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

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2008: Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal

Since 1994 His Eminence, Ricardo Jamin Cardinal Vidal, has served as an international advisor for HLI. Archbishop of Cebu since 1982, he has always provided remarkable pro-life leadership in the Philippines and abroad. HLI’s Dr. Rene Bullecer sings his praises eloquently. Cardinal Vidal serves on the presidential committee of the Pontifical Council for the Family, and . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2008: Christian Cardinal Tumi

Christian Cardinal Tumi, the archbishop of Douala, Cameroon, is a man whose name is synonymous with courage. He has stood for life and to preserve respect for the truth and Church teaching in season and out of season. It is a singular blessing that HLI’s Francophone Africa apostolate, under the leadership of George Wirnkar, is . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2008: Bishop Robert Morlino

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin is a shining example of the kind of leadership the Church expects from the successors of the apostles charged with guiding the Catholic faithful. He has consistently and eloquently championed the defense of the Faith and morality despite considerable criticism from liberals, particularly in the press. HLI issued . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Winter 2008: Bishop Juan Alberto Mata Guevara

Bishop Juan Alberto Mata Guevara of Estelí, Nicaragua and the bishop’s conference of Nicaragua have achieved a beautiful pro-life result in their Central American country that we wish to recognize with the Cardinal von Galen Award. Bishop Mata is head of the department for lay movements, the laity and the family for the Nicaraguan bishops . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Winter 2007: Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke and Bishop Robert William Finn

We are departing from our established practice and present this Cardinal von Galen Award to both Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke of St. Louis and Bishop Robert William Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph. These two prelates distinguished themselves in the campaign against the passage of Constitutional Amendment #2 in Missouri during the November 2006 election. Bishops . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Fall 2007: George Cardinal Pell

George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia since 2001, provides inspiring leadership defending Catholic teachings. He speaks out with uncompromising fearlessness in defense of the Truth, especially on moral issues. HLI and faithful Catholics around the world admire his valiance and cheerful willingness to stand firm in the face of calumny from liberals, especially in . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Summer 2007: Bishop Andreas Laun

His Excellency Bishop Andreas Laun richly deserves to receive HLI’s Cardinal von Galen Award which recognizes courageous leadership against the culture of death. We bestow it on him for his frequent and dignified defense of the Church’s teachings on respect for human life and sexual morality. Both his academic gifts and personal warmth have served . . . Read more

Cardinal von Galen Award – Spring 2007: Father Paul Marx

HLI is honored to present our founder Fr. Paul Marx, whom Pope John Paul II called “the Apostle of Life,” with the Cardinal von Galen Award for distinguished and unwavering service in the cause of life, faith, and family. Already as a young Benedictine priest, he began working in the 1950s and 60s helping thousands . . . Read more