The Splendor of the “Splendor of Truth”

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendor of Truth”). “Underlying many of the criticisms of Veritatis Splendor is the belief that it… Read More

Notes from Poland 2022

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on his time in Krakow, Poland during the summer of 2022 at the annual Tertio Millennio Seminar with the Ethics and Public Policy Center.… Read More

In Gratitude to John Garvey

Stephen White shares a reflection on John Garvey as he retires as President of Catholic University: “The Garveys are leaving Catholic University after twelve years. No one haughty has ever… Read More

The Pope’s Peculiar Take on the Council – and America

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Pope Francis’s statements about Americans supposedly rejecting the Second Vatican Council: “I mention all of this not only to suggest that Americans ought… Read More

A Red Hat for San Diego

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent appointment of Bishop Robert McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego to the cardinalate. “But Bishop McElroy’s elevation to the College… Read More

The Nature of Our ‘Angels’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the phrase, “The better angels of our nature” from President Lincoln’s first inaugural address. “Our country, our culture, and increasingly members of our… Read More

Joe and Others after ‘Roe’

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the discourse surrounding the leak of the draft Dobbs opinion: “Overturning Roe, of course, wouldn’t put an end to abortion in this country. As… Read More

The German Response

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent response of Bishop Georg Bätzing to concerns about the German Church’s “Synodal Path.” “For all the talk about the need for… Read More

Back to the Future?

Stephen White of Catholic University writes on a recent conference of leaders addressing perceived “opposition” to Pope Francis: “Second, and more to the point: whatever Cardinal Maradiaga or Professor Faggioli… Read More

Hope and Dying

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the virtue of hope in view of the reality of death. “Add Christian hope, born of faith, to the inevitability of death and… Read More

Transparency is Pastoral

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about the case of the Argentinian bishop, Gustavo Zanchetta, who was recently sentenced to prison for the sexual abuse of young men. “The Zanchetta… Read More

The Synod Comes to Catholic University

Stephen White of Catholic University writes about Catholic University’s engagement in the synod on synodality: “If synodality is meant to be ‘Lumen Gentium put more fully into practice,’ then it… Read More