Matt Vander Vennet

Matt Vander Vennet currently resides somewhere in central Illinois. Matt is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate studying Church History at the Catholic University of America and is the advancement director for a local Catholic high school. Matt holds an M.A. from Holy Apostles College & Seminary and an M.Phil from CUA. Matt is married to a beautiful redhead named Liz and loves being daddy to their young daughter and son! He loves a good brew (NO IPAs!), the Green Bay Packers, & also plays guitar. Feel free to check out www.mattvandervennet.bandcamp.com.

Matt Vander Vennet

Hilarious Catholic Headlines You Might Not Have Seen

  Bishop Wester demonstrates “The Claw” from movie Liar, Liar During Homily   Cardinal Ravasi Dares Cardinal Versaldi to Eat Own Hand   Cardinal Sarah Falls Asleep Standing Up at National Prayer Breakfast, Open Mouth Snores   Cardinal Falls Asleep During Papal Homily, ‘Friends’ Move Him in Front of Communion Rail So Pope Sees   …

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Famous Athletes Who Were/Are Outspoken About Their Catholic Faith

Catholics have always had a healthy relationship with sporting events and since the 19th century even popes have been supportive and outspoken on the benefit of sporting to people. (For an interesting article on the matter, click here.) Pope Francis also recently said, “Sport is a universal language that brings together peoples, and can help persons …

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The Early Church Fathers Said WHAT?! — Things You’ll Never Believe, but Should

If we don’t know where we came from and who went before us, we feel lost and end up seemingly drifting in the wind wherever it takes us. We need a foundation, on a “Rock”, or at least on a steady barque, in order to make it through the storms of the world. Without these …

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Sheen Family Petitions NY Supreme Court to Move Body of Archbishop to Peoria, IL

Press Release from the Catholic Diocese of Peoria, 14 June 2016: Media Contact: Msgr. James Kruse, Vicar General It is with great joy that the Diocese of Peoria announces that the family of the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen has petitioned the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of New York to allow …

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Suffering the Loss of a Child? An Interview with Nathan & RyAnne Carr of Immaculate Hope Ministries

Suffering the loss of a child is a traumatizing experience. After losing their son, Nathan and RyAnne Carr set out to help others through their loss, with the guidance of the saints, and through the most gracious and efficacious mercy of our Lord, Nathan and RyAnne Carr have answered the call through their work with Immaculate …

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