Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Search the Remnant Newspaper
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

TABLE TALK! (Michael Matt’s Message to His Protestant Friends)

Rate this item
(32 votes)
TABLE TALK! (Michael Matt’s Message to His Protestant Friends)

New from RTV...

Michael Matt takes a few minutes off to personally address complaints and concerns of the many non-Catholic viewers of Remnant TV.  Citing a collection of personal letters written by his great-grandfather – a convert from Lutheranism – to his Protestant friend, Michael explains why his great-grandfather converted to the Catholic Faith and how that conversion story is more relevant today, perhaps, than when it was written one hundred and thirty years ago.


This video will be of special interest to non-Catholics, of course, since it addresses their chief criticisms of Catholicism. It will also be of interest to Catholics who wish to develop a more complete understanding of how the pre-Vatican II Catholic Church was regarded by non-Catholics a long time ago. Team Francis claims that the Catholic Church of the past was rigid and lacked compassion for those on the peripheries. But Michael Matt’s great-grandfather’s personal letters put the lie to this. After all, why would so many great men of letters – Oscar Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, Malcolm Muggeridge, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Peguy, and Hugo Klapproth – have converted to a “rigid and “neo-Pelagianism” religion that lacked any serious compassion for “the other”, i.e., immigrants and those living on the peripheries?

This video offers a charitable invitation to non-Catholics to consider the patient apologia of a former Lutheran – and a prominent member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod – who went on to become an outspoken defender of the Roman Catholic Church.  How? Why? What about “statue worship,” “Mary worship,” the “non-Biblical roots” of Purgatory and the Sacrament of Confession?  It’s all covered here and with loving compassion of one old friend to another.

Order your copy of “Letters to a Protestant Friend” today:

Support RTV 

Sign up for Michael Matt's Weekly E-Letter:

Follow Michael Matt on Twitter:

Subscribe to The Remnant Newspaper, print and/or digital versions available:

Listen to Michael Matt's podcasts:

[Comment Guidelines - Click to view]
Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.