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Bishop Moynihan Pro Vita Award

The Office of Family/Respect Life, Diocese of Syracuse is once again offering a scholarship in honor of the late Bishop James Moynihan.  The Pro-Vita Award is available to any high school senior in the seven county diocese.

Bishop Moynihan was a fearless leader in the pro-life movement. He was dedicated to building a Culture of Life, promoting vocations, and strengthening Catholic schools.  Following Bishop Moynihan’s passing in 2017, the Family/Respect Life office created the Pro Vita Award to honor his legacy.  Funds are awarded based on submissions answering the following: Why are you Pro-Life and how will you help build a culture of life?

Submissions may be video, essay, dance, song, music, pictures, or art (limited to two minutes or 500 words.)  Work must be submitted by e-mail to by October 10, 2018.

Inaugural awards were presented at the Mass for Life with Bishop Cunningham at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on October 26th, 2017.  Read more about the recipients in The Catholic Sun.

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