Ashley McGuire is a Senior Fellow with The Catholic Association and the author of Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female. Ashley writes and speaks widely about religious freedom, Catholicism, and women. She has appeared on CNN and its international affiliate, CBS, FOX, PBS, EWTN, and the BBC, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA TODAY, TIME magazine, First Things, RealClearPolitics, The Weekly Standard, The Federalist, the New York Post, and The Huffington Post, among others.
In March of 2013, Ashley traveled to Rome to cover the papal conclave and appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper and gave live commentary for outlets such as FOX News, CNN, and the BBC. In April of 2014, she traveled to Geneva to testify at the United Nations in defense of the Holy See. She has spoken about the pro-life movement, religious liberty, and feminism in academic settings such as New York University, Princeton University, and Yale Law School as well as in rallies around the country.
She is a 2011 recipient of the Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship, an editor of the Institute for Family Studies blog, a policy fellow with the American Conservative Union Foundation, and the first ever Richard John Neuhaus Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Ashley is a recipient of the Susan B. Anthony List’s Young Pro-Life Leader award.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia recently called Ashley “one of the most gifted young writers, cultural critics and lecturers in the United States.”
She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and three children.