Jesus loves us. I love Jesus. My name is Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC I’m a priest with the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi. I try to fulfill our mission of helping people know and experience Jesus, be transformed by him, and become his apostles.
I began working in youth ministry and wrote some of the material for the Conquest and Challenge Clubs but in recent years I have moved away from that. In relation to youth ministry, I wrote the only book on doing 1-on-1 spiritual mentoring with teenagers called Spiritually Mentoring Teenage Boys based on my experience (90% it probably applies to teen girls too but I don’t have much experience there).
Slowly I’ve become one of the biggest Catholic voices on Twitter with over 50,000 followers.
I’m currently finishing a Licentiate in Theology (between Master’s and Doctorate) from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and starting a doctoral degree in moral theology through Regina Apostolorum in Rome. On the side, I write some articles for the Regnum Christi site (no byline), assist with the sacraments at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, post inspirational stuff and Catholic commentary online (including this), help with sacraments at local parishes, and occasionally talk publicly on subjects I discuss here (use the contact form if you want this). I do this while living in the Legionary community in the Washington metro area.
I started with this personal blog, then joined ProjectYM, then Catholic Stand with a few individual articles for other pages. Now, as of April 2018, I’ve moved here to Patheos Catholic although occasionally I write elsewhere. If you want my article to appear in your publication, please contact me and offer me your normal going rate for freelance journalists.
Along with my writing here, I have written pieces appearing in the National Catholic Register, America, Crux, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Aleteia, ZENIT, ChurchPOP, Catholic.net, Ignitium Today, Regnum Christi Live, CatholicismUSA, and Shalom Tidings. My pieces have been featured on New Advent, The National Catholic Register, CathNews USA, BigPulpit.com, The Catholic Herald, and Spirit Daily. I have been interviewed on/in the EWTN Nightly News, Catholic News Agency, The Son Rise Morning Show, The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, Radio Maria, Iowa Catholic Radio, The Catholic Herald, and Elite Daily. I or my work has appeared in stories by Catholic News Agency, the Associated Press, Christianity Today, Slate, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, CNN Español, World Religion News, LifeNews.com, The Family Research Council, Elite Daily, Christian Daily, BuzzFeed, The Christian Science Monitor, NBC 4 (New York), The Assyrian International News Agency, EpicPew, Upworthy, CBS News, March for Life, and The Guardian.
If you want to know what I look like, there isn’t much to see. Even though I’m not that photogenic, I managed to find a few photos beyond my headshot.