Mary-Rice-Hasson-300x300MARY RICE HASSON

Program: Catholic Studies



Mary Rice Hasson is a Fellow in EPPC’s Catholic Studies program.

Mrs. Hasson recently co-authored a report, What Catholic Women Think About Faith, Conscience, and Contraception, which offers surprising new data about the views of church-going Catholic women, ages 18-54, on faith, conscience, and contraception.  Download the report>>    Read the press release>>

Mrs. 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 co-authored an article on media ratings in the June 2011 issue of the professional journal Pediatrics and has a forthcoming article slated for publication in the University of St. Thomas Law School Journal of Law and Public Policy as part of the Symposium on “Homeschooling: Rights and Tensions at Home and Abroad.”

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—including CNN, MSNBC, EWTN, the BBC, and the AP—on a variety of family and cultural issues.

A lawyer and member of the D.C. 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.