“Modern technology places at our disposal unprecedented possibilities for good, for spreading the truth of our salvation in Jesus Christ, and for fostering harmony and reconciliation.” Saint John Paul II

Even though good information about the Catholic faith is more readily available today than ever before, there is still widespread confusion about Catholic belief and practice. Officially, it is the job of the Catholic bishops to clear up such confusion. But in the current reality, lay Catholics need to take it upon themselves to 1) know their faith and 2) be willing to share and defend it.

Saint John Paul II said: “Lay people must be strong enough and sufficiently catechized to testify how the Christian faith constitutes the only valid response to the problems and hopes that life poses to every person and society.”

Today as always, Jesus Christ remains the only answer to the deepest longings of the human heart, mind, and soul. Not one answer among many, not the “preferred” answer, the ONLY answer.

No Nonsense Catholic was founded to give clear and simple witness to the Catholic Faith without obscuring, complicating, or watering down the exclusive claims of Christ and His Church. 

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me… Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice… [A]nd you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 14.6; 18.37 NCV; 8.31-32).

And that is no nonsense.



Matthew Arnold is a lay Catholic speaker and author who has hosted programs for EWTN Global Catholic Radio and the Radio Maria Network.

Matthew’s “no nonsense” presentations have informed and inspired Catholics on four continents for over twenty years. His popular CDs and DVDs on the Catholic Faith are currently available in over 8,000 parishes around the world through the Augustine Institute’s Lighthouse program.

In March of 2017, he was honored with a “Catholic Man of the Year” award presented by Bishop Timothy Freyer of the Diocese of Orange in California.

A husband and father of six, Matthew holds a Certificate of Lay Ministry from the Diocese of Orange and can be heard every Wednesday hosting his live podcast No Nonsense Catholic on Virgin Most Powerful Radio.



“Teach the children catechism… what they need to know for salvation.” Our Lady of Good Help

“Especially in an unsupportive culture, Christian living calls for continuing instruction and catechesis, and this is perhaps the area in which the Internet can provide excellent help… Therefore, Catechesis is for adults of every age, including the elderly… no less than for children, adolescents and the young.”      Saint John Paul II


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