"Abandonment to Divine Providence: How Truth and Reconciliation Can Become a Path To Healing Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church"


Location: McKenna Hall Conference Center 215/216

​​​​​Join us for a lecture on reconciliation and the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church delivered by Prof. Helen Alvaré (Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University).

Event is free and open to the public, no registration required. 

Helen Alvaré is the Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, and the First Amendment religion clauses. She is faculty advisor to the law school’s Civil Rights Law Journal, and the Latino/a Law Student Association, a Member of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life (Vatican City), a board member of Catholic Relief Services, a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS’  Section on Law and Religion, and an ABC news consultant. She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as a speaker and a delegate to various United Nations conferences concerning women and the family. Prior to joining the faculty of Scalia Law, Professor Alvaré taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America; represented the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops before legislative bodies, academic audiences and the media; and was a litigation attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young. Professor Alvaré received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.

Co-sponsored by a Church Sexual Abuse Crisis research grant, University of Notre Dame, and the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government.

Questions? Contact Kristi Haas at khaas3@nd.edu. 

Originally published at constudies.nd.edu.