The Welcome Matt has moved

Posted: March 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

Just in case you’re a subscriber to the blog, I wanted to let you know that this blog for CatholicReview.org has moved directly to the site itself after more than a year on WordPress.

You can find the blog at http://www.catholicreview.org/blogs/the-welcome-matt.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on the blog. I hope you come over to its new home!

Matt

TJ Dygert is going to leave a legacy of life at Loyola University Maryland. And he’s not apologizing for it. But, he’s also going to do it peacefully and prayerfully and hope others begin to view opposing abortion as as a social justice issue. Check out this video interview with him at the March for Life in Washington Jan. 25.

The apostolic administrator of Baltimore, Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O’Brien, came back to Baltimore for a news conference today. It was the first time the Pro Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem had been in Baltimore publicly since being named to the college of cardinals. He talked about his time in Baltimore and got emotional twice as he thought about leaving the Premier See.

Here, in full, is the video of his press conference. Tune in tomorrow to the all-new CatholicReview.org. for more.

Claire Cummings is an extraordinarily impressive student at Baltimore’s Loyola University Maryland. She came to the March her school’s Loyola Alive group. She’s passionate about protecting life and treating others with dignity and respect. In this video interview I did for CatholicReview.org at the March for Life, she says college students can bring about change and here’s how:

Madeline Hill and Dominick Tardogno are two teens who came from Howard County to take part in the March for Life. First, though, they went to a rally and Mass at the Verizon Center in Washington. Hill is a parishioner of Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City and Tardogno is a parishioner of St. Augustine’s in Elkridge.
Both are passionate and eloquent when talking about their stances on the pro-life movement in this interview I did for Catholic Review. If this is the future of the movement, it’s in good hands. Enjoy.

As a student at St. John Regional School in Frederick, Nicholas Thomason goes about his day like everyone else. But, in my CatholicReview.org video interview with him at the Rally for Life Mass Jan. 23, 2012, Nicholas revealed he’s pretty exceptional. Take a minute or two to watch this and hear about why he went to Washington for the March for Life with his parish, St. Timothy in Walkersville.

The March for Life brought out thousands of people Jan. 23, 2012. The crowd was overflowing with teenagers passionate about protecting the unborn. Here is a short example of students from The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md. showing they care about the issue.