Mary Ann Glendon

Mary Ann Glendon (born 1938) J.D., LL.M., is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a former United States Ambassador to the Holy See (February 2008 - January 2009). She teaches and writes on bioethics, comparative constitutional law, property, and human rights in international law. She is pro-life and "writes forcefully against the expansion of abortion rights."

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The Pope’s New Feminism

In the mid-1950s, a friend wrote to the American Catholic novelist Flannery O’Connor to complain about the sexist statements of a now long-forgotten priest. The letter-writer must have demanded an explanation of how one could belong to a church that exhibited such attitudes, for O’Connor’s reply was swift and sharp: “Don’t say the Church drags … Read more

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