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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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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A Prayerful Exercise

I was on Fox News earlier today as part of their live coverage of the opening of the conclave. You can watch it here. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com... More

Is Christ divided? St Paul once asked

The Conclave Cometh

If you haven’t heard, the College of Cardinals has set a start date for the conclave: next Tuesday, March 12. A Mass pro eligendo Romano Pontifice—for the election of a new Roman Pontiff—will be... More

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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


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