Mgsr. Reilly recieves People of Life Award from USCCB

The U.S. bishops recognized three individuals for their lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement: William May, Monsignor Philip Reilly, and Patricia Bainbridge.  

These three individual were given the People of Life Award on Aug. 9 in Houston, at a ceremony with over 85 diocesan pro-life directors from across the country who were gathered for an annual conference.  

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presented the awards.  

These individuals were honored for their “significant contribution in service to the culture of life,” and for “dedicating themselves to pro-life activities and promoting respect for the dignity of the human person.”  

Monsignor Philip Reilly has been fighting abortion since before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973. He helped to organize the first March for Life in Washington, D.C., in 1974.

Monsignor Reilly, who was ordained 50 years ago, has spent over 25 years counseling and praying outside abortion clinics. He founded the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, Inc., in 1989 to gather people for this prolife outreach. 



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