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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Seven Score and Ten Years Ago…

Abraham Lincoln understood this important truth: America's greatness was neither an accident nor an entitlement. Whatever greatness was in this nation was, by the grace of God, an achievement of our f... More

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You CAN’T Keep It: A Feature, Not a Bug

In recent weeks, millions of Americans have been notified that they will not be able to keep their current health insurance plans. This despite the promise of President Obama that, as he said over... More

A government-insurance industry alliance as envisioned by Obama Care won't lower health care costs.

Obamacare vs. Beer Money

In the Rose Garden the other day, President Obama insisted that, while the federal Obamacare exchanges weren’t working very well, the product they were selling was a good product. Once the IT “gli... More

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard his plane while returning to Rome from World Youth Day. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Hear Pope Francis Speaking English

Via Rocco de Palma: For all the waves the 266th Bishop of Rome has made across the Anglophone world these last seven months, perhaps the most remarkable thing is that all of it's happened without Pap... More

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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

The president remains on the defensive in the campaign's final week, just trying to hang on.

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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