Sara Perla

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Joe and Others after ‘Roe’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the discourse surrounding the leak of the draft Dobbs opinion: “Overturning Roe, of course, wouldn’t put an end to abortion in this country. As… Read More

What Can We Call It?

“What is an experience that you have had at Catholic University that exemplifies for you what it means to be Catholic?”  This was the penultimate question of Catholic U’s synod… Read More

The German Response

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent response of Bishop Georg Bätzing to concerns about the German Church’s “Synodal Path.” “For all the talk about the need for… Read More

Healing by the Divine Physician

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.” (Mt 9: 12-13). No one wants to suffer for its own sake. Pain and suffering are things… Read More

Back to the Future?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes on a recent conference of leaders addressing perceived “opposition” to Pope Francis: “Second, and more to the point: whatever Cardinal Maradiaga or Professor Faggioli… Read More

Hope and Dying

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the virtue of hope in view of the reality of death. “Add Christian hope, born of faith, to the inevitability of death and… Read More

Stopping the Line: Lessons from Toyota for Implementing Vos Estis

GM, Toyota, and NUMMI In the early 1980’s, cars coming out of a GM plant in Fremont, California were falling apart. They often needed to be fixed before they were… Read More

Transparency is Pastoral

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the case of the Argentinian bishop, Gustavo Zanchetta, who was recently sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of young men. “The Zanchetta… Read More

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Church Workers

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson became a classic of the… Read More

The Synod Comes to Catholic University

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about Catholic University’s engagement in the synod on synodality: “If synodality is meant to be ‘Lumen Gentium put more fully into practice,’ then it… Read More

The Global Synod at Catholic University

(Media Release, February 15, 2022) The Catholic University of America is fully engaging in the global synod process called for by Pope Francis, beginning with a public conversation on Feb. 28… Read More

Sufjan Stevens, C.S. Lewis, and the Synod

I went to a Sufjan Stevens concert in Philadelphia about ten years ago. It was his tour for The Age of Adz but he played some of his older stuff… Read More