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Maureen Malloy FergusonMaureen Malloy Ferguson

Senior Policy Advisor

Maureen Ferguson is Senior Policy Advisor for The Catholic Association.  She has appeared on numerous television interviews, including CNN, FOX News, PBS, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, EWTN, and C-SPAN giving commentary on the Catholic faith, religious liberty and conscience rights, and right-to-life issues.  
Her writing on these topics has been published and she has been quoted in various print outlets, including Politico, FoxNews.com, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Hill, National Review Online, and RealClearReligion.com.  

Previously, Maureen was the Congressional Liaison and spokeswoman for the National Right to Life Committee.  She has been nominated by Governor Chris Christie to serve on the board of the New Jersey State Museum, and she also serves on the Executive Committee of the Susan B. Anthony List, a political action committee that works to elect pro-life women.
Married to former Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), Maureen led efforts to promote reading through the “I Can Read” program. In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Maureen led outreach efforts to the families of the 82 victims from Congressman Ferguson’s congressional district located just outside New York City.  Maureen and her husband have five children, and split their time between New Jersey and Washington, DC.

Below, watch Maureen Ferguson discussing Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on PBS:






Ashley McGuire

Senior Fellow


Ashley writes and speaks widely about religious freedom, Catholicism, and women. She has appeared on CNN, CNN International, CBS News, Fox News, PBS, The History Channel, HuffPo Live, ABC/Yahoo News Live, EWTN, and the BBC, and her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and The Huffington Post, among others. She is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post's religion blog, On Faith, and to National Review Online.

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 and the BBC.

She is the founder and editor-in-chief of AltCatholicah, a web magazine devoted to the exploration of faith and gender, a 2011 recipient of the Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship, and the first ever Richard John Neuhaus Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

She has previously done fellowships with the Claremont Institute and the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Tertio Millennio Seminar in Krakow, Poland. Ashley is a recipient of the Susan B. Anthony List's Young Pro-Life Leader award.

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.


Below, watch Ashley McGuire discuss Religious Freedom on CBS:





Grazie2Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie

Member, TCA Advisory Board

Dr. Christie was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban immigrant parents. At the age of five she moved to Guadalajara, Mexico while her mother studied medicine.  She did her primary schooling there and returned to Miami at the age of twelve. She graduated from Columbia University in 1991 and the University of Miami Medical School in 1995, where she did her residency and fellowship. She sub-specialized in Musculoskeletal Radiology. She married a fellow medical student and had her first child during medical school, her second during residency, and her third during her fellowship. She had her fourth child while in private practice and adopted a fifth from China.

Below, watch Grazie Pozo Christie on CNN Español, discussing the important of the issue of religious liberty to Latino voters, whose religion is so deeply embedded in their culture: