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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An Object of Detestation

Stephen P. White

Alfie Evans was treated – not as a person in full, the son of a father and mother – but as a naked individual whose dignity consists in his “interests,” and who was subject to the ministrations of impersonal forces of the state.

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The Catholic Thing / April 30, 2018

The Pope’s Mess

Stephen P. White

Ross Douthat, in his new book, To Change the Church, looks at Pope Francis’s pontificate, examining both the missed opportunities and the ongoing search for a new, stable synthesis.

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The Weekly Standard / March 29, 2018

A Consistent Ethic of Life Must Begin with Defending Life Itself

Stephen P. White

The greatest, most glaring inconsistency in Catholic witness to human dignity and the sanctity of life is the widespread Catholic facilitation of, and support for, the killing of innocent children through abortion.

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Catholic News Agency / February 2, 2018

The Bishops Caught Between the Vatican and the Chinese Government

Stephen P. White

The Vatican wants to normalize the situation of the church in China and needs to improve relations with the government to do that. What the Vatican will be willing to give up to get that deal remains to be seen.

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The Weekly Standard / January 25, 2018

The Meaning of the Left’s Attacks on an 18th Century Franciscan Friar

Stephen P. White

Activists see Fr. Junipero Serra as an emblem of Spanish colonialism and thus a potent symbol of the sins of imperialism. But the Franciscan friar’s life in the missions of what later became California was a testament to the inestimable dignity of every human being, especially the poor and vulnerable.

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Washington Examiner / September 15, 2017

As Trump Meets the Pope, Trump’s Detractors are Still Failing to Persuade His Catholic Voters…

Stephen P. White

Attempts to stymie President Trump politically by delegitimizing him religiously reek of opportunism.

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Washington Examiner / May 25, 2017

Callista Gingrich Suits the Job of Vatican Ambassador. But Can Newt Stay Out of the…

Stephen P. White

Callista Gingrich will have a delicate task. Her indefatigable husband could complicate things.

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Catholic Herald (UK) / May 18, 2017

Trump’s Disappointing Executive Order and Narrow View of Religious Liberty

Stephen P. White

The order does very little to address the most pressing challenges to religious freedom that have arisen in recent years and suggests the White House misunderstands the problem.

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Washington Examiner / May 5, 2017

A Trump Presidency Brings Opportunity but also Great Risk

Stephen P. White

Democrats are reeling and the Republicans have a chance to reshape the Supreme Court. But things could still go badly.

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Catholic Herald (UK) / November 14, 2016

Interview: How Catholics Can Be Good Citizens and Not Despair

Stephen P. White

EPPC Fellow Stephen White discusses his new book in an interview with NRO’s Kathryn Jean Lopez.

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National Review Online / May 5, 2016

Catholicism’s American Revolution

Stephen P. White

From annulments to pro-life activism, the American Church is blazing a trail for the rest of the Catholic world.

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Catholic Herald (UK) / September 17, 2015

The Pope’s Climate Change Message is Really About Rethinking What it Means to be Human

Stephen P. White

What makes the new encyclical truly radical — in the sense of going to the root — is the pope’s reading of the profound human crisis that he sees underlying our modern world.

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Vox / June 24, 2015