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About Fr. Matthew Spencer, OSJ

Born into a family of 11 children, Fr. Matthew worked as a software engineer before a health crisis prompted him to re-evaluate his life’s direction. The support and example of the priests of the Oblates of St. Joseph had a profound impact on him, and Fr. Matthew found himself drawn to their simple lives and family spirit.

He entered the seminary of the Oblates of St. Joseph in 2003, completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Spiritual Theology in 2009, and was ordained to the priesthood later that year. He currently serves as Vice Provincial and Director of Communications for the Oblates of St. Joseph out of Mount St. Joseph, Loomis, CA.

Podcasts

  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 19, 2017 On today’s show:President Obama makes his last press conference: “We’re going to okay. . . “. Is it just Trump that is trying to control the narrative? The “waterworks” question about Obama’s daughters. Does evil exist? Should we do what we “feel” is right? We are called to a deep relationship with Christ. Is the Church ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 18, 2017 On today’s show:Fake News strikes again: Media picks up fake story about paid operatives being hired to protest the Trump inauguration. Father reads a letter from a 12-year-old listener. Father recounts the story of Lila Rose and Live Action’s exposure of illegal practices at Planned Parenthood. “Retraining” promised by P. P., not realized. E-mail from a ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 17, 2017 On today’s show:Father reviews the movie “Silence”. What is the best way to destroy the Gospel message? Killing them all, vs. destroying the narrative. Is a lie ever permissible? Can I do one one thing, but “believe” another thing “in my heart”? Are we as committed as we should be in our Faith? Add some zeal ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 16, 2017 On today’s show:Father reviews the movie “Silence”. What is the best way to destroy the Gospel message? Killing them all, vs. destroying the narrative. Is a lie ever permissible? Can I do one one thing, but “believe” another thing “in my heart”? Are we as committed as we should be in our Faith? Add some zeal ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 13, 2017 On today’s show:“Married At First Sight”: Could this be the worst reality-show idea ever? Success rate: About 10% . . . The toxic effect of today’s culture on Marriage. Your marriage is not “hollywood”. What makes a successful marriage? The San Diego Chargers move to Los Angeles; fans go insane with anger. Citizenship in Switzerland: Neighborhood review. ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 12, 2017 On today’s show:Fake news, CIA leaks, and a media firestorm: Are we grounded in our Faith? Reflections on the misperceptions about, and the genius of, Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI, progressivism, and the importance of the Liturgy. Why did Jesus tell people NOT to talk about His miracles?
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 11, 2017 On today’s show:Fake news strikes again: Dodgy report about Donald Trump, and the battle over the word “fake news”. The public nature of Confession – all sacraments are public! Father shares about helping with a First Confession. 8-year-old takes his 3-year-old brother to confession. Should parents be allowed to deny medical care to their child? What ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 9, 2017 On today’s show:The Golden Globe awards, and Jim Carrey’s “truth bomb” about what they are really all about. What will make us feel “fulfilled”? That special someone? A Golden Globe, or thousands of facebook “likes”? The CES conference, happiness gadgets, and an update on the Oblates of St. Joseph Marello’s robotic vacuum cleaner. World’s oldest man claims ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 6, 2017 On today’s show:Did the “Eye of the Needle” actually exist? Can a Catholic ethically vote for a pro-abortion candidate? Douglas Kmiec, pro-abortion apologist for Obama. Planned Parenthood does NOT provide mammagrams! We are not called to bring people to Christ; rather, we are called to bring Christ to the people. What does it take to be ...
  • St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew, January 5, 2017 On today’s show:How does one tell a St. Joseph statue from a St. Anthony statue? What do we know about St. Joseph? Woman misidentifies an Elron statue as a statue of St. Joseph. Wine: A special substance in the Christian economy. Study shows that the more you pay for a wine, the better it tastes. ...