Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life | Franciscan University of Steubenville
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    “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 in 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 and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, provides thoughts on her response to why Christians are receiving criticize in regards to the shooting in Orlando. Perhaps these religious leaders are attempting …
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