'America' Appoints Helen Alvaré as New Columnist
New York, NY (April 9, 2014) – Editor in Chief of America, Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., announced today the appointment of Helen Alvaré as America’s newest contributing columnist in print and online.
“The appointment of Helen Alvaré is part of our continuing commitment to leading the conversation about faith and culture in the United States,” said Father Malone, “and to include more voices of women in our pages and a greater variety of voices from the Catholic world. Ms. Alvare's scholarship and advocacy are well known and universally respected in the Catholic community.”
An accomplished public figure, Ms. Alvaré is currently a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She also serves as chair of the Catholic Women’s Forum, as a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and as an ABC news consultant. She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on matters concerning women and the family.
In addition to her publications in law reviews and other academic journals on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion and the First Amendment religion clauses, Alvaré also publishes regularly in news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Examiner. She often speaks at academic and professional conferences in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia.
Welcome, Professor Alvaré!