2018 Crisis

Crisis Episode 1: 2018 Show Notes

2018 A whirlwind summer: What happened? Revelations about Cardinal McCarrick, the Pennsylvania grand jury report, accusations from a Vatican diplomat, and the perceived tensions between the Holy See and the… Read More

The Gift of JPII

Stephen reflects on the 100th Anniversary of Karol Wojtyla’s birth. “The Church should not be afraid to take an unflinching look (with all the humility appropriate to those who would… Read More

What to Watch for in the New Year

Stephen reviews some of the Church news the faithful expect to see in 2020, such as the McCarrick Report. “Undoubtedly, the new year will bring its share of surprises.” Little… Read More

Shepherds of a Wounded Flock

Stephen considers the experience of U.S. priests during the clergy abuse crisis. “For many of the priests I’ve spoken to, the last year has been a double trial. They have… Read More

The Long Year (Clerical Sex Abuse)

Stephen reviews the timeline of the 2018 clerical sex abuse crisis one year after the revelations about McCarrick. “A year on, we still don’t know what the investigations into McCarrick… Read More

Missouri bishop urges broader approach to help survivors, parishes heal

By Rhina Guidos (CNS)- Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, MO participated in a national event that brought together more than 12 bishops, including him, and a small group of… Read More

Abuse conference seeks honest exchange between bishops and victims (Crux)

By Christopher White- A conference at the Catholic University of America brought together clerical sex abuse survivors and over a dozen Catholic bishops for a daylong discussion on “healing a… Read More

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal (Encounter/VOA News)

Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project and Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, Research Associate Professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America discussed… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Acting Ecclesially

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? George Weigel (EPPC)… Read More

Healing the Breach: What Can Laity Do? Wounded Healers

The fourth session of the Healing the Breach of Trust conference series addresses the question: What can the laity do to help the Church through this crisis? John Carr (Georgetown)… Read More

Introducing: The Catholic Project

Stephen introduces The Catholic Project initiative at CUA. “The first task The Catholic Project has been to seek clearer understanding of how we got here and why. There is an… Read More

The rebuilding of the Catholic Church (The Church Alive/EWTN Radio)

Stephen White, Executive Director of The Catholic Project at The Catholic University of America, discusses the renewal and rebuilding of the Catholic Church through faithful collaboration of the laity and… Read More