Who is Matthew Leonard? I’m a Catholic author, speaker, Vice President & Executive Producer at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. I also host a podcast on iTunes titled, “The Art of Catholic.”
Most of my work at the St. Paul Center consists of writing, producing, and hosting the Journey Through Scripture video series. Both the Bible and the Virgin Mary, as well as the Bible and the Sacraments are best-sellers. I’m currently working on the next one, which will come to market in 2019.
I’ve penned a number of articles for various Catholic outlets, but one of the coolest things ever was when an excerpt from my first book, Louder Than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic, was published in the Magnificat. I mean, seriously, my entry was alongside meditations by St. Catherine of Sienna, C.S. Lewis, and Blessed John Henry Newman. Crazy. Since then, I’ve published a second book titled Prayer Works! Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality.
As you’ve probably noticed, the Catholic faith is the foundation of my life, both personally and professionally. It didn’t start that way. I’m a Protestant pastor’s kid and former Evangelical missionary who converted to Catholicism in 1998. Greatest thing I ever did…by far.
I’ve got a beautiful wife (really beautiful) and five rugrats who keep me busy. I love ’em all to pieces.
Lastly, I’m a proud native of Texas. My wife and I were actually born in the same Dallas hospital – St. Paul’s. Now I live in Ohio, which has unfortunately destroyed my drawl.