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Gallup released a poll [in 2018, long before Dobbs] showing that most people want more restrictive abortion laws than currently [then] are in place...
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Gallup: 53% Want More Restrictive Abortion Laws

Gallup: 53% Want More Restrictive Abortion Laws June 13, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Baby Slippers (Janko Ferlič on Unsplash CC0) Gallup releas…
Recently [in 2018], I had the opportunity to talk to Rickard Newman who is a convert to Catholicism and the writer and co-director of the movie “Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae”.
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the Writer/Co-Director of the Humanae Vitae Movie

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with the Writer/Co-Director of the Humanae Vitae Movie June 14, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Recently, I had the opportunity…
Pope Francis has condemned the practice of Eugenic abortions in no uncertain terms. Doctors and society abort children just because a genetic or other test shows some kind of disability in the child.…More
Pope Francis has condemned the practice of Eugenic abortions in no uncertain terms. Doctors and society abort children just because a genetic or other test shows some kind of disability in the child. As CNA reported Francis’s words...
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Pope Francis Condemns Eugenic Abortions: “An Atrocity”

Pope Francis Condemns Eugenic Abortions June 16, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Photo by Catholic Church (England and Wales) on Foter.com / …
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A double atrocity.
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How to Attend Fr. Matthew's Doctoral Defense on July 5 Virtually | FrMatthewLC

Over the past three years, although I have been posting some things online, my primary assignment has been writing a doctoral thesis in moral …
Another book review on my book. This time a brief one in US Catholic Magazine.
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God Loves the Autistic Mind Reviewed in US Catholic Magazine | FrMatthewLC

Skip to content Bri Rooke wrote a short review of my book in an article of what they are reading for July 2022 in US Catholic. I will quote some …
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As my book came out, a number of places are doing reviews of the book or interviews about it. Sarah Robsdottir of Aleteia decided to do a bit of a combination of the two. It’s mainly an interview,…More
As my book came out, a number of places are doing reviews of the book or interviews about it. Sarah Robsdottir of Aleteia decided to do a bit of a combination of the two. It’s mainly an interview, but it shows she read the book.
Here’s the intro from the Aleteia article:...
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Aleteia interviewed me on God Loves the Autistic Mind | FrMatthewLC

Skip to content As my book came out, a number of places are doing reviews of the book or interviews about it. Sarah Robsdottir of Aleteia decided …
Michael Horne provides an excellent primer on all the dangers for kids regarding technology in The Tech Talk but he spends scant time showing the good side that can be there. Almost a year ago, I …More
Michael Horne provides an excellent primer on all the dangers for kids regarding technology in The Tech Talk but he spends scant time showing the good side that can be there.
Almost a year ago, I was on an EWTN panel with Dr. Michael Horne, PsyD. He mentioned a soon-to-be-published book he wrote on kids and technology – I noted I might be interested in reviewing it. OSV published it in Fall 2017 and sent me free copy, but it sat on my shelf till recently...
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Good for Keeping Kids Away from Technology but Not for Mastering It (A Book Review)

Michael Horne provides an excellent primer on all the dangers for kids regarding technology in The Tech Talk but he spends scant time showing the good
This morning [2018] the Supreme Court ruled that California can’t force Crisis Pregnancy Centers to offer information on abortion. As the Washinton Post reports:
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Supreme Court Protects Crisis Pregnancy Centers from Forced Speech

Supreme Court Protects Crisis Pregnancy Centers from Forced Speech June 26, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC A Pregnant Woman. Photo by megan lyne…
Believe it or not, the Catechism covers immigration in just one number, #2241. This number declares two duties which run in opposite directions. The USCCB does a good job of explaining both while …More
Believe it or not, the Catechism covers immigration in just one number, #2241. This number declares two duties which run in opposite directions. The USCCB does a good job of explaining both while quoting all of #2241...
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Unpacking the Catechism on Immigration (And an Aspect That Rarely Makes the News)

Unpacking the Catechism on Immigration (And an Aspect That Rarely Makes the News) June 27, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Showing a passport (CC0 …
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The difference is this: Legal immigrants must have a sponsor who guarantees the immigrant can and will support him/herself and his/her family and …More
The difference is this: Legal immigrants must have a sponsor who guarantees the immigrant can and will support him/herself and his/her family and will NOT go on public assistance. If they do, they are deported and the sponsor has to pay back the assistance. Illegals come in and get free housing, free food, free medical care, work under the table, and take jobs and assistance away from citizens. That is simply wrong.
Gabriela Michetti, the VP of Argentina, is a disabled woman. She is against abortion in ALL cases. However, when the debate on abortion started in the Senate, there was some mansplaining and ableism …More
Gabriela Michetti, the VP of Argentina, is a disabled woman. She is against abortion in ALL cases. However, when the debate on abortion started in the Senate, there was some mansplaining and ableism directed against her after she mentioned she was against abortion after rape...
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Mansplaining and Ableism Regarding Abortion in Argentina

Mansplaining and Ableism Regarding Abortion in Argentina July 3, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Gabriela Michetti leading the king of Norway into …
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Is pointing out mansplaining and ableism going to sway the baby-killers (bk) stance? Let’s not fool ourselves anymore. BKs know it’s a baby. They …More
Is pointing out mansplaining and ableism going to sway the baby-killers (bk) stance? Let’s not fool ourselves anymore. BKs know it’s a baby. They just want to have the “right to kill the baby. The remedy is prayer, fasting, and a magisterium that holds people accountable. Next is faithful laity getting in office to change laws.
Before euthanasia or assisted suicide is legal, the whole debate is about people who are in grave pain yet completely in their right minds. The proponents talk about people who are terminally ill …More
Before euthanasia or assisted suicide is legal, the whole debate is about people who are in grave pain yet completely in their right minds. The proponents talk about people who are terminally ill and just want to end their suffering.
Once it is legal, we see how often euthanasia becomes a very slippery slope happens otherwise. In some cases, the person didn’t clearly have a full mind or didn’t clearly consent. In other cases, it is a calculation of how much less it costs. In still others, it seems like a form of eugenics.
During initial debates, the opponents warn of a slippery slope where euthanasia happens in particularly problematic ways. Proponents dismiss this as scare-mongering when we first debate such legislation. However, the evidence that this slope exists comes with the laws in force. Here I want to compile some of that evidence. Euthanasia is bad, but the slippery slope always makes it worse...
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“Euthanasia Isn’t a Slippery Slope” while Evidence of a Slippery Slope Mounts (1 story UPDATED)

“Euthanasia Isn’t a Slippery Slope” while Evidence of a Slippery Slope Mounts (1 story UPDATED) July 5, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC For the …
This is a good question and I think a lot of this is subtle. Let’s begin first by thinking about how Jesus does not just incarnate once in Galilee, but is inculturated in each country Christianity …More
This is a good question and I think a lot of this is subtle.
Let’s begin first by thinking about how Jesus does not just incarnate once in Galilee, but is inculturated in each country Christianity is brought to. We know he likely looked Middle Eastern, but it is good that in Africa we have images of him with black skin and my Sacred Heart Images from Ireland show him looking a lot like I do.
We also see this in language. If I go to Mass in Spanish, the priest might quote Jesus saying, “Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida.” Did Jesus say those exact words? Probably not, but he probably didn’t say “I am the way, the truth and the life,” [John 14:6] either. Both of those are translations of the same words he likely said in Aramaic. We properly inculturate what he says...
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How Does the Holy Spirit Speak Differently to Us as Autistics? | FrMatthewLC

The Holy Spirit is one, but different people hear his voice differently. In this video I try to answer how we autistics tend to hear him differently.…
Video and text: I think both being a priest and being autistic help with providing a background for autistic prayer in a book like God loves the Autistic Mind. Let’s look being a priest then being …More
Video and text:
I think both being a priest and being autistic help with providing a background for autistic prayer in a book like God loves the Autistic Mind. Let’s look being a priest then being autistic.
As a priest and a religious, I have a special role among God’s people to lead others to God. There is a different experience you get of the sacraments when presiding that is hard to explain. I think as a priest, through things like confession and spiritual direction, you gain insight into the spiritual life more generally and not just about your own experience...
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What About Your Perspective as an Autistic Priest? | FrMatthewLC

I did this as a video on my Autistic priest YouTube channel. I include my script below the video. I think both being a priest and being autistic …
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God Loves The Autistic Mind

Projected release June 2022 Fr. Matthew Schneider, a priest on the autism spectrum, knows the challenges that autistics face in prayer, as well as …
My analysis back when he was put on SCOTUS...
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Kavanaugh on SCOTUS Does Not Equal No Abortion

Kavanaugh on SCOTUS Does Not Equal No Abortion July 9, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Trump just named his second Supreme Court judge, Brett Kavan…
Since issues regarding breaking the seal of confession from time to time online, I will write the “for dummies” version of how to respond if this happens. To begin, directly breaking the seal is More
Since issues regarding breaking the seal of confession from time to time online, I will write the “for dummies” version of how to respond if this happens. To begin, directly breaking the seal is latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication: they are cut off from the Church and cannot licitly celebrate or receive the sacraments except if death is at hand. However, indirectly breaking the seal depends on the bishop to punish as he sees fit.
Breaking the seal is extremely rare. It only happens if a priest reveals both the penitent and the confessed sin together...
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What to Do If the Seal of Confession Is Broken | FrMatthewLC

Since issues regarding breaking the seal of confession from time to time online, I will write the “for dummies” version of how to respond if this …
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A theoretical queston, Father. What would happen if a priest revealed a sin he heard and didn't reveal the penitent directly e.g. "Sean's kid stole …More
A theoretical queston, Father. What would happen if a priest revealed a sin he heard and didn't reveal the penitent directly e.g. "Sean's kid stole your tray of brownies at the children's social". But, instead, referred to the pentitent in general terms that could only apply to one person. e.g. "Next time don't leave your tray of brownies unattended when a ginger is around."(Sean's kid is the only red-haired child in parish)
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People have asked me for a long time to help with their social media. Many people asked assuming there is a quick easy technical fix but this often is not the case. I have made presentations on this …More
People have asked me for a long time to help with their social media. Many people asked assuming there is a quick easy technical fix but this often is not the case. I have made presentations on this topic several times and recorded a version done a few months ago. This version is split nicely into 4 parts and each video is 20-30 minutes with the video interspersed with the PowerPoint slides (editing took me a bit of time and hence why it’s been a few months since I gave this presentation)....
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Fundamental Principles of Social Media (Evangelizing Social Media, part 1)

Fundamental Principles of Social Media (Evangelizing Social Media, part 1) July 12, 2018 Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC People have asked me for a long…
This is a piece I wrote that is basically why we should not use PowerPoint in homilies.
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Should We Use Technology in Homilies?

There has been some debate about the role of technology in homilies. Dioceses might run a video of the bishop in place of the homily or others may …
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I certainly agree with the conclusion here. But, I think that it’s time to ask the question of whether making the homily an integral part of the …More
I certainly agree with the conclusion here. But, I think that it’s time to ask the question of whether making the homily an integral part of the Mass on days of obligation, and, in practice, having it be part of almost every daily Mass as well, has been of benefit to priests or the faithful. Many priests and deacons are just not good preachers. Sometimes it is their rhetorical skill, sometimes it’s lack of preparation, sometimes it’s just an inability to organize one’s thoughts. Anyway, homily time is when a lot of parishioners, especially the men, tune out and just read the bulletin. Preaching less often could increase the impact when one does preach. And then there is the phenomenon of priests appropriating the Protestant custom of “preaching series,” where they will have a single them to preach on for several Sundays. This is not as bad as using tech, but, it defeats the purpose of bringing the Scriptures to the faithful as the Church presents them.