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 the narrowing of the “The Suicide Gender Gap” in today’s world. It is notable that suicide rates for females were highest …
    by Alexander Sich
    The Secretary General of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently asked for and received the resignation of Tony Spence, Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Conference’s official Catholic News Service (CNS). The resignation was requested because the USCCB …
    by Alexander Sich
    Dr. Alexander Sich, associate professor of physics and faculty associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life,reflects on the corruption of Ukraine and its overall effects on the country and the world. There are many moving parts to …
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