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Jared Staudt

R. Jared Staudt, PhD, is a husband and father of six, the Associate Superintendent for Mission and Formation for the Archdiocese of Denver, a Benedictine oblate, prolific writer, and insatiable reader.

The cost of standing up for human dignity

Without God, our sense of human dignity quickly erodes. Although we tend to equate civilization with an increase in wealth and comfort, its real...

Handing down the faith through conversation and play

As we wrestle with how to hand on the faith, knowing that we are facing a general breakdown in its transmission, we can point...

Ars Moriendi: The art of dying

We are born to die. This inevitable fact could lead to fatalism, although, more often, we simply fall into denial. We avoid thinking about...

Receiving the Eucharist worthily 

In the Eucharist, we possess the greatest gift. Within it, Jesus gives us his entire self — body, blood, soul, and divinity — to be consumed under the appearance of bread and wine. But, as...

Our Greatest Poet: Celebrating Dante after 700 Years

This year we celebrate the Year of Dante, marking 700 years since the poet’s death on September 14, 1321. It is fitting that Dante...

The Way of Beauty: A Path for Evangelization

Ugliness is a spiritual problem. If beauty manifests the perfection and splendor of something, ugliness distorts it, corrupting what it is meant to be and blinding us to its...

The Green Knight: Facing Life’s Test

Rarely do I find myself looking to modern Hollywood for morality tales, either on screen or in headlines. And yet, every once in a...

Responding to the “Mass” Exodus

The Catholic Church, along with every major Protestant denomination, has witnessed a precipitous decline in Church attendance. This slide, set off during the 1960s,...

Dressing like a Catholic

Is there a Catholic way to dress? Well, there’s no Catholic uniform (at least apart from school plaid). An early Christian of the second century said as much...

I AM Who Am: God is greater than anything we can imagine

Even when Thomas Aquinas was young, he was known often to ask, “who is God?” As he grew into one of the Church’s greatest...

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