The Veritas Center for Ethics in Public
Life takes both its name and inspiration from Blessed John Paul II’s
encyclical Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendor of Truth”). We believe,
with the Catholic Church, that human freedom cannot flourish apart from
truth, and that a restoration of truth as the foundation of human
affairs is essential to a healthy culture.
Rooted in the teachings of the Church’s
Magisterium and guided by the riches of Catholic social teaching, the
Veritas Center strives to provide meaningful alternatives to the usual
secular analyses of moral and cultural dilemmas.
It also strives to integrate both the
methods and wisdom of multiple academic disciplines—from theology and
sociology to political science and economics—to more effectively
explore, understand, and address social concerns that affect the
flourishing of the Church and her people.
The Veritas Center uses a four-pronged approach to carrying out its mission.