Kathryn Jean Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute where she directs the Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society. She is also editor-at-large of National Review and she is a nationally syndicated columnist with Andrews McMeel Universal. Lopez has been published by a wide variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, America, Stars and Stripes, The National Catholic Register, and First Things. She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly , and she is on the editorial advisory board of Angelus where she contributes regularly. She co-authored the book How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice and she contributed to the book When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer.

Lopez was awarded the annual Washington Women in Journalism Award for Outstanding Journalism in the Periodic Press from CQ Roll Call in 2016 for writing about Christian genocide and persecution. She speaks frequently on faith and public life, at several venues including college campuses, and on radio and television. A product of New York City Catholic education, she serves on a number of Catholic boards and is a member of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Pro-Life Commission. At the opening Mass of the Year of Faith in Rome in October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI presented Lopez with a message to women throughout the world.