Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life | Franciscan University of Steubenville

    “Truth enlightens man’s intelligence and shapes his freedom.” 

    —Pope St. John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor

    The Mission of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life

    The Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life exists to bring faithful Catholic scholarly reflection to bear on the most pressing ethical questions in contemporary culture—questions of marriage and sexuality, war and peace, life and death, as well as economic and social justice.

    Through research, writing, and academic conferences, the Veritas Center seeks to combat what Pope Benedict XVI described as “the dictatorship of relativism,” promoting the natural moral law, illuminated by the light of faith, in order to defend both human freedom and dignity in the public square.

  • The Latest From Our Associates

    by Eugene Gan
    Dr. Eugene Gan, faculty associate of the Veritas Center and Professor of Interactive Media, Communications, and Fine Art, reflects on how popular culture loves technological advances, but we owe it to ourselves to think through what we are doing: It is …
    by Anne Hendershott
    Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, discusses how the new Pew Research Center study fails to distinguish between vibrant, orthodox churches and fading, mainline denominations:  The Catholic parishes and …
    by Patrick Lee
    Dr. Patrick Lee, professor of philosophy and the John N. and Jamie D. McAleer Chair in Bioethics, shows that the state is not in the business of promoting and regulating every sexual-romantic relationship; nor should it categorize all child-raising arrangements as marriages: …
    by Stephen Krason
    Dr. Stephen M. Krason, professor of political science and legal studies, discusses racial equality, minority advancement and brotherhood in light of spiritual and moral renewal:  Good race relations must proceed from truth. Human dignity is not a one-way street. It cannot …
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