peregrinos—caminamos al Senor. Poco a poco, vamos a llegar.” A member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal had taught himself this line while struggling to learn Spanish in Honduras. We ...

There’s No Faith Like Rome’s

by Matthew Becklo . October 26, 2018 . 0 Comments

Religion in the twenty-first century West—when it is practiced at all—is more and more marked by two interlocking qualities: splintering and subjectivity. The major religions have splintered into various den...

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...