When I launched the podcast, I had a dream of interviewing some of my own personal heroes. I’m so lucky that the Catholic Feminist has afforded me the chance to interview women like Abby Johnson, Audrey Assad, and Sr. Virginia Joy—all interview subjects that were on my “dream guest” list. Today’s podcast guest was dream number 1: Professor Helen Alvare.
When I saw Professor Alvare speak at the SEEK conference in 2013, she completely rocked my world. Professor Alvare is a lawyer, mom, frequent guest on news shows, and advocate for women. As the founder of WomenSpeakForThemselves.com, she’s done everything from writing amicus briefs on the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case to raising a Catholic family. Today on the show, Professor Alvare breaks down what the real war on women is, the definition of religious freedom, and why culture is more important than law. It was an honor to have her on the show and I hope you enjoy our chat!
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- Why Professor Alvaré decided to attend law school
- What the "war on women" really is
- The definition of religious freedom and how it's under attack in the US
- The difference between the Hobby Lobby case and the Little Sisters of the Poor case
- How to fight for impact in your community if you're more mild-mannered
- Why culture is more important than law
- Her her faith keeps her grounded under criticism
- Practical tips for working mamas
- Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
- Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves
- Into Your Hands, Father by Father Wilfrid Stinissen
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