The annual Bishop Lucker Lecture, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, will be held March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Catherine in Redwood Falls.

This year’s lecture presenter will be Helen Alvare, a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Va., where she teaches family law, law and religion, and property law.

She has also taught law at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America and the John Paul II Institute of Marriage and Family, both in Washington, D.C.

The title of Alvare’s talk is “The Rise of Sexual Expressionism in the Law and the Decline of the Vulnerable.” She will provide an expanded treatment of the topic in a forthcoming book, “Putting Children’s Interests First: U.S. Family Law and Policy,” which is due out from Cambridge University Press this fall.

The public is invited to attend this annual event. There is no registration, and admission is free. A reception will follow the lecture.

For further information, contact the diocesan office of communications, by calling (507) 359-2966 or e-mailing