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Religious community that opposes HHS mandate among winners of pro-life award

Catholic World News - August 01, 2014

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious community that operates 30 nursing homes in the United States, joined two individuals in receiving the 2014 People of Life Award, an honor bestowed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Last September, the community filed a class-action lawsuit to prevent implementation of the HHS mandate.

Sheila Snow Hopkins, former director for social concerns and respect life at the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, also received the award. She is now president-elect of the National Council of Catholic Women

A posthumous award was given to George Wesolek, who served as director of public policy and social concerns for the Archdiocese of San Francisco until his death in April.

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