About Matthew Olson

Matthew Olson Matthew Olson is a college student in the Diocese of Little Rock. He was raised in multiple Protestant denominations before eventually converting to Catholicism on 7 April 2012. His primary interests are theology, Church history, and ecumenism. He is privately discerning the possibility of God calling him to the priesthood. He has a blog, Answering Protestants. He also has a Twitter account, @crucifixwearer.



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Charismatics in Context

January 30th, 2014 | by Matthew Olson

“Certain signs point to a weakening in the sense of mystery in those very liturgical celebrations that should be fostering


Minding the Monarchical Church

November 12th, 2013 | by Matthew Olson

The Church functions within a monarchical structure – this is important to remember. In addition to this, though, Her system


8 Great Christian Songs

August 18th, 2013 | by Matthew Olson

Here are 8 great Christian songs. (The links lead to the corresponding audio via YouTube.) 1. Hail, Holy Queen. This


Let’s Talk Discipline

May 26th, 2013 | by Matthew Olson

Disciplines, hair shirts, cilices – all things of the past? Perhaps not. Most people are afraid to talk about the


Why I Love Incense

March 24th, 2013 | by Matthew Olson

I love incense. In fact, I love it a lot, and I think it should be used in far more



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