“People of Life” Award
“We are a people of life because God, in his unconditional love, has given us the Gospel of Life . . . and we are called to act accordingly.” -Pope John Paul II, Gospel of Life
The "People of Life" award is presented to individuals who have consistently answered this call of the Gospel of Life. Recipients are recognized because, through their personal or professional contributions, they have demonstrated their lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement, to promoting respect for the dignity of the human person, and to advocacy for an end to the culture of death in this nation.
The "People of Life" Award is bestowed on occasion to a practicing Catholic in honor of his or her significant contribution in service to the culture of life. In particular, recipients of this award work humbly, without fanfare, seeking no recognition, which makes them even more deserving of this honor.
Dr. William E. May
Senior Fellow, Culture of Life Foundation
Monsignor Philip Reilly
Founder, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Former Director, Respect Life Office
Diocese of Rockford, Illinois
Student Leader Award
(l-r, Lauren Roselli, Thomas Nellson)
Director of Pro-Life Hospitality, Catholic University of America
Former President, Students for Life, Catholic University of America
Hanna Klaus, M.D.
Natural Family Planning Center of Washington, D.C., Founder, TeenSTAR Program
Advocate and Witness on behalf of the Gospel of Life
Founder, Project Rachel, Executive Director, National Office
of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
(l-r, Virginia McCaskey, Vicki Thorn, Hanna Klaus, Cardinal Francis George)
Carolyn Brown-Davis (awarded posthumously)
Advocate, Organizer and Witness on behalf of the Gospel of Life to
the African American, African and Caribbean Communities
Retired Director of the Respect Life Office, Director of Project Rachel, Diocese of Little Rock
Ralph Miech, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Member, Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics,
Speaker, Author, Advisor and Expert Witness on Life Issues
Dr. John Bruchalski, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Founder, Director, Divine Mercy Care and Tepeyac Family Center
Retired Director of the Respect Life Office, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Thomas J. Marzen (awarded posthumously)
Former Director, National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled