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

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

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

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

A Beginning by the Bishops, Not the End

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the USCCB General Assembly of November 2021. “The deep divisions in the Church make it clear that the Church needs a big change.… Read More

Who Benefits from the Status Quo?

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent reports from the meeting of Pope Francis and President Biden, in which the president claims the pope told him that Biden… Read More

Rome Remembers

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the martyrs of Rome and how, for the Roman Church, these are local saints. “To a Catholic from the United States, these martyrs… Read More

On Being Hopeful – and Happy- Warriors

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the unpopularity of optimism. “A world running low on hope ought to be world in which the Gospel can find a foothold. The… Read More

Going for Broke

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the wealth of Americans and how it may be a hindrance rather than a help. “Maybe, just maybe, having all the good things… Read More

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