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Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

About Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

In 2001, I traveled from Calgary, Canada to join the Legion. Since then I’ve been all over North America and spent some time in Rome. I currently reside in Washington doing a bunch of writing and taking care of the community while studying my Licentiate in Theology (between Masters and Doctorate). I’m most well-known on Instagram and Twitter where I have about 6,500 and 40,000 followers respectively.

Our Body… or Our Soul

I remember when I visited Science World in Vancouver with my grandpa about 20 years ago. There was a display about all the different chemicals that made up our bodies; I was surprised we were over half water. But what … Continue reading

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The Visibility of a Priest

How often would someone stop a Jewish Rabbi, Muslim Imam, or Sikh Guru in a mall and complain about something some other member of their religion did and tell them all the evil their religion is responsible for? I doubt … Continue reading

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Hearing Confessions

Nobody wants to take on all the junk in other people’s lives. Some people want to hear all the gossip; I was never even big on that. Plus, a priest needs to take on the sins of the penitents and … Continue reading

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“My Vocation Is Love”

In the Story of a Soul, St Therese ponders her vocation and finishes by declaring it is love. So often we can miss this central aspect of the vocation. We think of priests and nuns as those who do things … Continue reading

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Saying “yes” to love

Religious life is not a “no” to love but a big “yes.” So often we can equate religious life with the institution – the Legion or the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi for example. Yet that is not the core … Continue reading

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Apostle or Disciple?

In Regnum Christi, we often speak of being an apostle but so often others in the Church tend to focus on the word disciple. For a while I thought they were the same thing but recently I’ve come to see … Continue reading

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The Window

Sometimes the oddest things stand out. As I start working in Canada, one thing that has stood out is what’s just outside my bedroom window. Our house in Oakville backs towards a major intersection so I can hear the hum … Continue reading

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Crass Consumerism

This past Saturday, I was on my way to the Canadian Martyrs’ shrine in Midland when I opened the door to pick up the paper. The National Post didn’t have as many words on the cover as usual. (For Americans, … Continue reading

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Arcatheos – Why it’s a Top Catholic Camp

I just got back from Arcatheos. It may just be the best summer camp in North America and it’s affiliated with Regnum Christi. The camp is insane with sword battles, staged explosions, and a storyline that grabs you in from … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood of the Priesthood

When I was ordained a deacon at the end of June, I thought I was going to be crying the whole ceremony. I didn’t cry at all. I was ecstatic to be ordained but the emotions weren’t as overwhelming as … Continue reading

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