October 8, 2021

Respect Life award winners offer ‘the justice of a good witness’

By Natalie Hoefer

Each year, the archdiocesan Office of Human Life and Dignity calls upon Catholics in central and southern Indiana to nominate individuals or couples for the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Respect Life Award and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Youth Award.

This year’s winners are Mary Howard of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle, and Maria Thomas and Erik Eigenbrod, both students at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis.

“The words of a homily never do the justice of a good witness,” said Archbishop Charles C. Thompson after the winners were recognized during the Respect Life Mass on Oct. 3 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

Below are the inspiring stories of a woman who stands as a beacon for life in her central western Indiana region, and co-presidents of the Brebeuf Right to Life Club who seek to engage their peers on pro-life issues. †

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