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.

Recent Posts

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Swim Against the Current!

CatholicNewsService has a great new video wrap-up from World Youth Day 2013. As Bishop James Conley (Lincoln, NE) says, "It seems as if God gives us the right pope at the right time." Amen. ... More

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Conservative Catholics, Does Pope Francis Make You Grumpy?

In a recent interview with John Allen (which is worth reading in full), Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia remarked that those on the “right wing” of the Church “generally have not been r... More

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Funny Because It’s True

Jim Gaffigan tells jokes for a living and, lucky for him, he’s really good at it. (See the embedded video at the bottom of this post.) He’s also Catholic and has five kids, which led Michelle B... More

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On the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

Mohammed Sohel Rana owned a business. Like a good businessman, he hoped to grow his operation by expanding his facilities to increase production. He added three new floors to his 5-story building, whe... More

Endangered: More than half of pregnancies to black women in New York City end in abortion.

The Right to a Dead Baby

For those deeply invested in protecting and widening the abortion license, the Kermit Gosnell case has thrown light in all the wrong places. Today, the Washington Post has another disturbing story abo... More

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All the Stars in the Abortion Galaxy

Who ever said you can’t mix business and pleasure? This Thursday, President Obama will deliver the keynote address at an annual gala for the undisputed world leader in making unwanted babies “d... More

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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 a way we weren't on, say, September 10, 2001 (not... More

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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 Wichita and soon became a US Army chaplain. In late 1950, he was captu... More

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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 an pig farmer, for example. (We’ll call him ... More

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Pope Francis: Protect Creation, It Points to God!

This being the Feast of St. Joseph, Pope Francis used the homily of his inaugural Mass to highlight our vocation as “protectors.” Having just taken the name of Francis (after the saint of Assisi, ... More


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