Mary Rice Hasson Joins EPPC as Fellow in Catholic Studies

April 24, 2012

The Ethics and Public Policy Center is pleased to report that Mary Rice Hasson has joined EPPC as a Fellow in our Catholic Studies program. “Mary Hasson writes insightfully on a broad range of topics,” observed EPPC President Ed Whelan, “and her ongoing project on Catholic women and sexual morality promises to be of special interest. It’s great to have her on board.”

“I’m honored to join the Ethics and Public Policy Center,” Ms. Hasson stated. “It has a long, distinguished history of rigorously examining the issues of the day in light of the timeless truths of the Western tradition. And I’m delighted at the opportunity to add to the conversation, particularly on crucial issues relating to women and the family.”

Ms. Hasson 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 recently co-authored an article on media ratings in the June 2011 issue of the professional journal Pediatrics. 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. She blogs at WordsFromCana.

The mother of seven, Ms. Hasson previously co-authored with Kimberly Hahn the leading book on Catholic homeschooling, Catholic Education Homeward Bound (Ignatius, 1995). She has spoken at numerous family conferences over the past 15 years, and has appeared on CNN, BBC, EWTN, and numerous local radio shows.

A lawyer and member of the D.C. and Indiana bars, Ms. 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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