Vos estis

A Long Way to Go

Stephen P. White of Catholic University writes five years after the 2019 summit in Rome on clergy abuse: “Surveying these three cases – Barros, Zanchetta, and Rupnik – raises concerns… 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

Stopping the Line: Lessons from Toyota for Implementing Vos Estis

GM, Toyota, and NUMMI In the early 1980’s, cars coming out of a GM plant in Fremont, California were falling apart. They often needed to be fixed before they were… 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 Solid Foundation for Reform

In the midst of the clerical sex abuse crisis, Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the motu propio Vos estis lux mundi. “The Church now has universal norms for… Read More

Pope’s new sex abuse rules are a revolution for the Church (America Magazine)

Kurt Martens, ordinary professor of canon law at The Catholic University of America School of Canon Law and the editor of The Jurist, explains the significance of Pope Francis’ new… 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