My name is Matthew Chicoine and I am young family man and faithful Catholic with an enthusiasm for writing and learning about the joy of my Catholic faith. Currently, I write for Catholicstand.com, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and Catholic365.com. Previously, I published works for Catholic Insight Magazine. Along with my writing experience, I have volunteer as a family formation catechist and possess a Master’s Degree in Theology from Franciscan University.

I began The Simple Catholic blog in 2015 with the hope of drawing others closer to understanding the splendor of truth as taught by Jesus Christ and safeguarded by the Catholic Church. I hope to use my writing as a means of growing in holiness and bringing others to Christ as well. I will be featuring a healthy mixture of theological expositions and anecdotal evidence of the Holy Spirit’s workings in my life. The discovery of  joy in my pilgrim journey on Earth will be another major theme in my posts.  Thank you to all who follow me in this endeavor!