Sara Perla

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Tales from a Long Commute

Stephen White of Catholic University shares lessons from Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative as he listens to it on his commute: “And that only accounts for Northern opinion.… Read More

A Problem of Exculturation

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on the difference between inculturation of Catholic liturgy in places formed by other forces and the West, where the culture was formed precisely… Read More

Census Fidelium

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the data from a recent Pew research survey: “The portion of Catholics who say that their religion is ‘very important’ in their life… Read More

The AP offers an outsider’s view of the Catholic Church

Sara Perla, Communications Manager for The Catholic Project, offers an opinion on the AP’s recent piece on the changing Catholic Church in America: “I hope that Sullivan’s article helps us… Read More

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Before proceeding into Mass, the priest and altar servers gather in the narthex of Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish in Syracuse, New York. [Photo by Ryan Brady, National Geographic] Stephen… Read More

Incrementalism and Abortion

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on the pro-life strategy of incrementalism. “Catholics, of course, have a great deal to contribute to that work. One issue of particular importance… Read More

Creation and the Order of Love

Requievit Dominus Die Septimo ab Omni Opere Quod Patrarat, c. 12th century, Monreale Cathedral, Sicily. Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the upcoming release of a document on human… Read More

Gratitude in the Midst of Grief

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on gratitude and grief after the death of his father-in-law Deacon John H. Purk: “John and Patty, his wife of 43 years, gave… Read More

What You Need to Know about the Kate Middleton Drama and Our Humanity

Sara Perla writes for OSV on the Kate Middleton drama on social media and what it shows about human nature. “The better part of our nature, the part that wants… Read More

How to Build a Healthy Culture

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the meaning of culture and asks how either side in the culture wars defines “winning”: “In culture, as in the Church, growth and… Read More

A Long Way to Go

Stephen P. White of Catholic University writes five years after the 2019 summit in Rome on clergy abuse: “Surveying these three cases – Barros, Zanchetta, and Rupnik – raises concerns… Read More

Lows and Highs of Good Citizenship

Stephen P. White of Catholic University writes on the responsibilities of citizenship. “The good citizen worships God because that is what the creature owes his Creator in justice. In worshiping… Read More