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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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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Fr. Emil Kapaun: Putting the Hero in Heroic Virtue

Tomorrow, pilgrims in Kansas will begin a 3-day, 60 mile walk from Wichita to the church of St. John Nepomucene Church in the tiny prairie town of Pilsen (pop. 40), the one-time parish of Fr. Emil... More

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Rubio: “The science is settled…life begins at conception.”

Two weeks ago, the Senator Marco Rubio told ABC's "This Week" that he believe that climate is changing--it's always changing--but he's skeptical of both the certitude of some scientists about the caus... More

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Pope Francis: Say What?

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds on the inter-webs that Pope Francis had counselled an Argentine woman who had married a divorcee to go ahead and receive Communion. The story, as reporte... More

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John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you've heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the times. His vision for reform lives on in those pro... More


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