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G’day, thank you for visiting my site. I—if you couldn’t tell from that gigantic banner up there—am a Catholic apologist and speaker.This is my personal blog.

It’s my hope that the content you’ll find here will equip you to be a more effective apologist.

An apologist, in case you were wondering, is not someone who apologizes. And here you were thinking I made my living by apologizing for the Catholic faith. Nope.

An apologist is one who defends, so as a Catholic apologist, I defend the Catholic faith.

For the Catholic, apologetics is an umbrella term that encompasses three branches: Theistic apologetics: arguing for God’s existence from the natural world; Christian apologetics: Arguing for the historicity and credibility of Jesus Christ; and Catholic apologetics: Arguing for the truths put forth by the Catholic Church; that it is the true Church; that it was founded by Christ, etc.

I typically post two to three times a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe to via email by entering your email under Follow My Blog over on the right there.

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with my most popular posts. Here are my top posts from each category:

Theistic Apologetics 

What is Atheism?

What is Pascal’s Wager?

Has Science done away with God?

Christian Apologetics

Is Jesus a spin-off of Pagan Deities 

Was Jesus a lunatic?

Catholic Apologetics

When was ‘Catholic’ First Used?

Why do Catholics Pray to Saints?

My Debate with ex-Catholic Baptist Pastor

Sexual Apologetics

Catholic, Gay and Feeling Fine

Women Don’t Watch Porn!

The Pill & Cancer

My Biography

After I experienced a profound conversion to Christianity at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, I have committed myself to inviting others to know Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. This year I expect to speak to upwards of 100,000 teens and young adults about the Catholic Church and what she teaches.

I have been married to my wife, Cameron for 7 years. We have one son, Liam and two daughters, Avila and Chiara. We live in Southern California.

In my free time, I enjoy surfing, studying philosophy, going out on date nights with my beautiful wife and wrestling my kids on the bed (I’m still undefeated).

My Contact Information

You can Email me, befriend me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

Would you like to book me to come and speak at your next event? Click here to see a list of my talks, and a video of me in action.

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19 thoughts on “About

  1. Mary says:

    Thank you so much for posting Steve Gershom’s article. As a Catholic with many homosexual friends and older atheist and agnostic siblings (sole believers in humanity thus homosexuality), it is refreshing to hear from someone on both sides of the fence. I have high respect for Mr. Gershom and am inclined to read many of your blogs to thus deepen my belief and rebuild my faith. Thank you, Mr. Fradd.

  2. Genevieve says:

    Matt,
    Hello from a fellow Aussie! I love your blog!!
    I noticed you’ve spelled Chiara ‘Chriara’ in your biography and thought you might want to change it if it is wrong. I’m studying to be a Catholic primary school teacher…spelling 🙂
    All the best and with my prayers, Genevieve

  3. […] few days ago I was listening to a conversation with Matt Fradd on Catholic Answers Live, titled “The False Intimacy of Porn” — which even from […]

  4. Angelica Veritas says:

    hey, thanks for this site. i’m a questioning non-catholic and it answers a lot of questions.

  5. Jean Duteau says:

    I saw you at the Edmonton Men’s Conference and loved your talk. I thought you might be interested in what Iceland has done and what they are trying to do around the subject of pornography. They already have a law forbidding the printing and distribution of pornography and now they are looking to ban Internet pornography. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/9866949/Iceland-considers-pornography-ban.html

  6. Hi Matt–I wanted to mention my blog as well to you, not sure if you have ever checked it out or not but in September 2008 my story appeared in what was then “This Rock” magazine from Catholic Answers, due in large part to a number of contacts to Tim Staples, who I am sure you know well. Tim is a true gem indeed.

    Like Steve Gershom, I come from an SSA/LGBT background, however I tend to shy away from using the term “gay” due to the misunderstandings it can indeed cause. However I support his efforts as well and realize that actively LGBT persons might gravitate to his site quicker than mine, so I certainly cannot fault him too badly on that choice of word usage. In any case I write on many topics but have a number of them sharing my own journey and subsequent return to Rome in 2005 after 35 years away–some as a married Assemblies of God minister and then ironically as a strong LGBT activist. So I have been the gamut of lifestyles so to speak.

    But the only one that gives me lasting peace is Christ, and Him through the Church He gave to us. Just wanted you to know about it in case you had never checked it out.

    PS–on my home page is a more updated version of my story, but based largely on the one I wrote for “This Rock” years ago. And I do have standing permission to use it via Sophia Sproule from Catholic Answers (via email) just so you are aware–plus it is no longer on your revamped website at any rate as they condensed the older copies of “This Rock” which they preserved–they even eliminated Tim’s article from that issue too so I do not feel too badly about it hehe.

    I just wanted you and your readers to know about it and about me too! God bless you in your wonderful ventures.

  7. Jessica says:

    hey matt,i heard to your talks in ACYC and totally loved it !

    I’ve a lot of muslims friends asking me, why do you believe in jesus when he just the prophet and god is someone else. why do you drink alchol and eat pork when it is said in bible to not to do so ?
    why does mary wear a scarf in the pictures we see ? and Why when the images of Jesus are made he always has a beard never is he made clean shaven :???

    could you please answer to these questions of mine.

  8. nathalie says:

    Dear Mr. Fradd,

    I think I get a little discouraged by some of you Apologists on Catholic Answers. How can we mere theologically, biblically, unstudied wanna-be defenders of the faith provide lucid answers to sometimes complex questions thrown our way by nay-sayers? You make it look so easy. For all I might know, I know I can’t quote scripture, exactly, other than to say, “You know, like that passage somewhere where it says something along the lines of…” I suppose the only thing to do is pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance and hope our flailing in the dark (when we try to defend our faith) is more effective than we think. I suppose God can use us precisely in our weaknesses. God’s way are inscrutable (or something like that 😉 )

    Thanks for the job you do.

    nathalie

    • Matt Fradd says:

      Nathalie, I sympathize with your frustration; believe me! Working at Catholic Answers, I am surrounded by people much smarter than I; much more able at quoting Scripture that I; much better at reading New Testament Greek that I . . . It can be frustrating, because we want to know everything right now!

      The trick is to stay close to our Lord.

      Now I know that sounds obvious, but reflect on that. It’s much more gratifying to the ego to be told we are intelligent than to be holy. Take up your rosary! Spend at least one hour before the Blessed Sacrament every week, get a spiritual director.

      Next step. Study! Tere are a plethora of resources out there, but I reccomend you get my colleagues 2 CD set, Getting Started in Apologetics. You can download the mp3 here: http://shop.catholic.com/mp3-getting-started-in-apologetics-the-least-you-need-to-know-to-explain-the-catholic-faith.html

      I hope that helps.

  9. wordsaver says:

    Hi, it is very interesting to compare Catholics from the opposite sides, You would have a lot of work here, in Croatia. Thanks for the blogging and pardon my English

  10. pacwp says:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I am looking forward to reading your blog more fully, thank you for your work

  11. I really love reading your blogs Sir Matt! It inspires me a lot and strengthens my faith to God and to the Catholic Church. I wish to learn more and more and more!

    God Bless you always Sir Matt Fradd! More Power

  12. Cynthia says:

    Hi Matt,
    You are really an angel and I would love to see you doing greater works to help curb the addiction of pornography which is widespread like an epidemic among people. You are really touched by Mother Mary and with her help you can surely get many souls out of the evil of porn. thanks for your good work. May God bless you.

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  14. William Fernandez says:

    Hey Mr. Fradd, I’m Will and I’m 14. My older brother introduced me to your talks and it really has changed me. It’s made me stronger against sin, although I still struggle with sin in areas, you have inspired me. Thank you so much for your inspiring talks and advice. I struggle in the same areas that you did prior to your conversion. Please pray for me and my trouble, as I am praying for you and the Holy Church. Once again, thank you for everything, and send my love to the family.

  15. Hitchslap says:

    I read several of you posts after I saw something of yours pop up on facebook. I am not impressed. Your fellow sheep should instead try reading “God is not Great” by Christopher Hitchens.

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