Pope Benedict XVI named Teresa Stanton Collett, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, to serve the Pontifical Council for the Family as a consultant. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and four other U.S. Catholics were also named to council positions.
Collett has focused on the importance of protecting human life and marriage and lectures on marriage, religion and bioethics.
The Vatican announced the appointments Sept. 30. Ten married couples from 10 different countries were named members of the council. Pope Benedict chose John and Claire Grabowski as U.S. representatives. John is a moral theology professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Frank and Julie LaBoda, of Wisconsin, are among 18 consultants named to the council. The LaBodas are international coordinators for the Retrouvaille program for couples experiencing difficulty in their marriages.
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