S5E12: Helen Alvaré

Helen is a one of those people in the world that oozes wisdom and sound theological insight. Because of this, I fielded various questions from YOU (my amazing listeners) for Helen in this interview. We discuss vocation, Alfie Evans, law school, Helen’s role models, motherhood, prayer life — just to name a few.

Helen Alvaré is the President of Women Speak for Themselves, a project of Reconnect Media (formerly Chiaroscuro Institute). She is Professor of Law at the Scalia Law School at George Mason University (Arlington, Virginia), where she teaches and writes scholarship in the areas of family law and law and religion. She is a consultant for ABCNews and board member of Catholic Relief Services.

She has been a consultor to Pope Francis’ and Pope Benedict XVI’s Pontifical Council for the Laity. She is the author of several books including Putting Children’s Interests First in American Family Law: With Power Comes Responsibility (Cambridge Univ. Press). Professor Alvaré received her law degree from Cornell University and her master’s in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America. She founded Reconnect Media in 2012.

Enjoy these 10 rapid fire questions with Helen Alvare!

Helen’s favorite spiritual book: Into Your Hands Father by Wilfred Stinissen

Helen’s favorite Catholic novel: Kristin Lavransdatter



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