“How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization”

From TAN Books: 

“The greatest civilizations have all sought immortality.

From inventions to massive monuments, these societies have tried to produce something that would define them and last forever. But only one is eternal: God Himself. Christ’s greatest gift, His divine flesh and blood in the Eucharist, is the eternal defining legacy of Christendom, the flower of Western Civilization. The Eucharist is not just a doctrine; it is a reality to be lived, and it must shape our entire lives and culture. Indeed, from hospitals to the great cathedrals, this gift defined Western Civilization and allowed it to reach its highest heights.

Yet now, our Western Civilization verges on complete collapse because we lack this supernatural framework. We have reverted to being barbarians, devoid of a noble vision of human life and the personal cultivation of virtue. But there is a remedy: a return to a Eucharist-centered life.

What once took us to our summit can once again be our source for a flourishing civilization. The Blessed Sacrament has more power than any medicine to heal the body and soul, more strength than any army to defeat our foes, and more grace to transform our civilization by first transforming us. Only the Holy Eucharist, which built the great culture of Christendom, can both renew and save our secular culture by infusing it with beauty, festivity, community, and charity”



Check out our interview with Dr. Staudt here.


About Dr. Jared Staudt:

He taught at the Augustine Institute (Denver, Color.) and the University of Mary (N.D.), served as Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Denver, and co-founded two Catholic high schools. Currently, he serves as Director of Content for Exodus 90 and as an instructor for the Lay Division of St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver, Color.. He edited Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age (Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, 2020), the author of How the Eucharist Can Save Civilization (TAN, 2023) and is author of the forthcoming book Words Made Flesh: The Sacramental Mission of Catholic Education (Catholic Education Press, 2024).