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2014 Catholic Press Award and Book Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Catholic Press Awards and CPA Book Awards!

Winners are listed in alphabetically by category code. Descriptions are available in the Awards Issue of the Catholic Journalist. 

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A01: BEST EXAMPLE OF EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING PROMOTION ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION

First Place

Rhode Island Catholic, Providence, RI, “Rhode Island Catholic Christmas Gift Guide” by Richard Lafond

A02a: BEST SINGLE AD ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION - Black and White

First Place

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “Orlando School ad” by Michael Jimenez

Second Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Pilgrimage for Canonizations” by Ashleigh Buyers, Advertising Staff

Third Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Harvest and Holly Bazaar” by David Garcia, Advertising Staff

Honorable Mention

The Compass, Green Bay, WI, “Pray for vocations” by Katie Jagiello, Amy Kawula 

 

A02b: BEST SINGLE AD ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION Color

First Place

The Colorado Catholic Herald, Colorado Springs, CO, “G.K. Chesterton event” by Dave Kottler

Second Place

Catholic Star Herald, Camden, NJ, “Dr. Richard and Mary” by Tom O’Shea

Third Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “QUO VADIS DAYS: Where are you going?” by Tim Faragher

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ, “Catholic Community Foundation” by Mick Welsh Welsh, Brigitte Dayton 

Columbia New Haven, CT, “December 2013 ad” by Justin Perillo

 

A03: BEST AD COPYWRITING

First Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, Ad by Justin Perillo

Second Place

Idaho Catholic Register, Boise, ID, “Capital campaign” by Ann Bixby

Third Place

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Reconciliation Monday” by Molly Gallegos

Honorable Mentions

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “Keeping Christ in Christmas” by Peggy Adams, Lisa Schobel Hebert 

Rhode Island Catholic Providence, RI, “Meet Emily, a 9th grader at St. Patrick Academy” by Laura Kilgus

 

A04: BEST PRINT CIRCULATION PROMOTION CAMPAIGN

First Place

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “2013 Florida Catholic campaign” by Pat Spencer, Michael Jimenez, Jean Gonzalez 

Second Place

Catholic Voice, Omaha, NE, “Tradition Promotional Campaign” by Deacon Randy A. Grosse 

Third Place

The Pilot, Braintree, MA, “Mary, Did You Know?” by Staff

 

A05: BEST MEDIA KIT CREATED IN 2013

First Place

Catholic Voice, Omaha, NE, “Catholic Voice Advertising Media Kit” by John Bosco 

Second Place

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “2013-2014 Media Kit” by Jane Radetsky, Susan Chronowski, Michael Jimenez, Pat Spencer

 

A06: BEST LOCAL RETAIL CAMPAIGN ORIGINATING WITH THE PUBLICATION

First Place

The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ, “Mexico Pilgrimage 2013” by Mick Welsh, John David Long-Garcia

Second Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Irish Collection” by David  Garcia, Advertising Staff

Third Place

The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ, “catholic cemeteries & mortuaries” by Mick Welsh, Alana Kearns

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Redemptorist Cemetery” by April Hornbeck 

The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ, “Holy Cross Cemetery” by Mick Welsh, Alana  Kearns

 

A07: BEST PROMOTIONAL HOUSE AD

First Place

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “75th anniversary promotion” by Jean Gonzalez, Michael Jimenez, Pat Spencer

Second Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, “We Have Many Photos that are Priceless” by Rayanne Bennett and Clara Baumann

Third Place

The Visitor, St. Cloud, MN, “Christmas Poster Contest” by Shelley Kortuem

Honorable Mentions

The Colorado Catholic Herald, Colorado Springs, CO, “Social Media ad” by Dave Kottler

Arlington Catholic Herald Arlington, VA, “Rare Advertising Opportunity” by Ashleigh Buyers, Advertising Staff

 

A08a: BEST ONLINE BLOG - Group or Association

First Place

Jesuit Post, “The Jesuit Post” by Staff

Second Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Open Window” by Rita Buettner

Third Place

“CatholicMom.com” by Lisa Hendey, Sarah Reinhard

Honorable Mention

USCCB, Washington, D.C., “USCCB Blog” by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Don Clemmer, Norma Montenegro Flynn, Matt Palmer

 

A08b: BEST ONLINE BLOG - Publication

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “(Un) Conventional Wisdom” by Robert David Sullivan

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “NCR Today” by NCR staff and contributors

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “ONE-TO-ONE” by Staff

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, NY, “In All Things” by The Staff

 

A08c: BEST ONLINE BLOG - Individual

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Distinctly Catholic” by Michael Sean Winters

Second Place

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Footprints on the Journey” by Julian DosSantos

Third Place

National Catholic Register, Irondale, Alabama, “Jimmy Akin's Blog” by Jimmy Akin

 

A09: BEST ONLINE CONTENT NOT PUBLISHED IN PRINT

First Place

Jesuit Post, “The Papal Interview: Young Jesuits React and Reflect” by Staff

Second Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “Questions Catholics Ask” by Alice Camille

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, content by Dan Morris-Young, Patricia Lefevere, Joshua J. McElwee, Patrick O'Neill, Brian Roewe

Honorable Mentions

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Journey Through the South Caucasus (blog series)” by Michael J.L. La Civita

Northwest Catholic Magazine Seattle, WA, content by Janet Cleaveland, Anna Weaver, Jean  Parietti

 

A10: BEST FREESTANDING ONLINE/MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION OF PHOTO GALLERY OR SLIDE SHOW

First Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “Camp allows emotional, spiritual growth” by Mike Crupi

Second Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “Students give Locks of Love” by Mike Crupi

Third Place

“Triduum and Easter in the diocese” by Tamara Tirado

Honorable Mention

CatholicPhilly.com, Philadelphia, PA, “Old St. Mary's concludes 250th anniversary celebration” by Sarah  Webb

Catholic Courier Rochester, NY, “School, community mark 9/11 anniversary” by Mike Crupi

 

A11: BEST FREESTANDING ONLINE/MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION OF VIDEO

First Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Gospel of the plow Part I and Part II” by Tyler Orsburn

Second Place

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Kansas City, KS, “Walk2gether” by Michele Batliner

Third Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Successors: A papal transition” by Chaz Muth, Robert Duncan

Honorable Mentions

Jesuit Post, “Ask Iggy” by Eric Sundrup, SJ, Radmar Jao, SJ

Catholic News Service Washington, D.C., “Conclave: The making of a pope” by Chaz Muth, Robert Duncan

 

A12: BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

First Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Discover ONE Online” by Gabriela Gaibor, Paul Grillo, Greg Kandra

Second Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “CR News” by Jennifer Williams

Third Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “VISION E-Vocation Newsletter: Call to Mind God's Call” by Patrice J. Tuohy

Honorable Mentions

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “U.S. Catholic e-bulletin” by U.S. Catholic Editors

Catholic Courier Rochester, NY, “Catholic Courier eNews” by Staff

 

A13: BEST GENERAL PUBLISHER WEB SITE

First Place

CatholicPhilly.com, Philadelphia, PA, “CatholicPhilly.com” by Staff

Second Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “FAITH Catholic website (www.faithcatholic.com)” by Staff

 

A14: BEST ORIGINAL POETRY

First Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Going Forth in Faith” by Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.

Second Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “The Poem "Herod's Lament"” by Rita A. Simmonds

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Citrus Paradisi for Anna” by Chelsea  Wagenaar

Honorable Mentions

The Valley Catholic, San Juan, TX, “Sisters Under the Stars” by Brenda  Nettles Riojas

The Criterion Indianapolis, IN, “Divine Mercy's Gift; What Marriage Is; Christ the King” by Natalie Hoefer

 

A15: BEST REDESIGN

First Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, by Staff

Second Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, by Clara Baumann, Valerie DiGiacomo and Staff

Third Place

The Catholic Spirit (MN), St. Paul, MN, by Caron Olhoft, Joe Towalski

Honorable Mentions

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, by Patrice Tuohy, Carol Schuck Scheiber

One Magazine New York, NY, by Staff

 

A16: BEST WEB AND PRINT COMBINATION PACKAGE

First Place

Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX, “Remembering JFK: An enduring legacy” by Michael Gresham, David Sedeno, Seth Gonzales, Cathy Harasta, Jenna Teter

Second Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” by Kimberly  Bender

Third Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “INSIDE SPORTS: Spalding's broad-based program decades in the making” by Paul McMullen, Tom McCarthy

Honorable Mentions

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “2013 Eucharistic Congress” by Catholic News Herald staff

Catholic News Herald Charlotte, NC, “The March Goes On” by SueAnn Howell, Gretchen Filz, Anthony Perlas, Ruben Tamayo, Kimberly Bender, Patricia Guilfoyle

 

A18a: BEST MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE FOR NEWS

First Place

Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX, “Remembering JFK: An enduring legacy” by David Sedeno, Michael Gresham, Seth Gonzales, Cathy Harasta, Jenna Teter

Second Place

The Pilot, Braintree, MA, “Dispatches from Rome” by Gregory Tracy

Third Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, “Anniversary Blessings” by Monitor Staff, Department of Radio and Television, Patrick Dolan and Rose O-Connor

Honorable Mentions

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “Diocese of Rochester receives new bishop” by Staff

Catholic News Service Washington, D.C., “Impact of sequestration felt outside of Washington political arena” by Chaz Muth

 

A18b: BEST MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE FOR FEATURE

First Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Beauty and beer: Monks' outreach is part of new evangelization” by Robert Duncan, Cindy Wooden, Henry Daggett

Second Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Priests find physical health to be as important as spirituality” by Chaz Muth, Tyler Orsburn

Third Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Pipe organ dedicated at Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury” by Patricia Guilfoyle

Honorable Mentions

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Quo Vadis Days” by David Hains, Patricia Guilfoyle, Ruben Tamayo

The Catholic Review Baltimore, MD, “John Carroll Band” by Tom McCarthy

 

A19a: INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE - Writer

First Place

Theresa Laurence, Tennessee Register, Nashville, TN

Second Place

Don Clemmer, USCCB, Washington, D.C.

Third Place

Angela Cave, The Evangelist, Albany, NY

Honorable Mentions

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, USCCB, Washington, D.C.

The Criterion Indianapolis, IN, “John Shaugnessy” by John Shaugnessy

 

A19b: INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE - Editor

First Place

Peter Finney, Jr. Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA

Second Place

Teddie Gallagher, The Augustinian, Villanova, PA

Third Place

Kate Blain, The Evangelist, Albany, NY

Honorable Mentions

Joel Davidson, Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK

Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P., Magnificat Yonkers, NY

 

A19c: INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE - Advertising/Business/Marketing Professional

First Place

Amy Kawula, The Compass, Green Bay, WI

Second Place

Carrie White, The Tablet, Brooklyn, NY

 

A19d: INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE - Photographer/Artist

First Place

Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register, Nashville, TN

Second Place

Jeanne Kortekamp, St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH

Third Place

Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C.

Honorable Mentions

Tom McCarthy, The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD

Paul Grillo, One Magazine New York, NY

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Books


B01: Popular Presentation of Catholic Faith

First Place

Go to Joseph by Br. Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS, Michael Leach and Chrsitine Krzystofczyk, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

Second Place

When Faith Feels Fragile by R. Scott Hurd, Pauline Books and Media, Boston, MA

Third Place (Tied)

The Thorny Grace of It by Brian Doyle, Loyola Press, Chicago, IL

Third Place (Tied)

Faith meets World by Barry Hudock, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

 

B02a: Spirituality - Soft Cover

First Place

Atchison Blue by Judith Valente, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

Second Place

The Art of Pausing by Judith Valente, Br. Paul Quenon, OCSO and Michael Bever, ACTA Publications, Chicago, IL

Third Place

Spiritual Letters by Sr. Wendy Beckett, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B02b: Spirituality - Hard Cover

First Place

Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

Second Place

Go to Joseph by Brother Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS, Michael Leach and Christine Krzystofczyk, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

Third Place

The Way of the Cross: The Path to New Life by Joan Chittister and Janet McKenzie, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Honorable Mention

Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich by Veronica Mary Rolf, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B03: Theology

First Place

Icons of Hope: The "Last Things" in Catholic Imagination by John E. Thiel, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Second Place

The Catholicity of Reason by D.C. Schinder, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Third Place

Moral Evil by Andrew Michael Flescher, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

 

B04a: Scripture - Popular Studies

First Place

Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures by Daniel J. Harrington and Christopher R. Matthews, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Second Place

Mark and Empire: Feminist Reflections by Laurel K. Cobb, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Third Place

Saint Paul and the New Evangelization by Ronald D. Witherup, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

 

B04b: Scripture - Academic Studies

First Place

The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Letter to the Romans by Ian Christopher Levy, Philip D.W. Krey and Thomas Ryan, Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Second Place

Word and Image: The Hermeneutics of The Saint John's Bible by Michael Patella, OSB, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Third Place

David Remembered: Kingship and National identity in Ancient Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Honorable Mention

Jeremiah and God's Plans of Well-Being by Barbara Green, The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC

 

B05: Liturgy

First Place

Saint Margaret Sunday Missal by Michael E. Novak and Denise C. Durand, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

Second Place

What We Have Done and What We have Failed to Do: Assessing the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II by Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Third Place

The Passions of Holy Week by Charles Rohrbacher, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

 

B06: Pastoral Ministry

First Place

Rebuilt by Michael White and Tom Corcoran, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

Second Place

Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journey of a Secular Priest by Donald Cozzens, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Third Place

Discovering Trinity in Disability by Myroslaw Tataryn and Maria Truchan-Tataryn, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B07: Professional Book

First Place

Navigating Pastoral Transitions by Graziano Marcheschi, Marti Jewell and Barbara Kerkhoff, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Second Place

The Art of Leadership by Notker Wolf and Enrica Rosanna, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Third Place

Redeeming Administration by Ann M. Garrido, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

 

B08: Design and Production

First Place

Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

Second Place

The Sistine Chapel: A Biblical Tour by Christine M. Panyard, PhD, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Third Place

Go To Joseph by Brother Michael O'Neill McGrath, OSFS, Christine Krzystofezyk and Christine Enault, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

Honorable Mention

Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish by Michael White and Tom Corcoran, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

 

B09a: Children's Books

First Place

Shepherds to the Rescue: Gospel Time Trekkers #1 by Maria Grace Dateno, FSP, Pauline Books and Media, Boston, MA

Second Place

The Prayer of St. Francis by St. Francis of Assisi, Illustrated by Guiliano Ferri, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Third Place

Francis of Assisi: Keeper of Creation by Barbara Yoffie and Katherine A. Borgatti, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

Honorable Mention

Saint Theodora and her Promise to God by Mary Doyle, Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

 

B09b: Teen and Young Adult

First Place

Prayers, Papers, and Play: Devotions for Every College Student by Barbara Canale, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

Second Place

a.k.a. genius by Marilee Haynes, Pauline Books and Media, Boston, MA

Third Place

The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger, Harvey House Publishing, Rochester, MI

Honorable Mention

Your College Faith . . . Own It by Matt Swaim and Colleen Swaim, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

 

B10: First Time Authors

First Place

Julian's Gospel by Veronica Mary Rolf, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL, Liguori Publications, Liguori, MO

Third Place

A Martyr's Crown by Joyce Coronel, The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ

Honorable Mention

Act of Recovery by Michael D. Hoffman, ACTA Publications, Chicago, IL

 

B11: Family Life

First Place

When Parents Divorce or Separate by Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski, Pauline Books and Media, Boston, MA

Second Place

Blessed By Less by Susan V. Vogt, Loyola Press, Chicago, IL

Third Place

Catholic Mom's Café by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Our Sunday Visitor Press, Huntington, IN

Honorable Mention

It Is Well: Life in the Storm by Chris Faddis, Solace Books

 

B13: History

First Place

Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America by Margaret M. McGuinness, New York University Press, New York, NY

Second Place

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: An Unofficial Catholic-Protestant Dialogue by Bruce L. McCormack and Thomas Joseph White, OP, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI 

Third Place

Catholic Progressives in England After Vatican II by Jay P. Corrin, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

 

B14: Biography

First Place

Drawn from Shadows into Truth: A Memoir by Fr. Ray Ryland, Emmaus Road Publishing, Steubenville, OH

Second Place

Divided Friends: Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States by William L. Portier, Catholic University Press, Washington, DC

Third Place

A Worldwide Heart: The Life of Maryknoll Father John J. Considine by Robert Hurteau, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Honorable Mentions

Anthony deMello: The Happy Wanderer by Bill deMello, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

The Good Bishop: The Life of Walter F. Sullivan by Phyllis Theroux, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B15: Gender Issues

First Place

Religious Life at the Crossroads by Amy Hereford, CSJ, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic Women's Church Vocations by Anne Patrick, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK

Third Place

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious by Pat Gohn, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

 

B16: Reference Books

First Place

Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History by Matthew Bunson and Margaret Bunson, Our Sunday Visitor Press, Huntington, IN

Second Place

Handbook of Roman Catholic Moral Terms by James T. Bretzke, SJ, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

Third Place

Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest: A Crosscultural Anthology by Phyllis Zagano, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Honorable Mention

Faith Basics: Pocket Catholic Dictionary by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr., Emmaus Road Publishing, Steubenville, OH

 

B17: Diocesan Directory

First Place

2013 Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Directory by Hermine Lees and Chris Krause,editors; Production: Jose Velazquez and Michelle Rugel, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Second Place

Diocese of Rockford Official Directory by Staff, Diocese of Rockford, Rockford, IL

Third Place

2013 Catholic Directory, Diocese of Buffalo by Staff, Diocese of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Honorable Mention

2013 Diocese of Orange Catholic Directory by Content by Mary Kay Griffing, Simona Tonti; Production: Jose Velazquez, Michelle Rugel, Diocese of Orange, Orange, CA

 

B18a: Best Complete Catalog

First Place

Orbis Books Fall/Winter 2013 by Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

Catalog: Summer 2013 by OCP Marketing Staff, Oregon Catholic Press, Portland, OR

Third Place

Recursos en Español y Bilingües 2013-2014 / Spanish and Bilingual Resources 2013-2014 by OCP Marketing Staff, Oregon Catholic Press, Portland, OR

Honorable Mention

Paulist Press Complete Reference Catalog 2014 by Lynn Else, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

 

B18b: Best Trade/Seasonal Catalog

First Place

WLP Fall 2013 Catalog: Embracing Technology in the Church by Gina Buckley and Chris Broquet, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

Second Place

Ave Maria Press Fall 2013 Trade Catalog by John Carson and Chris Tobin, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN

 

B19: Best Book from a Small Publisher

First Place

Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge by Jay Sullivan and Kevin Atticks, Apprentice House, Baltimore, MD

Second Place

The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross: Reflections by Marc Foley, OCD, ICS Publications, Washington, DC

Third Place

Naked and you Clothed Me by Jim Knipper, editor; featuring Rob Bell, James Martin, SJ, Jan Richardson, Richard Rohr, OFM and Mickey McGrath, OSFS, Clear Faith Publishing, Princeton, NJ

Honorable Mention

Young in the Spirit by Mary Doyle, 3E Press, Geneva, IL

 

B20: Social Teaching

First Place

Christianity and the Political Order by Kenneth R. Himes, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

Preferntial Option for the Poor Beyond Theology by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez, editors, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Third Place

Hope Sings, So Beautiful by Christopher Pramuk, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Honorable Mention

The Development of Moral Theology by Charles E. Curran, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

 

B21: Faith and Science

First Place

Prophets of the Posthuman: American Fiction, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood by Christina Beiber Lake, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Second Place

A Defense of Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life, and Protecting the Rights of Conscience by Christopher Kaczor, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN

Third Place

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love by Ilia Delio, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY 

Honorable Mention

God in the Midst of Change: Wisdom for Confusing Times by Diarmuid O'Murchu, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B22: 50th Anniversary of Vatican II

First Place

Visions of Hope by Kevin J. Ahern, editor, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

A Council that will Never End: Lumen Gentium and the Church today by Paul Lakeland, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Third Place

Do Not Quench the Spirit!: Celebrating Fifty Years of Vatican II/ ¡No apagues el espíritu!: Celebrando cincuenta años del Concilio Vaticano II by Deacon William T. Ditewig, Edward Foley, Capuchin, Chris Ángel and Karla Bellinger, World Library Publications, Franklin Park, IL

 

B23: The Year of Faith

First Place

Believing by Eugene Kennedy, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Second Place

Giving Up God . . . to Find God: Breaking Free of Idolatry by Kerry Walters, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Third Place

Pope Francis: Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus by Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY

Honorable Mention

How to Share Your Faith with Anyone by Terry Barber, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, CA

 

B24: Faithful Citizenship

First Place

Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty by Vicki Schieber, Trudy Conway and David Matzko McCarthy, editors, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN

Second Place

Citizens of the World: Suffering and Solidarity in the 21st Century by Donald H. Dunson and James A Dunson III, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

Third Place

The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Repsonsibility in an Age of Terror by Paul Lauritzen, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC

Honorable Mention

Robert McAfee Brown: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings by Paul Crowley, SJ, editor, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

 

B25: Papal Transition

First Place

A Call to Serve: Pope Francis and the Catholic Future by Stefan von Kempis and Phillip Lawler, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY

Second Place

Francis, A New World Pope by Michel Cool, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

 

B26: Immigration

First Place

On "Strangers No Longer": Perspectives on the Historic U.S.-Mexican Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Migration by Todd Scribner and J. Kevin Appleby, editors, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ

Second Place

Immigration and the Next America by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, Our Sunday Visitor Press, Huntington, IN

Third Place

The Migrant's Way of the Cross by Fr. Simon C. Kim, Liguori Press, Liguori, MO

 

B27: Coffee Table Book

First Place

Spendors of the Creed by Fr. Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ and Fr. Frédéric Curnier-Laroche, Magnificat, Yonkers, NY

Second Place

History of the Diocese of Knoxville by Dan McWilliams, The East Tennessee Catholic, Knoxville, TN

Third Place

Purposeful Design: Understanding Creation by Jay Schabacker, Self-Published, Lexington, SC

 

B28: Novel

First Place

The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger, Harvey House Publishing, Rochester, MI

Second Place

Rapunzel Let Down: A Fairy Tale Retold by Regina Doman, Chesterton Press, Front Royal, VA

Third Place

Song of the Dove by Kay Murdy, ACTA Publications, Chicago, IL

Honorable Mention

Miram: Repentance and Redemption in Rome by Cheryl Dickow, Bezalel Books, Waterford, MI

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Magazine/Newsletter

 

M01a: BEST COVER - 4 Color, Large (over 6x9.5)

First Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Health Progress: Mental Health” by Jon Lezinsky

Second Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “Purgatory: Reality or Myth?” by Lawrence Chatagnier

Third Place

Heart to Heart, Latrobe, PA, “Heart to Heart Saint Vincent Fire” by Jordan Hainsey

Honorable Mention

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Health Progress: Women's Health” by Andrea Eberbach

M01b: BEST COVER - 4 Color, Small (up to 6x9.5)

First Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Our Missionary Pope” by Kimberly Garrett

Second Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Guatemala Crying for Justice” by Sean Sprague, Kimberly Garrett

Third Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, “Cover depicting shrine of Virgin of San Juan del Valle” by Kevin Duffy, Joseph Stearns, Richard Fossey

Honorable Mention

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “Magnificat July Issue” by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.


M01c: BEST COVER - 1, 2 or 3 Color, Any Size

First Place

FAITH Magazine-Diocese of Saginaw, Saginaw, MI, “Faith, Family & Football” by Sarah Moore Kuschell, Abby Wieber

Second Place

Parable Magazine, Manchester, NH, “A Day in the Life of a North Country Priest” by Matthew Lomanno, Abby Feldpausch

 

M02: BEST SHORT STORY

First Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “The Subtle Theater” by Brian Doyle

Second Place

Liguorian Magazine, Ligouri, MO, “Language Lessons” by Staff

Third Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Rescue Work” by Kathleen O'Connor

 

M03a: BEST ESSAY - National general interest magazines

First Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “We were called Sister” by Joan Sauro, C.S.J.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Welcome Home, Soldier” by Richard B. Patterson, PhD

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Everything I Can Do” by Joey Kane, Matt Kane

Honorable Mentions

“Year of Faith: Faith Celebrated” by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

America Magazine New York, NY, “The Root of Evil” by William T. Cavanaugh

M03b: BEST ESSAY - Diocesan magazines

First Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Everyday Superheroes” by Lauren Dantonio

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Reframing the Christmas Season” by Sharon  Perkins, Jeff  Hensley

Third Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Remembering Valley View's St. John Parish” by Elaine Schad, Tony Gutierrez

Honorable Mentions

Faith Magazine-Diocese of Erie, Erie, PA, “I promise to pray for you” by Rev. Justin Pino

Parable Magazine Manchester, NH, “Was Christ Born on Christmas or Not?” by Father Michael Kerper

 

M03c: BEST ESSAY - Mission magazines, overseas and home

First Place

PIME Missionaries, Detroit, MI, “The Melancholy of the Missionaries” by Fr. Gianni Criveller, PIME

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Letter From Syria: Saving the Children of War” by Ziad Hilal

Third Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “A Matter of Kindness” by John Beeching, M.M.

Honorable Mention

Catholic Missions In Canada, Toronto, ON, “The mystery continues” by Archbishop Murray Chatlain

 

M03d: BEST ESSAY - Religious order magazines

First Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “Chastity in real life” by Father Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.

Second Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “5 signs religious life may be right for you” by Sister Colleen Smith, A.S.C.J.

Third Place

Salesian Bulletin U.S.A., New Rochelle, NY, “Just Don't Get Caught!” by Fr. Michael Mendl

Honorable Mentions

Salesian Bulletin U.S.A., New Rochelle, NY, “Holiness in Don Bosco's Style” by Paula Rondon-Burgos, ANS Staff

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide Chicago, IL, “Our service is our prayer” by Sister Pat Dowling, C.B.S.

 

M03e: BEST ESSAY - Professional & special-interest magazines, including clergy & religious

First Place

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, “A loving gaze at religious life realities” by Susan Francois

Second Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Catholic Tradition And Veterans' Care” by Sr. Rosemary Donley

Third Place

The Couple to Couple League, Cincinnati, OH, “On Pinterest and perfection” by Margaret Berns

Honorable Mentions

Ecumenical Trends - Graymoor, Garrison, NY, “What Does God Desire? Toward a Deeper Ecumenism and Interfaith Partnership” by William Burrows

Ecumenical Trends - Graymoor, Garrison, NY, “Acknowledging Our Sins: A Protestant Confessional” by Russell Huizing

  

M03f: BEST ESSAY - Scholarly magazines

First Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “Hearing the Silence: The University of Dayton, the Ku Klux Klan, and Catholic Universitiesand Colleges in the 1920s” by William Vance Trollinger, Jr.

Second Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “An American Catholic Culture of Death and Dying, 1900-1955” by Sarah K. Nytroe

Third Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, “‘To Make All Your People Saints:’ Mother Katharine's Schools in Rural Louisiana” by Amanda Bresei

Honorable Mentions

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, “’Every Day is a New Beginning:’ Lela Gordon Mouton and St. Katharine Drexel's Rural School at Prairie Basse, Louisiana” by Richard Fossey, Nancy Autin

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, “The Virgin of San Juan del Valle: Shifting Perceptions in the Borderlands” by Fr. Robert Wright, O.M.I.

 

M03g: BEST ESSAY - Prayer & spirituality magazines

First Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “The Most Abandoned Soul” by Anthony Esolen

Second Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “How the Church Has Changed the World: A Child Enthroned” by Anthony Esolen

Third Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “She Pondered These Things In Her Heart: Lamb of God” by Jennifer Hubbard

Honorable Mentions

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “Beneath the Heavens and Behind the Door” by Anthony Esolen

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “The Sacred Heart of Jesus” by Heather King

 

M04: BEST EDITORIAL

First Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, “Editorial” by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Second Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “Why God?” by Louis Aguirre

Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “The Great Crisis of Today” by Alton Pelowski

Honorable Mentions

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Women Leaders in the Church” by Pat McCloskey, OFM

Legatus Magazine, Ave Maria, FL, “A grandmother's faith” by Patrick Novecosky

 

M05a: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Spiritual life

First Place

“Ora Pro Nobis” by Elizabeth  Scalia

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Growing as a Christian by Jeff Hedglen” by Jeff Hedglen, Jeff Hensley

Third Place

Catholic St. Louis Magazine, St. Louis, MO, “Theology 101” by Ed Hogan

Honorable Mentions

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Learning the Faith, Living the Faith” by William Lori

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, “Feed Your Spirit” by Carol Schuck Scheiber, Conall O'Cuinn, Melannie Svoboda

 

M05b: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - General commentary

First Place

Lay Witness, Steubenville, OH, “The Art of Living by Edward P. Sri” by Edward P. Sri

Second Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “The pleasure of not knowing why” by Claire Joller

Third Place

At Home with Our Faith, Chicago, IL, “The Examined Life Column” by Bryan Cones

Honorable Mentions

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Opinion” by Bill McGarvey

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Column” by Michael  Rossmann, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Raymond A. Schroth

 

M05c: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Family life

First Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Something gained, something lost; The pain of loving, loving's cost -- My childhood phantoms; Were gradually replaced by images of Jesus --What is that geranium doing here?; Against all odds sometimes we continue to bloom" by Kathy Cribari Hamer

Second Place

Catholic Connection, Shreveport, LA, “Domestic Church” by Katie Sciba

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, IL, “Living Faith Column” by Catherine O'Connell-Cahill

Honorable Mentions

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Fathers for Good” by Trent Beattie, Jason Godin, Tom Hoopes

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Your Marriage Matters” by Tom Fogle, JoAnne Fogle

 

M06a: BEST SINGLE PHOTO - Best single photo, black & white

First Place

Parable Magazine, Manchester, NH, “A Day in the Life of a North Country Priest” by Matthew Lomanno

Second Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “We were called Sister” by Paul Conklin

Third Place

Soul - World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, NJ, “Soul Magazine” by Megan Pritchard, Vincent Covello, David Carollo

 

M06b: BEST SINGLE PHOTO - Color

First Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “’Hungry to Learn,’ Boy With Homework” by Petterik Wiggers

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “’Hungry to Learn,’ Smiling Child With Biscuit” by Petterik Wiggers

Third Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Going Forth in Faith” by Sean  Sprague, Kimberly Garrett

Honorable Mention

Revista Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Compasión Misionera en Anlong Knang” by Valentín Concha-Núñez, Sean Sprague

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Jesus' Command: 'Give Them Some Food'” by John Feister

 

M07: BEST PHOTO STORY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER

First Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “Silent preachers amid nature's song” by Anne Marie O'Kelley, Joel Schorn, Carol Schuck Scheiber

Second Place

Parable Magazine, Manchester, NH, “A Day in the Life of a North Country Priest” by Matthew Lomanno, Abby Feldpausch

Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “A Charity that Evangelizes” by Patrick Scalisi, John Suchocki, Randy Anderson, Tom Serafin, Andrew Airriess

Honorable Mentions

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “Hope included” by Ken Carl, Jo McGowan

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Out of tornado's chaos, St. Frances Cabrina Brings God's love to life” by Juan Guajardo, Jeff Hensley

 

M08a: BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE - News

First Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Cardinal O'Brien visits Arlington to invest new Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre” by Donna Ryckaert, Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Out of tornado's chaos, St. Frances Cabrina Brings God's love to life” by Juan  Guajardo, Jeff Hensley

Third Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “Shelton Fabre Fourth Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux” by Lawrence  Chatagnier

Honorable Mention

Soul - World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, NJ, “Soul Magazine - FATIMA STATUE TRAVELS TO ROME FOR MARIAN PRAYER DAY” by Megan Pritchard, Vincent Covello, David Carollo

 

M08b: BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE - Feature

First Place

The Augustinian, Villanova, PA, “James T. O'Reilly, O.S.A.: A Life for God and Country” by Teddie Gallagher

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Hungry to Learn” by Petterik Wiggers

Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Rolling Out Hope” by Patrick Scalisi, Randy Hale

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “A Journey of Faith and Healing” by Michael Wojcik, Bob Mullen

 

M09: BEST ILLUSTRATION- EITHER WITH ART WORK OR PHOTOGRAPHY

First Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Can We Fix Mental Health Care?” by Jon Lezinsky

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Out of tornado's chaos, St. Frances Cabrina Brings God's love to life” by Juan Guajardo, Jeff Hensley

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “I hate to admit it” by Regan Dunnick

Honorable Mention

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “The Mentally Ill as Neighbor: Seeing the Christ Who Dwells Within” by Jon Lezinsky

 

M10: BEST SPECIAL ISSUE, SECTION, OR SUPPLEMENT 

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Pope Francis -- The Exclusive Interview” by Antonio Spadaro

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Summer Issue -- Spotlight: Children in Need” by Staff

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “Special Issue on Homelessness and Poverty” by Paula Lomazzi, Meghan Murphy-Gill, Laura Fletcher, Roberto Goizueta, Ronald Raab, C.S.C., U.S. Catholic Editors

Honorable Mention

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Teen Issue” by Staff

 

M11: BEST INTERVIEW

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Pope Francis -- The Exclusive Interview” by The Editors

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Between the Lines with Nicholas Sparks” by Susan Hines-Brigger

Third Place

Living City Magazine, Hyde Park, NY, “Living City Father G's leaven of love” by Susanne Janssen, Christiane Ingenthron

Honorable Mentions

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Siobhan Gave Her Son Loving Parents” by Michael Spath

Living City Magazine, Hyde Park, NY, “Living City Give fully to find yourself fully” by Mary  Cass

 

M12: BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE

First Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Sister Helen Brings Christ to "Dead Men Walking"” by Nancy Schertzing

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “A Labor of Lofe, Cartoonist Gary Cangemi does his part for the pro-life movement through 'Umbert the Unborn'” by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Tony Gutierrez

Third Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “'Heaven Sent'” by Sean Sprague

Honorable Mentions

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “How Dan's Faith Journey Led Him to the Catholic Church” by Michael Spath

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “The Father Dowling Mystery” by Jeannette Cooperman

 

M13a: BEST COVERAGE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUES

First Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Catholics draw line in sand over HHS mandate” by Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Faith Under Fire” by Sarah Topol

Third Place

Legatus Magazine, Ave Maria, FL, “Overcoming the darkness, A clear and present danger, Navigating murky waters” by Patrick Novecosky, Judy Roberts, John F. Brehany

Honorable Mentions

America Magazine, New York, NY, “A Protected Rite?” by Helen Costigane

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Religious Liberty Coverage” by Colleen Rouleau, William Lori

M14: BEST COVERAGE OF THE YEAR OF FAITH

First Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Year of Faith coverage” by Bishop Earl Boyea, Sister Ann Shields, Doug Culp

Second Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Year of Faith coverage” by Bishop Earl Boyea, Sister Ann Shields, Doug Culp

Third Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, “The Constitution on Divine Revelation” by Father Glenn LeCompte

Honorable Mention

Liguorian Magazine, Ligouri, MO, “1. Life as a Christian Disciple: What's the Right Thing to Do?; 2. It Still Begins with the Word: Evangilization in the Digital Age; 3. Fully Formed: Catechesis for Life” by Staff

 

M15a: BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL TRANSITION - from resignation of Pope Benedict XVI through the conclave

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Pope Benedict XVI: Legacy of a Gracious Pope; Pope Francis: From Argentina to the World; Pope Francis: Why the Name Fits” by Pat McCloskey, OFM, Christopher Heffron

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “A Historic Departure” by Drew Christiansen, James Martin, Vincent J. Miller, Sidney Callahan

Third Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Pope Benedict XVI resigns” by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Tony Gutierrez

 

M15b: BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL TRANSITION - Pope Francis' election and the transition process

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “His Way of Proceeding” by James Martin

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “'Francis. rebuild my Church'” by Jenara Kocks Burgess, Jaqueline Burkepile, Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Juan Guajardo, Tony Gutierrez

Third Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Papal Transition, Pope Francis' Election and the Transition Process” by Staff

 

M15c: BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL TRANSITION - Multiple Picture Package

First Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Habemus Papam” by Alejandro Bermúdez, Columbia Staff

Second Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Thank You, Holy Father” by Columbia Staff

Third Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “'Francis. rebuild my Church'” by Juan Guajardo, Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Tony Gutierrez

Honorable Mention

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Pope Benedict XVI resigns” by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen, Tony Gutierrez

 

M16: BEST COVERAGE OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF VATICAN II

First Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “The Spirit of Vatican II” by John W. O'Malley, S.J.

Second Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “The Vision of Vatican II: Alive in Catholic Health Care” by Sr. Doris Gottemoeller

Third Place

Liguorian Magazine, Ligouri, MO, “1. Vatican II Meets Modern Life; 2. What's Down the Road: The Past, Present, and Future Church; 3.The Renewal of Liturgy, Fifty Years Later” by Staff

 

M18a: BEST COVERAGE OF IMMIGRATION

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Welcome, Stranger” by The Editors

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Rafael's Story” by Lisa Marie Belz, OSU

Third Place

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Food for the Table, Food for the Soul-Randy and Debbie Minister to the Migrant Community” by Nancy Schertzing

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, NY, “An Uphill Battle” by Robert VerEecke

 

M19: BEST COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE: EXPLANATION OF CHURCH'S POSITION

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Final Appeals” by Ellen K. Boegel

Second Place

Columbia, New Haven, CT, “Marriage Coverage” by William Lori, Scott Lloyd, Alton Pelowski

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “The Ties that Bind” by The Editors

Honorable Mention

FAITH Lansing, Lansing, MI, “Coverage of Marriage” by Staff

 

M20: BEST COVERAGE OF VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD- RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE

First Place

Northwest Catholic Magazine, Seattle, WA, “For God and Country” by Anna Weaver

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Brotherly Love: Bronx-based Franciscan Friars of the Renewal bring Catholic presence to the streets of Fort Worth” by Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

Third Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “Know thyself: A priest finds his way” by Pat Morrison

Honorable Mentions

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Journey Home” by Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Reunited Missionaries” by Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

 

M21: BEST REVIEW

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “The Hunted and the Haunted” by John Anderson

Second Place

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conferencens, Chicago, IL, “Book makes Catholicism seem hip” by Radmar Jao

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “Unexplained mysteries” by Meghan Murphy-Gill

Honorable Mentions

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Messiah Complex” by Donald Senior

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journal of a Secular Priest by Donald Cozzens” by John P. McNamee

 

M22: BEST REVIEW SECTION

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Books and Culture” by John Anderson, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Dennis O'Brien, Giuliana Chamedes, Kelley Cherry, John Matteson

Second Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “Book Reviews Vol. 124, No.3 (Fall 2013)” by Multiple Reviewers

Third Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, “2013 Catholic Southwest Book Review Section” by Thomas Jodziewicz

Honorable Mentions

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “"Human Conditions" and "Reviews"” by Patrick McCormick, Molly Jo Rose, John Christman, S.S.S., Ann O'Connor, Bryan Cones

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Channel Surfing” by Christopher Heffron

 

M23a: BEST IN-DEPTH WRITING

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Living the China Dream” by John Frankenstein

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Racing Up to Torture” by Raymond A. Schroth

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “When Father has a drinking problem” by Wendy Donahue

Honorable Mentions

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Can This City Be Saved?” by Kevin Clarke

Catholic Missions In Canada, Toronto, ON, “Life North of Ordinary” by Father Vincent Travers, O.P.

 

M23b: BEST ANALYSIS WRITING

First Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Road to Recovery” by Kevin Clarke

Second Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Troubled Waters: Remaining a Beacon amid Change” by David Nygren

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “Voting block” by Kristen Hannum

Honorable Mentions

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “'I Have a Dream' 50 Years Later” by Father Bryan N. Massingale

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, “Suicide and Veterans: What We Know, How We Can Help” by David Litts

 

M24a: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - General interest magazines

First Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “Truth and consequences” by Scott Alessi

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH, “Faith without Borders” by Daniel Wilson

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Job Insecurity” by Kevin Clarke

 

M24b: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Diocesan magazines

First Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “Brotherly Love: Bronx-based Franciscan Friars of the Renewal bring Catholic presence to the streets of Fort Worth” by Jerry Circelli, Tony Gutierrez

Second Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “A Network of Support” by Nicki Prevou, Juan Guajardo, Tony Gutierrez

Third Place

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, TX, “40 Days for Life -- It's all about prayer and it's all about life” by Jerry Circelli, Juan Guarjardo, Jeff Hensley

 

M24c: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Mission magazines, overseas and home

First Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, “Detaining God's Children” by Gabriela Romeri

Second Place

Catholic Missions In Canada, Toronto, ON, “All night in the bush” by Father Mark  Blom, O.M.I.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “The Greek Tragedy” by Don Duncan

Honorable Mention

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Reaching the Young 'Untouchables'” by Jose Kavi

 

M24d: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Religious order magazines

First Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, IL, “There's no gap when it comes to these generations” by Heidi Schlumpf

Second Place

Salesian Bulletin U.S.A., New Rochelle, NY, “Salesians Educating and Evangelizing: Salesian Ministry in Various U.S. Contexts” by Juan Carlos Montenegro, Sr. Loretta De Domenicis, Sr. Juanita Chavez, Fr. James Heuser

Third Place

Marian Helper, Stockbridge, MA, “100 Years of Freedom, Fruitfulness in USA: The Marians and Their Lay Supporters Celebrate a Special Centennial” by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (as Fr. Joseph, MIC)

 

M24e: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Professional & Special-interest, including clergy & religious

First Place

The Couple to Couple League, Cincinnati, OH, “Good for you” by Maria Wiering

Second Place

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, “Reach out, draw in” by Donald Senior

Third Place

Today's Catholic Teacher, Dayton, OH, “Embracing and Enhancing the Common Core in Catholic Schools” by Sr. Dale McDonald, PBVM, Ph.D.

Honorable Mention

The Couple to Couple League, Cincinnati, OH, “For richer or poorer” by Jessica Zimanske

 

M24f: BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Scholarly magazines

First Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “American Indian Sainthood and the Catholic Church” by Michael F. Steltenkamp, SJ

Second Place

Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society, Villanova, PA, “Horizons 40.2: The First Guadalupan Pastoral Manual: Luis Laso De La Vega's Huei 

Third Place

Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society, Villanova, PA, “Horizons 40.1: Nonviolence in Our Abortion Discourse? A Postelection Opening by Charles Camosy” by Anthony Godzieba, Elena Procario-Foley, Charles Camosy

Honorable Mentions

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “"Pilgrims of the Night": The American Catholic Church Responds to the Post-World War II Displaced Persons Crisis” by Todd Scribner

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, “Indianapolis Carmelites, Notre Dame Archives, and I” by Mary Jo Weaver

 

M25: BEST ONLINE/MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION OF VISUALS

First Place

Jesuit Post, “There's Something About Mary (is My Homegirl)” by Tim O'Brien, SJ

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, “Visiting Georgia and Armenia” by Michael J.L. La Civita, Blaine Hicklin, Thomas Varghese

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “Community Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda” by Kerry Weber

 

M26: BEST MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER WEBSITE

First Place

Northwest Catholic Magazine, Seattle, WA, “www.nwcatholic.org” by Anna Weaver

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, NY, “americamagazine.org” by The Staff

Third Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “uscatholic.org” by U.S. Catholic Staff

 

M27a: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - National general interest magazines

First Place

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, by U.S. Catholic Staff

Second Place

Living City Magazine, Hyde Park, NY, by Susanne Janssen, staff

Third Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, OH

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, NY, by The Staff

 

M27b: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Diocesan magazines

First Place

Bayou Catholic, Schriever, LA, by Louis Aguirre, Lawrence Chatagnier, Peggy Adams, Janet  Marcel, Lisa Schobel Hebert, Pat Keese

Second Place

Catholic Connection, Shreveport, LA, by Jessica Rinaudo

Third Place

Pittsburgh Catholic, Pittsburgh, PA, by Staff

 

M27c: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Mission magazines, overseas and home

First Place

One Magazine, New York, NY, by Staff

Second Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, NY, by Maryknoll magazine Staff , Kimberly Garrett

Third Place

Comboni Missionaries, Cincinnati, OH, by Joseph Bragotti, Miguel Villegas, Hungria Alipio

Honorable Mention

PIME Missionaries, Detroit, MI, by Catherine Adamkiewicz, Karen Kruszka, George Palliparambil, Kenneth Mazur

 

M27d: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Religious order magazines

First Place

Franciscan Spirit, Pittsburgh, PA, by Sister Lorraine Wesolowski, Cheryl Aughton, Deborah Allen

Second Place

The Augustinian, Villanova, PA, by Teddie Gallagher, Kitty Sheridan, Jenna Navitsky,  20nine

Third Place

Heart to Heart, Latrobe, PA, by Kim Metzgar, Jordan Hainsey

 

M27e: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Professional & special-interest magazines, including clergy & religious

First Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, MO, by Pamela Schaeffer, Lilah Lohr, Les Stock

Second Place

Today's Catholic Teacher, Dayton, OH, by Staff

Third Place

HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, Chicago, IL, by Carol Schuck Scheiber, Paul Bednarczyk, Patrice Tuohy

 

M27f: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Scholarly magazines

First Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, PA, by Rodger Van Allen, Co-editor, Thomas Rzeznik, Co-editor, Margaret McGuinness, Associate Editor

Second Place

Horizons: Journal of the College Theology Society, Villanova, PA, by Anthony Godzieba, Elena Procario-Foley

Third Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Baton Rouge, LA, by Richard Fossey

 

M27g: GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Prayer & spirituality magazines

First Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, NY, by Staff

Second Place

Soul - World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, NJ, by Megan Pritchard, Vincent Covello, David Carollo

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N01a: BEST FRONT PAGE - Broadsheet

First Place

National Catholic Register, Irondale, Alabama, by Melissa Hartog, Jeanette De Melo, Tom McFeely, Amy Smith, Tom Wehner

Second Place

Catholic Standard, Washington, D.C., by Javier Diaz

Third Place

Pittsburgh Catholic, Pittsburgh, PA, by Staff

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, SC, “Is your Sunday a day for the Lord?” by Deirdre Mays, Caroline Nelson

N01b: BEST FRONT PAGE - Tabloid

First Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, by Rayanne Bennett, Clara Baumann and Staff

Second Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Catholic News Herald: Path to Peace?, Church is 'field hospital after battle,' Celebrating the past, looking to the future” by Tim Faragher, Patricia Guilfoyle

Third Place

Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, by Story

Honorable Mentions

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Conclave, Rome, Francis” by Todd Habiger

Denver Catholic Register, Denver, CO, “Catholics urged to draw spiritual weapons, defend religious liberty” by Roxanne King, Filippo Piccone

N02a: BEST NEWS WRITING ORIGINATING WITH THE PAPER ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT- 1-17,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK, “Cloistered for Alaska” by Patricia Coll Freeman

Second Place

Arkansas Catholic, Little Rock, AR, “Diocesan hermits seek solitude” by Malea Hargett

Third Place

Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK, “Catholic dad fights bear to save family” by Mario Bird

Honorable Mentions

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, “Going the Distance” by Lois Rogers

The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle, WA, “Serving students with special needs” by Kevin Birnbaum

 

N02b: BEST NEWS WRITING ORIGINATING WITH THE PAPER ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

The Valley Catholic, San Juan, TX, “A Sign of Growth: St. Anne Church becomes quasi-parish; new religious order charged with developing mission territory” by Brenda Nettles Riojas

Second Place

Orange County Catholic, Orange, CA, “"Arboretum earns Coveted Award" by Patrick Mott” by Patrick Mott, Ryan Lilyengren, Kimberly Porrazzo, Caitlin Adams, John Cheresh

Third Place

The Catholic Moment, Lafayette, IN, “Indiana Catholic Poverty Summit: 'We can be the catalyst'” by Kevin Cullen

Honorable Mentions

The Evangelist, Albany, NY, “Fort Plain struggles in wake of flooding/Floods damage Herkimer, Mohawk parishes/Flood recovery proceeds slowly” by Angela Cave

The Observer, Rockford, IL, “School Vandals Inspire Prayer” by Amanda Hudson

 

N02c: BEST NEWS WRITING ORIGINATING WITH THE PAPER ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT - 40,001+ Diocesan paper

First Place

The A.D. Times, Allentown, PA, “Coast to Coast for Catholic Schools” by Tara Connolly

Second Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “Fraud prevention emphasized” by Amy Kotlarz

Third Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Uprooted remains laid to rest” by Dave Borowski

Honorable Mention

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “How do we keep schools safe?” by Gretchen R. Crowe

 

N03a: BEST NEWS WRITING ORIGINATING WITH THE PAPER - National Event

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, "Lack of funding ends lay-run Forum" by Megan O'Neil

Second Place

Pittsburgh Catholic, Pittsburgh, PA, “Francis: Yesterday; Francis: Today” by Bishop David A. Zubik

Third Place

CHA Catholic Health World, St. Louis, MO, “Holy Family program makes batterers reflect on their behaviors” by Tim O'Neil

 

N03b: BEST NEWS WRITING ORIGINATING WITH THE PAPER - International Event

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Coverage of Guatemala genocide trial” by Mary Jo McConahay

Second Place

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “TO FORGIVE Two Decades After the Genocide in Rawanda” by Ron Lajoie

Third Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Praying for peace in Korea” by Maria-Pia Negro

Honorable Mentions

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Crisis in a forgotten country” by Katie Collins

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “The Shadow side of the Super Bowl: Human trafficking of minors for sex” by Peter Finney Jr., Christine Bordelon

N04a: BEST INVESTIGATIVE NEWS WRITING

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, "Contradictions cast doubt on Philadelphia verdicts" by Ralph Cipriano

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Excommunicated: A tangled tale leads to Australian priest's dismissal” by Brian Roewe

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Anatomy of a cover-up,” “The widow: Deposition shows dedication to order,” “The banker: insulator and facilitator” by Jason Berry, Joshua J. McElwee, Tom Gallagher

Honorable Mention

West Texas Angelus, San Angelo, TX, “Whenever You Helped The Least of These ...” by Jimmy Patterson

 

N04b: BEST ANALYSIS/BACKGROUND/ROUND-UP NEWS WRITING: The Gerard E. Sherry Award

First Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Playing God?” by Maria Wiering

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Coverage of Vatican bank reform” by John L. Allen Jr., Joshua J. McElwee

Third Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Syria in Crisis” by Michael Swan

Honorable Mentions

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Eye Opener” by Katie Hyde

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “JFK broke ground for Catholics” by Mike Latona

 

N05: BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS/SPECIAL REPORTING

First Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Syria in Crisis” by Michael Swan

Second Place

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “I Love You Very Much” by Araceli Martinez

Third Place

West Texas Angelus, San Angelo, TX, “Whenever You Helped The Least of These ....” by Jimmy Patterson

Honorable Mentions

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Eye Opener” by Katie Hyde

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Shattered Dreams” by Katie Hyde

 

N06a: BEST EDITORIAL - LOCAL ISSUE, 1-17,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK, “Pro-'choice' activists should back the birth option” by Joel Davidson

Second Place

The Messenger, Belleville, IL, “Being 'Stripes and Solids' in a Confusing World” by Liz Quirin

 

N06b: BEST EDITORIAL - LOCAL ISSUE, 17,001-40,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Tennessee Register, Nashville, TN, “We shouldn't target refugees, we should help them” by Andy Telli

Second Place

The Compass, Green Bay, WI, “No need for private bail bond system” by Patricia Kasten

Third Place

The Compass, Green Bay, WI, “Cooperation, not citations” by Sam Lucero

 

N06c: BEST EDITORIAL - LOCAL ISSUE - 40,001+ Diocesan papers

First Place

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “It's time to start looking into the faces of the poor” by Joe Towalski

Second Place

The Catholic Sun, Phoenix, AZ, “As economic forecast improves, let us not forget to lift up the working poor” by Robert DeFrancesco

Third Place

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Off Target on Abortion” by Staff

Honorable Mention

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “Retaking our streets” by George Wesolek

N07a: BEST EDITORIAL - NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE, 1-17,000 Diocesan paper 

First Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, “Moral Imperative of a Living Wage” by Rayanne Bennett

Second Place

Idaho Catholic Register, Boise, ID, “Isn't it about time?” by Michael Brown, Deacon Richard Kulleck

Third Place

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, OR, “Whither people of God?” by Staff

Honorable Mentions

The Messenger, Belleville, IL, “When Past Becomes Present” by Liz Quirin

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, OR, “Jubliee for individuals” by Staff

 

N07b: BEST EDITORIAL - NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE, 17,001-40,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Catholic Herald, Madison, WI, “Curbing gun violence” by Mary Uhler

Second Place

The Colorado Catholic Herald, Colorado Springs, CO, “Fiscal cliff” by Bill Howard, Veronica Ambuul

Third Place

Catholic Standard, Washington, D.C., “40 years after 'Roe v. Wade'” by Mark Zimmermann

Honorable Mention

The Compass, Green Bay, WI, “Light of Faith v. Free the World?” by Sam Lucero

 

N07c: BEST EDITORIAL - NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE, 40,001+ Diocesan papers 

First Place

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “'The Joy of the Gospel -- Wow!” by Joseph Kenny

Second Place

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt” by Joe Towalski

Third Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Who fills the gap during the shutdown?” by Christopher Gunty

Honorable Mention

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “'Mystery priest' or not -- faith, prayer prevail” by Teak Phillips

 

N07d: BEST EDITORIAL - NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ISSUE, National newspaper

First Place

Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, “The Ideological Divide” by Staff

Second Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Ethical consumption” by Jim O'Leary

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Newark shows need for transparency” by NCR editors

Honorable Mention

National Catholic Register, Irondale, Alabama, “Who Is Practical Now?” by Editors

 

N08: BEST EDITORIAL PAGE OR EDITORIAL SECTION

First Place

The Visitor, St. Cloud, MN, “Editorial” by Staff

Second Place

Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK, “'Green' spirituality/ Uncompromising/ A confounding pope” by Joel Davidson

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Opinion & Arts section” by NCR staff and contributors

Honorable Mention

The Compass, Green Bay, WI, “Best Editorial Page or Section” by Sam Lucero

 

N09a: BEST FEATURE STORY - 1-17,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Arkansas Catholic, Little Rock, AR, “Inherent Christianity on display in Norman Rockwell's art” by Alesia Schaefer

Second Place

The Message, Evansville, IN, “Meschac Gervais - USI student shaped by 2010 earthquake in Haiti” by Mary Ann Hughes

Third Place

Arkansas Catholic, Little Rock, AR, “Tradition: Feast of the Seven Fishes a Christmas Eve custom for Italians” by Dwain Hebda

Honorable Mention

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “A place to call home” by Linda Reeves

 

N09b: BEST FEATURE STORY - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

The Pilot, Braintree, MA, “Bells ring for last eight minutes of papacy” by Christopher S. Pineo

Second Place

Catholic Chronicle, Toledo, OH, “Catholic bikers follow the Holy Spirit on motorcycles” by Laurie Stevens Bertke

Third Place

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, OR, “Hard work in quiet rows: Catholic farmers work to feed families” by Ed Langlois

Honorable Mentions

East Texas Catholic, Beaumont, TX, “We’ve received a call. We think it’s the president.” by Jeff Dixon

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “Journeying through Advent with Mary” by Darlene Dela Cruz

 

N09c: BEST FEATURE STORY - 40,001+ Diocesan papers

First Place

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides” by Dave Hrbacek

Second Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “The Lord God made them all” by Katie Collins

Third Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “'Three bishops in one place, who can miss that?!'” by SueAnn Howell

Honorable Mentions

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “We are the Veronicas” by Katie Hyde

The Criterion, Indianapolis, IN, “Hurt, help and hope: Couples seek support, healing after suffering miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss” by Natalie Hoefer

 

N09d: BEST FEATURE STORY - National newspaper

First Place

CHA Catholic Health World, St. Louis, MO, “Alexian helps HIV-positive, recovering addicts and ill homeless restart their lives” by Judith VandeWater

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, "Transformations follow after nuns take in mother and child" by Colleen Dunne

Third Place

Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, “Couples face cross of infertility” by Emily Stimpson

Honorable Mentions

CHA Catholic Health World, St. Louis, MO, “Therapy program helps patients short circuit obsessive-compulsive behaviors” by Ellen Futterman

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Rethinking the parish concept” by Michael Swan


N10a
: BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE - 1-17,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

The Message, Evansville, IN, “Sister Jenny talks away fear of dying” by Greg Eckerle

Second Place

The Florida Catholic, Orlando, FL, “Couple's ministry in prison settings is an extraordinary facet of death, dying ministry” by Jean Gonzalez

Third Place

Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, AK, “Priest musher finds inspiration on the trail” by Rashae Ophus Johnson

 

N10b: BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan paper

First Place

Michigan Catholic, Detroit, MI, “Longtime Michigan Catholic reporter putting down the pen” by Michael Stechschulte

Second Place

The Evangelist, Albany, NY, “For young inventor, cleanliness is literally next to godliness” by Angela Cave

Third Place

The Prairie Catholic, New Ulm, MN, “A true testament of love: retired Clara City pharmacist cares for wife of 60 years who has Alzheimer's” by Sam Patet

 

N10c: BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE - 40,001+ Diocesan papers

First Place

Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX, “An Eyewitness Account: A tragic day in Dallas” by Cathy Harasta

Second Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Survivor of war teaches peace” by Nichole Golden

Third Place

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “Back to school at 88, Father Morin revels in Scripture” by Peter Finney, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX, “The Gift of Giving Back: Alumnus converts Catholic education into life of serving those in the shadows” by Cathy Harasta

 

N10d: BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE - National newspaper

First Place

CHA Catholic Health World, St. Louis, MO, “Chaplain's ministry breaks through to those scarred by violence” by Diane Toroian Keaggy

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “'Mr. Mac' sees teacher, deacon as one vocation” by Carol Hoverman

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “The 'Bike Lady'” by Tom Roberts

 

N11a: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Culture, the arts and leisure

First Place

National Catholic Register, Irondale, Alabama, “Rebecca Taylor on bioethics” by Rebecca Taylor, Jeanette De Melo, Amy Smith, Tom Wehner

Second Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Living Well” by Maureen Pratt

Third Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “David A. King columns” by David A. King

Honorable Mention

The U.P. Catholic, Marquette, MI, “From the Sidelines” by Jim LaJoie

 

N11b: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Spiritual Life

First Place

The Valley Catholic, San Juan, TX, “Pilgrimages Close to Home: "Go Outdoors", "Our Lady of Lourdes given home in Rio Grande City", and "La Lomita ‘The Little Hill’ Mission” by Brenda Nettles Riojas

Second Place

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “In little ways, by Kathleen T. Choi” by Kathleen T. Choi

Third Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Our Global Family” by Carolyn Woo

Honorable Mentions

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Life Lines” by Mary DeTurris

Catholic Herald, Diocese of Madison, Madison, WI, “Year of Faith--Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB” by Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB

 

N11c: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Scripture

First Place

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “Scripture Reflection/Deacon Faiva Po'oi "The Resurrected life transcends our own"” by Faiva Po'oi

Second Place

The Tablet, Brooklyn, NY, “Sunday's Scriptures” by Father Jean-Pierre Ruiz

Third Place

Catholic Exponent, Youngstown, OH, “There's still time to make something happen this Lent; Remembrance of bully sheds light on Gospel reading; Where is God? Look for Him in the right places” by Father James P. Walker

 

N11d: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - General Commentary

First Place

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “Faith in the Public Arena” by Minnesota Catholic Conference

Second Place

The Pilot, Braintree, MA, “Techniques for defending the Church and Catholic teaching in the public square,” “Top 10 tweets from Pope Francis' first seven months,” “Cardinal Dolan - Recognizing the right leader at the right time for the USCCB” by Staff

Third Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Amen” by George Matysek, Paul McMullen, Maria Wiering

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Spirit, Metuchen, NJ, “Guest Commentary” by Javier Bustamante

Intermountain Catholic, Salt Lake City, UT, “For the Least of my Brethren” by Jean Hill

 

N11e: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Family Life

First Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Lorraine V. Murray columns” by Lorraine V.  Murray

Second Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Your Family” by Bill Dodds

Third Place

Tennessee Register, Nashville, TN, “Defend traditional marriage in respectful manner,” “Marriage in the church has deep beauty, meaning,” “Young adults look to parents as role models for faith” by John Bosio

Honorable Mentions

Catholic Moment, The, Lafayette, IN, “Catholic Mom” by Molly Beck

The Criterion, Indianapolis, IN, “Learn a lesson in humility from Pope Benedict XVI,” “God's grace lets us enjoy life and keeps us from getting burned,” “Learning starts early in life and is directed ultimately toward God” by Sean Gallagher

 

N12a: BEST REPORTING ON SPECIAL AGE GROUP - On children and teens (younger than 18)

First Place

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “Children's rosary groups form at St. Charles Borromeo” by Beth Donze

Second Place

Catholic Standard, Washington, D.C., “Junior Saints” by Richard Szczepanowski, Mark Zimmermann

Third Place

The Criterion, Indianapolis, IN, “'Signed. Sealed. Delivered.': National Catholic Youth Conference 2013” by Mike Krokos, John Shaughnessy, Sean Gallagher, Natalie Hoefer, Jerry Boucher, Briana Stewart

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “Zach Sobiech” by Dave Hrbacek

The Dialog, Wilmington, DE, “Faith lived” by Mike Lang

 

N12b: BEST REPORTING ON SPECIAL AGE GROUP - On young adults (18-40) 

First Place

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “Manaolana” by Staff

Second Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Love in the time of tragedy,” “Finding hope in the face of despair,” “Youth yearn for different religious education” by Beatriz Jereza, Suzanne Joanes, Enrique Olivo

Third Place

The Criterion, Indianapolis, IN, “'Hearts of service': Operation Leftover effort shows desire of young adult Catholics to serve others,” “Blueprint to reach young adult Catholics calls for foundation of commitment,” “Young married couples build community in their parishes” by John Shaugnessy

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, “Making the right choice” by Dave Hrbacek

The Observer, Rockford, IL, “Young Observer (YO)” by Sharon Boehlefeld

 

N12c: BEST REPORTING ON SPECIAL AGE GROUP - On senior citizens

First Place

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, OR, “Long-term care facility residents face death constantly” by Ed Langlois

Second Place

The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, SC, “Isolation can lead to depression for senior citizens” by Amy Wise Taylor

Third Place

The Catholic Accent, Greensburg, PA, “Senior Housing” by Colleen Pollock, Mary Seamans, Rose Govi, Valerie Rodell

 

N13: BEST PHOTO STORY ORIGINATING WITH A NEWSPAPER

First Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, NY, “Harvesting fall's bounty” by Mike Crupi 

Second Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Uncovering the mission on St. Catherines Island” by Nancy Wiechec

Third Place

Tennessee Register, Nashville, TN, “Dominicans mark transitions in vocations” by Rick Musacchio

Honorable Mentions

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “Feeding body and soul” by Dennis Callahan

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “Father, you cudda been a contenda!” by Peter Finney Jr.

 

N14a: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best feature photo

First Place

El Mensajero Catolico, Rochester, NY, “Misa para la sanacion” by Tamara Tirado

Second Place

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, OR, “Blowing a bee away” by Kim Nguyen

Third Place

El Pregonero, Washington, D.C., “Muchas historias un mismo drama” by Lenin Nolly

Honorable Mentions

FaithLife, Erie, PA, “Blessing of the pets gets wet” by Mary Solberg

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Kissing a Saint” by Maria Bastone

 

N14b: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best general news photo

First Place

Catholic Times, Springfield, IL, “And here comes the Holy Spirit” by Diane Schlindwein

Second Place

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “Confirming a Disabled Boy” by Chris Sheridan

Third Place

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “Public procession” by Lisa Johnston

Honorable Mentions

The Tidings, Los Angeles, CA, “Life is so precious” by Victor Aleman

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Protester Henri Garbison, 14” by Kate Simmons

 

N14c: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best portrait

First Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Record breaking state championship wrestler” by Michael Alexander

Second Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Bound by the history of the archdiocese” by Michael Alexander

Third Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “The Long View” by Stefano Spaziani

Honorable Mentions

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Kerri Martin at Second Life Bikes” by Sara Stadtmiller

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Dream of a farm” by Tyler Orsburn

 

N14d: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best scenic, still-life or weather photo

First Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Braving the storm” by Paul Haring

Second Place

The Catholic Spirit, Metuchen, NJ, “Alleluia! He is Risen” by Mike Ehrmann

Third Place

Intermountain Catholic, Salt Lake City, UT, “Seminarians in the Diocese of Salt Lake City - the crucifix photo” by Marie Mischel

Honorable Mentions

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Fragile beauty” by Dave Borowski

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “O Harbor of Our Hearts” by Toni-Ann Ortiz

 

N14e: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best photo-illustration

First Place

The Tidings, Los Angeles, CA, “"The Light of Faith"” by Victor Aleman

Second Place

The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, SC, “Is your Sunday a day for the Lord?” by Deirdre Mays

Third Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “The fabric of our faith” by Michael Alexander

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, SC, “Reflect with gratitude to the Lord this Thanksgiving” by Deirdre Mays

 

N14f: BEST PHOTOGRAPH - Best sports photo

First Place

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “Spectacular diving catch” by Ron Brocato

Second Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Cross-country championship” by Joe Cashwell

Third Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Mt. St. Joe Basketball” by Tom McCarthy

Honorable Mention

Pittsburgh Catholic, Pittsburgh, PA, “Best sports photo” by John Franko

The Evangelist, Albany, NY, “Tough lie” by Nate Whitchurch

 

N15a: BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE ORIGINATING WITH THE NEWSPAPER - News

First Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Seeking the Lost Lambs” by Doug Hesse

Second Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Monsignor Donovan High School: Kicking off a new football tradition” by Michael Alexander

Third Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “'Habemus Papam'” by Todd Habiger

Honorable Mention

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “Walk for Life West Coast Draws Record Crowd” by Valerie Schmalz, Dana Perrigan, Dennis  Callahan, Karessa McCartney designer

 

N15b: BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE ORIGINATING WITH THE NEWSPAPER - Feature

First Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “The Long View” by Stefano Spaziani

Second Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Sharing the campus with the Steelers” by Bob Roller

Third Place

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “Father, you cudda been a contenda!” by Peter Finney Jr.

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Ready for the World” by Tom McCarthy

El Mensajero Catolico, Rochester, NY, “Misa honra a Nuestra Senora de la Providencia” by Mike Crupi

 

N16a: BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS

First Place

The Visitor, St. Cloud, MN, “Fall Parish Festivals” by Shelley Kortuem

Second Place

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “Conclave” by Lisa Johnston

Third Place

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, “Men of Faith” by Karessa McCartney, Rick DelVecchio, Dana Perrigan

 

N16b: BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS - Best original illustration

First Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “Playing God?” by Martin O'Neill

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Navigating uncharted territory with your middle-schooler” by Pat Marrin

Third Place

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Open the Door to Jesus” by Tim Faragher

 

N16c: BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS - Best chart or information graphic

First Place

Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C., “Inside the Conclave” by Tim Meko

Second Place

The Catholic Miscellany, Charleston, SC, “Liturgy of the Hours - The basics” by Caroline Nelson

Third Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Diocesan stats” by Ashleigh Buyers

 

N17: MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF SMALL SPACE

First Place

Catholic Star Herald, Camden, NJ, “Moe Shea” by Tom O'Shea

Second Place

Denver Catholic Register, Denver, CO, “Look Who's Reading the Denver Catholic Register: George Weigel, Missy Franklin, Pat Bowlen” by Roxanne King, Julie Filby, James Baca, Nissa LaPoint

Third Place

The Observer, Rockford, IL, “Pick your device” by Sharon Boehlefeld

Honorable Mentions

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “Bookmark - What's up in the diocese?” by Ashleigh Buyers

Catholic New York, New York, NY, “TMI Audio advertisement” by Molly Gallegos

 

N18: BEST HEADLINE

First Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, VA, “E-reader kindles daily prayer” by Dave Borowski

Second Place

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “A religion professor walks into a bar . . . No, really.” by Patrick Downes

Third Place

Idaho Catholic Register, Boise, ID, “Does ink stink? What does the church think?” by Ann Bixby, Loretta Gossi, Michael Brown

Honorable Mentions

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “MMM...MEATLESS!” by Patrick Downes

Catholic Star Herald, Camden, NJ, “White smoke on the silver screen” by Carl Peters

 

N19a: BEST SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OR SPECIAL ISSUE WITH EDITORIAL EMPHASIS - Best Regular Special Supplement

First Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Syria in Crisis” by Michael Swan

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Spirituality” by NCR staff and contributors

Third Place

The Monitor, Trenton, NJ, “Senior Living” by Staff

Honorable Mentions

FaithLife, Erie, PA, “Faithful Servants” by Elizabeth Butterfield, Mary Solberg, Brenda Williams, Communications Staff

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “Senior Living” by Staff

 

N19b: BEST SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OR SPECIAL ISSUE WITH EDITORIAL EMPHASIS - Best One-Time Special Issue

First Place

The Catholic Review, Baltimore, MD, “A Pope for our time” by Staff

Second Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Pope Francis” by Mark Goldasich, Anita McSorley, Todd Habiger, Joe Bollig, Jessica Langdon, Julie Holthaus

Third Place

Texas Catholic, Dallas, TX, “Remembering JFK” by David Sedeno, Cathy Harasta, Seth Gonzales, Michael Gresham

Honorable Mentions

The Catholic Accent, Greensburg, PA, “Bishop Emeritus Anthony G. Bosco: August 1, 1927-July 2, 2013” by Jerry Zufelt, Elizabeth Fazzini, Mary Seamans, Colleen Pollock, Valerie Rodell

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, NC, “Catholic News Herald: Forward in Faith, Hope, and Love” by David Exum, Tim Faragher, Patricia Guilfoyle

 

N19c: BEST SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OR SPECIAL ISSUE WITH EDITORIAL EMPHASIS - Ordinary's Transition

First Place

The Catholic Voice, Oakland, CA, “Welcome Bishop Barber” by Staff

Second Place

The Visitor, St. Cloud, MN, “Tribute to a Bishop” by Staff

Third Place

Catholic Chronicle, Toledo, OH, “Farewell Bishop Blair” by Angela Kessler, Laurie Stevens Bertke, Cherie Spino, Keith Tarjanyi, Nancy Cooke, Rose Anne Conrad

Honorable Mention

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, LA, “A Bishop for the Bayou: Bishop Shelton J. Fabre” by Staff

 

N20: BEST SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OR SPECIAL ISSUE WITH ADVERTISING EMPHASIS

First Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Syria in Crisis” by Staff

Second Place

The Evangelist, Albany, NY, “Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, 50 years of priesthood: a celebration” by Staff

Third Place

Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, “Saints for Our Time Special Supplement” by Our Sunday Visitor Advertising Department

 

N21a: BEST SPORTS JOURNALISM - News

First Place

The Leaven, Kansas City, KS, “Big League Saints” by Joe Bollig, Lori Wood Habiger

Second Place

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, GA, “Monsignor Donovan High School: Kicking off a new football tradition” by Andrew Nelson

Third Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “A (hoops) leap of faith” by Brian Roewe

Honorable Mentions

Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, “New Big East conference has distinctive Catholic feel” by Scott Alessi

Hawaii Catholic Herald, Honolulu, HI, “Making hoop history” by Darlene Dela Cruz

 

N21b: BEST SPORTS JOURNALISM - Feature or Column

First Place

St. Louis Review, St. Louis, MO, “Watermelon soccer league” by Joseph Kenny

Second Place

Rhode Island Catholic, Providence, RI, “Athletes with challenges go for Olympic gold” by Rick Snizek

Third Place

The Catholic Register, Toronto, ON, “Musial, Mantle and manly virtue”