Jared Staudt

Jared Staudt

The Catholic Reader

R. Jared Staudt, PhD, is a husband and father of six, the catechetical formation specialist for the Archdiocese of Denver, a Benedictine oblate, prolific writer, and insatiable reader.

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Priesthood and the renewal of the Church

Debates about celibacy have recently been in the forefront of conversations regarding the Church, given the ongoing fallout of the abuse crisis and the meeting of the Synod of Bishops […]

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Unlocking the secrets of the Bible

The Bible doesn’t keep secrets in terms of deliberately hiding details from us. Its meaning, however, comes alive for those with faith, who can understand its supernatural message. We also […]

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Motherhood and the sanctuary of the home

We’ve all been spending more time at home than usual, and, even as we’re all anxious to return to normal life, there have been blessings in our confinement. One of […]

Easter: The First and Essential Feast

Ask anyone, “What’s the most important celebration of the year?” and the answer seems clear: Christmas. Presents, decorations, music, and Santa. It’d be hard to top that, right? Even from […]

The Two Forties: The Eucharist within quarantine and Lent

The word quarantine comes from a contraction of the Italian words (in the Venetian dialect) for 40 days, referring to the length of time a ship would have to remain […]

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Discover the wonders of Catholic France on the Vine & Cloister pilgrimage

Tucked away in the province of Burgundy, wine, Romanesque architecture, and the monastic life all reached their highpoint in the Middle Ages. In his book, Cluny: In Search of God’s […]

Pray the new Consecration to St. Joseph beginning Feb. 16

“Now is the time of St. Joseph!” Although it possible to overlook St. Joseph in the story of salvation history due to his silence in the Gospels, he plays an […]

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Why study Latin?

Ave Maria, Gloria in excelsis, Agnus Dei, Dominus Vobiscum, Sanctus, Tantum Ergo. These are just some of the Latin phrases that Catholics may recognize. Although it’s common to speak of […]

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The Reformation: Why it matters and how you can learn more about it

It is hard to think of an event that shaped the modern world more than the Reformation. Not only did it split the Church in Western Europe, it also split […]

A Cause for True Celebration

In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter […]

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Of St. Nick and Christmas trees

On Dec. 6, the Church celebrated the patron saint of children, St. Nicholas (270 – 343 A.D.), bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (present day Turkey). This saint became associated […]

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Monet and the Catholic approach to beauty

In his new book, Beauty: What It Is and Why It Matters (Sophia, 2019), John-Mark Miravalle relates how beauty combines the objective quality of order with the subjective experience of […]