Stephen White

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Stephen White

Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues. Since 2005, Mr. White has been coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society: a three week seminar on Catholic social teaching, with an emphasis on the thought of Blessed John Paul II, which takes place every summer in Kraków, Poland. He studied politics at the University of Dallas and philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the St. Patrick’s Evangelisation School in London, England.

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Mercy Enough to Go Around

Pope Francis issued a letter this morning that has caused quite a stir in the media. (It's not long; go ahead and read it.) In the letter, the Holy Father said that, as part of the Jubilee of Mercy,... More


Old-timey Anti-Catholicism graces front page of Washington Post’s “Express”

The Washington Post produces a daily tabloid called "Express." The paper is distributed free, mostly to commuters at Metro stops. It gives one something to read on the train ride downtown. The Washing... More


Strong Medicine: The World Needs to Hear the Message of Laudato Si

Arguments about whether or not Pope Francis “gets the science right” in his new encyclical Laudato Si, tend to miss the point rather badly. This is because the Pope’s forceful, and in many ways ... More


Marriage, Civil Society, and a Church on the Margins

It can often seem—among proponents and opponents of same-sex marriage alike—that the fight over marriage is a fight over sexual morality or visitation rights or tax preferences for partners. But t... More


10 Legacies of St. John Paul the Great

The Second Vatican Council was supposed to usher in a time of hope and joy, a new Pentecost for Church. Instead, the Church was seemingly caught flat-footed by the enormous social and cultural upheava... More


Indiana is the new Brendan Eich

In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed the Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. It passed the U.S. Senate (also controlled by Democrats) by a vote of 97... More


Three Popes, One Gospel of Life

Tomorrow, on the Feast of the Annunciation, we mark also the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of St. John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae. In that encyclical, the Polish pope insisted that “everyo... More


The President’s “Noble” Lie

Here’s something that should surprise no one: for the sake of political expediency, Barack Obama lied (that really is the word for it) about his opposition to same-sex marriage. The President’s f... More


Profiles in Cowardice

The headline of Congressman Tim Ryan’s (D-OH) recent op-ed is: “Why I changed my thinking on abortion.” [caption id="" align="alignright" width="188"] Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)[/caption] If tha... More


Congress, Catholics, and the Vanishing Pro-Life Democrat

Yesterday, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released some statistics on the religious composition of the new 114th Congress, which includes more Catholics (with 164) than any Congress in hist... More



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