Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Henry Hyde Awarded Medal of Freedom

From Catholic World News:
Washington, Nov. 5, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Former Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde received the Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush on November 5 for his leadership in the American pro-life movement and the fight against Communism.

Hyde-- who was unable to attend the White House ceremony because he is recovering from heart surgery-- was one of 8 recipients of the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award conferred by the US government.

The other recipients included Cuban democracy activist Oscar Elias Biscet, economist Gary Becker, and C-Span television network founder Brian Lamb.

Henry Hyde, a devout Catholic who served in Congress from 1975 until his retirement in 2006, was cited by the White House as "a powerful defender of life and a leading advocate for a strong national defense and for freedom around the world."

Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Henry Hyde to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom for Opposing Abortion

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