Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2013: Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz

On October 18, 2013, Human Life International awarded Most Reverend Fabian Bruskewitz the Cardinal von Galen Award for his courageous defense of human life. HLI President Father Shenan J. Boquet presented the award at a banquet preceding the Life, Dignity and Disability Conference HLI sponsored in conjunction with Nebraska’s bishops. Father Boquet made the following . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2013: Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla

The Most Reverend Juan Antonio Reig Pla was first ordained a bishop in 1996 for the see of Segorbe-Castellón de la Plana in Spain. He was transferred to the diocese of Cartagena in 2005 and most recently to the diocese of Alcalá de Henares, which is located near Madrid, in 2009. Bishop Reig Pla served . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2011: Bishop Luiz Gonzaga Bergonzini

The second International Congress for Truth and Life took place in the metropolitan city of São Paulo, Brazil, from November 2 to 6. Bishops, priests, seminarians and hundreds of lay men and women heard speakers from Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and the United States. A major highlight of the event was the presentation of the . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2011: Archbishop Gerard Tlali Lerotholi

By Emil Hagamu, Regional Coordinator for English-Speaking Africa Gerard Tlali Lerotholi, OMI, the Archbishop of Maseru in Lesotho, has been a strong defender of life throughout his priesthood. He first came in contact with Human Life International when I met him in February 2010. The Archbishop immediately developed a keen interest in having an HLI . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Winter 2010: Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin

Bishop Anthony Lee Kok Hin has led the Diocese of Miri, Malaysia for over 30 years now. These have been exceptionally active years in the proclamation of the Gospel of Life. HLI was fortunate to have His Excellency attend our 1994 world conference. He attended all the talks, and a direct fruit of that pro-life . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2010: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

In his many years as a bishop, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, has never failed to shine a light on what the Church teaches, first as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then in Youngstown, Ohio and later in Providence, Rhode Island. Human Life International and all . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Winter 2009: Bishop Joseph Martino

In a year that saw tremendous challenges for the Catholic Church in the United States, Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pennsylvania showed exceptional leadership. He lived up to the example of his patron saint, the defender of the Holy Family, in sharp contrast to Joe Biden who makes frequent references to his birth and upbringing . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2009: Bishop Benoît Comlan Alowonou

The Most Reverend Benoît Comlan Alowonou, Bishop of Kpalimé, Togo takes every opportunity to defend innocent human life and the institution of the family. His devotion and humility in the exercise of the office of bishop for the past eight years has made a big difference for this small nation in the west of Africa. . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2009: Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho

Archbishop José Cardoso Sobrinho has guided the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife in Brazil since 1985. In the past 24 years he has proved an able shepherd for his flock of 3.5 million souls, but recent events put a strong spotlight on the quality of his episcopal leadership. In Recife the tragic situation of a . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2009: Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza

The Most Reverend Antonio Arregui Yarza, Archbishop of Guayaquil and President of the Ecuadoran Bishops Conference, is a pro-life hero. In the face of death threats and vicious public attacks, he stands firm for the pro-life and pro-family principles of the Church. He courageously led the bishops of Ecuador in strongly denouncing the anti-life “reproductive . . . Read more