Sister Valerie Heinonen is a Catholic nun who works as director of shareholder advocacy at Mercy Investment Services. She aims to use strategic investing to force change in the gun industry.
Anne Krisnik is the executive director of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, an interfaith organization in Minnesota that works to influence public policies, including gambling laws.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher is the Holy See’s secretary for relations with states. He oversees the Catholic Church’s relationships with government leaders. Arrange an interview with him through the Holy See Press Office.
Tina Ramirez is the founder and president of Hardwired Global, a nongovernmental organization that addresses interreligious tension across the globe.
Fred Whittaker teaches at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Louisville, Ky. He advocated for state-mandated Holocaust education for more than a decade before legislators followed his advice and passed a new law in 2018.
Teresa Berger is a professor of liturgical studies and Catholic theology at Yale Divinity School.
In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
Mario Dickerson is the executive director of the Catholic Medical Association. He previously served as a chaplain’s assistant at the National Naval Medical Center.
Charlie Camosy is an associate professor of theology at Fordham University. He writes regularly on abortion rights, medically assisted suicide and other bioethics debates. Camosy is a board member for Democrats for Life.