Congratulations to seven individuals who received the highest honor given to a lay person by the Holy Father. The honor, called the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross, was given to the individuals last Sunday by Bishop Richard Pates. Receiving the honor were: Donald and Charlene Lamberti, of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Parish and St. Luke Parish in Ankeny, Jon and Constance "Candy" Narmi of St. Patrick Parish in Council Bluffs, Florence Roth of St. Pius X Parish in Urbandale and Nancy "Nan" Krause, of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in West Des Moines. William "Bill" Krause was honored posthumously. Read more in this month's edition of The Catholic Mirror.