Pia de Solenni

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Pia de Solenni

Dr. Pia de Solenni is a moral theologian and cultural analyst. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, and National Review Online.

An international expert, she has given popular and academic talks to a variety of audiences, including lay, clergy and the hierarchy.

Dr. de Solenni has appeared on MSNBC, “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, “The O’Reilly Factor”, CNN, ABCNews, among others. Dr. de Solenni has been quoted in newspapers nationwide, including The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Associated Press.
Dr. de Solenni received her doctorate in sacred theology summa cum laude from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. Her dissertation was published in the university series Dissertationes. On Nov 8, 2001, she received the 2001 Award of the Pontifical Academies for her doctoral work. The award was presented by John Paul II.

Dr. de Solenni resides in Seattle, Washington.

Recent Posts

Punting on the HHS Mandate & Campaign 2012

James Capretta over at NRO has a good piece on the latest "accommodation" on the HHS Mandate. National Catholic Reporter has an incredibly biased report, but they offer links to the relevant documents... More

The Bishops’ New Statement & Some Next Steps

Yesterday, the US Catholic Bishops issued another statement on the HHS mandate, clarifying that the Catholic Church is not backing down: We will continue our vigorous efforts at education and public... More

Today the Senate Voted “No” on Choice.

The Senate today trampled individual freedom and rights of conscience. It also trivialized women's health and the opinions of women. Many women, either as individuals or business owners, do not wan... More

Does Planned Parenthood Even Know What An Abortion Is?

So, there’s a bit of controversy surrounding the proposed informed consent law in Virginia that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. Of course, radical abortion advocates f... More

Catholic Charities Clarifies Its Position On The Compromise

There's been a bit of concern regarding statements or quotes from Catholic Charities that made it sound as if the organization was distancing itself from the USCCB and accepting the compromise on the ... More

Funny Math + Bad Bookkeeping= Bad Business

President Obama has offered a so-called compromise on the HHS Mandate. Instead of forcing Catholic institutions to pay for insurance that covers contraceptives, insurance providers will be forced to c... More

Now What?

So the Washington State Legislature yesterday approved a bill to redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry. Now what? As I predicted, the bill passed in time for supporters to make the m... More

Emily’s Right.

Emily Stimpson (whom I don't think I know except through her writing) has an excellent post from earlier today. Basically, part of the problem we're faced with in crises like the HHS mandate on con... More

Wedding Dresses & Women. Or “How women dream of Prince Charming and wakeup in ‘The Hangover.’”

As a designer of high-end wedding dresses, Justina McCraffrey (full disclosure – a  friend of mine) sees a lot of the inner workings of weddings.  Her work brings her closely in contact with the... More

There’s Still Time To Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

If you’re like me, you were a little confused when you saw candy canes for sale at the same time as the Halloween treats this year. Traditionalists have long marked the start of the Christmas seas... More


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