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A Woman's Defense of Pope Benedict XVI

Helen Alvare
2012-04-13

It is perhaps small-minded and selfish to say that, as a professor, I will miss Pope Benedict XVI's intellect. As a woman, I will miss his tremendous attention to the questions concerning women, and concerning women and men together. As a family law scholar, I will miss his regular reflections upon human sexuality and marriage and the family. And as a Catholic who serves the Church regularly, and has grown up steeped in its theology, its rituals and its diverse international expressions, I will miss him like a father.

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