Louisville, Ky., Aug 6, 2019 / 10:24 am
Three Catholic pro-life leaders have won recognition for their diverse work, including outreach to pregnant and parenting women and public policy efforts.
The People of Life Award, presented by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, honors those whose work has shown "significant and longtime contributions to the culture of life" in the spirit of Pope Saint John Paul II's 1995 encyclical "Evangelium Vitae," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Aug. 6.
One honoree, Cheryl Holley, has worked for three decades in ecumenical and multicultural efforts to unite pro-life communities. With the Archdiocese of Washington, she has coordinated two conferences on women's sexuality and life issues.
She said her passion is "to work with teenage pregnant mothers and to share with them their God-given dignity." She added that "education and the knowledge of God's unending love are the keys to eliminating abortions and sexually transmitted diseases."