Mary Rice Hasson

Mary Rice Hasson is a Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC. She is currently working on a book that offers new data on and explores the views of Catholic women on sexual morality and reproduction and on the Catholic Church’s teachings on those topics.

She writes commentary for the Catholic News Agency, which also distributes her columns to diocesan newspapers throughout the United States. She also writes from a natural law perspective for the international human rights website,, and for a variety of Catholic parenting websites.

The mother of seven, Mrs Hasson previously co-authored with Kimberly Hahn the leading book on Catholic homeschooling, Catholic Education Homeward Bound (Ignatius, 1995). She has spoken at numerous conferences over the past 15 years, and has been interviewed by a wide range of media outlets—from CNN to EWTN to the BBC—on family and cultural issues.

A lawyer and member of the DC and Indiana bars, Mrs. Hasson graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1984 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, with a BA in Government.

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