Sara Perla

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Benedict’s Mea Culpa

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the letter of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI regarding the allegations that he mishandled clergy sexual abuse when he was the Archbishop of Munich.… Read More

Listening is an Act of Love

The first time I heard the phrase, “Listening is an act of love,” was when I started listening to Storycorps on NPR, probably over ten years ago. The first time… Read More

Catholic Social Teaching: An Account of Reality

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Catholic Social Teaching, which is more than a set of policies or practices: “But the Church is not a political convention; her social… Read More

Baptism is the Rite You Are Looking For

One of the things that attracted me to Pope Francis early in his pontificate was his willingness to challenge established protocols and to do what he thought was appropriate in… Read More

What’s at Stake with the Synod?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the ongoing “synod on synodality” in the Catholic Church. “The mission of the Church is nothing less than the proclamation of the Gospel… Read More

2021 Round Up and Looking Forward to 2022

‘Tis the season of roundups and “Best of”s and, well, bragging, so I would be remiss if The Catholic Project (TCP) missed out. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to curtail… Read More

A Divisive Approach to Liturgical “Unity”

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the most recent communication from the Congregation for Divine Worship & the Discipline of the Sacraments and the policies enacted in view of… Read More

Victim Assistance Coordinator Interview: Wendy (Krisak) Kalamar, Diocese of Allentown

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have a family? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Bethlehem, PA and although I had a… Read More

Rejoice, Indeed!

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the third Sunday of Advent- Gaudete Sunday: “All the stuff we put to use in our celebrations and rejoicing – the candles and wreaths and… Read More

Advent Visions

During Advent and throughout the Christmas season, I enjoy reading short stories. It is the only time of year that I do this, being partial to novels in every way,… Read More

Restoring Trust after the Abuse Crisis

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the hard steps we need to take as a Church to regain trust and credibility: “The fallout from the abuse crisis will be… Read More

We Need a Reconciliation Revival

I am excited about the USCCB’s plan for a Eucharistic revival over the next three years. I love the Eucharist (obviously) and I love big gatherings: put those two together… Read More