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S+L BLOG: Mark Matthews



Since 2009, Salt + Light has been on the radio airwaves with our weekly program, The Salt + Light Radio Hour. Every week, our host, Deacon Pedro brings you the best of S+L: inspiring messages, insightful interviews, interesting commentary and  news updates and events from around the Catholic world; plus every week we feature a ...read more
By Mark Matthews, Salt + Light Radio’s Hollywood Undercover Missionary I’m a nuts and bolts kind of guy – a very hands on artist who appreciates the tangible, visual nature of our world. Because of this I have a tough time understanding how prayer “works”. What is the cause and effect? I can’t see anything ...read more
By Mark Matthews, Salt + Light Radio’s Hollywood Undercover Missionary You’ve heard from me often about what’s good in Hollywood. Today I thought I’d write about what’s bad in Boston! “The Celtics? The St. Paddy’s day parade? C’mon, why you hatin on the Bostonians?” I recently visited Boston and while there I made a pilgrimage ...read more
By Mark Matthews, Our Hollywood Undercover Missionary Ahhh, the Fall – Sunshine, beach, sunshine, and more sunshine. You may think of crisp air and crunchy multi-colored leaves, but it’s all beach and sunshine here in Hollywood. In fact, the only thing ever hinting at the seasons is seeing more young faces with stardom twinkling in ...read more
by Mark Matthews, Undercover Hollywood Missionary When Carlos De la Vega decided he wanted to become a filmmaker rather than an engineer, he didn’t let lack of funds stop him. A native of Nicaragua, he went back home and wrote a script that his people could relate to. The result was Los Gallos no Lloran ...read more
Lent! Ahhh yes… the sweet smell of suffering! If you are fully embracing our great Catholic tradition of penance, I have a suggestion for a different kind of “fast” this year, one very appropriate for our age – A fast from media! “But Mark, we don’t want to put you (or S+L) out of a ...read more