October 7, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Helen Alvare is a law professor at George Mason University, a consultant to the Vatican and the U.S. bishops about marriage and life issues, and has been a recognized defender of Catholic teaching on marriage and the family for many years. She also is a wife and mother.
But being an expert on such issues wasn’t always the case for her.
She remembers at age 10 or so — in a conversation with her own mother, who in college had been first in her class and an accomplished musician — exclaiming, “Wow! You could have been something,” not yet appreciating her mother really was something — she was a loving wife and parent.