The Catholic University of America President Peter Kilpatrick’s next guest for his speaker series is Catholic legal scholar Helen M. Alvaré, MA 1989, who will discuss how Catholic organizations can adopt a new approach to advocating for the centrality of the Church’s moral teaching to their mission. The February 6 event will be held at Heritage Hall in Father O’Connell Hall.
Alvaré is Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, teaching, publishing, and appearing in national media to discuss issues impacting marriage, family, and religious freedom.
The event is part of the ongoing Presidential Speaker Series, an initiative by President Kilpatrick to bring prominent figures to campus to foster dialogue on important issues that impact the University community and beyond. The conversation is inspired by Alvaré’s most recent book Religious Freedom after the Sexual Revolution: A Catholic Guide.
“Helen is one of the most gifted and compelling speakers I have ever heard,” said Kilpatrick in a statement, where he explained that the topic is timely because understanding the Church’s teaching is critical to defending religious freedom.
Alvaré has advised the U.S. bishops and the Vatican. She previously taught at the Columbus School of Law, earned a master’s degree in systematic theology from the University and received a law degree from Cornell University School of Law.
“She is bright, articulate, and passionate. And her topic is critical to understanding the world we live in today,” said Kilpatrick.