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

Shepherds of a Wounded Flock

Stephen White at Catholic University 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… Read More

U.S. bishops dialogue with abuse survivors in first-of-its-kind gathering

Katie Scott (Catholic Sentinel)- A conference in D.C. brings together clergy abuse survivors and prelates, including Cardinal Sean O’Malley, to speak frankly “as a family where there’s been dysfunction.” Read… 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

Time Will Tell

Stephen White of Catholic University reacts to reports that Pope Francis is drawing up a document to govern what happens when a bishop is accused of abuse or of negligence… Read More

[Cardinal] Wuerl Misread the Crisis; Pope Francis Need Not

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on how some prelates seemed to think that the 2018 crisis was about historic sexual abuse, rather than current mistrust in the honesty and… Read More