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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 battle for religious freedom: conviction points the way forward 

Catholics are not winning any popularity contests. Not only do we still face fallout from the abuse crisis, we also now regularly hear accusations...

Bread and Wine: What we bring to the Mass and how it changes us

The Eucharist is a great work of cooperation. We supply the matter — the bread and wine, which is not simply natural material, but...

Consuming true medicine: Why Catholics should oppose legalizing marijuana 

Within this multiyear Eucharistic Revival, we should not only foster devotion to the sacrament we recognize as the source and summit of our faith,...

Two Cities: How Catholics ought to approach politics

Due its divisiveness, it can be tempting to avoid the topic of politics altogether within the Church and instead focus on the seemingly less...

The Essential Augustine

On the 28th of August, we celebrated the feast day of the great St. Augustine, the anniversary of the day he died in the...

The triumph of failure: A tale of two bishops 

“If we achieve great things outside of ourselves, and the achieving of them does not effect any change or development in ourselves, we have...

Listen to St. Thomas More — Be a Teacher

“Employ me,” Richard Rich begs Sir Thomas More in a powerful scene from the film A Man for All Seasons, the 1966 Oscar winner for...

What true development in moral theology looks like 

Faith does not depend upon our own reasonings and feelings. It responds to the revelation of God, which exceeds all of our own capacities....

Rebuilding in the Heartland

It’s amazing what happens in what many people call “flyover” country, where many Catholics quietly are going about the work of rebuilding in the...

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...

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