Amanda Hupka

About the Author

Amanda Hupka

Amanda Hupka was born and raised a “cradle Catholic” in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After reverting to the Faith, she received her certificate of Biblical Studies from the Denver Catholic Biblical School and graduated from the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado with a Master of Sacred Scripture.

She worked as a librarian in Denver Catholic Schools and has been involved in numerous parish ministries, including RCIA and religious education Sacrament preparation. She currently is currently a research assistant at the Augustine Institute and facilitates a Catholic contemporary issues discussion group. She also teaches Scripture and Church history studies at her parish and writes for a number of online Catholic magazines.

Amanda lives in Morrison, Colorado near the Rocky Mountains she will probably never leave, with her husband, Jason, and their five very active children. She enjoys writing, running, cycling, and hiking, and is passionate about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the work of the New Evangelization of the Catholic Church within the modern culture.

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Pray Without Ceasing… Seven Gifts of Praying the Rosary

We live in a pretty practical society; everything needs a “useful” purpose to have value. Now, we know that there is purpose in less tangible things, like beauty, a smile, time spent thinking rather than just working…but it’s hard to explain that to the world in which we live. That simply means we have to speak to the world in […]

"Conversion of Saint Paul" (detail) by Caravaggio

Set before you this day… Sin, Choice, and the Lesser of Two Goods

“Why is it that any time we speak of temptation we always speak of temptation as something that inclines us to wrong. We have more temptations to become good than we do to become bad.” (Venerable Fulton J. Sheen) There are some things no one wants to talk about, death, taxes…our recent political cycle, but there’s one thing that must be addressed by us […]

Precepts of the Church: Is Getting Our Foot in the Door Enough?

When we receive the sealing of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation, we are expected to know and live by the precepts of the Church. I was not as interested in the details of our faith when I was younger, so it’s possible I missed this, but I don’t remember hearing any mention of this growing up and I’d venture a […]

On God’s Generosity and Growth in Prayer

Prayer seems like such a simple thing; we all know we should do it, we know it should be transformative, and we even attempt it sometimes. For most people, that’s about the extent of our knowledge and experience. Of course, there are those people who pray very regularly, experiencing a very rich and intimate interior life, but for the majority […]

"Supper at Emmaus" (detail) by Caravaggio

The Art of Catholic Charity

The Gospel in the Secular Culture I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like art, and really, what’s not to like? Art, in all of its forms, inspires us and expresses who we are as a society, as a culture. Recently, a priest friend of ours shared some of his artwork with us. They were extraordinarily beautiful depictions of saints who […]