Stephen White

November 5, 2014

Five Take-Aways from Yesterday’s Midterm Election

Yesterday’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s election, beginning with
October 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

“A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition.” That’s what MSNBC’s Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis’ latest “revolutionary” insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: “Pope Francis made
October 24, 2014

UPDATED: A shameful case of hearing only what one wants to hear

[An update has been added to the bottom of this post.] Michael Sean Winters is at it again, trying to drive a wedge between American bishops and
October 15, 2014

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest
September 24, 2014

Shipwreck and Cynicism

Last July, Pope Francis made his first papal trip outside of Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa: a narrow slab of rock 70 miles off
September 18, 2014

An Open Letter to the People of Scotland

Dear Scotland: I understand that sometimes it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume
August 27, 2014

#NatsMass and the New Evangelization

It’s only about 300 yards from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church to the main gates of Nationals Park in southeast Washington, DC, which means that
August 25, 2014

An Iraqi Bishop Challenges YOU…

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, took to Facebook yesterday to offer you a challenge…one that doesn’t require dousing yourself in ice-water! Here’s the