2 Fathers for Fathers' Day - We Are 2 Roman Catholic Priests AUAA!
My (/u/FrMatthewLC) name is Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC. I joined the religious congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 2001, did my final vows in 2009, and was ordained a year and half ago. Right now I'm doing several things: studying an STL (a theology degree between a Masters and doctorate) in New Evangelization, helpign with a course to teach people how to do spiritual direction, some presence online, and taking care of the books for my community. The things I am most famous for online are Twitter and my blog.
Howdy! I'm /u/fr-josh and I'm a diocesan priest from the Mid-Atlantic region. I'm in my early 30's and I've been a priest for over 5 years. I love being a Catholic priest and I stand with the Church, which means I believe in and support the Church on all those controversial subjects that you'd like to ask about.
We're happy to answer most questions, but we would prefer ones that can't be googled easily (e.g. We prefer "what's something unexpected about being a priest" versus "what does the Church believe about X topic and why" because you can find that out in 2 seconds). We will generally not answer rhetorical, leading or vulgar questions. /u/fr-josh also refuses to answer questions that threaten his anonymity. (That's why it's Ask Us ALMOST Anything.) Tag us if you want a specific one of us to answer: /u/fr-josh knows way more about parishes, and /u/FrMatthewLC knows more about religious life.
Our plan is to be on for about 2 hours (till 4pm Eastern), then check once more between 4pm and when we go to bed.
God Bless and let's get some questions answered!
PROOF: As soon as this is posted, I'll tweet a link to it. (EDIT: here's my tweet.) /u/fr-josh is known by Reddit founder /u/spez in real life and he confirmed he's a priest when he did a previous AMA.
EDIT: /u/fr-josh and I both blocked of 2pm to 4pm Sunday to do it then there was a problem that autobot ate 3 attempts at posting this so it wasn't visible till 4:15pm. I need to get on with some off-Reddit work now but I'll try to check back every so often this afternoon and evening.
EDIT 2: 7:30pm I probably won't be able to answer more today. I'll check back tomorrow (probably in the afternoon). I don't have /u/fr-josh's calendar.
EDIT 3: 5:45pm Monday, I just answered 30 or 40 more questions. Thank you all.