First and foremost, I am a Catholic Christian.
I was born and raised in Shaunavon, SK, where I currently live with my wife Amanda and our daughters Anna and Emilia.
I hold a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.
I currently serve as speaker and writer for Face to Face Ministries, and have contributed articles online at Bishop Robert Barron’s Word On Fire Catholic Ministries blog, the Catholic Answers blog and StrangeNotions.com. I have also contributed to the Catholic Answers Magazine.
I’m also working on a booklet set to come out with Catholic Answers Press in 2017 (hopefully in the spring). It addresses the problem of religious indifferentism and how to counter it.
As for media, I have been a guest on Catholic Answers Live, Iowa Catholic radio, and Salt & Light Television.
I believe that the best way to live is the Catholic way because I believe that Catholicism is true. Admittedly this took me a while to figure out. I returned to Catholicism—the faith of my youth—in 2010. I am now firmly convinced that the Catholic Church sees reality as it really is and teaches us to live according to who we really are. I am firmly committed to doing my part in spreading the true Gospel of Jesus Christ without “dumbing down the message.”
Welcome to my blog!
Here’s what people are saying about my work:
“Matt Nelson gives flesh and blood to the words of I Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… .” I have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Matt and witnessing his faith, goodness, conviction, sincerity and zeal. I support his work of evangelizing and faith sharing.” Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
Matt Nelson employs his own brand of Canadian brio to explode the myth that the Catholic Faith is unreasonable. In a media culture prone to hysterics and hyperbole, Matt’s approach (in print and in person) works so well because he makes all the right distinctions between what the mind can know and what God has revealed. Highly recommended, eh. —Patrick Coffin, Host of Catholic Answers Live, author of Sex Au Naturel, and film producer at Immaculata Pictures.
“Matt Nelson brings a fresh new take on the apologetics scene with his wide range of knowledge on a variety of topics and his clear and concise writing style. He is a young Sheed in the making.” —Karlo Broussard, staff apologist at Catholic Answers.
“St. John Paul II famously said that faith and reason are like two wings that ascend to truth. Most Catholics get that first part right–we have strong faith and devotion. But we need the second part, too. Matt Nelson can help. He is one of the best young apologists in the Church today, an expert at showing how the Catholic Church isn’t just beautiful and good–it’s also true. Smart, clear, and passionate, he’s everything the New Evangelization calls for.” —Brandon Vogt, Content Director at Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
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“The difficulty of explaining ‘why I am a Catholic’ is that there are ten thousand reasons all amounting to one reason: that Catholicism is true.” —G. K. Chesterton