Speaking of the Synod

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the synod preparatory document released this week. “Why then don’t our shepherds speak and write in a way that is recognizably Christian! When… Read More

What Ever Happened to the “Lay Moment”?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the promise and challenge of Lumen Gentium: “By our Baptism, we are all commissioned to proclaim the Gospel – the laity no less… Read More

Good as New

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the human experience of change and decline. “Our salvation is not a restoration, a reversal of corruption or weakness or mortality. Our destiny… Read More

What’s Done in Darkness Will Come to Light

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the controversy surrounding the revelations that Msgr. Burrill, former General Secretary of the USCCB, was using a “hook-up” app while handling the sexual… Read More

Synodality is what you make of it

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the concept of synodality as the Church prepares for the “synod on the synod.” “Concerns about the pitfalls or potential abuses of synodality… Read More

Our Indefensible, Unsustainable Status Quo

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent conversation among the bishops regarding the Eucharist: “Now, questions about ‘Eucharistic consistency’ and Communion for politicians who oppose Church teaching are… Read More

Language Barriers

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the unintended consequences of Mass in the vernacular. “Mass in the vernacular can create a deep separation, based on language, between Catholic communities… Read More

Division among the Bishops, or a Blessing in Disguise?

Stephen White reflects on the current debate over whether the USCCB ought to craft a document about Eucharistic coherence: “The American Church has suffered through decades of lax sacramental discipline,… Read More

Signs and Wonders

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt of Pope St. John Paul II: “We will probably never know the full story of how… Read More

‘Centesimus Annus’ turns 30

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II’s encyclical Centesimus Annus. “Anyone interested in today’s most hotly contested debates – about the viability… Read More

Go, and Die for your People

Stephen White, director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, writes about the recent news about Bishop Hoeppner of Crookston, MN and former auxiliary Bishop Binzer of Cincinnati: “The Church… Read More

Not a Loaf, but Leaven

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on recent polls about the number of Americans who are members of a church, synagogue, or mosque, and the number of Catholics in America.… Read More