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Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award

Each year, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative honors an individual or group that has made a unique contribution to the achievement of common ground in the church.  The honoree's(s') work has made an impact on a significant number of people and set a precedent or example of building common ground in the church.  The recipient of the award also embodies the dialogical and consultative approach to leadership of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in working towards unity in the church.  Past recipients of the award include the following:

2017

 

Award Recipient: Most Rev. Ricardo Ramírez, C.S.B., D.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
2016

 

Award Recipient: Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Founder of Ministry Against the Death Penalty
 
2015

 

Award Recipient: Carolyn Y. Woo, Ph.D., President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services
 
2014

 

Award Recipient: Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., S.T.D., President Emeritus and Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union
 
2013

 

Award Recipient: Zeni V. Fox, Ph.D., Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University
 
2012

 

Award Recipient: Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, S.T.D., Ph.D., Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati
 
2011

 

Award Recipient: Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Th.D., Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Secretary for Health and Social Services for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston
 
2010

 

Award Recipient: Sr. Catherine M. Patten, R.S.H.M., Ph.D., General Councillor of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
 
2009

 

Award Recipient: Sr. Carol Keehan, D.C., President and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)
 
2008

 

Award Recipient: Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, S.T.L., Ph.D., Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson
 
2007

 

Award Recipient: Eugene J. Fisher, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
 
2006

 

Award Recipient: Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
 
2005
 
Award Recipient: Boston College, The Church in the 21st Century Center
 
2004
 
Award Recipient: Dolores R. LeckeySenior Research Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center
 
2003
 
Award Recipient: Most Rev. Harry J. Flynn, D.D.Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
 
2001
 
Award Recipient: National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW)
 

 

2016

 

Award Recipient: Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
2016

 

Award Recipient: Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.