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Steven D. Greydanus is the creator of the Decent Films Guide, www.decentfilms.comSteven is film critic for the National Catholic Register and writes regularly for Christianity Today, Catholic World Report and other venues. He is a member of Online Film Critics Society.

Steven 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.

His work has appeared in Image Journal, Our Sunday Visitor, This Rock and elsewhere. He has also written for the Office of Film and Broadcasting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and EWTN.com.

Steven co-hosts the cable TV show Reel Faith (NET TV) with former USCCB critic David DiCerto. Steven also appears weekly on Morning Air with Sean Herriott and the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick. He is a regular guest on Kresta in the Afternoon and Catholic Answers Live, and has contributed periodically to Life on the Rock on EWTN television.

Steven has 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.

Steven is a diaconal candidate in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. He and his wife Suzanne have seven children.

The 13th Day
Steven D. Greydanus, of the National Catholic Register says: The 13th Day is the best film ever made about Fatima — the most beautiful and effective, as well as one of the most historically accurate. Sister Lucia's memories are imbued with an aura of reverie and contemplation by striking visuals, an effective score and a stark, simple narrative. A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing. The 13th Day succeeds.