Stephen White

April 16, 2013

The Scandal of Death

Yesterday’s violence in Boston was senselessness enough; in the context of the last months and years, it feels like piling on. We are weary now in
April 11, 2013

Servant of God, Emil Kapaun Awarded Medal of Honor

Emil Kapaun was born in 1916 on a farm near Pilsen, Kansas. In June of 1940, he was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of
March 28, 2013

Eau du Sheep

Men who spend a lot of time around animals tend to pick up certain qualities of those animals. Smells, in particular, can cling rather stubbornly. Take
March 12, 2013

A Prayerful Exercise

I was on Fox News earlier today as part of their live coverage of the opening of the conclave. You can watch it here. Watch the
March 8, 2013

The Conclave Cometh

If you haven’t heard, the College of Cardinals has set a start date for the conclave: next Tuesday, March 12. A Mass pro eligendo Romano Pontifice—for
March 8, 2013

Blame the Babies

In this country, about 31% of teen pregnancies end in abortion. According to a 2008 report by the Guttmacher Institute, “The reasons teens most frequently give
February 13, 2013

Why Now?

My offices here in Washington, D.C. happen to be across the street from St. Matthew’s Cathedral. I don’t have a view—because I don’t have a window—but
February 8, 2013

Paul Krugman, Can Kicker

Paul Krugman thinks that, when it comes to the country’s fiscal problems—$16 ½ trillion in debt, four consecutive $1 trillion deficits, etc.—America should kick the can