About Us

The mission of the Person and Identity Project (PIP) is to assist the Catholic Church in promoting the Catholic vision of the human person and responding to the challenges of gender ideology. Gender ideology has permeated the culture with stunning speed, influencing medicine, business, media, entertainment, government and education. Because it is sowing confusion and undermining the Church’s mission of evangelization, the rise of gender ideology has created an urgent need for clarity, education, and compassionate guidance for Catholic families and young people. The Person and Identity Project is committed to assisting the Church in meeting these needs. PIP is a collaborative effort, coordinated by a leadership team that has decades of individual experiences in education, seminary formation, non-profit leadership, and apostolic service. The Person and Identity Project (PIP), which began in 2016 as the Catholic Women’s Forum Gender Project, is an initiative of the Catholic Women’s Forum at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and is funded in part through the generosity of the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. The Ethics and Public Policy Center is non-profit, tax-exempt 501© (3) organization.

What We Do

Through shared expertise and practical resources, the Person and Identity Project seeks to:

Educate

Catholic clergy, teachers, ministry teams, and parents about the truth of the human person, the harmful impact of gender ideology, and ways to convey this information to others.

Engage

in partnerships with Catholic dioceses, schools, and youth, young adult, and family life ministries and other apostolates, providing expertise and free, specialized resources on Christian anthropology and gender ideology.

Equip

Catholic frontline evangelists, such as clergy, teachers, parents, and youth, young adult and family life ministers with facts, resources, and tools to promote Catholic anthropology and counter gender ideology.

What We Offer

Leadership

Attorney, policy expert

Mary Rice Hasson, JD

Mary Rice Hasson, JD, is the Kate O’Beirne Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where she also directs the Catholic Women’s Forum, a network of Catholic professional women and scholars seeking to amplify the voice of women in support of Catholic teachings…

Author, Moral Philosopher

Theresa Farnan, PhD

Theresa Farnan, PhD, is an author and moral philosopher who specializes in virtue ethics, moral education, philosophy of the person, gender and sexuality, and ethical issues facing the family…

Associate Professor, St. John Vianney

Susan Selner-Wright, PhD

Susan Selner-Wright, PhD, holds the Archbishop Chaput Chair in Philosophy at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado. Her specialty is the metaphysical thought of St. Thomas Aquinas…

Co-founder, Family Renewal Ministries

Lucia Baez Luzondo, JD

Lucia is an attorney, practical theologian, television and radio host, and co-founder of Family Renewal Ministries, Inc. (Renovación Familiar), a ministry dedicated to promote and defend marriage, family and the human person in God’s plan…