Matthew Leonard

Matthew Leonard is an internationally-renowned speaker, author, podcaster, filmmaker, and host of the world-wide smash hit “Bible and the Virgin Mary” video series. He also serves as Executive Producer at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. A convert to Catholicism and former missionary to Latin America, Matthew is a frequent guest on radio and television programs across the country and hosts a very popular podcast on iTunes titled “The Art of Catholic”, which is heard in more than 170 countries around the world. Matthew is the writer, executive producer and host of the best-selling Bible and the Sacraments 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 two books, “Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic” and “Prayer Works! Getting A Grip On Catholic Spirituality.” Matthew lives in Ohio with his wife Veronica and their six children. Learn more about him at

Articles By Matthew Leonard

When Joy is Wrong – According to St John of the Cross

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

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Why You Don’t Want to Go to Purgatory

What’s wrong with setting your (spiritual) sights on Purgatory? Are we missing the boat when we do this? Find out when a new member of’s writing team, Matthew Leonard, tackles this question.

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