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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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.

Articles

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.

Articles

Vox / June 24, 2015

Strong Medicine: The World Needs to Hear the Message of Laudato Si’

Stephen P. White

The Pope’s forceful, and in many ways radical, critique of our modern world is not built upon a particular reading of the scientific literature, but upon the Church’s understanding of the gift of creation and the place of man within creation.

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CatholicVote.org / June 22, 2015

A Sign of Contradiction

Stephen P. White

To read “Laudato Si’” through the anthropologically flimsy lens of today’s policy debates—however important or urgent—is to miss the true foundations upon which Pope Francis grounds his call to defend creation.

Articles

America / June 22, 2015

A Life in the Public Square

Stephen P. White

Randy Boyagoda’s biography of Richard John Neuhaus is an authentic and compelling portrait of a man who had as much influence as any in the 20th century on the place of religion in American public life.

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MercatorNet / May 13, 2015

Our Only Option

Stephen P. White

The Catholic Church’s defense of freedom has always been a two-front war: the defense of freedom against totalitarianism was largely successful, but the defense of freedom against liberalism and relativism still hangs in the balance.

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Ethika Politika / March 18, 2014

The Francis Revolution

Stephen P. White

Pope Francis is willing to risk raising an occasional ruckus if it means that the heart of the Church’s message gets heard.

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New York Daily News / January 19, 2014

The Bishops and Obamacare

Stephen P. White

Opposition to Obamacare was, and remains, opposition to a bad law, not to the benevolent motives of the law’s supporters.

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CatholicVote / December 4, 2013

The Pope’s Priorities: An Opportunity for Evangelical Clarity

Stephen P. White

Those who would defend the church’s moral teachings—on “those issues” and all the rest—would do well to proclaim, first and above all else, the love of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

Articles

America Magazine / September 26, 2013

The Unbelievably Small War

Stephen P. White

It would be terrible to put our troops in harm’s way with no clear objective; it would be far worse to ask them to kill in an unjustified war.

Articles

National Review Online / September 9, 2013

3 Ways Pope Francis Will Emulate His Namesake

Stephen P. White

St. Francis of Assisi was uncompromising in his love for the poor. He was equally uncompromising in his fidelity to the Church in all her teachings. Expect the same from Pope Francis.

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The Huffington Post / March 19, 2013

Pope Francis: Protect Creation, It Points to God!

Stephen P. White

The Church’s concern for the environment extends beyond the usual “green” issues to our own human nature. When we misunderstand creation, we misunderstand both God (who is Creator) and man (who is part of creation).

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CatholicVote.org / March 20, 2013