Carrie Gress is a faculty member at Pontifex University and Editor-in-Chief at She is the author of numerous books, including The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis (TAN Books, 2017), and co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints: A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow (Image Books, 2015). She has lived and worked in Washington, DC, and Rome, and her work has been translated into seven languages. She received her Ph.D. from Catholic University of America.