Ms Janet Coombes, a former President of the Saint Thomas More Society, was made a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great for her pursuit of justice and proclamation of the Gospel through her life as a barrister, canon lawyer and pro-life campaigner. Mr Gregory Glass, a long term member of the Society, received a Croce Pro Ecclesia award for his work within the Strathfield Parish, as founder of the Serra club at Strathfield, and for his work as the NSW State Coroner. Ms Christine McCarthy was made a Dame of the Order of Saint Sylvester by Pope Francis for her lifelong service to the Church as a wife and mother, through promoting Eucharistic Adoration and for her service in various roles. The Honourable George Palmer QC was made a Knight of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, in recognition of his efforts in the fields of law and music.
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