Lamplighter Award given to those fostering the light of truth in a dark world:
Dr. J.P.M. Lelkins and Professor Gianluigi Gigli who championed the rights of the disabled to food and water. (See The Twilight Zone) May Blessed Mother Teresa who loved those whom others abandoned intercede for them.
To TX pharmacist Gene Herr & WI pharmacist Neil Noesen who refused to fill prescriptions for abortifacient birth control drugs. Herr and two unnamed associates were fired by Eckerd Corp. for their conscientious stand. Noesen, who works for K-Mart, faces possible loss of his license. Note that entire fields of professional employment are becoming closed to serious Catholics. Without conscience clause legislation, employees will either be forced into material cooperation with evil or refuse and be fired. (In a related story, the Supreme Court of California ordered March 1 that Catholic Charities must provide birth control insurance coverage to employees.) May Saints Cosmas and Damien, medical doctors and twin brothers martyred under Diocletian, intercede for all doctors, pharmacists and other medical personnel persecuted for embracing the truth of the gospel and resisting evil.
Millstone Award given to those who through ignorance or malice scandalize God's people:
To Clergy who knowingly give sacrilegious Communion to obstinate public sinners. We invoke the intercession of St. Peter Julian Eymard who devoted his life to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. May his prayers bring enlightenment to the minds of bishops and priests who teach their flock disbelief in the real presence by their scandalous disregard of sacrilege.