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Rev. Kurt Stasiak, O.S.B., is a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, Indiana. He is associate professor sacramental-liturgical theology at Saint Meinrad School of Theology and serves as the seminary's director of spiritual formation. Fr. Kurt received his S. T. D. from the Pontifical University of Saint Anselm, Rome, in 1993. In addition to his work in priesly formation and education, he is interested in the theological education of permanent deacons. His publications include two books: Return to Grace--A Theology for Infant Baptism, published by Liturgical Press, and A Confessor's Handbook, published by Paulist Press.
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