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Homily for the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
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How important are the 40 days between Easter Sunday and Ascension Thursday? Crucially important.
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Carson’s comments in themselves may have been more clumsy than malicious — but the outrage they provoked didn’t come from nowhere.
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What we can learn from Kalahari Bushmen and the father of John Wesley about anxiety, trusting God, and clinging to things
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Cameraperson, Silence and Paterson are among the best films of 2016, according to Christian cinephiles in my circle of friends and peers.
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Is resentment more difficult than forgiveness?
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The surprise — and the challenge — of the “Magna Carta of Christianity”
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Observing the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn
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The least controversial need is also the most important
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The trap of choosing the picture we like over the picture we need
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Can the moral universe of Rogue One be squared with the original Star Wars films?
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Wrapping up another holiday mini-season of “Reel Faith,” a batch of six new 60 (or more) second reviews
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Why Christmas matters, even if you’re not Catholic
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We rejoice on Gaudete Sunday — but not everyone feels it.
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Fully God and fully man, yes. A Person with a human nature, yes. A human person?
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One, he didn’t do it. Two, it wouldn’t be such a great thing if he had.
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Reel Faith returns for the holiday mini-season, plus what David DiCerto and I thought of Fantastic Beasts, Arrival, Loving, Trolls, Doctor Strange and Greater, all in 60 seconds.
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Homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
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That time I made sure a man groping women at a party knew how it felt, and why I should have done more
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Coming to our senses
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No, artificial intelligences can’t write screenplays or cut movie trailers. Not yet, anyway.
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What does it mean to look at the circumstances of our lives but live by faith in an unseen reality?
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In a small town near Madrid, a 90-year-old man labors every day on a soaring house of prayer to which he has dedicated over half a century of his life.
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What it means to love our enemies
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50 years after the U.S. bishops made it optional, year-round Friday abstinence is making a modest comeback — but for many American Catholics it isn’t even a real option, because they’ve never been told it’s still a thing.
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My circle of Christian cinephiles converged on the year’s best films more closely in 2015 than usual.
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Your ultimate resource on the “Mary, Did You Know?” controversy!
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Would Jesus approve of gay “marriage,” as Jimmy Carter says? How Christians of every kind of persuasion threaten to turn Jesus into a sock puppet.
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How different styles of worship spaces form our imaginations and aesthetic sensibilities — for good or ill
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“Reel Faith” is now in its sixth summer season … with a new feather in our caps.
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Another day, another faux crisis.
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…despite what you may have seen on social media lately.
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Why the chronological numbering used by the Chronicles’ publishers today is a travesty
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A lineup of Christian film writers pick the top films of 2014 — and two of the top three picks star the same actress.
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Priests on film, showtimes for the hour-long “Reel Faith” Oscar special and “Reel Faith” video reviews of all eight Best Picture nominees.
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Why I agree with Phil Lawler, and disagree with The Anchoress
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Thoughts on the Third Commandment
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(Or: What I Did On My Summer Vacation)
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The full Reel Faith video version of my interview with the director of Deliver Us From Evil … plus Reel Faith reviews of the new Transformers flick and the first-ever “abortion rom-com.”
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That Maleficent includes a metaphorical rape scene doesn’t make it a bad movie. That it celebrates a heroine with such clear and intentional satanic resonances does.
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And what does controversy over the Virgin Mary have to do with this question?
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Attempts to read Disney’s monster hit as an allegory of the Gospel greatly overstate their case.
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Does Disney’s monster hit include the first same-sex couple in the studio’s history?
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No connection between the two.
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My sometimes obscure review tagging system — explained!
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Deacon Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register, creator of Decent Films, and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark.

With David DiCerto, he co-hosts the Gabriel Award–winning cable TV show “Reel Faith” for New Evangelization Television. Steven has degrees in media arts and religious studies, and has contributed several entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, including “The Church and Film” and a number of filmmaker biographies. He has also written about film for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy.

He has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA, and an MA in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall in South Orange, NJ. Steven and his wife Suzanne have seven children.