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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Above My Pay Grade…Four Years later

Stephen P. White

It's been four years since then-Senator Obama's infamous "above my pay grade" remark in response to Pastor Rick Warren's question about human life. Everyone seems to remember Warren's question as "When does human life begin?" But that wasn't the question, and the answer (still) isn't above Obama's pay grade.

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National Review Online / August 17, 2012

Two Archbishops, Two Takes on Freedom

Stephen P. White

Two recent homilies, one by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia and one by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, should remind us that, while political freedom — negative freedom, freedom from coercion — is not sufficient for human excellence, it is vitally important for true human freedom, which is always freedom for truth.

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CatholicVote.org / July 6, 2012

American Roman Catholic Nuns and The Vatican

Stephen P. White

EPPC Fellow Stephen White appeared recently on the Diane Rehm Show (WAMU/NPR) to discuss the ongoing controversy involving the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

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Good Government, Bad Government, and the Demands of Catholic Citizenship

Stephen P. White

The surest road to despotism is for men and women to pass off their own responsibilities of citizenship to "someone else." That should be a warning both to those who expect government to solve our social ills and to those who forget the obligation of everyone to strive for solidarity and the common good in every aspect of their lives.

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CatholicVote.org / June 13, 2012

Bad Religion

Stephen P. White

Attempts to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious could prove doubly difficult given the nature of the rift between LCWR and the Vatican.

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The Catholic Thing / April 26, 2012

The Catholic Left, Desperate for a Win

Stephen P. White

It's hard to tell what irritates the Catholic Left more: Paul Ryan's proposals for conservative fiscal policies or the fact that he is making a compelling case for those proposals on moral grounds to which the Catholic Left believes it holds exclusive rights.

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National Review Online / April 26, 2012

A Most Vexing Problem

Stephen P. White

E.J. Dionne has resorted to angry recriminations against those who oppose President Obama's HHS mandate — a mandate he once opposed on the same grounds as do those he now attacks.

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The Catholic Thing / April 4, 2012

Republicans Need to Make the Common-Good Case for Conservatism

Stephen P. White

If Republicans want to win this November, they must challenge the liberal myth that conservative policies are a drag on the common good, and the fatuous notion that the only way to form "a more perfect union" is for government to do and spend more.

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The Daily Caller / February 13, 2012

A Matter of Principle…

Stephen P. White

In its handling of the recent HHS contraception mandate, the Obama administration seems intent on accelerating the transformation of the Democratic Party into the Party of Irreligion.

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National Review Online / February 2, 2012

We the People…Conservatism for the Common Good

Stephen P. White

Republican candidates (at least these days) are good at proposing more liberty and less government, but from the libertarian Ron Paul to the more moderate Mitt Romney, they have failed to make any such appeal beyond the limited grounds of self-interest. That's a mistake.

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CatholicVote.org / January 31, 2012

Values (and “Values Voters”) in 2012

Stephen P. White

Remember how the 2004 election was supposed to be all about national security and choosing a commander-in-chief, but all anyone…

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National Review Online / December 13, 2011

The Most Sacramental Season

Stephen P. White

Several years ago, I had the good fortune to spend Christmas just outside of Rome. There is a town called…

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The Catholic Thing / December 1, 2011