Christopher White is the national correspondent for NCR. He holds a master's degree in ethics and society from Fordham University and a bachelor's degree in politics, philosophy and economics from The King's College. He is the former director of Catholic Voices USA and his work has appeared in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, New York Daily News, International Business Times, among many other print and online publications. He has regularly appeared on television and radio programs, including CNN, NPR, RTE and BBC. Follow him on Twitter: @CWWhite212.
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New Catholic website 'The Pillar' operates on shaky journalistic foundation

The Pillar's controversial reporting on Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill gained national attention. Yet a review of past operations, the connections of its editors, undisclosed conflicts of interest and improper use of anonymous sources reveals a history of questionable journalistic ethics.

Why is Pope Francis celebrating a day for grandparents and the elderly?

On the first-ever World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly July 25, Pope Francis will be elevating a theme he has sought to promote throughout his papacy: how "old age is a gift" and how the elderly link generations.

General secretary of US bishops' conference unexpectedly steps down

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill has resigned as general secretary of the U.S. bishops' conference following allegations of "possible improper behavior."

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With looming retirements, Francis can pick up the pace on naming US bishops

Pope Francis may have considerable work ahead of him in his efforts to get the American Catholic hierarchy to embrace his priorities. But he does have opportunities in episcopal appointments on the horizon.

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