Honorary Degrees

Keuka College, NY, 1970

Davis and Elkins College, WV, 1971

LeMoyne College, NY, 1976

Stonehill College, MA, 1977

Sacred Heart University, CT, 1977

Muhlenberg College, PA, 1979

D’Youville College, NY, 1981

Boston University, MA, 1981

New England College, NH, 1983

Rivier College, NH, 1984

Marquette University, WI, 1987

National University of Cuyo, Argentina, 1992

Thomas More College, KY, 1992

D en Ciencias Sociales, U Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala, 1993

Jacksonville University, FL, 1994

Rockhurst College, MO, 1994

Saint Xavier University, IL, 1995

Saint Louis University, MO, 1996

Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico, 1996

Trnava University, Slovakia, 1997

Economic University in Bratislava, Slovakia, 1998

Ave Maria College, Nicaragua, 2001

Ave Maria College, MI, 2002

Belmont Abbey College, NC, 2009

Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, 2009

Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, 2009

The Catholic University of America, D.C., 2015

Awards and Honors

Elected one of Stanford University's two most influential professors by the senior class for two of the three years he is an assistant professor in religious studies – the first Catholic to hold such a position in the program's history. (1965)

First Catholic contributing editor at Christian Century magazine. (1967)

First Catholic contributing editor at Christianity and Crisis magazine. (1968)

Named as judge for the National Book Awards and the Dupont Broadcast Journalism Awards (Dupont until 1980). (1971)

Man of the Year by Johnstown, Pennsylvania. (1978)

Pulitzer Prize finalist for syndicated column, "Illusions and Realities”. (1979)

Named US Ambassador to the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations;] Friend of Freedom Award by the Coalition for a Democratic Majority. (1981)

George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedom Foundation. (1984)

Award of Excellence, Religion in Media, at 8th Annual Angel Awards; [first US member of Argentine National Academy of Sciences, Morals and Politics. (1985)

Ellis Island Medal of Honor at hundredth anniversary of Statue of Liberty, chosen by Slovak immigrants. (1986)

Knight of Malta, KMG. (1987)

Anthony Fisher Prize for The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, presented by Lady Margaret Thatcher. (1992)

Cézanne Medal from the city of Provence, France. (1992)

International Prize by the Institution for World Capitalism (received with Milton Friedman and Vaclav Klaus). (1994)

Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. (1994)

Weber Award for contributions to Catholic social thought in Essen, Germany. (1994)

Order of the White Double Cross II, the highest civilian award from the Slovak Republic. (1996)

Catholic Culture Medal of Bassano del Grappa in Italy. (1999)

Francis Boyer Award; Catholic Culture Medal of Bassano del Grappa in Italy. (1999)

Thomas G. Masaryk Medal, Czech Republic, presented by President Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. (2000)

Gold Medal of the Pennsylvania Society. (2001)

Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. (2003)

Medal of the Italian Senate, Awarded by the International Scientific Committee of the Pio Manzù Centre, (Mikhail Gorbachev, President). (2004)

Commodore’s Cross with a Star of the Order of Merit, Republic of Poland. (2012)

Abraham Lincoln Literary Award from the NYC Union League Club. (2016)