When Joy is Wrong According to St John of the Cross We’re all aware we shouldn’t take inordinate pleasure in earthly/temporal goods (which remains a problem for most of us). Affected by the original sin of Adam and Eve, we tend to focus too much on the things of this world. The clichés of
Matthew Leonard is an internationally known speaker, author, podcaster, blogger, and Executive Director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (founded by Dr. Scott Hahn). A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country appearing on SiriusXM, EWTN, CBS, and the Magnificat. He formerly hosted his own program on Radio Maria titled “The Art of Catholic”, before migrating to iTunes. Matthew hosts the popular Journey Through Scripture video series and is a featured speaker by Lighthouse Catholic Media. He also holds a Masters in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In addition to numerous articles, he is the author of Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic and Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality, and contributed to The Joys & Challenges of Family Life: Catholic Husbands and Fathers Speak Out. Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their five children. Learn more about him at MatthewSLeonard.com.