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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A Road to Nowhere

Stephen P. White

Nowhere is the individualist strain in American Catholicism more manifest than in the ubiquitous belief that reception of the Holy Eucharist is a private matter rather than a fundamentally ecclesial reality.

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The Catholic Thing / January 26, 2023

Apples and Oranges – and Abuse

Stephen P. White

Evaluating the Church’s record in handling the abuse crisis means making reasonable comparisons to other institutions grappling with the same scourge of abuse.

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The Catholic Thing / January 12, 2023

An up-close look at the state of our priests

Stephen P. White

Restoring trust is essential if we hope to find healing in the Church, here and now.

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Our Sunday Visitor / December 1, 2022

Listen to the Communion of Saints

Stephen P. White

Very few Catholics still seem to understand what “synodality” means or this Synod is intended to accomplish.

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The Catholic Thing / November 3, 2022

The Lay Vocation

Stephen P. White

Vast swaths of the vineyard which can only be tended by the laity are falling into disarray.

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The Catholic Thing / September 8, 2022

The Splendor of the ‘Splendor of Truth’

Stephen P. White

A culture that combines radical notions of individual autonomy with a Gnostic rejection of the built-in meaning of material (and, therefore, bodily) reality is a culture in need of conversion, not indulgence.

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The Catholic Thing / July 28, 2022

In Gratitude to John Garvey

Stephen P. White

No one haughty has ever radiated joy, and they are a joyful pair, John and Jeanne Garvey.

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The Catholic Thing / July 5, 2022

The Pope’s Peculiar Take on the Council – and America

Stephen P. White

We’re always the red-white-and-blue elephant in the room. In every room. Even if we forget that, you can be sure no one else does. How could they?

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The Catholic Thing / June 16, 2022

A Red Hat for San Diego

Stephen P. White

Bishop McElroy’s elevation to the College of Cardinals is neither the triumph nor the disaster that too many Catholics seem to hope or fear it to be.

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The Catholic Thing / June 2, 2022

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