Prayers for Matthew Kelly

I heard this week that Matthew Kelly, popular Catholic speaker and best-selling author, is fighting cancer.

Not wanting to spread an unconfirmed rumor, I checked with Matthew’s organization, dynamiccatholic.com.  Today I received confirmation–they’ve sent his most recent newsletter.  Matthew writes:

Last Wednesday Meggie and I welcomed another beautiful boy into this world – Harold James Kelly. Little Harry is happy and healthy, and Meggie is doing quite well. We give thanks for the gift of new life.

I also discovered last week that I have a growth in my right kidney that needs to be removed. So I will be having surgery toward the end of July to have part of my right kidney removed. Please keep me in your prayers.

There is always something happening, isn’t there? What’s happening in your life? Everyone is dealing with something. Everyone is carrying something around. So, let’s be gentle with the people who cross our paths. You never know what they are dealing with.

God Bless Matthew and his family as they face this crisis, while getting to know their newest little gift from God.

Please join with me in remembering them in prayer.

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  • totustuus333

    thank you for this information…I will pray for Matt

  • Kimberly

    Praying for Matthew and his family. But a growth is not confirmation that it is cancerous.

  • che

    In my prayers as well.

  • FatherDavid Lord

    I will pray for Matt!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nina Adams

    Our prayers are with you.

  • Suellen Ann Brewster

    St. Benedict, patron of kidney ailments, pray for Matthew. Also “end of July” means St. Ann to me, so, you too, please, St. Ann!

  • Jenny

    We are praying for you! I feel God’s hand is upon your family. Watch for the miracle to abound in abundance. Lifting you up right now!

  • jenny

    I am praying for you !

  • joni clark

    Lord, please strengthen this family who is so faithful in Your work….be with them as they face the stressful days ahead….Bring them comfort and relief and a miraculous outcome to the surgery on Matthew’s kidney….Let this be just a bump in the road for them and show them your loving care….amen

  • Gloria

    Praying for healing and restoration. My husband has had cancer 3 times – the first was kidney cancer, which was in 1993. The Lord has given us 20 years so far and the doctors are pleased with his health as of this date. We changed our living and food program asking Our Lord for guidance and He provided. May the Lord bless you as you seek Him for wisdom for your body. Congratulations on the birth of your child and may his father be healed.

  • JC

    im sorry im a recent admirer of Matthew Kelly and his words and guidance what is new with his health?

    • kathyschiffer

      Hi JC, This post is several months old, and I think Matthew is doing well. I receive posts from his organization almost daily, and they would tell me if he were again seeking prayer for a special need. Of course, none of us really knows when God will call us home; but as far as I know, Matthew will be with us for the foreseeable future!

  • Michael

    he probably got it because of all the anger he admits in his books he has.

    he evinces no knowledge about health and wellness.

    he writes stupid things about mother Teresa and the national Catholic hospital system.

    mother Teresa did not love the poor but rather their poverty. she did nothing to remove the institutional factors that create poverty.

    likewise the Catholic hospitals do not promote health but rather perpetuate sickness in partnership with the pharmaceutical industry for which they serve as salesmen.

    he also lavishes praise on pope john paul “the great” who committed perhaps the greatest treason in the history of the church by endorsing Darwinism, in complete contradiction to Catholic theology: https://www.academia.edu/9694595/THE_REAL_PRESENCE_vs._THE_REAL_PAST

    Matthew Kelly is a great writer but so long as he produces disinformation, then we can only wish him good riddance.

    • Gman32

      Stop and for a moment and think, really think about what you have said, and where you have said it, and what that says about you and your love for God and other people.

      “he probably got it because of all the anger he admits in his books he has.”

      Projection much? Check yourself before you wreck yourself dude, if you have so little charity for your brother in Christ that you can’t restrain yourself from insults and derision of him even on an article asking for people to pray for his cancer, your faith hope and love isn’t were it needs to be.

      “he evinces no knowledge about health and wellness.”

      Says the person who thinks cancer is caused by anger. You probably weren’t serious, but the fact that you made that comment shows that you recognize the connection between anger and poor health. I suggest you take your own advice. If you want to be a healthy, happy, and well person, then instead of going through life ready to launch into a rant at the slightest mention of someone you don’t like, you should love people like Matthew Kelly as yourself, if he says something you disagree with, or does something you don’t like, you should forgive him for that, and pray for him (why is it that I doubt you’ve said many prayers for him?).

      “mother Teresa did not love the poor but rather their poverty. she did nothing to remove the institutional factors that create poverty.”

      You know who also did nothing to remove the institutional factors that create poverty? Jesus. He didn’t lift a finger to create a more equitable society, or to ensure that the poor had basic necessities. He was too busy filling the hungry with good things and sending the rich away empty. Mother Teresa is called Blessed Mother Teresa by the Church, because she followed Christ’s example, and recognized that true poverty is not knowing God, and that Gods love fills a hole in the human spirit that all of the health, possessions, fame, and excitement cannot fill, and that that hole can be filled even in the depths of suffering and deprivation. You rightly complain that people have been infected by modern thinking about human evolution, I think you should consider whether you have been infected by modern thinking about what it means to be “poor in spirit.” You complain about Catholics being influenced by Darwin, but then regurgitate Christopher Hitchens anti Catholic polemics. I suggest that you meditate on the beatitudes in front of the blessed sacrament.

      “he also lavishes praise on pope john paul “the great” who committed perhaps the greatest treason in the history of the church by endorsing Darwinism, in complete contradiction to Catholic theology: https://www.academia.edu/96945…”

      John Paul II never made an authoritative and binding declaration about evolution. You are free to disbelieve any portion of evolution you feel is incompatible with Catholic theology (including all of it). Has it ever occurred to you that JP2 might have been sincere but mistaken? If you care so much about Catholic theology, why are you showing open disrespect and disdain for someone the Church venerates as a Saint? You don’t have to agree with or like everything they said, but you should have enough humility to recognize that the holy spirit protects the Church from error when she makes a declaration on faith and morals (e.g. if someone is in heaven) and that there’s a reason why JP2 is enjoying the beatific vision right now. You should contemplate what that reason could be, instead of stewing over how right you are and how wrong he was.

      • Michael

        http://www.drday.com/tumor.htm

        Cancer is caused by many things, but certainly diet and lifestyle are significant factors. As is the anger that Matthew Kelly freely admits to harboring throughout his book.

        As someone who has done campus outreach regarding Creationism and evolution, I can truthfully say that JPII’s perceived endorsement of darwinism is the single biggest obstacle to atheists coming to faith in God.

        Sincerely wrong? Perhaps. But that is no excuse for the spiritual harm he has inflicted on humanity. There was no reason for him to call on the expertise of atheists and heretics like Francisco Ayala who populate the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

        JPII’s Vatican chose the path of mammon worship and adulation of fallen human scientists over pure biblical faith. His sincerity will earn him a deep place in purgatory at least, if not hell forever. And really it’s a shame since in other respects he was an excellent human being. But abusing the authority of his office to mislead unbelievers across the globe is pretty much an unpardonable sin in my book, right alongside the Borgia popes.

        • Michael

          “He didn’t lift a finger to create a more equitable society, or to ensure that the poor had basic necessities.”

          Actually He himself was lifted up on the cross and in the resurrection to level all humanity as sinners compared to Him. He left us the job to implement the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

        • Michael

          I encourage you and Matt Kelly to read this article: http://www.bellasparkmagazine.com/new-perspectives/serendipity-cancer-red-thread-of-fate/

          Just one of literally thousands of testimonies of cures that have been suppressed by the AMA and often by Catholic authorities.