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    Matthew Sciba

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    Matthew is the courageous husband of Mikki and extraordinarily proud father to Mary and Luke.  His Catholic faith, and brother Drew, led him to Benedictine College where he majored in Political Science.  Since 2008, Matthew has worked as a private contractor and is also an Account Manager for Lighthouse Catholic Media.  Matthew’s interests include writing, marksmanship, and singing Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.

    Prayers desperately needed

    In case you haven’t heard, there is a standoff in Nevada between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and a rancher by the name of Cliven Bundy.  Mr. Bundy is a rancher, as was his father, and his grandfather, on this particular massive piece of land since the late 1800s.  In 1993, the BLM […]

    The Feast of The Annunciation: Mama Mary Loves Us!

    Today is the Feast of The Annunciation of Our Lord.  It holds particular significance for me because it is the anniversary of the day my wife learned that we would be parents for the first time. My wife Mikki and I married in September 2005, just four short months after graduating from college.  We tried […]

    How to Talk to an Atheist (if you must)

    The other night, I was the victim of a liberal Democrat Atheist’s ramblings about global warming, hypocrisy, and diatribe about how Evangelical Christians are the biggest perpetrators of divorce and  abortion.   It came out of nowhere and he felt the need to pat himself on the back for being a member of the enlightened […]

    The Art of Listening

      “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” ~The Rule of Saint Benedict   I am guilty.  This morning at Mass, like every morning at Mass, I caught myself drifting off during the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  After a lifetime of practice, I’ve learned […]

    Book Review: Church Militant Field Manual

    My blessed wife gave to me for Christmas what I consider to be the most important book in my library, Fr. Richard M. Heilman’s Church Militant Field Manual. In case you are not familiar, the Church Militant refers to one of three parts of the Communion of Saints included in The Profession of Faith. The […]

    True beauty

    As you may know, my son Lucas was born with a genetic condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome, about which you can read more here.  Lucas looks like any other 3 year-old boy except that he uses a walker and stands at 1/2 the size of a typical developing 3 year-old.  As one of his teachers exclaimed […]

    Yoga: Not for weak-minded Catholics

    For the past few years, I have engaged in the practice of Yoga for exercise.  {cue collective gasp}  No, I don’t wear the spandex and I don’t use words like namaste, ashtanga, or vinyasa, or any other pagan jargon for that matter.  Yoga is exercise unlike any other which improves flexibility, balance, and strength.  It’s […]

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