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 National Eucharistic Revival and The Art of Gathering

I recently hosted a party that was much more elaborate than any I had hosted before. It was at a beautifully-refurbished parish hall and featured English Country Dancing, led by… 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

Nighttime Boundaries

HIM: “You’re saying that I can’t come stay in your dorm room overnight, even though we won’t do anything and your roommate would be there anyway?” ME: “Yes, that’s exactly… 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 ‘lux mundi’ can’t hide under a bushel basket

Stephen White of Catholic University was asked by The Pillar to comment on Vos estis lux mundi, which “expires” on June 1, 2022. He notes, “the most significant challenge for… 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

Media vita in morte sumus

The last few weeks have brought many tragedies to the lives of people invested in the pro-life cause. Vicki Thorn, the founder of Project Rachel, died suddenly on April 20.… 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

What Can We Call It?

“What is an experience that you have had at Catholic University that exemplifies for you what it means to be Catholic?”  This was the penultimate question of Catholic U’s synod… 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

Healing by the Divine Physician

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.” (Mt 9: 12-13). No one wants to suffer for its own sake. Pain and suffering are things… Read More