When Msgr. Roche was reassigned to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain in 1928 he was succeeded at Saint Patrick by his good friend Fr. Daniel Riordan. Fr. Riordan, who was elevated to Monsignor in 1945, had already established himself as a spokesman for the Catholic Federation, traveling the country speaking about Catholic teachings and practices. The Catholic Federation led directly to the formation of organizations such as the Catholic Youth Organization, and was itself the cornerstone of the later group know as Catholic-action.
All contributions will be evaluated equally according to a specific set of criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs. The authors of the best 100 contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow and will be invited by the ISC to the next St. Gallen Symposium. The very best competitors will have the chance to present and discuss their ideas on the symposium's big stage and also in other conferencing formats. The award will be bestowed to the three best competitors, the selection will be based upon the quality of the essays only.