Our Catholic President

Stephen White reflects on the new Catholic President of the United States. “We have come to a point where Catholic political activism – both left and right – is at… Read More

A Catholic Moment

Stephen White reflects on the fact that none of the federal branches of government will be led by a Protestant– for the first time in American history. “Unfortunately, that Catholics… Read More

Biden and the Bishops

Executive Director Stephen White reflects on the controversy over President-elect Biden and the reception of Holy Communion. “Nowhere is the individualist strain in American Catholicism more manifest than in the… Read More

Christian Gratitude

Stephen White reflects on the virtue of the season: gratitude. “The beginning of trust in the providence of God begins with the loss of our sense of control. In this… Read More

Mistakes Were Made

Stephen White offers initial analysis of the McCarrick Report, released on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. “For those who don’t think clericalism has played a major role in the abuse crisis… Read More

Warring Spirits

Stephen White reflects on the fact of evil spirits as the country celebrates Halloween and prepares for Election Day. “The truth is that evil spirits are (as the St. Michael… Read More

Amy Barrett and the Intolerable

Stephen White reflects on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court and the consternation that it has caused in some circles. “If being Catholic isn’t… Read More

On the Feast of the Little Flower

Stephen White reflects on his time in the St. Patrick Evangelisation School in London. “St. Thérèse of Lisieux, on whose feast I first arrived in London all those Octobers ago,… Read More

Waiting for the “Spring”

Stephen White reflects on the fact that The Boston Globe‘s first Spotlight report (on clergy abuse) ran exactly one year after Pope John Paul II announced a Jubilee year, a… Read More

Coming Soon…

Stephen White explains the upcoming podcast on clergy sex abuse (Crisis: Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church) that releases its first episode on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. “The idea behind… Read More

What Won’t We Tolerate?

Stephen White reflects on the ways that American Catholics– whether on the right or the left– have come to tolerate certain evils when it comes to the presidential election: “Politicians… Read More

Waiting for the McCarrick Report

The most recent iteration of the clergy sex abuse crisis, centered on former Cardinal McCarrick, remains an open wound in the Church in part because of the delay of the… Read More