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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India's first lay saint, martyred for preaching social equality

Commentary: On May 15, the pope will canonize Devasahayam Pillai, India's first lay saint and the first recognized martyr of Indian origin. His life and death challenge the church to turn away from clericalism and casteism.


How to be an Ignatian anti-racist this Lent

Commentary: A sin that continues to wound and divide is racism. This Lent, Catholics should read Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist, and connect his reflection with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and the Examen.


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.