The Inevitable Inequality of Bodies

I went to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III last month. The actor playing Richard in this production has radial dysplasia, which added a certain amount of… Read More

The Splendor of the “Splendor of Truth”

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendor of Truth”). “Underlying many of the criticisms of Veritatis Splendor is the belief that it… Read More

The Eucharistic Revival and the Art of Gathering: Part 2

This is the second part of my little series on the National Eucharistic Revival and Priya Parker’s book, The Art of Gathering. Last time, I applied Parker’s first three points… Read More

Notes from Poland 2022

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on his time in Krakow, Poland during the summer of 2022 at the annual Tertio Millennio Seminar with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.… Read More

In Gratitude to John Garvey

Stephen White shares a reflection on John Garvey as he retires as President of Catholic University: “The Garveys are leaving Catholic University after twelve years. No one haughty has ever… Read More

The National Eucharistic Revival and The Art of Gathering

I recently hosted a party that was much more elaborate than any I had hosted before. It was at a beautifully-refurbished parish hall and featured English Country Dancing, led by… Read More

The Pope’s Peculiar Take on the Council – and America

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Pope Francis’s statements about Americans supposedly rejecting the Second Vatican Council: “I mention all of this not only to suggest that Americans ought… Read More

Nighttime Boundaries

HIM: “You’re saying that I can’t come stay in your dorm room overnight, even though we won’t do anything and your roommate would be there anyway?” ME: “Yes, that’s exactly… Read More

A Red Hat for San Diego

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent appointment of Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego to the cardinalate. “But Bishop McElroy’s elevation to the College… Read More

The ‘lux mundi’ can’t hide under a bushel basket

Stephen White of Catholic University was asked by The Pillar to comment on Vos estis lux mundi, which “expires” on June 1, 2022. He notes, “the most significant challenge for… Read More

The Nature of Our ‘Angels’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the phrase, “The better angels of our nature” from President Lincoln’s first inaugural address. “Our country, our culture, and increasingly members of our… Read More

Media vita in morte sumus

The last few weeks have brought many tragedies to the lives of people invested in the pro-life cause. Vicki Thorn, the founder of Project Rachel, died suddenly on April 20.… Read More