About R. Jared Staudt

R. Jared Staudt works in the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Denver. He earned his BA and MA in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Ave Maria University in Florida.

How One Monk Began Rebuilding the West

By |2020-07-11T12:28:06-05:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, History, St. Benedict|

The life of Venerable Dom Prosper Guéranger, a Benedictine monk, is truly one of rebuilding the Church from the ruins of the French Revolution and the lingering corruption of the Gallicanism which preceded it. In an age of great disintegration, Guéranger can be a model of rebuilding for all of the faithful. Tomorrow, July 11, [...]

Christopher Dawson and the Bourgeois Mind

By |2021-05-24T14:50:41-05:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Christian Humanism, Christopher Dawson, Culture, Economics, Featured, Gerald Russello|

The bourgeois soul for Christopher Dawson is not found simply in support of the free market. The bourgeois soul is found when one puts money above God, in contrast to the religious man, who places God first. “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or [...]

James Joyce, John Senior, & the Illumination of the Modern World

By |2018-12-10T08:22:17-06:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Books, Christianity, Culture, John Senior, Modernity|

Reading James Joyce and John Senior together will illuminate the modern world and point toward a path of how to thrive within it. Both represent a quest for the real: one through the symbolic mediation of literature and the other through its poetic embodiment in our daily lives… (essay by R. Jared Staudt) John Senior [...]

A Defense of the Grotesque in Flannery O’Connor’s Art

By |2018-11-14T18:13:48-06:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Art, Catholicism, Christianity, Flannery O'Connor, Modernity, South|Tags: |

Art is the pulse of the soul. It expresses much of what is kept hidden and even what could not be expressed in any other form. Many people talk of a crisis in modern art—its abstractness, banality, and, could we even say, ugliness. If there is such a crisis, to me, it is nothing other [...]

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