About SDG and Decent Films

My name is Steven D. Greydanus. I created DecentFilms.com in 2000. I’m the film critic for the National Catholic Register.

I’m a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and a permanent deacon in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. I have degrees in media arts, theology and religious studies.

For 10 years I co-hosted the Gabriel Award–winning cable TV show “Reel Faith” for New Evangelization Television.

“A site of film appreciation, information and criticism informed by Christian faith” was how I first described Decent Films back in 2000. 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.

My writing for the Register has been recognized several times by the Catholic Press Association Awards, including first-place wins in 2017 and 2016 and second-place wins in 2019 and 2015.

In the past I’ve written regularly for Catholic Digest and Crux.

I’ve contributed to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, and the T & T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film.

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.

For many years I’ve been a regular guest on Catholic radio, with weekly appearances on “Morning Air”, the “Son Rise Morning Show” and frequent appearances on Kresta in the Afternoon and “Catholic Answers Live”. I’ve appeared from to time on EWTN television and been interviewed on NPR, Vatican Radio, and NBC News.

I have a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and MAs in Religious Studies and Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, respectively.

My lady Suzanne and I have seven children.

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