Author Archives: Matt Swaim

About Matt Swaim

Matt Swaim is the Communications Coordinator for the Coming Home Network and the former host of the Son Rise Morning Show on EWTN Radio. His books include "Prayer in the Digital Age" and "The Eucharist and the Rosary." His shorter hot takes on the state of the cosmos can be found on Twitter: @mattswaim

Revere the Saints, Or You Will End Up Revering Zucchini and Rice Pudding

Recently at The Coming Home Network, we’ve been tackling the question of how the liturgical calendar has impacted the lives of Catholic converts.  And reverts too.  Really, anyone who’s gained from the Church’s wisdom of scheduling feast days and seasons … Continue reading

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Nerdy Catholic Tees – My Latest Clandestine Venture

I know I’m by far the least active Conspirator here- or am I?  If you knew what I was doing all the time, how good of a Conspirator would I be, really?  I let people like Larry D do all … Continue reading

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Bracketology 2017: Magisterial Fidelity Edition

“An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn’t care who wins.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower For the past decade or so, I’ve been posting online my annual NCAA bracket picks, which I decide upon based on … Continue reading

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The Presidential Debate You’ve Been Waiting For…

…is here!   No interruptions!  No artful dodges!  No expected references to “bad hombres” or “that Mexican thing!”  No alliteration practiced a hundred times in front of a mirror! (say it five times fast- “Trumped-up Trickle Down…”) This TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 … Continue reading

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When Captain America Communicates Everything You Feel About Politics And Theology Right Now In A Single Quote

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Two Voices, One Stage, All The Important Issues- Tonight is Appointment Television, and Here’s Why:

OF COURSE, I’m referring to tonight’s encore episode of The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi and his guest, former America’s Next Top Model contestant Leah Darrow.  Where else on the dial will you hear two people admitting they were wrong … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Avoid Talking to your Protestant Friends About Mary

  Over at The Coming Home Network this week, I’ve written a post about five Catholic devotional titles for the Virgin Mary that protestants can safely use, because they apply to beliefs about Mary that pretty much all Christians can … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Assumption and Marian Theological Hurdles

Over at The Coming Home Network this week, our latest weekly community question has to do with the feast that kicks off this week; namely, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul into heaven.  And if you’re a protestant, … Continue reading

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The Massive Event in Washington This Weekend That You Probably Didn’t Know Pope Francis Had Invited You To

News about Together 2016 has been circulating in Evangelical circles for some time, but got a bit of play in Catholic media (a VERY little bit of play, that is) when it was announced a few weeks back that Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Protestants and Catholics: Christians Separated By A Common Language

Dealing with ecumenical matters as I do on a daily basis, I frequently find myself in the position of being a protocol droid, having to be fluent in six million forms of religious communication.  That’s part of the greatness of … Continue reading

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