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 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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    by Anne Hendershott
    Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, provides thoughts on when the state exposes catholic identity concerns. Today, faculty contributions to the Catholic mission cannot be assumed. Beyond a few dozen faithful Catholic colleges and universities, the NLRB knows that most Catholic colleges qualify for unionization…
    by Regis Martin
    Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, writes on the new generation and texting. The discovery I made is that for all the social media they appear constantly to traffic in, they really do not like to interact with other people. So determined are they to avoid actual…
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