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.

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

How One Woman Planned Her Wedding in Only Five Days

Could you plan a wedding in five days? My guess is that most people would answer that question with a laugh. But my friend and former colleague did exactly that with both class and gusto. When I first saw The New York Times article, “I Planned My Wedding in Five Days. You Could, Too” float … Continued


Ivanka Trump’s Car Seat “Scandal”

News flash: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump let their kids ride in the presidential motorcade without car seats. Lions and tigers and bears, Oh my! Apparently, there aren’t enough important things going on in the world to prevent this from becoming headline news, with CNN devoting an entire story to the possibility that this event … Continued


‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Isn’t for Kids

Don’t get duped into taking your kids to see My Life as a Zucchini. It is a false flag operation for the left’s culture war. The animated film, which opens this weekend in my city, has won lots of accolades, including nods from the Golden Globes and the Oscars. It looks like a kid movie, … Continued

Entertainment, Movies

Beyoncé: Stop Showing the World Your Half-Naked Pregnant Self

To get naked in front of others while pregnant, or not to, that is the question. Actually, that should never ever be the question for any pregnant woman. (Or any woman at all, for that matter.) But apparently, that is the latest question to confront the starlets of Hollywood. See, for example, the recent travails … Continued


Christie Brinkley’s Bikini Feminism

And for your daily dose of “body positivity” I present to you: Christie Brinkley and daughters. . . featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Brinkley is perhaps the most famous model to grace the cover of the annual issue because she once appeared there three years in a row. Now she’s back in the magazine, … Continued


Enough with the Humble-Bragging “Body Positivity” Selfies

No thanks. I actually don’t want to see your naked or partially naked body. That seems like a reasonable enough attitude, and yet every time I open any form of social media, I am inundated with posts showing mostly nude women. I’m not talking about Kardashian-style “naked selfies.” I am talking about “body positivity” selfies, … Continued


Is Ivanka Making Motherhood Great Again?

Is Ivanka Trump America’s Kate Middleton? In this viral photo posted on Ivanka’s Instagram page the day before the Inauguration, America’s new first daughter channels the Duchess rather mightily. In the picture, Ivanka is rocking the whole Duchess package: walking down the red-carpeted steps of a private jet in nude stilettos and a gorgeously tailored … Continued