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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.

Heaven on Earth: Liturgical Wisdom from Eastern Christianity 

It is easy to forget that the Catholic Church is composed of 24 self-governing Churches with distinct liturgical rites. We lose sight of this...

What Does it Mean to Reject Vatican II? 

Pope Francis has repeatedly called attention to what he views as a growing rejection of the Second Vatican Council. Speaking to editors of European...

‘What is truth?’: Catholic responses to pro-choice objections

“What is truth?” (Jn 18:28). Pilate speaks for many today, even as Truth itself stood before him. We as Catholics have accepted a basic...

A Double Persecution: The Witness of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen 

If the Church is to continue to be Christ’s presence in the world, then part of that mission includes continuing his sacrifice. I recently...

What We Owe God: Recovering the Virtue of Religion

We are not used to thinking about owing anything to God. In many ways, religion has become focused on “me,” going to Church therapeutically...

Christ Crucified in the Modern World: The Priest as Sacrificial Witness

The evils of the 20th century hold a strange fascination. We cannot help but read and reread accounts of totalitarian oppression, such as Elie...

From Death to Life: Praising the Resurrection with St. Gregory Narek

Lent has a clear focus – doing penance to prepare for the Resurrection – although it can be harder to focus on spiritual growth...

The apostolic mission of Catholic schools

Are Catholic schools places of refuge or centers for mission? Many people may come to our schools simply to escape the negative influences of...

The triumph of Mary’s Heart: A plan of action following the consecration

“In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Our Lady of Fatima offered hope in the Second Secret she revealed in 1917 that despite...

Why Theology Matters

Theology gets a bad rap, often seen as a bunch of eggheads asking questions that no one really cares about. In the Middle Ages,...

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