Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award Citation
June 1st, 2012
Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk, S.T.D., Ph.D.
The 2012 recipient of the Bernardin Award was the Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Emeritus Archbishop of Cincinnati and past Chairperson of the CCGI Board. Unfortunately, the Archbishop was not able to be present to receive the award in person at the celebration held in conjunction with the 2012 Murnion Lecture. Board members Sr. Doris Gottemoeller, R.S.M., and Sr. Sharon Euart, R.S.M., presented the Archbishop with the award at a dinner in Cincinnati graciously hosted by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. The award citation read in part:
“Before becoming the leader of the Cincinnati archdiocese, Bishop Pilarczyk served as an auxiliary bishop with then Archbishop Bernardin, the founder of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. Since its inception he has been a wise and steady supporter of its goal of enhancing communion in the Church. With deep appreciation for his lifetime of ecclesial leadership, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative is proud to bestow its 2012 Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award on Archbishop Daniel J. Pilarczyk.”