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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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 for having an abortion are that they a... More

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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 a colleague of mine who does just poked... More

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 down the road. “It’s... More

“Crony Contraception,” or Why the HHS Mandate is Even Worse Than You Thought

As we wait for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to hand down her latest edits to the First Amendment, let me suggest a little light reading to pass the time. I just came across this ... More

Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, and the Future of Conservatism

Last week, E.J. Dionne had an interesting column comparing President Obama to Ronald Reagan. Both presidents, Dionne argues, were able to transform the political landscape, bringing about long-term ch... More

To Govern…Or to Rule?

Last week , Steve Skojec shared a moving video that juxtaposed President Obama’s pro-life rhetoric in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting with Obama’s support for the legalized killing of unb... More

What Constitutes a Nation?

The U.S. Constitution isn’t perfect, which is why those who drafted and ratified it also included provision for amending it. Still, there are some who think we should radically change it, or even ab... More

Archbishop Chaput on the Legacy of St. Thomas More

Over at the Public Discourse (as fine a source of serious thought as you’ll find anywhere on the interwebs) Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has a thoughtful and bracing essay on St. Thomas... More

There’s Something about “Mary”

A few years ago when my wife and I were picking out a name (names, really) for our first daughter, a friend lent us a book called, The Baby Name Wizard. One of the really interesting things about this... More

Civil Society is Solidarity’s Natural Home

Here’s a depressing chart that compares American public education spending to student performance since 1970. (Via, Cato Institute.) And here’s a depressing chart that compares federal anti-pov... More


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