Ashley McGuire – The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI…


The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Ashley McGuire

Senior Fellow with the Catholic Association

Ashley McGuire of The Catholic Association comments on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation announcement and his legacy as a transitionary figure post Pope John Paul II.

“The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is an act of great humility and expression of love for the Church.  He ends his papacy as he began it: with a lesson on charity. Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered as a profound theologian who strengthened Christianity worldwide especially in the West, and as a great reformer who appointed faithful and courageous shepherds who will continue his legacy.  We are grateful for his leadership, wisdom, and profound commitment to Christ and the Church.” – Ashley McGuire, Senior Fellow


Ashley is a writer and editor writing on issues about religious freedom, Catholicism, and women. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of AltCatholicah, a web magazine devoted to the exploration of faith and gender. Altcatholicah has a Muslim sister-site, AltMuslimah.

Ashley is a 2011 recipient of the Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship for which she is working on a book about womanhood in modern culture. 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 the first ever Richard John Neuhaus Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Ashley is a recipient of the Susan B. Anthony List’s Young Pro-Life Leader’s award.
Her freelance writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things, National Review Online, and The Huffington Post, among others.

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

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