Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie is a Senior Policy Advisor for The Catholic Association.  She writes and speaks widely, in both Spanish and English, about Catholicism, religious freedom, and the intersection of faith and science.  As a Hispanic, she brings a special focus on social issues that impact the growing Latino population, such as the state of the family and the real needs of the poor and marginalized.  As a physician, she is able to address complex subjects relating to government health policy and its true impact on the people it purports to help.

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June 12, 2019, 11:05 AM EDT
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February 11, 2019, 3:46 PM EST
Optics are everything – at least, in politics. And the display of women Democrats dressed in white and looking sour as President Trump condemned socialism and late-term abortion was an exercise in poor optics. 
October 23, 2018, 2:33 PM EDT
“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is a good old-fashioned courtroom drama. Earnest cops, thunderous defense lawyers, piteous victims, and the thrilling last-minute discovery of evidence that puts the killer away – it’s got all the standard of the genre. But it’s also a true-to-life horror story about an inner-city abortionist who, for decades, put thousands of low-income minority women through agonizing late-term abortions in a filthy clinic, routinely committing infanticide, all the while operating a massive pill-mill on the side.
June 19, 2018, 2:17 PM EDT
Coinciding with the shocking suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain is the news from the CDC that the American suicide rate has risen by nearly 30 percent since 1999. Suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death, prompting a thorough soul searching by the American public. There are many reasons for this rise, including the opioid epidemic, adverse economic conditions, and growing rates of depression among young people. Expanding suicide prevention hotlines and mental health initiatives are laudable and necessary responses.  But when contemplating the best policies and prescriptions to fight this scourge, it would be wrong to ignore the effect of changes to the legality of suicide.
October 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT
As Columbus Day is upon us, it seems too much to hope that modern-day iconoclasts will respect the statues of the celebrated explorer as well as the feelings of those who are proud of his contribution and their shared heritage. Vandals did not respect the memory of another Catholic figure from the Spanish conquest, St. Junipero Serra, whose statue in California was recently decapitated and splashed with lurid red paint, to the dismay of Latinos and Catholics everywhere.  Vandalism of Columbus statues will have similarly dark effects.  The vandals who act in the name of protecting modern sensibilities from past sins are sowing hurt and resentment with their attacks, causing injuries that divide along ethnic and religious lines, and threatening American pluralism.  
June 13, 2017, 3:23 PM EDT
Medical abortion made up almost 1 in every 3 of total abortions in 2014, but recent advocacy for it to be completely unfettered from medical and government oversight is a grave mistake and puts women and girls at risk of serious complications and even death. 
March 7, 2017, 11:43 AM EST
It's terrible to twist the notion of discrimination to promote gender ideology.
August 31, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT
The last few weeks have also shown us the interesting spectacle of the progressive left eating its own: Governor O’Malley and Bernie Sanders being tangled up by Netroots Nation on the interesting issue of lives mattering.  Identity politics and class politics have come to a head on collision in a highly illustrative way.
August 7, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT
Another video bombshell has been lobbed at the Planned Parenthood juggernaut by the Center for Medical Progress.  It’s a story of David vs. Goliath, plainly, but this latest attack has certainly caused significant damage that will be hard for the wealthy foundation to shrug off.
April 24, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT
Last week my husband was included in a group email from an old acquaintance. The email described his ambitious project to promote secularism in the public square. He is a wealthy man and has built an impressive website explaining how religion is not necessary to imbue morality and in fact produces discord. He thinks ethical systems divorced from religion are just as effective and less problematic, and he worries that atheists are marginalized. He was very convincing on a recent appearance on the morning program of one of the big networks.