Contributors

  • Helen Alvaré
  • Ryan T. Anderson
  • Ursula Cristina Basset
  • Paola Bernardini
  • Emanuele Bilotti
  • Mark Bonner
  • Teresa Collette
  • Robert Fastiggi
  • Carmen Domínguez Hidalgo
  • Maria Hildingsson
  • John Klink
  • Gudrun Kugler
  • Marguerite Peters
  • Grégor Puppnick
  • Elizabeth Schiltz
  • Marie Smith
  • Aleksander Stępkowski
  • Vincenzo Vitale

Welcome to ICOLF

March 27, 2013 – What the Holy See Has to Say About Violence Against Women and Girls

What the Holy See Has to Say About Violence Against Women and Girls Commission on the Status of Women, 57th Session MARCH 27, 2013 (www.zenit.org) Jane Adolphe, Esq. The Commission on the Status of Women, established by the United Nations in 1946, finished its annual meetings (4-14 March 2013) in New York. State representatives were […]

November 7, 2012 – An Anthropology for the Family Law of Indis/Solubility

Alvare, Helen M., An Anthropology for the Family Law of Indis/Solubility (November 7, 2012). Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 497-546; George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-77. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2172499 In this well written article, Helen M. Alvare suggests that we need a family law based […]

June 22, 2012 – UNESCO’S PROGRAM FOR SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN LIGHT OF A PROPER UNDERSTANDING OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Over the past few years, several international organizations have advocated a need for sexuality education. From June to December 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [hereinafter UNESCO] published International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: An Evidence Informed Approach for Schools, Teachers, and Health Educators, and International Guidelines on Sexuality Education: an evidence informed approach […]

June 22, 2012 – THE MASS IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL SEX EDUCATION GUIDELINES AND THE LEGAL AND MORAL RAMIFICATIONS AS PRESENTED BY THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Roman Catholic Church, through its many teachings, boldly stands in opposition to the U.N.’s proposed regulations and ideologies ensuring the individual person is protected and cultivated into a mature and modest sexual human being. The world we exist in today is full of information about sexuality, health and lifestyle choices not available to previous […]

Spring 2012 – The Mass Implementation of International Sex Education Guidelines

The Mass Implementation of International Sex Education Guidelines This article by Michael Acquilano discusses the fundamental differences between the UN’s mass implementation of sex education and the vision of the Catholic Church regarding an education in human love. The liberal agenda of the UN contrasts sharply with the person and family centered approach of the […]

April 26, 2012 – Surrogate Motherhood: A Violation of Human Rights

Executive Summary The commodification of the human body has been drawn into sharp focus over the last several years as issues such as human trafficking for organs and sexual servitude have gained international attention. Unfortunately, another form of trafficking has evaded the same level of attention and outrage of the international community: surrogacy motherhood. Surrogacy […]

June 2011 – The Holy See in Dialogue with the Committee on the Rights of the Child

This article views the Holy See’s relationship to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in light of the Holy See’s moral and spiritual mission to the world.  The interpretation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as it pertains to the teachings and activities of the Holy See is discussed […]

June 14, 2011 – What the Pope Has to Say About Women and HIV

This opinion piece is in response to Nancy Goldstein’s discussion of the debate occurring at the United Nations over the drafting of the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS (See “Why Won’t the Pope Let Women Protect Themselves From HIV?” June 8, Guardian). She criticizes Benedict XVI (otherwise known as the Holy See in international […]

September 22, 2007 – Pope John Paul II, Vatican II, and Capital Punishment

I am very pleased to be participating in this conference on the legacy of Pope John Paul II. Although I am speaking on John Paul II’s profound impact on the Church’s teaching on the morality of capital punishment, I would like to begin with a few comments about John Patti II’s larger legacy and, in […]

June 30, 2007 – Pope John Paul II and Immigration Law and Policy

Eyster, James Parry, Pope John Paul II and Immigration Law and Policy (2007). Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 85, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1758057 INTRODUCTION The immigration debate in the United States and in other developed countries has proved vitriolic and divisive, one view espousing limited immigration based on a […]