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Matt Emerson

Matt Emerson's essays have appeared in a number of publications, including America, Commonweal, The Washington Post, First Things and The Catholic Press Association named his September 2012 essay "Help Their Unbelief," published in America, as the "best essay" in the category of national general interest magazine for 2012.

Matt studied philosophy at Saint Louis University (BA, 2004) and attended law school at the University of Notre Dame (J.D., 2008), where, in addition to legal studies, he took graduate coursework in Catholic moral theology, healthcare ethics and bioethics. Prior to coming to Xavier, he practiced law in Phoenix, AZ. You can find the rest of his work at Feel free to email him at

 He currently works at Xavier College Preparatory in Palm Desert, CA, where he teaches theology and directs development.


Fruitful Searching (Jan. 5-12, 2015)

Preambles for Faith (May 13, 2013)

Help Their Unbelief (Sept. 10, 2012)

Posts at The Ignatian Educator


Articles by Matt Emerson