My name is Steven D. Greydanus. I created DecentFilms.com in 2000.
I’m the film critic for the National Catholic Register and I write regularly for Crux and Catholic Digest. I’m a longtime member of the Online Film Critics Society and a candidate for the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. I have degrees in media arts and religious studies.
“A site of film appreciation, information and criticism informed by Christian faith” was how I first described Decent Films about 15 years ago. I wrote then, and write now, out of an abiding love of good movies, good writing and good conversation. I write as a Catholic Christian, with the hope of addressing interested readers of my own faith, of other faiths and of none. I have learned and benefitted a great deal from critics and other writers with outlooks different from my own, and my work is offered in that spirit.
I’ve written about faith and film for the New Catholic Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. My work has appeared in Christianity Today, Catholic World Report, Our Sunday Visitor, Image Journal, This Rock and elsewhere. I’ve also written for the Office of Film and Broadcasting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and EWTN.com.
I co-host the cable TV show “Reel Faith” (NET TV) with former USCCB critic David DiCerto. I appear most Fridays on “Morning Air” and the “Son Rise Morning Show”. I’m a regular guest on Kresta in the Afternoon and “Catholic Answers Live”, and from time to time I’ve appeared on EWTN television. I’ve been interviewed for Vatican Radio and NBC News.
I have a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA. In connection with my diaconal candidacy, I’m currently earning an MA in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University.
My lady Suzanne and I have seven children.
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