Kathryn Jean Lopez is a senior fellow at National Review Institute, where she directs the Center for Religion, Culture, and Civil Society. She is also editor-at-large of National Review magazine (where she has been on the editorial staff, including as editor of NationalReview.com, since 1997). She is published widely in Catholic and secular publications and is also a nationally syndicated columnist with Andrews McMeel Universal. Lopez is author of A Year with the Mystics: Visionary Wisdom for Daily Living (Saint Benedict Press, 2019). She speaks frequently on faith in public life, virtue, and prayer.
She is also a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s Newsweekly and on the editorial advisory board of Angelus, where she contributes monthly essays and is co-author of the book How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice (Our Sunday Visitor, 2015). She is a contributor to recent books that include When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer (Sophia Institute Press, 2017); Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome (TAN Books, 2018); and St. Patrick’s Cathedral: The Legacy of America’s Parish Church. Her “Caught My Eye” feature can be heard daily on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM, Channel 129.
Lopez currently serves as chair of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Pro-Life Commission in New York. At the opening Mass of the Year of Faith in Rome in October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI presented her with a message to women throughout the world.