Archive: Matt Maher
I haven't had more than a month of vacation in six years. I finally took a (much needed) break from touring and traveling, for two months. A lot of that has been to be home with my wife as we...
By Matt Maher | August 17, 2011; 06:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Our founding fathers were not fixated on religious expression as much as they were preserving the rights to do so. The issue we're currently facing is an unprecedented censoring of religious expression in American society by a small minority of...
By Matt Maher | August 11, 2011; 12:24 PM ET | Comments (0)
In 2008, during his campaign, President Obama's affiliation with certain religious leadership was put into question. Namely, that of Jeremiah Wright see this link. During the controversy, President Obama simply responded by stating that Rev. Wright "...is like an old...
By Matt Maher | July 15, 2011; 05:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
My solution? Build a mosque, a synagogue, and a Chapel in the same place. That's the real American answer....
By Matt Maher | August 20, 2010; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (0)
God without religion is trying to love God and ignore His love language. His love language is loving people, and choosing to stay connected to them in a common practices of faith, hope, love, and community.
By Matt Maher | August 3, 2010; 05:20 PM ET | Comments (7)
I believe with all of my heart in Jesus' teachings as expressed in Catholicism to be the fullest expression there is. Otherwise, what's the point in believing in them? Do I think less of my soon-to-be-wife because she isn't Catholic? Absolutely not. Do I respect, honor, and even appreciate her beliefs? Absolutely!
By Matt Maher | July 30, 2010; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (9)
Should there be a mosque near ground zero? Ask the 1.57 million Jewish people who inhabit New York City. Ask the Christians in New York City. Or - let America continue to be America, and be a place where people have freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion, which is different than freedom of worship
By Matt Maher | July 22, 2010; 05:41 PM ET | Comments (2)
America is a country of immigrants. The only true natives here are the Native Americans, and I don't think they're the people raising question here. One of my team members has a mother who spent 21 years going through the...
By Matt Maher | June 1, 2010; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (3)
In the book of Genesis, God gave man dominion over creation. This has never meant the right to do whatever he wanted without consequence, but rather, stewardship.
By Matt Maher | June 1, 2010; 02:11 AM ET | Comments (3)
In response to this week's question, I'd like to invite you to read the latest blog entry from Archbishop Timothy Dolan, of New York: Read Archbishop Dolan's Blog I hope everyone has a wonderful and prayerful Holy Week and Easter...
By Matt Maher | March 30, 2010; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (0)
I'm sorry, but we all seem to be armed to the teeth with rocks, ready to stone each other to death. So if anyone needs me, I've decided that I'll be trying to figure out what Jesus was writing in...
By Matt Maher | March 16, 2010; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (2)
It concerns me that in what is supposed to be an "open society" such as America, that we would disallow people the right to pay for commercial airspace because it conflicts with people's personal views.
By Matt Maher | February 3, 2010; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (2)
Many of the Christian voices in government have not talked about the Kingdom of God. They've used the Kingdom of God to propagate a massive industrialized form of democratic nationalism, which is now being replaced by a form of democratic nationalistic socialism. So is it any different?
By Matt Maher | January 25, 2010; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (2)
"God" will continue to be challenged by prideful hearts, my own of which is chief; and Jesus will continue to be scandalous, because in an ever-increasing humanistic society, there is no room for good news of unmerited grace, mercy, freedom, and affection.
By Matt Maher | January 13, 2010; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (7)
If end of life care means treating people like people, and investing into them, then it should be part of health reform. The point is, human connection and interaction should never be secondary. It gives hope for the soul, and proves the invisible love of God is real.
By Matt Maher | November 12, 2009; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (0)
If we really desire freedom for the people of Afghanistan, we will not make the same mistakes, but defend the rights and dignity of the oppressed and respect the rights of the Afghani people to govern themselves.
By Matt Maher | October 5, 2009; 10:37 PM ET | Comments (5)
Should the Federal Government be allowed to determine the hiring practices of religious organizations?...
By Matt Maher | September 25, 2009; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (2)
At the heart of uncivil behavior is a heart rooted in something outside of love, for whatever reason; be it selfish, or fearful; angry or manipulative.
By Matt Maher | September 15, 2009; 11:56 PM ET | Comments (2)
An unrepentant mass murderer doesn't need to be released from prison to be shown mercy.
By Matt Maher | August 24, 2009; 06:20 PM ET | Comments (1)
At the heart of American Christianity are two things: the cross and a repentant sinner.
By Matt Maher | June 30, 2009; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
It's really beyond me how any leader of any free society could mandate what people do and do not wear. You cannot force cultural change onto religious belief.
By Matt Maher | June 25, 2009; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (5)
There are two issues at hand here - one is the significance of President Obama's speech on the campus of Notre Dame; the other, a larger need for a new conversation about truth.
By Matt Maher | May 20, 2009; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (2)
The answer to the question of a celibate life is at the heart of one of the biggest struggles we face in the world right now....that of living your life for something or someone other than yourself.
By Matt Maher | May 15, 2009; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)
If there ever was a time that the American people needed to be reminded to come together in the Spirit of fraternity and charity, and meditate and supplicate, it would be now.
By Matt Maher | May 6, 2009; 03:54 PM ET | Comments (8)
The reason we are in this economic mess is the exact opposite -- self above everyone else. The only way truly out of this is through a generation of selflessness.
By Matt Maher | March 9, 2009; 05:45 AM ET | Comments (2)
When religious organizations open their doors and staffs to people of other beliefs, there is an opportunity for growth and greater understanding of how our society can move forward in a more unified matter.
By Matt Maher | February 17, 2009; 12:19 AM ET | Comments (3)
Pope Benedict is trying to reconcile a group of Catholics who have been out of communion with the Church. Bishop Williamson happens to be part of that group. The fact that he is delusional and a victim of his own brand of self-righteous finger-pointing and bigotry, although unfortunate, is purely a coincidence.
By Matt Maher | February 6, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)
Four years from now, at the end of Barack Obama's term, I hope that the pro-life movement won't exist.
By Matt Maher | January 21, 2009; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)
It is love that leads the heart to repentance and freedom found in God, not oppression, fear, and violence.
By Matt Maher | January 13, 2009; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
Wars and rumors of wars will continue, particularly in the Middle East and the India/Pakistan border, where there is growing tension.
By Matt Maher | December 29, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)
If we are truly wanting to have a moment of prayer here, then we should go find the least likely person, and ask them to lead us in a prayer. Then it would be about it's true spiritual purpose, and not just a lofty ceremony meant to appease political allegiances.
By Matt Maher | December 28, 2008; 07:19 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Anglican church should hold true to what it believes, and if people disagree, then they should form a new denomination, realizing that they are choosing to be out of communion with the church.
By Matt Maher | December 16, 2008; 05:14 PM ET | Comments (2)
The term "terrorism" is a broad generalization that risks conditioning the social psyche into an instant negative association with religion, which could lead to a lack of faith.
By Matt Maher | December 2, 2008; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (3)
This is something that all of our leaders should encourage. Part of the greatest gift of prayer is that it is entered into freely by each individual, or as a corporate body. Prayer is something that can be encouraged, but not forced on the public.
By Matt Maher | November 18, 2008; 03:52 AM ET | Comments (1)
They will see our faith reflected in sound economic policy, a strong foreign voice for democracy, and equality among all peoples. We must continue to embrace our faith and safeguard its public expression, not water it down.
By Matt Maher | November 8, 2008; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (2)
Some voters are once again buying into the notion that God favors a particular political party - and this is a bold faced lie. God is above political parties - no one has been appointed for this time - we ALL have been appointed for this time in history - to be the Church.
By Matt Maher | November 2, 2008; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (11)
One of my favorite quotes is by St. Ignatius of Loyola, who said, "pray as if everything depends on God, and act as if everything depends on you" - this is what religion should do for women.
By Matt Maher | October 23, 2008; 02:50 PM ET | Comments (0)
The question shouldn't be about what their mentor, friend, or pastor believes; the question should be what they believe.
By Matt Maher | October 6, 2008; 05:23 PM ET | Comments (0)
Like democracy, belief in God is something that must be discovered through the intellect and the heart in a free society, not a world that forces an ideology on people.
By Matt Maher | October 2, 2008; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)
I suggest we ask the question, "...after 30 years of legal, (and apparently) safe abortions, is our society any better or more enlightened because of it?"
By Matt Maher | September 28, 2008; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (6)
Either your love for God (and consequently, your love of neighbor) will fuel your stewardship of money, or love of money will fuel your stewardship of love. Everything starts with stewardship
By Matt Maher | September 18, 2008; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (9)
There have been, there are, (and I know there will be) many women who are leaders in the church, but who are not pastors; and they are okay with it.
By Matt Maher | September 3, 2008; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (8)