February 25, 2019

University President John Garvey announces the appointment of Catholic University alumnus Stephen P. White as the Executive Director of The Catholic Project, an initiative launched in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis.

White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an affiliation he will maintain. His work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues.

The Catholic Project is an initiative of The Catholic University of America which seeks the renewal and rebuilding of the Catholic Church through faithful collaboration of the laity and the clergy as co-responsible partners in the Church’s mission.

“Stephen is ideally suited to help me direct this project as a service to the Church,” President Garvey said. “I look forward to his contributing his energy and expertise as we develop and move forward with this important initiative.”

"The work of The Catholic Project is incredibly timely and important, and Catholic University is the ideal place for such an undertaking,” White said. “I’m humbled by the chance to be a part of it and grateful to President Garvey for the opportunity."

White is the author of “Red, White, Blue, and Catholic” (Liguori Publications, 2016). His writing has been published in a wide variety of outlets and websites, including: First Things, America Magazine, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner, Catholic News Agency, The Catholic Thing, and The Catholic Herald.

Since 2005, White has been coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, a three-week seminar on Catholic social teaching and the thought of St. John Paul II which takes place every summer in Krakow, Poland.

White earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Dallas and a master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He and his wife have four kids and live in Virginia.