The Parliament extends deepest joy in congratulating Parliament Board Trustee John Pawlikowski, OM, on his receipt of the Murray award given by the Catholic Theological Society.
The Servite Provincial Office Order of Friar Servants of Mary in Chicago says in a release,
“Our Servite brother, John, joined a list of “Who’s Who” among theologians, when he received this most prestigious award, given annually by the Catholic Theological Society of America, for lifetime contributions to study and research in theology. Joe Cheah, also a member of CTSA, and Mike Pontarelli (representing the Provincial Council and Province) were present at the award banquet held in San Diego this past Saturday, June 7, 2014.
JP, who has written about John Courtney Murray, now joins such previous recipients of the award named for Murray, including: Bernard Lonergan, Charles Curran, Richard McBrien, David Tracy, Monika Hellwig, Margaret Farley, Ladislaus Orsy, Kenan Osborne, Elizabeth Johnson, Sandra Schneiders, Virgilio Elizondo, and his colleagues (former and present) Zachary Hayes and Robert Schreiter.
Murray, a Jesuit, was known for his efforts to reconcile Catholicism and religious pluralism, focusing on the relationship between religious freedom and the institutions of a democratically structured modern state. He played a key role, during Vatican II, in persuading the assembly of the Catholic bishops to adopt the Council’s ground-breaking Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae.
We are proud of our brother who has been given this tremendous honor, and congratulate him for having been recognized by his scholar colleagues for his body of signficant theological contributions over many years.
And he’s not done yet!! CONGRATULATIONS!!”
Featured Image: Rev. John Pawlikowski is awarded the Murray award by the Catholic Theological Society for a lifetime achievement in pluralism scholarship.