bishops

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 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

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

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

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

Our Indefensible, Unsustainable Status Quo

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent conversation among the bishops regarding the Eucharist: “Now, questions about ‘Eucharistic consistency’ and Communion for politicians who oppose Church teaching are… Read More

Division among the Bishops, or a Blessing in Disguise?

Stephen White reflects on the current debate over whether the USCCB ought to craft a document about Eucharistic coherence: “The American Church has suffered through decades of lax sacramental discipline,… Read More

Go, and Die for your People

Stephen White, director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, writes about the recent news about Bishop Hoeppner of Crookston, MN and former auxiliary Bishop Binzer of Cincinnati: “The Church… Read More

Bishops’ Statements on the (Cardinal) McCarrick Report

As of this writing, 44 US Bishops have responded to the Vatican’s release of the “McCarrick Report,” about the institutional knowledge of former Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse. The following is a… Read More

Crisis Podcast Episode 10: Bishops’ Accountability

This Catholic podcast series from Catholic University keeps coming back to the question of bishops’ accountability. Are the reforms of Vos estis lux mundi being applied in the US Church?… Read More

A Changing Church

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at the high number of priests who are responding, “No, thank you” to the call to become a bishop. “Many of our bishops find… Read More