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Helen 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.

Faith Last Take
​Helen AlvaréFebruary 14, 2017
Pope Francis reminds us to get back to basics in a way that is desperately needed.
Columns
​Helen AlvaréJune 22, 2016
Its truest purveyors are neither elite nor even much noticed.
Columns
​Helen AlvaréFebruary 23, 2016
The argument tying more legal abortion to the plight of poor women is old.
Attendees of Catholic Charities USA's annual gathering in Charlotte, N.C., praying during an Oct. 5 Mass at St. Joseph Vietnamese Catholic Church (CNS photo /Patricia L. Guilfoyle, Catholic Herald).
Synod on the Family
​Helen AlvaréJuly 21, 2015
The "instrumentum laboris," or working document for the coming October Synod on the Family, is a rather overwhelming wish list of pastoral outreach initiatives that the universal church hopes the local church will undertake more fully and better than before. To be sure, its subtitle a
Columns
​Helen AlvaréApril 15, 2015
There are huge risks to talking about women, qua women, in the church.
Columns
​Helen AlvaréOctober 23, 2014
The pope reminds me that I have to query my choices about time and money and the stuff I buy.
OPEN HOUSE. Churchgoers in St. Leo, Kan., after Saturday evening Mass.
​Helen AlvaréSeptember 24, 2014
It is no small challenge to speak about “the family in America” given family diversity in this country. It is possible, however, to speak generally about the forces acting on families, and some of their effects within households, in light of the coming deliberations at the Synod of Bisho
Columns
​Helen AlvaréSeptember 02, 2014
There's still no consensus about whether child care is a worthy expenditure of women’s time.
Columns
​Helen AlvaréMay 28, 2014
It is good for Catholics to cheer on one another’s varied works of charity.