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.

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JP2 on the New Feminism: Be Not Afraid.

  The picture to the right (not the one above obviously) was taken early in the morning on November 9, 2001, the day after I received The Pontifical Academies Award for my dissertation on ... More

2 Essential Lenten Resolutions

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No Discussion, Please. We Want Diversity.

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Why We’re Praying And Fasting Today

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Kiss This Man!

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There are Kermit Gosnells everywhere and they can be brought to justice.

This week brought us the conviction of Kermit Gosnell, a man whom I refuse to recognize as a medical doctor and whom the state of Pennsylvania should have shut down long ago. Gosnell, apparently, di... More

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Mother’s Day: Gender Matters

In his book Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe describes the women at an exclusive party in Manhattan. The first group, starved to near perfection, used fashion to compensate for the natural curves t... More

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Just what is the Catholic teaching on guns & gun control?

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Gosnell’s Mother’s Day Massacre

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