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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 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...

Banned books: Pushing back against the new ideology

How would you know if you were being brainwashed? When something plainly false — contrary to common sense and right reason — is so constantly forced on you and...

On Fathers and Christian Masculinity

The Year of St. Joseph points us to Jesus’ adoptive father, Joseph, as the essential model for fathers. Joseph not only manifests genuine masculinity, he also images God’s own fatherhood, as Pope Francis makes clear in his apostolic...

Brave new world: Forming disciples to courageously face the adventure of life

You don’t have to be a doom and gloomer to see that things are unravelling very quickly in our country. Two metrics are enough...

Christians in the modern world: A story of conflict, engagement, and retreat

The Church has had a rocky relationship with the modern world, to say the least. It’s all the more difficult that contemporary culture arose largely in opposition...

Mother Mary: Modeling joy even in suffering

Where would we be without our mothers? We wouldn’t be! Father Gregory Cleveland, OMV, shares a beautiful quote from Cardinal Mindszenty on the importance of motherhood: “The most important person on earth is...

St. Joseph: Our strong and silent spiritual father

Joseph — son of David, husband of Mary, the humble builder, and adoptive father of the Messiah — stands as one of the greatest...

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