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Matt is a native of Cincinnati and entered the Jesuits after graduating from Fordham University. He has a master’s degree in Early Modern European history from Saint Louis University with a concentration in the religious and cultural life of the Reformation era. He taught history and religious studies at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and studied at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University. He was ordained a priest in 2019.

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Of Soccer Heroes, Sporting Magic and Prayer

Of Soccer Heroes, Sporting Magic and Prayer

I’m not sure exactly when it was that I fell head over heels in love with the game of soccer, but I know exactly who was responsible. From the early to the mid 2000’s, French soccer legend Thierry Henry glided across the pitch with an irrepressible combination of power and finesse, a grace punctuated by savage efficiency and competitive fire.