Sara Perla

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Three Items from the Bishops Meeting in Baltimore

Stephen White reflects on the general assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2023. “Broglio’s gentle, but unmistakable, counterpoint to the nuncio’s criticisms was not lost… Read More

The Rupnik Case: How is this still happening?

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on the case of Marko Rupnik, SJ and asks how it is that the Church is still handling abuse cases in this way:… Read More

Time under Tension

“Time under tension is what makes us stronger,” says the barre instructor as I struggle to do one more rep. After four years of consistent barre workouts, I have to… Read More

Pope Francis and Care for Creation

Stephen P. White of Catholic University reflects on the new apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, entitled Laudate Deum: “The unique spiritual and theological insights of Laudato Si are mentioned, but briefly… Read More

The Cross and Catholic Dating Culture

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that the dating world these days is abysmal. In the last few weeks, I have had many conversations with other single Catholic women, some… Read More

A Synod of Shattered Expectations

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the “synod on synodality” occurring in October 2023: “Expectations for the synod – expectations both hopeful and fearful – have grown so great… Read More

Save us from ourselves

I was a bit hard on single people in one of my previous articles. I do think that we need to take responsibility for cultivating friendships and community and cannot… Read More

Behold the Man

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the loss of a sense of sin in the modern world, and the Crucified Christ who is the antidote: “It’s sometimes said, though… Read More

Does the Shoe Fit?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on recent comments of the Holy Father and the responses from American Catholics: “Few American Catholics are interested in a return to the pre-Conciliar… Read More

An Echo and More than an Echo

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the beginning of another school year. “Growing older is the most ordinary of human experiences. But it still only happens to each of… Read More

How to Start a Revival

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on how true religious revivals– events that change hearts– take place. “The Eucharistic Congress–the event itself–is not the endpoint of the Eucharistic Revival. Rather,… Read More

Gratitude for Tradition’s Guarantee

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the gift of tradition: “In the end, the guarantor of tradition is always love. If a tradition transmits love, then it will be… Read More