A Road to Nowhere

Stephen White of Catholic University responds to a recent essay by Cardinal McElroy of San Diego. “Unsurprisingly, the very thing Christ died to save us from – sin – barely… Read More

Apples and Oranges – and Abuse

Stephen White of Catholic University compares and contrasts the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy abuse to the recent report of the Office of the Inspector General for the… Read More

The Old and the New

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the reality of bishops emeritus; what does it mean to be a retired bishop? “What does it mean for a father to ‘retire’?… Read More

On Fatherhood and “Healthy Masculinity”

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on fatherhood as the living-out of healthy masculinity. “That first childish image of Fatherhood – invincible, omniscient, omnipotent, awesome, all-loving – that’s real Fatherhood.… Read More

The Trouble with Bishops’ Conferences

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the role of bishops’ conferences in view of the comments of Pope Francis in his interview with America Magazine. “The pope’s words can… Read More

Our Shared Point of Reference

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the Eucharist as the only sure foundation of unity in the Church: “If the Church is in need of unity, turn to the… Read More

Listen to the Communion of Saints

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on synodality in light of the celebration of All Saints and All Souls. “Synodality either has deep roots in the life of the Church… Read More

A National Study of Catholic Priests

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the highlights from the National Study of Catholic Priests that was released on October 19, 2022. “For decades, there have been warning signs… Read More

The Church of 2050

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the Church of 2050. “Anywhere the Gospel is proclaimed confidently in full; anywhere the adventures (and risks) of discipleship are taken seriously; anywhere… Read More

Blessing or a Curse?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the news of the Flemish bishops’ document allowing for a blessing of same-sex relationships. “Of course, the Church’s fundamental objection to homosexual unions… Read More

The Lay Vocation

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the vocation specific to the laity: “While many lay people continue to clamor for a seat at the clerical table – worrying themselves… Read More

A Consistory, but not (yet) a Conclave

The College of Cardinals will convene in Rome at the end of this week for a series of events which will undoubtedly be watched with more than the usual level… Read More