The National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) accepted the second annual Labor Award on Sept. 7, 2003, in Washington, D.C. NCRLC received the award from His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington for its 80 years of service as an organization which has contributed meaning and important contributions to the values and vision of America’s most famous labor priest.
The award was the second annual Monsignor George C. Higgins Award. It was awarded to NCRLC in recognition of its constant support to “farmers and all those who are touched by those who are present in the rural life communities of our nation.”
Bishop David Ricken, President of Board, and Brother David Andrews, CSC, Executive Director of NCRLC celebrated the Archdiocese of Washington’s 51st Annual Labor Mass on Sept. 7, 2003, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
NCRLC is proud of its 80 years of service to the Church in the United States.