Mary Ann Walsh




Stories by Mary Ann Walsh
Pope Francis in America magazine, unfiltered

Pope Francis aboard the plane during his trip back from World Youth Day. (AP) An extraordinary moment in journalism. That’s … Continued

Immigration Reform Sign on 4th Street
A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

We need a bill that creates an immigration system that upholds values Americans cherish—hard work, opportunity and compassion.

Catholic bishops: It’s pro-life to ban assault weapons

Some things seem naturally abhorrent – forceps to crush a cranium in an abortion, a needle to deliver a sentence … Continued

Ashes for the unabashedly Catholic

View Photo Gallery: Millions of Catholics and Protestants have the sign of the cross placed on their foreheads as Ash Wednesday … Continued

As HHS birth control mandate comes into effect, religious freedom flounders

ERIC GAILLARD REUTERS A woman holds a birth control pill. These tiny pills are now at the heart of an … Continued

Media decides, then reports

By Mary Ann Walsh director of media relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Generally I don’t battle those buying ink … Continued

Holy Week and the suffering Church

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Holy Week is time when Catholics worldwide … Continued

Why is Senate hiding from Hyde?

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The thousands of pages in the health … Continued