Mark Your Calendars: LLDF Banquet, November 15

Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse, author of Love & Economics, will be our featured speaker for this year’s Life Legal Defense Foundation banquet on Saturday, November 15. Known for supporting marriage “at home, work and in the public square”, Dr. J has a great deal to say about our issues, as well as marriage. You may wish to check out her website and weekly “Marriage Moment” before meeting her; go to either (her new site) or for more information.

Please join us for cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and have Dr. Jennifer Roback-Morse sign your copy of Love & Economics. A collegiate edition of the book is also available for your young friends.

The stately Bellevue Club near Lake Merritt (Oakland) will be the location for this wonderful evening. Contact Mimi Streett at for your table or early reservations.

Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. brings a unique voice to discussions of love, marriage, sexuality, and the family.

Born into a Catholic working-class family, Dr. Morse earned a doctorate in economics during her twelve-year lapse from the faith. A committed career woman before having children, she taught economics for fifteen years at Yale University and George Mason University.

The devastating experience of infertility brought her to her knees and back to the practice of the Catholic faith. In 1991, she and her husband adopted a two-year-old Romanian boy, and gave birth to a baby girl. She left her full-time university teaching post in 1996 to move with her family to California. She is now a part-time Research Fellow at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. She is a regular columnist for the National Catholic Register and writes and speaks about love, marriage, sexuality, and the family, as well as economics. In addition to their own two children, Dr. Morse and her husband are foster parents for San Diego County, where they now reside. Her widely acclaimed presentations combine high quality information from the social sciences, the riches of traditional Christian teaching and her own personal faith journey.