'Fearing the Stigmata': Cathedral High School graduate Matt Weber uses humor to tell stories of a young Catholic's journey. Matthew is the son of Peggy Weber, a Catholic writer and television personality for our Diocese of Springfield, MA. She has been writing columns about family life for years and I literally watched her children grow up through her shared stories. In many ways, she was the inspiration for doing what I do.
Her children have definitely followed in her footsteps! Her daughter Kerry is an Associate Editor of America Magazine and wrote Keeping the Faith: Prayers for College Students. For his part, Matthew provides a two-minute humorous reflection as the final segment on "Clearvoice," a newsmagazine on Catholic TV. He also works for Harvard University as a new and social media officer and blogs for the Huffington Post.
His new book is Fearing the Stigmata: Humorously Holy Stories of a Young Catholic's Search for a Culturally Relevant Faith. It is coming out in September from Loyola Press, but is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.