.- The Catholic Leadership Institute has announced that it will be awarding Fr. Albert CutiÃ©, ImmaculÃ©e Ilibagiza, Sr. Francesca Onley and Robert Sims with its Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership for their exemplary leadership in their workplace, the community and the Church.
âCLI developed the Awards for Outstanding Catholic Leadership in 2000 to recognize people in the Catholic Church whose exemplary leadership in the family, the workplace, the community and the Church has been inspired by their Catholic faith,â said Timothy C. Flanagan, founder and chairman of the Catholic Leadership Institute.
âThe lay, clergy and religious men and women named this year have inspired and led others, serving as role models for future Church and lay leaders,â he added.
Fr. Albert CutiÃ© is well-known for his efforts to spread the Gospel through his radio and television programs. For over ten years, "Padre Alberto" has utilized the latest technologies to bring a message of faith, hope and love to today's world in English and in Spanish.
ImmaculÃ©e Ilibagiza is well-known for speaking about how her faith helped her endure her harrowing experience with the genocide in Rwanda. She has written her story in a book entitled âLeft to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaustâ and now advocates for children orphaned by the war.
Sr. Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D., is an esteemed educator who has been instrumental in the success of Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. Under her leadership, the school has successfully made the transition to university status, re-structured its Board of Trustees, and maintained the integrity of its educational philosophy and academic programs.
Robert J. Sims is a nationally-recognized financial, community and Church leader and friend to priests throughout the world, according to CLIâs website.