Queen honours Catholics in birthday awards

Sr Adele Howard and Chris Rigby are among this year’s Queen’s Birthday honour recipients (Supplied)

Catholics were recognised for their outstanding service in the annual Queen’s Birthday honours list in fields including health, welfare, education, politics, justice and sport. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Sister of Mercy Adele Howard, a consultant and presenter in ecological theology and communications, has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the Church and to the community.

Christopher Rigby, former Catholic Health Australia chief and founding CEO of Catholic Healthcare, was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for service to health and aged care organisations.

The immediate past-chairman of the Melkite Catholic Eparchy Council in Australia, Michael Rizk, received an OAM for services to business and commerce and to the Australian Lebanese community.

Former New South Wales Opposition Leader Kerry Chikarovski was awarded an AM for significant service to the Parliament.

Dr Anthony (Tony) Hasham, president of the Maronite Catholic Society of Australia, was awarded an OAM for service to business, to charities, and the Australian-Lebanese community.

Christian Brother Steven Morelli was awarded an OAM for service to the indigenous community of the NSW mid-north coast.

Sr Deirdre Browne IBVM, former province leader of the Sisters of Loreto, received an OAM for service to the community as a religious sister, and through music, education and the liturgical arts.

Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at Sydney University and an active parishioner at St Mary’s, North Sydney, was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the law, to legal education, and to public education on constitutional matters.

For a full list of Queen’s Birthday honour recipients, visit The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia website.


Queen honours Catholics in birthday awards (The Catholic Weekly)

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