Terry PolakovicTerry Polakovic lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Mike. They have two adult children. Terry is one of the cofounders of Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) and served as president of the organization from 2003 to 2015. She worked in nonprofit leadership for more than 30 years and is now retired. In 2010, she received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross award (“For the Church and Pontiff”) from Pope Benedict XVI. In 2011, Terry was recognized as an “Outstanding Catholic Leader” by the Catholic Leadership Institute.

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Terry's Latest from OSV: Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design

Life and Love

Human life. We marvel at its complexity, we wonder at its fragility, and as Catholics we embrace its dignity. But as far back as 1880, the Church has faced the reality that our culture often stands in opposition to God’s loving design for life, love, marriage, and family.

In Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God’s Design, Terry Polakovic takes us on a fascinating tour of eight Church documents, spanning nearly 140 years, that pertain to human life and love:

Arcanum Divinae (On Christian Marriage), by Pope Leo XIII, 1880 Casti Connubii (Of Chaste Wedlock), by Pope Pius XI, 1930 Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), by Pope Paul VI, 1968 Familiaris Consortio (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World), by Pope John Paul II, 1981 Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), by John Paul II, 1988 Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), by John Paul II, 1995 Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), by Pope Benedict XVI, 2005 Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), by Pope Francis, 2016

Whether you’ve read these documents before or are discovering them for the first time, Life and Love will help you understand how the Church consistently and fearlessly offers the only true response to the battles of our time.

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