Attorney, policy expert

Mary 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. An attorney and policy expert, Mary advises legislators and faith-based organizations, writes for various publications, speaks at national conferences and universities, and is a frequent media commentator. Mary has been a keynote speaker for the Holy See at the United Nations during the annual U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, from 2017-2019, speaking on women and work, the value of caregiving, education, and gender ideology. She also serves as a Consultant for the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth. Mary is the co-author of two books on education and editor of Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School, Mary and her husband are the parents of seven adult children.

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