Matt C. Abbott
Thank you, Damian Goddard!
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By Matt C. Abbott
May 25, 2011

I received the following email on May 24 (slightly edited):

    'My name is Damian Goddard. I am a cradle-Catholic and TV sports broadcaster up here in Canada who recently lost his job. A Google search will give you more of an explanation. I have been fortunate enough to read a few of your articles in recent weeks and just wanted to say thank you for your clarity in all things Catholic — and God bless you and your work. That's pretty much it. You are an inspiration and I am strengthened by your work!'

To which I say: Thank you, Damian!

Goddard's controversial firing was covered by ESPN.com; click here to see the article. It appears he was fired for "tweeting" in support of traditional marriage.

God bless all who have been persecuted for standing up for the truth. As the years go by, I fear we are going to suffer greatly for the faith. We need to pray ceaselessly.

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 "Unsolved" podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He is mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

(Note: I welcome and appreciate thoughtful feedback. Insults will be ignored. Only in very select cases will I honor a request to have a telephone conversation about a topic in my column. Email is much preferred. God bless you and please keep me in your prayers!)

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