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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Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan, Statesman

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan made the case for a compromise to end the government shutdown, address the approaching debt limit, and start down the path to long-term fi... More

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Justice Scalia: “Who am I to Judge?”

New York Magazine has published a fascinating interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s a rare and fascinating look at one of the nation’s highest-profile public servants, and one ... More

Pope Francis the Liberator

Pastry Shop Catholics

In his homily in Assisi today, on this Feast of St. Francis, the Holy Father made the following point: Franciscan peace is not something saccharine. Hardly! That is not the real Saint Francis! Nor is... More

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Old, Good News

Usually, when Huffington Post, The New York Times, and The Daily Beast are giddy with excitement over something the Pope said about abortion, gay-marriage, or contraception, there’s either been a se... More

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Why We Fight? To Make Assad Eat Cheerios with a Fork

USA Today has this unedifying tidbit in a story about the Obama administration's war plan for Syria: A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describ... More

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Syria and Just War

Napp Nazworth, a reporter at the Christian Post, asks a question that's on lots of minds right now: Would intervention in Syria be a Just War? I was one of the folks he asked. For what it's worth, he... More

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NFL Star Passes to Pope Francis

Philip Rivers is the quarterback for the San Diego Chargers. But you probably knew that. He's also Catholic. You might have known about that. (It's not a secret.) What you probably didn't know about,... More

The Roman Collar

Mysterious Priest Performs Miracle at Crash Site?

A priest friend of mine once said in a homily, “For all you young men in the congregation—if there’s not a part of you that wants to be a priest, at least a little bit, then you probably don’t... More

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WYD 2016: A Pilgrim’s Primer to the City of John Paul II (Part Two)

Kraków is thick with the spirit and memory of the soon-to-be-canonized John Paul II. It is a place full of what Pope Francis called, in Lumen Fidei, “visible and material realities [which] point be... More

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WYD 2016: A Pilgrim’s Primer to the City of John Paul II (Part One)

Who’s ready for WYD 2016? Rio de Janeiro is still rocking from Pope Francis’ explosive visit, but some are already looking ahead to the next installment of World Youth Day. On Monday it was announ... More


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