Matt Weber, a Loyola Press author who is host of the CatholicTV show The Lens, has been nominated for a Boston/New England Emmy® Award in the Commentator/Editorialist category, for a piece entitled “Religiously ‘Ticked Off’.”
“The Lens” is a weekly interactive series that looks at what’s trending through a faith-based lens. Previously, Weber hosted “A Word with Weber,” short segments featuring a humorous take on life and faith.
Weber, director of digital communications strategy for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a Harvard-educated humorist and national speaker. He has been called the “voice of a new generation of Catholics” by CBS News.
Known for his unique spiritual wit and wisdom, and sometimes zany humor, he has written two books for Loyola Press. The latest, Operating on Faith: A Painfully True Love Story, shows how necessary love, laughter, faith, and a little grit are in facing life-or-death challenges and emerging on the other side. Enduring a painful medical crisis requiring a five-hour emergency surgery that removed 30 percent of his stomach, the book details how he found meaning in his travails as he is stitched back together with a renewed faith in God and the inexhaustible love of his new wife, Nell. His first book, Fearing the Stigmata, grappled with the tension of being holy, but not so good that you’d be blessed with the bleeding wounds of the stigmata
CatholicTV, founded more than 60 years ago, is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. Its programming is distributed on broadcast stations and cable systems, as well as on internet and through Roku, Apple TV and other applications. Father Robert Reed, president of the CatholicTV Network, expressed his pleasure with the news and said: “With The CatholicTV Network as a platform and Matt Weber’s style and depth of faith exhibited, I’m thrilled that ‘The Lens’ and this segment have been recognized.”
The 39th Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony is Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA.