Events around the Opus Prize
CUA hosted several events leading up to the awarding of the $1 million Opus Prize on Nov. 8. On Nov. 6, the three Opus Prize finalists spoke about their humanitarian work to an audience of 300 during a panel discussion at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Opus Prize winner Brother Constant Goetschalckx, F.C., delivered a reflection to 125 students at a House Mass that night. Rev. Norberto Carcellar, C.M., executive director of the Homeless People's Federation Philippines (an Opus Prize finalist), and his colleagues met with members of the CUA Filipino student organization FOCUS for lunch on Nov. 7 and spoke at the Columbus School of Law on Nov. 8. Also on Nov. 8, the finalists joined CUA students in serving breakfast to the homeless at SOME (So Others Might Eat), where a press conference was subsequently held to introduce the winner.