Stephen P. White

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Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. White’s work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues. He is the author of Red, White, Blue, and Catholic (Liguori Publications, 2016).

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Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr. White’s work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues. He is the author of Red, White, Blue, and Catholic (Liguori Publications, 2016).

Mr. White’s writing has been published in a wide variety of outlets and websites, including: The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, First Things, America Magazine, The Catholic Thing, Huffington Post, The Daily Caller, Magnificat, Vox, and The Catholic Herald (UK).

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 St. John Paul II which takes place every summer in Krakow, Poland.

Mr. White 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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The Nature of Our ‘Angels’

Stephen P. White

Abraham Lincoln delivered his First Inaugural Address at a time of unprecedented division and strife in our nation. Open hostilities…

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The Catholic Thing / May 19, 2022

Joe and Others After ‘Roe’

Stephen P. White

The trick for a politician like Biden is to stick to the words people like while avoiding those words that remind people that a young and innocent life is being snuffed out.

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The Catholic Thing / May 5, 2022

The German Response

Stephen P. White

Organizational reforms are important, but conversion – and evangelization – are much more essential.

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The Catholic Thing / April 26, 2022

Back to the Future?

Stephen P. White

That there is opposition to Pope Francis in the Church is as obvious, even as it is difficult to define just what constitutes opposition

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The Catholic Thing / April 7, 2022

Hope and Dying

Stephen P. White

This is the heart of the Good News: Hope, born of faith, frees us for love.

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The Catholic Thing / March 29, 2022

Transparency is Pastoral

Stephen P. White

Legal reforms need to work, but they also need to be seen to be working.

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The Catholic Thing / March 10, 2022

The Synod Comes to Catholic University

Stephen P. White

Most Catholics simply don’t know what all this talk of “synodality” is supposed to mean.

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The Catholic Thing / February 24, 2022

Benedict’s Mea Culpa

Stephen P. White

As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI nears the end of his long and extraordinary life, the tussling over his legacy has already begun in earnest.

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The Catholic Thing / February 10, 2022

Catholic Social Teaching: An Account of Reality

Stephen P. White

One of the challenges preventing a wider reception of the Church’s modern social teaching is that there is some confusion about just what Catholic social teaching is.

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The Catholic Thing / January 29, 2022

What’s at Stake with the Synod?

Stephen P. White

If those directing the Synod at every level of the Church present it in worldly terms – political, bureaucratic, ideological terms – then it will surely become merely that.

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The Catholic Thing / January 13, 2022

A Divisive Approach to Liturgical “Unity”

Stephen P. White

The consequences for the Church of ultra-mundane and aggressively banal liturgies are impossible to deny.

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The Catholic Thing / December 30, 2021

Rejoice, Indeed!

Stephen P. White

We rejoice during Advent as an expression of gratitude for the wondrous and unmerited gift of the Incarnation. But our rejoicing is not only a response to the gift of salvation; it is an imitation of the Father, who rejoices over us.

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The Catholic Thing / December 16, 2021