On Unity in the Church

Stephen White of Catholic University writes on what the “oneness” of the Catholic Church consists of. “The credibility of the Church’s witness is diminished when unity is lacking, not just… Read More

The Gospel in Lent

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the content of the Gospel message in the midst of controversy and in the season of Lent: “What Pope Francis perhaps did not… Read More

Looking Forward to Lent

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on Lent, suggesting two practices focused on Scripture: “Most Catholics encounter Scripture in the Mass. But rarely do we read an entire Gospel as… Read More

Vocational Discernment and the Priestly Vocation Crisis

Stephen White of Catholic University writes on vocational discernment and the priestly vocation crisis. “It’s time to stop thinking about a crisis of priestly vocations as if it was separable… 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