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LOS ANGELES (RNS) After he stopped attending Catholic Mass as a freshman in high school, Matt Maher never expected to have a career as a Catholic musician with crossover appeal for evangelicals.


  1. Another good Irish Catholic kid from the ” Rock” setting a great example!

  2. I like listening to both catholic and non-catholic Christian stations. Matt is one of my faves – especially “You Were on the Cross” and “Love Will Hold Us Together”. God bless and keep ’em comin!

  3. I come from a Pentecostal background and absolutely love and appreciate that this group although from different denominations can connect and understand each other for His glory. God uses people in so many different ways, its part of his mysteries. Thank you for all of your hard work! God bless you!

  4. Jeremy (a 40 something)

    This is another great example of God’s power, GOD has proven that HE alone can do all things, EVEN bring people from different denominations, with different methods of worship, together for HIS glory. Matt has a way of pulling emotions from you that you did not know where buried inside, he does this both in the adult and the youth. Thanks Matt for following your calling, you are an inspiration to us all!

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    • Esther Johnson

      I’m sorry, but the Catholic church is not the “true” church. Research the facts. It is the church of Jesus Christ that is the real church.


      • Sorry, you are wrong, Catholic is the only true religion that is why all other religions became such when they broke away from the catholics because they didn’t want to follow the doctrine. Sorry that is the truth!

        • The only TRUTH is the WORD of God. What good is religion if you have no knowledge of the living Way, Jesus Christ? Stop arguing about what is the one true religion and seek out the truth that is embodied in the Scriptures.

    • Esther Johnson

      I’m sorry, but the Catholic church ISN’T the one real church. It is a denomination. Do your research and read the historical facts. The true church is Jesus Christ’s followers and those who follow Him in Spirit and in truth.


  6. Why can’t we all just see what Matt is doing? He is setting the example that this thing is MUCH bigger than names. Please let’s all just concentrate on the lost around us and utilize God’s great gift the has given us all. Maria please refrain from lableing the Catholic church as the only true church, one only has to review the wars caused by this type of thinking and the terrible destruction it caused in Ireland as well as other places. God’s gift is NOT exclusive for only one group but is made available to all who will receive. God bless all.

  7. I find it sad when ANY of us assume that we know who goes to heaven and who doesn’t. I am Catholic. Since Vatican II the Catholic Church has taught that all Christians can go to heaven.

    “…the Church now solemnly acknowledges that the Holy Ghost is truly active in the churches and communities separated from itself. To these other Christian Churches the Catholic Church is bound in many ways: through reverence for God’s word in the Scriptures; through the fact of baptism; through other sacraments which they recognize.”–Second Vatican Ecumenical Council 1964

    I truly believe that the in-fighting among Christians is influenced by Satan.

  1. […] The Religious News Service recently talked with worship leader Matt Maher. The article looked at Matt’s Roman Catholic faith and also discussed the impact his music is having in the protestant church and how he’s been able to bridge the gap between the two. Read more about the music and ministry of Matt Maher by clicking on the link at… […]

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