Monthly Archives: June 2017

Reblog: My talk at Franciscan

As many of you know, there is a speaking component to my writing ministry.  Translation, I don’t just write articles.  I am a full-time teacher at Bishop O’Connell High School, and I also occasionally give talks.  If you want a full list of the talks and other articles by me, check out the “More by Matthew” tab at the top of the page.  


Anyway, last fall, I was privileged to give a talk at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio for a symposium they hosted entitled “Pope Francis’s Vision for the Renewal of the Church.”  The symposium included several major speakers, including Ralph Martin, Eduardo Echeverria, and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.  There were also several smaller breakout sessions with talks.  


Mine was one of the smaller talks.  It went great, but I wanted to put my thoughts down in a more formal format.  So I wrote them up as an article and submitted it to Homiletic and Pastoral Review, where I write book reviews.  The article was published a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to share it with you guys!  


If you want to watch the big speeches, or at least part of them, they were featured on EWTN’s “On Location” series (part 1 is here, part 2 is here).  


I’m heading back to Franciscan this October to give a talk at the 25th Anniversery Conference for the Society for Catholic Social Scientists.  That talk will look at the historiography of Warren H. Carroll (I reviewed one of his books on this blog a few years back).  


If you are interested in booking me as a speaker, check out the “About Me” tab above.  

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