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

12 Interesting Things About the Magna Carta (and why it still matters)

The Magna Carta just celebrated its 800th birthday. On June 15, AD 1215, at Runnymede, a contingent of barons and lords presented King John of England a great charter (Latin: magna carta) guaranteeing certain rights to the people, outlining certain legal procedures, and detailing the ways in which the king could act towards the Church and the people according to …

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Latin Words or Phrases Every Catholic Should Know

As Catholics, we have a rich heritage and patrimony that stretches back 2,000 years. Part of that patrimony is the wonderful Latin language. Sadly, not many Catholics are appreciative of this rich heritage. Some might dismiss the usage of Latin as something that Vatican II did away with. WRONG! (See Sacrosanctum concilium, §36). Not many …

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