This is rather exciting! Helen Alvaré, Associate Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America and stalwart pro-life activist, has been named to the Pontifical Council for the Laity by Pope Benedict XVI. She will serve as a consultor to the Council, and she is the only new appointment from the United States. CNA has a write-up on all the new additions. Also see CUA’s press release on Alvaré’s appointment.
Alvaré describes herself as a pro-life feminist and as a new feminist. Her approach to the pro-life movement is to movtivate the basic, everyday levels of society. She remarks: “The soul of the pro-life movement has been, is and I think always will be the smart, committed individuals at the grass-roots level who never say die, and I do mean that as a pun.”
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