Lamplighter Award given to those fostering the light of truth in a dark world:
To Philanthropist Tom Monaghan who donated $200 million in seed money for Ave Marie University in Naples, FL, the first new major Catholic university to be established in the U.S. in almost two generations. The school will be grounded in Catholic truth and plans include a town, also named Ave Maria, to support it. Fr. Joseph Fession, founder of Ignatius Press, will serve as Chancellor. The new campus will begin operating as soon as possible, no later than Fall 2006. An interim campus with the first students will open in Fall ’03. May Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom bless every step of this exciting venture.
Millstone Award given to those who through ignorance or malice scandalize God's people:
To Bishop Wilton Gregory, President of the USCCB who is responsible for approving the lay oversight board for the Office of Child Protection which includes pro-abortion and pro-homosexual sympathizers, shocking participants in view of the scandals rocking our Church. May our Blessed Mother, the epitome of purity, intercede for Bishop Gregory and all souls endangered by shepherds.