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

Nature, Grace, and Plum Brandy

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the lessons of the Tertio Millennio Seminar: “Our seminar does nothing to teach Catholic social doctrine more effectively than by giving our young… Read More

Some Hopeful, Tentative, New Year Predictions

Stephen White of Catholic University makes predictions about 2024 in the Church and the U.S.: “For all this, January is also a good time for prognostications. Now is as good… Read More

The Holy Innocents

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the feast of the Holy Innocents, held during the octave of Christmas. “Jesus was born into a dangerous and troubled world, but His… Read More

Remembering to Forget

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on memory: “Forgetfulness, too, is part of God’s Providence. Forgetfulness can even be liberating, as when mercy drowns out regret. Maybe our culture, in… Read More

A Francis (George) Generation?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the National Study of Catholic Priests and the likeness of the younger generation of priests to the philosophy of Cardinal Francis George, OMI.… Read More

After the Synod in Rome: What’s Next for Catholics

Stephen White of Catholic University writes in National Review about the time between the two parts of the synod on synodality. “Rome has gone to great lengths to convince Catholics… Read More

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

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

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