Matt Kappadakunnel has a background in investment management and investment banking. He spent multiple years studying to be a Catholic priest and graduated from Creighton University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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A call to communion: Pope Francis' letter to the Syro-Malabar Church

Commentary: I believe Francis' reiteration of a unified liturgical practice, both in the Eastern and Western churches, includes a call to reflect on areas of disunity and "missing the mark" in the Catholic community.

Bravo's 'Family Karma' gives Indian Americans space to be themselves

TV review: By presenting a cast of Indian Americans telling their own unique, varied stories, "Family Karma" debunks many Indian stereotypes while allowing viewers to become more aware of the Indian American experience.

Invite exuberance into Palm Sunday, Easter celebrations with the music of Red Baraat

Commentary: Red Baraat's music, joyous and rich, can teach us new ways to worship and praise God. It can inspire Catholics to think more deeply about the Divine and how it intersects with different faith traditions.


As 2020 ends, reject a whitewashed Jesus and encounter the real Christ

Commentary: Images of white Jesus promote a false idol that leads us further and further away from the Gospel. We as a church, especially in the U.S., need to welcome the real Jesus into our minds, hearts and churches.