About Me

Matthew B. Rose is the chairman of the religion department at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell Catholic High School in Arlington, VA.  He holds a BA in History and English Language & Literature from Christendom College and a MA in Systematic Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.  Since 2008, Matthew has taught courses in History (both secular and sacred), Theology (pretty much everything), and English at several Catholic parish and high schools.  

His undergraduate and graduate theses are not yet published.  Those interested in reading said theses should contact Christendom College (undergraduate) or the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.

English Language and Literature Thesis – “A Wilderness of Dragons”: The Legacy of the Germanic Dragon as a Literary Motif. – Director: Dr. Robert C. Rice

History Thesis – Paddy’s Jubilation: The Wide-ranging Patriotism of Irish-Americans in the North During the American Civil War. – Director: Dr. Christopher Shannon

Graduate Thesis – “Servus Servorum Dei”: Papalogy in the Teachings and Lives of Pope Sts. Leo I, Gregory I, & Nicholas I and Bl. Pope John Paul II. – Director: Steve Weidenkopf


I write and speak regularly for various groups and online publications.  Below is a sample of some of my non-Quidquid work.  Please contact me via email at mrose811@gmail.com for more information.


Online Articles

Crisis Magazine

Those Catholic Men

Catholic Exchange

Seton Magazine

Stories and Poems

Catholic Lane


Talks/Series I’ve Given

With St. Veronica’s Young Adult Ministry

For high school teachers in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia

  • “Our Father as a Prayer for Teachers”
  • “Christ at the Center: Teaching History from a Christian Perspective”

At the 2016 Tolkien Society Seminar

At Pope Francis’s Vision for the Renewal of the Church at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

At the 25th Anniversary Conference for the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, held at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. 

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Francis Philip says:

    Hey Matthew!!! 🙂


  2. Monsignor John Canon Tormey says:

    Thanks Matthew. I liked your whole article and especially your quote from Pope Benedict. I had just finished writing the outline for a homily for Mass on the 17th Sun of Year B and I decided to link the first reading and the gospel with the idea of being “sent” after being “fed” by God’s word and “bread from heaven”. I know latin too, and how it can be used in unusual ways, and that’s why I liked the way you approached the history of the word “Missa”.
    Thanks very much
    Fr John


  3. Thank you Monsignor. I’m sure your flock will get a lot out of your reflection.


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