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Matthew Plese is a Third Order Dominican who resides in Chicago, IL. Matthew grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and entered the Church with the rest of his family from a non-denominational protestant background in 2004 while a freshman in high school. Matthew went on to obtain a degree in Business and Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas (MN) where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has a Certificate in Catechesis from Catholic Distance University and a Masters in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.
Matthew is also the author ofCatholic Book Summaries: 54 Traditional and Contemporary Classics,Eschatology: The Catholic Study of the Four Last Things, andUnderstanding the Precepts of the Church. Matthew lives in Chicago, IL and is a parishioner at St. John Cantius.
Topics of Expertise: Traditional Catholicism, the Mass Rubrics, The Catholic Liturgical Year, Precepts of the Church, Eschatology, General Catechism
Judith Costello, MA, is a Third Order Discalced Carmelite (OCDS). While a long-time resident of New Mexico, Judith moved in 2017 to Davenport, IA to care for her 92-year-old mother. Judith is an exhibiting Sacred Artist who has written and illustrated columns forThe Catechist, a national magazine, andNew Mexico Kids, a regional magazine (publishing craft columns). She has been a freelance writer for 30 years and has published several books including a book on catechism, two courses for CatechismClass.com, and two coloring books for grown-ups. Judith sees that "helping people to truly understand prayer is one of the most pressing issues of our modern world."
Topics of Expertise: Prayer, Sprituality, Mariology
Topics of Expertise: Marriage Preparation, Pneumatology, Catechetics.
Matt Robinson, MA, is a lifelong Catholic from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. A love for Christ and the Church led him to studies for the priesthood graduating the college division of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary with a B.A. in Philosophy. Though he discerned that God was not calling him to be a priest and ultimately left the seminary, he continued his theology studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary earning an M.A. in Dogmatic Theology. Matt is the Director of Pastoral Services at St. Agnes Parish, West Chester, PA. He is also the author of,Lord That I May See: Fundamentals of Christian Philosophy.
Topics of Expertise: Philosophy, Liturgy, Dogmatic Theology