My name is Father Matthew Henry, a priest in the Diocese of Phoenix since 2010.  I grew up in Phoenix, but studied at seminaries in Minnesota, Oregon, and Colorado.  Currently, I study Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Below are some quotes that give a vision for what I would like to communicate through these posts and links.  Enjoy!

“The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely, the saints the Church has produced and the art which has grown in her womb. Better witness is borne to the Lord by the splendor of holiness and art . . . than by the clever excuses which apologetics has come up with to justify the dark sides which, sadly, are so frequent in the Church’s human history.” –Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

“Only a faith arising from life experience and confirmed by it (and, therefore, relevant to life’s needs) could be sufficiently strong to survive in a world where everything points in the opposite direction.” –Msgr. Luigi Giussani

“When we address ourselves to others, the Lord does not ask us to be any less human than He is, to betray human hope anymore than He did. He is a God who is faithful to the hearts He has created, and their vocation to divine hope is not a betrayal of their human hope. In His school, we learn to place our hearts in listening attention to the hearts of others, in order to hear their whispered hopes. We learn to recognize in these hearts the prefiguration of Christian hope.” –Madeliene Delbrel


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