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.

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    Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology, looks into the nationwide decline in abortion rates and the factors that may be contributing to it. Herold knows that the greatest threat to the abortion industry is the change in perception—the ways in …
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    Dr. Stephen Krason, professor of political science and legal studies, writes about the significant happenings during and around the year 1965 and their long-term impact on our culture. Different writers here and there have talked about 1965, fifty years ago, …
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    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 …
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