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 Problem of Exculturation

Stephen P. White

At its best, liturgical inculturation incorporates the worthiest elements of particular cultures into the Church’s life and worship.

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The Catholic Thing / May 30, 2024

Young U.S. Catholics want more orthodoxy. That doesn’t mean they reject Vatican II.

Stephen P. White

What is replacing the “spirit of Vatican II” is not necessarily a rejection of the council but rather a fulfillment of its vision.

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America / May 7, 2024

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Stephen P. White

The successive (and seemingly accelerating) pace of cultural change means that each generation comes of age with a sense of what is normal which is very different from the previous generation.

The Catholic Thing / May 2, 2024

Creation and the Order of Love

Stephen P. White

When we cooperate with the order of Creation, we grow and become more like the one who created us.

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The Catholic Thing / April 4, 2024

How to Build a Healthy Culture

Stephen P. White

American culture, such as it is, has never really been Catholic. We have had many Catholic subcultures, some of them thriving.

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The Catholic Thing / March 7, 2024

A Long Way to Go

Stephen P. White

Surveying these three cases – Barros, Zanchetta, and Rupnik – raises concerns about what exactly has changed in the five years since Pope Francis’ abuse summit.

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The Catholic Thing / February 22, 2024

Nature, Grace and Plum Brandy

Stephen P. White

It is one thing to read about social ontology or study the principle of solidarity and another thing to experience those realities in a concrete way.

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The Catholic Thing / January 25, 2024

Some Hopeful, Tentative, New Year Predictions

Stephen P. White

Now is as good a time as any to anticipate what 2024 will bring – either good or bad – so that we can be as prepared as possible for what comes.

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The Catholic Thing / January 11, 2024

Remembering to Forget

Stephen P. White

Forgetfulness, too, is part of God’s Providence. Forgetfulness can even be liberating, as when mercy drowns out regret.

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The Catholic Thing / December 17, 2023

Three Items From the Bishops Meeting in Baltimore

Stephen P. White

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are meeting in Baltimore this week for their fall plenary.

The Catholic Thing / November 16, 2023

After the Synod in Rome, What’s Next for Catholics?

Stephen P. White

Hopes and fears over the direction of the church.

National Review Online / November 9, 2023

The Rupnik Case: How Is This Still Happening?

Stephen P. White

Last week, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has decided to waive the statute of limitations on allegations against the former Jesuit and celebrity artist, Fr. Marko Rupnik.

The Catholic Thing / November 2, 2023