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Alveda King Receives the John Cardinal O'Connor Pro-Life Award (February 5, 2011)

On February 5, 2011, Dr. Alveda King, full-time pastoral associate of Priests for Life and the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., received the Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award.

The award is bestowed each year by Legatus, the organization of Catholic business professionals founded by Tom Monaghan.

Dr. King is the fifth member of the Priests for Life team to receive this award. Previous recipients are Father Pavone, national director; Janet Morana, executive director and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign; Dr. Theresa Burke, co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, and Jerry Horn, senior advisor for media.



Janet Morana (left) and Alveda (right) with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife. (center)

Alveda King receives the award from Tom Monaghan

Fr. Frank Pavone with Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus

Alveda gives her acceptance speech

Fr. Frank with Fr. Leo Patalinghug from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD

Msgr. Philip Riley from the Helpers of God's Precious Infants, also received the John Cardinal O'Connor award

Janet Morana with Sherry Van Meter, an original Mouseketeer from the Mickey Mouse Club

Msgr. Riley, Alveda King, Peggy Hartshorn of Heartbeat International and Fr. Frank Pavone

Msgr. Philip Riley with Janet Morana and Fr. Frank Pavone

Sean Flanagan from Janet's Legatus Chapter in New Jersey received the Courage in the Marketplace award






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