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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Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

"A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition." That's what MSNBC's Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis' latest "revolutionary" insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: "Pope Francis made a si... More

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UPDATED: A shameful case of hearing only what one wants to hear

[An update has been added to the bottom of this post.] Michael Sean Winters is at it again, trying to drive a wedge between American bishops and the Pope. The latest example comes in the form of a f... More

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Hypocrisy: “Nuns on the Bus” Founder Paints Bishops As Partisan Flacks

Have you ever seen those medieval illustrations of exotic animals—the ones where the drawing bears just enough likeness to some real critter that you can guess what the artist was going for? Take th... More

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UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance's greatest champion was Houston's ... More

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Shipwreck and Cynicism

Last July, Pope Francis made his first papal trip outside of Rome to the Italian island of Lampedusa: a narrow slab of rock 70 miles off the Tunisian coast and a major point of entry to the EU for... More

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An Open Letter to the People of Scotland

Dear Scotland: I understand that sometimes it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, t... More

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#NatsMass and the New Evangelization

It’s only about 300 yards from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church to the main gates of Nationals Park in southeast Washington, DC, which means that when the Washington Nationals play at home—an... More

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An Iraqi Bishop Challenges YOU…

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, took to Facebook yesterday to offer you a challenge...one that doesn't require dousing yourself in ice-water! Here's the challenge: Tomorrow, T... More

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Dear Dr. Dawkins…

I have always loved the opening lines of Vatican II's Gaudium et Spes: The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflic... More

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Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Proposals

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Relative poverty rates in U.S. (2013)[/caption]   In his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis wrote: “Growth in justice ... More


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