Helen Alvaré

At the time this article was published, Helen Avare was director of planning and information for the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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High Court Approves Infanticide: Introduction

Although expected, when it came it still felt like a kick to the abdomen. I am referring to Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion for a 5-4 Supreme Court majority overturning Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion ban (Stenberg v. Carhart). This opinion forces us to consider that future attempts to limit abortion will likely take place in an environment … Read more

About Last Night

There are so few books today that “matter,” that talk about their subject, in light of the divine destiny of every human being. So I might be forgiven for my effusive enthusiasm on discovering what many have called the greatest Catholic novel ever written, Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter. Kristin gives you insight into virtue and … Read more

Tidings and Revelations: Bottom Line at Beijing

Of all the questions asked me by reporters as the Holy See’s U.S. press liaison in connection with the Fourth World   Conference on Women, one stands out: “What are the fundamental differences in world view that separate the Holy See from its opponents at this conference?” There are two primary areas in which to consider … Read more

Abortion Ligislation Strategy

While it hasn’t generated as much controversy as abortion itself, the subject of “imperfect legislation” has had its day in the boxing ring. In the abortion context, “imperfect legistlation” means a law which limits or contains or cuts back upon legalized abortion-on-demand (the situation we have now in these United States). On and off through … Read more

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