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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 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 Anne Hendershott
    Dr. Anne Hendershott, professor of Sociology and director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, discusses whether faithful Catholics on Catholic campuses have the right to express their support for Catholic teachings on faith and morals:  In their zeal …
    by Regis Martin
    Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, reflects upon the world of silence, the perfect medium for the life of prayer: …the effort will be worth it, providing as it must the setting for …
    by Regis Martin
    Dr. Regis Martin, professor of Theology at Franciscan University and author for Crisis Magazine, reflects upon America’s stance on the matter of terror sponsored and sustained by Islamic ideology. Is it possible that the country is as reluctant to take charge as …
    by Franciscan University
    Jacob W. Wood, assistant professor of Theology here at Franciscan University, writes on the relationship between natural marriage and sacramental marriage: The Catholic understanding of marriage is built on the Catholic understanding of grace. Catholics believe that receiving grace does …
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