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2012 Catholic Press Award Winners

2012 Catholic Press Award Winners
Newspaper Award Winners


N01a - Best Front Page - Broadsheet

First Place
Pittsburgh Catholic,
Pittsburgh, Pa., "Pittsburgh Catholic Best Front Page” by Pittsburgh Catholic Staff

Second Place

Catholic Sun, Syracuse, N.Y., "Best Front Page Entries” by Willie Putmon, Jr.

Third Place

Catholic Messenger, Davenport, Iowa, "Best Front Page - Broadsheet” by Celine Klosterman, Anne Marie Amacher and Barb Arland-Fye

N01b - Best Front Page - Tabloid

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "OSV Newsweekly” by Lindsey Riesen and Sarah Hayes

Second Place
The Leaven,
Kansas City, Kan., "The Leaven” by Todd Habiger

Third Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Front Page” by Staff

Honorable Mention
St. Louis Review,
St. Louis, Mo., "Resilience Emerges From Tragedy/Retired Religious/Treasure of the Church” by Lisa Johnston


N02a - Best News Writing - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Prayer & priests inspire new seminarians” by Patricia Coll Freeman

Second Place
The Monitor,
Trenton, N.J., "Thousands attend funeral Mass” by Lois Rogers

Third Place
The Catholic Northwest Progress,
Seattle, Wash., "Crisis pregnancy centers under attack” by Kevin Birnbaum

Honorable Mention
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Cloning with ethics” by Effie Caldarola

N02b - Best News Writing - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Rhode Island Catholic,
Providence, R.I., "Game nearly over for church bingo” by Laura Kilgus

Second Place
The Catholic Miscellany,
Charleston, S.C., "Rally at Statehouse asks SC legislature for ‘moral budget’” by Christina Lee Knauss

Third Place
The Catholic Miscellany,
Charleston, S.C., "Priest protests coal ash landfill and possible contamination” by Amy Wise Taylor

Honorable Mention
Rhode Island Catholic,
Providence, R.I., "Rep: Colleague trying to bargain on gay marriage issue” by Rick
Snizek

N02c - Best News Writing - 40,001+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Catholic Standard & Times,
Philadelphia, Pa., "Archdiocese responds to indictments” by Mathew Gambino and staff

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Job market: Good news; bad news” by Pat Norby

Third Place
Western New York Catholic,
Buffalo, N.Y., "Islam-Catholic discussion brings hostilities to Orchard Park parish” by Patrick J. Buechi

Honorable Mention
The Visitor,
St. Cloud, Minn., "’Tight-knit’ Farming parish celebrates its last Mass” by Sue Schulzetenberg

Catholic San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif., "East Palo Alto mayor, pastor oppose sale of low-income housing” by Valerie Schmalz

N03a - Best News Writing - National Event

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Catholic women struggling with infertility form online community” by Eddie O’Neill

Second Place
St. Louis Review,
St. Louis, Mo., "Hope Rises” by Joseph Kenny

Third Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Study shows the rise of Catholic megaparishes” by Scott Alessi

N03b - Best News Writing - International Event

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "The pope ‘removes’ some bishops, leaves others” by Brian Fraga

Second Place
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Martyr’s Crown” by Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda and Tony Gutierrez

Third Place
The Visitor,
St. Cloud, Minn., "Growing in Solidarity through Agriculture” by Sue Schulzetenberg

N04a - Best Investigative News Writing

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Coverage of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson” by Thomas C. Fox and Joshua J. McElwee

Second Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Coverage of Bishop Robert Finn” by Joshua J. McElwee


N04b - Best Analysis/ Background/ Round-Up News Writing: The Gerard E. Sherry Award

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Coverage of St. Joseph’s Hospital (see headlines below with dates)” by Jerry Filteau, Joshua J. McElwee, Tom Roberts, John L. Allen Jr., Dan Morris-Young and Zoe Ryan

Second Place
Catholic Courier,
Rochester, N.Y., "Fractured dialogue” by Amy Kotlarz

Third Place
Denver Catholic Register,
Denver, Colo., "Intervention: From fear to empowerment; Experts dispel common myths about intervention” by Julie Filby

Honorable Mention
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Ministries that offer families healing after miscarriages and still births are growing in the Diocese of Fort Worth” by Joan Kurkowski-Gillen and Tony Gutierrez

North Texas Catholic, Fort Worth, Texas, "Solidarity in Mission” by Juan Guajardo and Tony Gutierrez


N05 - Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting

First Place
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Solidarity in Mission” by Tony Gutierrez and Juan Guajardo

Second Place
The Tidings,
Los Angeles, Calif., "Using deadly force in the line of duty: How cops cope” by R.W. Dellinger

Third Place
The Catholic Northwest Progress,
Seattle, Wash., "‘I was in prison and you visited me’” by Kevin Birnbaum and Terry McGuire

Honorable Mention
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Americas” by Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda and Tony Gutierrez

The New Vision, Tucson, Ariz., "No greater love” by Deacon Ed Sheffer.


N06a - Best Editorial - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Messenger,
Belleville, Ill., "Driving Decisions” by Liz Quirin

Second Place
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Soup Kitchens-providing hot meals and warm atmosphere” by Steve Euvino

Third Place
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Restless tourists of searching pilgrims?” by Joel Davidson


N06b - Best Editorial - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Boston Pilot,
Braintree, Mass, "Maria is still talking” by Antonio M. Enrique, Gregory L. Tracy

Second Place
Tennessee Register,
Nashville, Tenn., "Bill would create more religious intolerance; Follow woman’s example as a Christian steward” by Andy Telli

Third Place
The U.P. Catholic,
Marquette, Mich., "Letter from the Editor - Why write about a priest being removed from the clerical state?” by John Fee


N06c - Best Editorial - 40,001+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., "Summer crime, fueled by guns” by Christopher Gunty

Second Place
The Record,
Louisville, KY, "The immigration issue” by Glenn Rutherford

Third Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Extreme sports, good times and the new evangelization” by Joe Towalski

N07a - Best Editorial – National or International - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Messenger,
Belleville, Ill., "Troy Davis Is Dead; Do You Care?” by Liz Quirin

Second Place
The Monitor,
Trenton, N.J., "No moral standing for denying the DREAM” by Rayanne Bennett

Third Place
Catholic Post, The,
Peoria, Ill., "Penn State-inspired exam . . . of conscience” by Thomas J. Dermody

Honorable Mention
The Messenger,
Belleville, Ill., "Drawing Lines in Sand for Children” by Liz Quirin


N07b - Best Editorial – National or International - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Compass,
Green Bay, Wis., "It’s not about a personality” by Patricia Kasten

Second Place
The Boston Pilot,
Braintree, Mass., "Defend the Defense of Marriage Act” by Antonio M. Enrique, Gregory L. Tracy

Third Place
Catholic Herald, Diocese of Madison,
Madison, Wis., "We can’t lose our hearts” by Mary C. Uhler

N07c - Best Editorial – National or International - 40,001+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "The Temptations of Fame” by Catholic New York

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "John Paul II’s words offer guidance for budget debates” by Joe Towalski

Third Place
The A.D. Times,
Allentown, Pa., "Fill me up!” by Fr. Michael Mullins

N07d - Best Editorial – National or International - National Newspaper

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Theologians, bishops called to dialogue, trust” by NCR editors

Second Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Bin Laden’s death” by OSV editorial board

Third Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Timely note reflects Catholic vision” by NCR editors


N08 - Best Editorial or Editorial Section

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Opinion & Arts section” by NCR staff and contributors

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "This Catholic Life” by The Catholic Spirit Staff

Third Place
Catholic News Herald,
Charlotte, N.C., "Best Editorial Section” by Catholic News Herald staff

Honorable Mention
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "On whose authority?” by Joel Davidson

N09a - Best Feature Writing - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Catholic Northwest Progress,
Seattle, Wash., "A dad who talked little about the war finally gets his medal” by Terry McGuire

Second Place
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Losing weight and gaining God” by Patricia Coll Freeman

Third Place
The Messenger,
Belleville, Ill., "Coping With War Wounds: Families that must cope daily with post-traumatic stress disorder” by Liz Quirin

Honorable Mention
Hawaii Catholic Herald,
Honolulu, Hawaii, "Surfer embraces family’s faith through tragedy” by Darlene Dela Cruz
Catholic Anchor, Anchorage, Alaska, "Byzantine bishop reflects on effort to heal Christianity’s East-West divide” by Joel Davidson


N09b - Best Feature Writing - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic Universe Bulletin,
Cleveland, Ohio, "Under at Galician Sun” by Nancy Erikson

Second Place
Rhode Island Catholic,
Providence, R.I., "Strong faith, prayer help in cancer recovery” by Rick A. Snizek

Third Place
The Catholic Miscellany,
Charleston, S.C., "The Gospel of Mark” by Christina Lee Knauss

Honorable Mention
The Catholic Miscellany,
Charleston, S.C., "For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” by Amy Wise Taylor

The Colorado Catholic Herald, Colorado Springs, Colo., "ActivPrayer: Innovative theology of the body-based wellness program takes New Evangelization into gyms, health clubs and parks” by Bill Howard


N09c - Best Feature Writing - 40,001+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Tragedy Transformed” by Dave Hrbacek

Second Place
The Criterion,
Indianapolis, Ind., "’They love you unconditionally’: It’s a dog’s world through pet ministry program at St. Vincent Hospital” by John Shaughnessy

Third Place
The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., "Special report: Deep-rooted Polish faith faces secular challenge” by George P. Matysek Jr.

Honorable Mention
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va. , "Lighter weight, heavier pockets” by Gretchen R. Crowe

The Evangelist, Albany, N.Y. , "Biogas project wins prizes” by Angela Cave


N09d - Best Feature Writing – National Newspaper

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind. , "Beyond the numbers: Faces of homelessness” by Brian Fraga, Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller, Michelle Martin, Woodeene Koenig-Bricker and Tom Tracy

Second Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind. , "Losing a spouse” by Emily Stimpson

Third Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C. , "Tweet at St. Pete’s: What happens when bloggers and the Vatican meet” by Carol Glatz

Honorable Mention
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo. , "A safer world; Working toward a new ‘peace culture’” by Joshua J. McElwee

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, Mo., "New faces of consecrated life in Latin America; Orders attract indigenous women” by Barbara Fraser


N10a - Best Personality Profile - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Unexpected casket maker” by Joel Davidson

Second Place
Catholic Anchor,
Anchorage, Alaska, "Messaging monk keeps Facebook authentic” by Joel Davidson

Third Place
The Catholic Northwest Progress,
Seattle, Wash., "Pastor’s illness provides teachable moments” by Terry McGuire

N10b - Best Personality Profile - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic Sentinel,
Portland, Ore., "Communicating the Word of God is his passion” by Ed Langlois

Second Place
The Compass,
Green Bay, Wis., "Heller’s pen sketches more than cartoons” by Sam Lucero

Third Place
The Catholic Moment,
Lafayette, Ind., "75 years later: ‘It’s been a perfect life for me’” by Kevin Cullen

Honorable Mention
Catholic Messenger,
Davenport, Iowa, "Bishop Amos celebrates 10 years as a bishop” by Barb Arland-Fye

N10c - Best Personality Profile - 40,001+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Criterion,
Indianapolis, Ind., "’Lost Boy of Sudan’ recounts harrowing story of survival” by Mary Ann Wyand

Second Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "A daughter’s gift” by Katie Collins

Third Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "To hell and back” by Julie Carroll

Honorable Mention
Catholic News Herald,
Charlotte, N.C., "Man on a mission” by SueAnn Howell

N10d - Best Personality Profile - National Newspaper

First Place
Scaperlanda, Maria de Lourdes Ruiz,
Norman, Okla., ""No Greater Love, No Greater Sacrifice”” by Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda, Our Sunday Visitor

Second Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "A prophetic, transforming priest” by Joshua J. McElwee

Third Place
CHA Catholic Health World,
St. Louis, Mo., "Doctor’s mission is modernizing Vietnamese medical care” by Suzy Farren

N11a - Best Regular Column – Culture The Arts and Leisure

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "The devil is back and he’s still mad; Dark knights of the soul; Sports films and faith” by Rose Pacatte

Second Place
Georgia Bulletin,
Smyrna, Ga., "Columns by David A. King” by David A. King

Third Place
Tennessee Register,
Nashville, Tenn., "Reel Life Journeys - During Lent we learn the true meaning of true grit; Harry Potter’s love for his friends triumphs over all; The courage to change deplorable situations can be found within” by Christopher Fenoglio

Honorable Mention
Idaho Catholic Register,
Boise, Idaho, "The Nez Perce story of creation” by Rosa Yearout

N11b - Best Regular Column - Spiritual Life

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Jesus calls us outside of the temple; Life flourishes when we receive Eucharist; A rite’s richness suggests abundant life” by Melissa Musick Nussbaum

Second Place
The Evangelist,
Albany, N.Y., "Seminarian’s diary column (Facing discouragement in ministry, Chopping for life, How to cram for an exam)” by Dan Quinn, Brian Slezak and Scott VanDerveer

Third Place
The Monitor,
Trenton, N.J., "Things My Father Taught Me” by Mary Morrell

Honorable Mention
Capecchi, Christina,
Inver Grove Heights, Minn., "Twenty Something: Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’; Stained-glass spirituality: The power of Christ’s light; Puppy love, whale watching and St. Francis” by Christina Capecchi

N11c - Best Regular Column - Scripture

First Place
The Tablet,
Brooklyn, N.Y., "Sunday’s Scriptures” by Father Thomas Catania

Second Place
Catholic Exponent,
Youngstown, Ohio, "Picnic table is special place to meet characters; Since the Garden of Eden, we’ve all be wandering exiles; It takes growing faith to ‘step out’ of our own boat” by Father James P. Walker

Third Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "The Word: Scripted for Life” by Patricia Datchuck Sanchez

Honorable Mention
Catholic San Francisco,
San Francisco, Calif., "Scripture reflection” by Sister Eloise Rosenblatt, Ph.D.

N11d - Best Regular Column – General Commentary

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Thrift store spirituality; Dangers of hero worship; Unsung (and underpaid) heroes of the parish” by Heidi Schlumpf

Second Place
Denver Catholic Register,
Denver, Colo., "The Catholic Difference: Russiona orthodoxy and Lenin’s tomb; Tim Tebow and Christophobia; Downsizing-to-grow in Ireland” by George Weigel

Third Place

Clarion Herald, New Orleans, La., "‘Sister, why is it easier to get a gun than a job?’” by Peter Finney Jr.

Honorable Mention
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "The ultimate BFFs, The game of life, Vernazza’s buried dream” by Gretchen R. Crowe

The Boston Pilot, Braintree, Mass., "Where are the angels?, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, R.I.P., Protecting children from toxic education” by Dale O’Leary


N11e - Best Regular Column - Family Life

First Place
Tennessee Register,
Nashville, Tenn., "(Faithful Marriages) Connections online can slide boundaries of proper relationships; Following path to holiness in marriage takes courage; Self-denial is good for your marriage and your soul” by John Bosio

Second Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Your Family” by Bill Dodds, Monica Dodds

Third Place
The Colorado Catholic Herald,
Colorado Springs, Colo., "Family Matters” by Dr. Michael O’Donnell

Honorable Mention
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Graduates are celebrating with joy; Parents make very real sacrifices; The stockings were hung” by Kathy Cribari Hamer

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, Va., "Modesty manifesto, Thank you God, Family dinners” by Barbara Curtis

N12a - Best Reporting on a Special Age Group Children

First Place
The Evangelist,
Albany, N.Y., "Catholic School Spotlight series” by Angela Cave

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Catholic Schools Week” by The Catholic Spirit Staff

Third Place
The Catholic Sun,
Phoenix, Ariz., "‘In Jesus name we play’: Catholic sports league promotes character” by Ambria Hammel

Honorable Mention
Catholic Standard,
Washington, D.C., "Love for teacher with cancer is made in a shave” by Mark Zimmermann

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, Va., "Unmasking cultures” by Gretchen R. Crowe


N12b - Best Reporting on a Special Age Group - Teenagers

First Place
The Criterion,
Indianapolis, Ind., "‘Called to Glory’: Youths at NCYC honor Christ with electronic ‘holy shout-out’” by Criterion Staff

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Cristo Rey students step out and up” by Pat Norby

Third Place
Idaho Catholic Register,
Boise, Idaho, "Bishop to youths: God’s calling you” by Loretta Gossi, Ann Bixby, Michael Brown

Honorable Mention
The Evangelist,
Albany, N.Y., "Special Issue: Catholic Teens” by staff


N12c - Best Reporting on a Special Age Group - Young Adults

First Place
The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., "Growing Up Millennial” by Matt Palmer

Second Place
The Tidings,
Los Angeles, Calif., "At St. Peter Chanel: ‘Not an ordinary’ group of young adults” by Doris Benavides

Third Place
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Emerging; Reconnect;” by Juan Guajardo, Chris Kastner and Tony Gutierrez

N12d - Best Reporting on a Special Age Group - Senior Citizens

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Staying connected” by Maryann Gogniat Eidemiller

Second Place
Long Island Catholic,
Roosevelt, N.Y., "’Retired’ sisters serve in new ways” by Mary Iapalucci

Third Place
Arkansas Catholic,
Little Rock, Ark., "Veterans battling for their lives” by Dwain Hebda

N13 - Best Photo Story Originating with a Newspaper

First Place
Catholic New World,
Chicago, Ill., "A ‘place of angels’” by Joyce Duriga and Karen Callaway

Second Place
El Mensajero Catolico,
Rochester, N.Y., "Una celebración del quinceañero” by Mike Crupi

Third Place
The Southern Cross,
Savannah, Ga., "Bishop Hartmayer’s Ordination - A pictorial documentation of the Ordination” by Paul H. Camp, Michael J. Johnson, Jonas N. Jordan and Daniel D. Mai

Honorable Mention
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Journey through the Easter Triduum” by Dave Hrbacek

N14a - Best Photograph - Best Feature Photo (Black and White or Color)

First Place
Catholic Star Herald,
Camden, N.J., "Tea time at St. Mary’s” by James A. McBride

Second Place
Catholic Courier,
Rochester, N.Y., "Hundreds elect to join church” by Mike Crupi

Third Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Boy Holds Scriptures Aloft during Procession at Catholic Church in Kenya” by Nancy Wiechec

Honorable Mention
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Being brave for St. Baldricks” by Michael McArdle

N14b - Best Photograph - Best General News Photo (Black and White or Color)

First Place
Hawaii Catholic Herald,
Honolulu, Hawaii, "An inmate warmly embraces her son” by Darlene Dela Cruz

Second Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Veterans Day remembrance” by Ann M. Augherton

Third Place
El Mensajero Catolico,
Rochester, N.Y., "Carrera honra a soldados caídos” by Tamara Tirado

Honorable Mention
Catholic San Francisco,
San Francisco, Calif., "N14b - Best general news photo - black and white OR color” by Jose Luis Aguirre

The A.D. Times, Allentown, P.A., "Blaise Eidle, 5, of Wyomissing, helps Bishop Barres hold his staff during a reception after the liturgy” by Ed Koskey


N14c - Best Photograph - Best Portrait

First Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Haitian Family Remains in Tent after House Destroyed in 2010 Earthquake” by Bob Roller

Second Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Portraits of a holy life” by Gerald Martineau

Third Place
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Newly ordained Deacon Ben Ross reads his orders by the window in the chapel at Holy Angels Cathedral following the ordination.” by Michael McArdle

N14d - Best Photograph - Best Scenic, Still Life or Weather Photo

First Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Pope Holds Candle at Window Overlooking St. Peter’s Square Christmas Eve” by Paul Haring

Second Place
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Heavy storm clouds roll through St. John, forcing the dedication of the our Lady of the New Millennium statue indoors.” by Michael McArdle

Third Place
Arkansas Catholic,
Little Rock, Ark., "Record snow” by Brian Owens

N14e - Best Photograph - Best Photo Illustration

First Place
The Catholic Miscellany,
Charleston, S.C., "Do you long for more? National Vocation Awareness Week” by Deirdre C. Mays

Second Place
The Boston Pilot,
Braintree, Mass., "Parishes adjust to new Mass translation” by Gregory L. Tracy

Third Place
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Married for Llife-The Wedding and After” by Michael McArdle

N14f - Best Photograph - Best Sports Photo

First Place
The Criterion,
Indianapolis, Ind., "In our hearts: A friend’s death leads softball team on emotional journey to championship” by Sean Gallagher

Second Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Tarantulas Player Attacks Ball During Practice in Port-au-Prince” by Bob Roller

Third Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "Turf Battle” by Maria R. Bastone

Honorable Mention
Texas Catholic,
Dallas, Texas, "Beating the heat” by Jenna Teter


N15a - Best Multiple Picture Package Originating with the Newspaper - News

First Place
The Tidings,
Los Angeles, Calif., "‘Go forth with confidence...’” by Victor Aleman

Second Place
One Voice,
Birmingham, Ala., "‘A Monumental Disaster’” by Mary D. Dillard

Third Place
Catholic Voice,
Omaha, Neb., "Archbishop ordains four to priesthood” by Lisa Maxson, Ashlee Schuette

Honorable Mention
Catholic News Herald,
Charlotte, N.C., "Bishop urges: Be witnesses to God’s love” by SueAnn Howell, Ruben Tamayo, Kate Drinkwater

N15b - Best Multiple Picture Package Originating with the Newspaper - Feature

First Place
Catholic New World,
Chicago, Ill., "A ‘Place of angels’” by Karen Callaway, Joyce Duriga

Second Place
CHA Catholic Health World,
St. Louis, Mo., "Street Medicine in Pittsburgh” by Martha Rial, photographer, Judith VandeWater, reporter

Third Place
El Mensajero Catolico,
Rochester, N.Y., "Eventos destacan las culturas hispanas” by Mike Crupi

Honorable Mention
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Pantry counts blessings for food for needy, wishes more could be done” by Nancy Wiechec

Catholic News Herald, Charlotte, N.C., "Seeing God Dogs” by SueAnn Howell, Doreen Sugierski, Tim Reid, Mollie Gordon, Suzanne Konopka, Ryan Murray

N16a - Best Use of Art or Graphics - Art or Graphics

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Beyond the numbers: Faces of homelessness” by Lindsey Riesen and Tyler Ottinger

Second Place
Western New York Catholic,
Buffalo, N.Y., "Catholic Communications Campaign” by Carolyn Luick

Third Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "The Way of the Cross” by Stacy Rausch

N16b - Best Use of Art or Graphics – Best Original Illustration

First Place
Hawaii Catholic Herald,
Honolulu, Hawaii, "Hawaii’s international clergy” by Patrick Downes

Second Place
St. Louis Review,
St. Louis, Mo., "Filling our conscience the government way” by Lisa Johnston

Third Place
Catholic Standard,
Washington, D.C., "Get me to the church on time” by Gloria Marconi

N16c - Best Use of Art or Graphics - Best Chart or Information Graphic

First Place
Catholic Courier,
Rochester, N.Y., "Hydrofracking” by Linda Jeanne Rivers

Second Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Lasallian cross-country journey” by Toni-Ann Ortiz, Joshua McElwee

Third Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Extent and History of Sexual Abuse Against Minors by U.S. Catholic Clergy” by Emily Thompsom and Nancy Wiechec

N17 - Best Headline

First Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Let there be lights” by Dave Borowski

Second Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "The meaning of life, with a side of burritos” by Dave Borowski

Third Place
Catholic Standard,
Washington, D.C., "On a wing (or a hoof or a paw) and prayer” by Richard Szczepanowski

Honorable Mention
Catholic Sun,
Syracuse, N.Y., "Preparing to launch: the new Roman Missal” by Connie Berry

The Dialog, Wilmington, Del., "Every day is sun day at St. Mary of the Assumption” by Joseph Ryan


N18a - Best Regular Special Supplement

First Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Leading With Faith” by The Catholic Spirit Staff

Second Place
The Catholic Spirit,
Metuchen, N.J., "Jubilees” by The Catholic Spirit staff

Third Place
Texas Catholic,
Dallas, Texas, "Catholic Schools: There’s An App for That (Catholic Schools Week extra)” by Texas Catholic staff

Honorable Mention
The Visitor,
St. Cloud, Minn., "World Mission Sunday” by Staff

The Observer, Rockford, Ill., "Ashes to Ashes, A Guide to Lent” by The Observer Staff

N18b - Best One-Time Special Issue

First Place
Clarion Herald,
New Orleans, La., "A Hero’s Life: Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan supplement” by Clarion Herald Staff

Second Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "9/11: Our Shared Journey” by Staff of Catholic New York

Third Place
The Leaven,
Kansas City, Kan., "Kansas Youth” by Leaven staff

Honorable Mention
Arkansas Catholic,
Little Rock, Ark., "A Century of Faith in News” by Emily Roberts, Malea Hargett, Phyllis Hemann

Georgia Bulletin, Smyrna, Ga., "Remembering Archbishop John F. Donoghue 1928-2011” by Georgia Bulletin staff

N18c - Best Special Supplement on an Ordinary’s Transition

First Place
Catholic Herald,
Milwaukee, Wis., "Love never fails” by Staff

Second Place
The Criterion,
Indianapolis, Ind., "Our New Auxiliary Bishop” by Criterion Staff

Third Place
Catholic New World,
Chicago, Ill., "Welcome * Bienvenidos * Witamy” by New World Publications Staff

Honorable Mention
The Tidings,
Los Angeles, Calif., "A quarter century of history” by The Tidings Staff

N19 - Best Special Supplement or Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis

First Place
Montana Catholic,
Helena, Mont., "Annual Catholic Appeal” by Brooke Tierney and Renee St. Martin Wizeman

Second Place
The Boston Pilot,
Braintree, Mass., "The Boston Pilot: Best Special Issue Women Religious” by Staff

Third Place
Texas Catholic,
Dallas, Texas, "March Gladness” by Texas Catholic Staff

Honorable Mention
The Boston Pilot,
Braintree, Mass., "The Boston Pilot: Best Special Issue Open House” by Staff

N20a - Best Sports Journalism - Sports News

First Place
The Compass,
Green Bay, Wis., "Priest enjoys Packers’ success” by Jeff Kurowski

Second Place
The A.D. Times,
Allentown, Pa., "ACCHS Vikings bring home first PIAA Class 3A Championship” by Tami A. Quigley

Third Place
Catholic News Service,
Washington, D.C., "Haitian soccer players get their kicks despite being amputees” by Dennis Sadowski

Honorable Mention
Georgia Bulletin,
Smyrna, Ga., "St. Mary’s Welcomes Montana’s "Fighting Saints”” by Michael Alexander

Mississippi Catholic, Jackson, Mass., "Season of firsts for St. Joe Bruins” by Mississippi Catholic Staff

N20b - Best Sports Journalism - Sports Feature or Column

First Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "Former NFL QB hands off skills, faith to Pionner team” by Dave Hrbacek

Second Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "Tender Ceremony at Parish Cemetery Recalls ‘Yonkers Favorite’ Boxer” by Ron Lajoie

Third Place
Clarion Herald,
New Orleans, La., "CCC: Inspiration, perspiration and hallucination” by Peter Finney Jr.

Honorable Mention
Northwest Indiana Catholic,
Merrillville, Ind., "Parent’s faith, girl’s spirit, school support equal winning team” by Steve Euvino


N21 - Best Seasonal Issue

First Place
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas , "Easter Issue” by Jeff Hensley, Tony Gutierrez and Judy Russeau

Second Place
The Catholic Register,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son” by Staff

Third Place
The Visitor,
St. Cloud, Minn., "Christmas” by Staff

Honorable Mention
The Georgia Bulletin,
Smyrna, Ga., "Easter 2011” by Georgia Bulletin staff


N22 - Best Coverage of a Routine Sacramental Event

First Place
The Catholic Spirit,
St. Paul, Minn., "2011 Priest Ordinations” by The Catholic Spirit Staff

Second Place
North Texas Catholic,
Fort Worth, Texas, "Diocese ordains three to priesthood” by Kathy Cribari Hamer and Jeff Hensley

Third Place
Georgia Bulletin,
Smyrna, Ga., "New Deacons Humbled As They Begin Ministry” by Michael Alexander, Stephen O’Kane and Andrew Nelson

Honorable Mention
The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., ""I was lost, but now am found”” by Matt Palmer

N23 - Best Coverage of Immigration

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo., "Staking their lives; A haven for the injured; Economists project remittance increase; Not enough to stem the tide” by Barbara Fraser and Alice Popovici

Second Place
The Catholic Sun,
Phoenix, AZ, "Church confronts Mexican violence” by J.D. Long-Garcia

Third Place
Tennessee Register,
Nashville, Tenn., "History immigration, the whole package” by Theresa Laurence and Andy Telli

Honorable Mention
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Starting from scratch” by Katie Bahr

Catholic Sentinel, Portland, Ore., "Feast day full of memories for laborers” by Ed Langlois


N24 - Best Coverage of the 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11

First Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "9/11: Our Shared Journey coverage” by Staff of Catholic New York

Second Place
The Beacon,
Clifton, N.J., "9/11 and a Nation Facing Disasters” by Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Cecile San Agustin, Richard Sokerka, Marc Stumbo and Michael Wojcik

Third Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "9/11 Anniversary” by Staff

Honorable Mention
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "Ten years later we remember” by John Norton, Brittany Doucette, Russell Shaw, Mary DeTurris Poust and OSV editorial board

N25 - Best Coverage of World Youth Day

First Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "A little model for life” by Gretchen R. Crowe

Second Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "World Youth Day Coverage” by Juliann DosSantos and Staff of Catholic New York

Third Place
The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., "Witness to the World” by Matt Palmer
Personalizes World Youth Day with thorough reporting.


N26 - Best Coverage of the New Roman Missal

First Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind., "We’ll be saying what?” by Emily Stimpson

Second Place
St. Louis Review,
St. Louis, Mo., "Songs of Praise” by Jennifer Brinker and Lisa Johnston

Third Place

The Boston Pilot, Braintree, Mass., "New missal explained at Cambridge pub” by Justin Bell

Honorable Mention
The Record,
Louisville, Ky., "Deaf community prepares for missal” by Marnie McAllister

N27 - Best Regular Column by a Bishop or Archbishop

First Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y., "Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Second Place
The Tidings,
Los Angeles, Calif., "Archbishop’s Message” by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

Third Place
The Catholic Moment,
Lafayette, Ind., "Palm Sunday and Holy Week, People out of work, Who was I on 9/11?” by Bishop Timothy L. Doherty

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Review,
Baltimore, Md., "Thoughts on Our Church” by Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and Catholic Review Staff

The Observer, Rockford, Ill., "Bishop Thomas G. Doran” by Bishop Thomas G. Doran


N28 - Best Online/ Multi-Media Presentation of Visuals

First Place
Montana Catholic,
Helena, Mont., "Behind the Story: The Diocese of Helena Guatemala Mission” by Eric Connolly and Renee St. Martin Wizeman

Second Place
St. Louis Review,
St. Louis, Mo., "Poor Clare professes living the Gospel in poverty” by Lisa Johnston and Jennifer Brinker

Third Place
The Catholic Register,
Toronto, Ontario, "Deacon’s street ministry brings hope to prostitutes and dealers on Toronto’s streets” by Sheila Dabu Nonato and Nigel Wheatley

Honorable Mention
The Catholic Register,
Toronto, Ontario, "Haiti’s churches need healing” by Michael Swan, Nigel Wheatley


N29a - Best Newspaper Website - Stand-Alone Website

First Place
Clarion Herald,
New Orleans, La., "www.clarionherald.org” by Lloyd Robichaux

Second Place
Catholic Courier,
Rochester, N.Y., "www.catholiccourier.com” by Staff

Third Place
The Florida Catholic,
Orlando, Fla., "www.thefloridacatholic.org” by Jean Gonzalez, Ann B. Slade, Michael Carlock, Mary Rose Denaro and Michael Jimenez

N29b - Best Newspaper Website - Online-Only Website
Not Enough Entries to be Judged

N29c - Best Newspaper Website - Best Interactive Site
Not Enough Entries to be Judged

N30a
General Excellence - 1-17,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Monitor,
Trenton, N.J.

Second Place
The Catholic Northwest Progress,
Seattle, Wash.

Third Place
The Valley Catholic,
San Juan, Texas

N30b - General Excellence - 17,001-40,000 Diocesan Paper

First Place
Catholic Herald,
Madison, Wis.

Second Place
The New Vision,
Tucson, Ariz.

Third Place
The Compass,
Green Bay, Wis.

N30c - General Excellence - 40,000+ Diocesan Paper

First Place
The Catholic Sun,
Phoenix, Ariz.

Second Place
Catholic San Francisco,
San Francisco, Calif.

Third Place
Catholic New York,
New York, N.Y.

N30d - General Excellence – National Newspaper

First Place
National Catholic Reporter,
Kansas City, Mo.

Second Place
The Catholic Register,
Toronto,Ontario, Canada

Third Place
Our Sunday Visitor,
Huntington, Ind.


Magazine/Newsletter Award Winners


M01a - Best Cover 4 Color - Large (over 6x9.5)

First Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "THE AUGUSTINIAN MAGAZINE, VOLUME V . ISSUE II” by Teddie Gallagher, Editor, The Augustinian, Bryan Smith, Pravada photography

This was the year of compelling cover images. This well designed cover keeps it simple and elegant. There is a sense of depth and intrigue and it prompts the viewer to ask "what is going on here?" Nice balance, good contrast, strong sense of hierarchy.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "June 2011 U.S. Catholic Exorcism Cover” by Tom Keating, Tom Wright

Another strong image and compelling cover design. Repeating the famous line from the film "Poltergeist" the cover blurb combined with the art lures the reader in. It makes the reader ask, "so how should I feel about this." Dark, mysterious, and provocative.

Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Columbia September 2011” by Columbia Staff
We have seen a lot of 9/11 pictures from that horrible day so one might be inclined to say using yet another one would be boring for the reader. Yet, the image used here does just what cover art should do...it draws the reader in through a very compelling image. Half Dante's inferno-esque the image conveys the overwhelming power of the event and how small we are as we try to deal with the aftermath. Simple, clean design for a complete package.

M01b

Best Cover 4 Color -Small (up to 6x9.5)

First Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Lewisville, Texas, "Catholic Southwest, A Journal of History and Culture” by Richard Fossey, Kevin Duffy, Sara Hamilton

A fun, compelling image takes us back in time. The simple elegant design let's the image do the talking. It provokes a feeling of the past and urges the reader to ask.. what is happening here! What a great lure to the inside pages.

Second Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "100 Años de misiones extranjeras” by Valentín Concha-Núñez, Design, Sean Sprague, photographer

The happy faces, the simple clear design that lets the image speak for itself, works to pull the reader in. What happy faces, that seem to come right into the room.

Third Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "Magnificat December 2011” by Pierre-Marie Dumont
Images of mother and child are common at Christmas time and on covers of all magazines. This particular image is more compelling than most because the Mother and Child engage the viewer. Clean, simple, elegant design.

M01c

Best Cover - 1- 2 or 3 Color Any Size

First Place

Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "One Love, One Heart Spring break alternative in Jamaica” by Abby Wieber, Matthew Lomanno

This cover clearly draws the reader to the magazine. The image is compelling because there is a strong emotional component. The clean design keeps the viewers eye on the focal point. Good contrast and a sense of hierarchy works to make this cover a story.

Second Place

Bayard, Inc., Maryknoll, N.Y., "RTJ's Creative Catechist October 2011” by RTJ's Creative Catechist Staff


M02

Best Short Story

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

M03a

Best Essay - National general interest magazines

First Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A Hidden Sorrow” by Christopher Pramuk

A well-written, evocative combination of story-telling and heartfelt observation, this is told from the point of view of the father, often a little-heard voice on the subject of miscarriage and loss.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Last Call: Grace and Sobriety” by Paul M. Smith

An elegantly written, well-conceived and organized essay that moves smoothly from storytelling to reasoning, argument, and profound observation.

Third Place

Lay Witness, Steubenville, Ohio, "Why Leisure Suits You: Your Summer Guide to Becoming Happier, Healthier, and Holier” by Mike Aquilina
A comfortable, colloquial voice no doubt speaks to many men and hard-working parents, and smoothly combines additional points of view to render a well-reasoned argument that's also a pleasure to read.

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "The Pornography Pandemic” by Patrick A. Trueman
A well-organized, smoothly written, smartly conceived and well-reported piece of writing on an important topic.

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Charley is dying” by Father Richard G. Malloy, S.J.
A deeply felt and touching story, rendered with personal observations that are telling and true.

General Comments

Many of these essays were in some way about loss, and about recovering from deep sorrow and retrieving your life and faith from a dark place. Interesting that so many had this theme!



M03b
Best Essay - Diocesan magazines

First Place

Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "The grand miracle of Forgiveness” by Maureen Burns

Excellent storytelling and inclusion of relevant, illustrative personal observation and experience, drawn together in an organized fashion to illuminate a point and support an argument.

Second Place

Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Saving Joshua's life a first person's account of light and love in the midst of darkenss” by Kelly Nordin

An inspiring and heart-wrenching personal story, used to illustrate a larger, more universal experience.

Third Place

Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "The God Who Whispers” by Father Dan St. Laurent
A deftly written tale that leads succinctly to its point.

Honorable Mention

Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "What is right? My conscience or the Church?” by Father Michael Kerper

A thorough argument that is well-organized.

FAITH Magazine Erie - Faith Catholic Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "It was the Eucharist” by Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman
A nicely written piece, rendered with insight and thoughtfulness.

M03c

Best Essay - Mission magazines - overseas and home

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?” by John L. Esposito

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "On Being catholic” by Robert L. Stern

Third Place

Comboni Missionaries, Cincinnati, Ohio, "A Life Shared” by Austine Odhiambo Radol,mccj

Honorable Mention

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Ramadan Observed” by Elias D. Mallon, S.A.

General Comments

Some excellent work here, but some of these entries are really features and not essays


M03d

Best Essay - Religious order magazines

First Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Gui, Chicago, Ill., "Blessed are we who comfort the mourners” by Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.

An entertwined series of journeys: a spiritual calling, a lifelong friendship, a maturation into a career, a life cut tragically short. This is told with intelligence and insight.

Second Place

Jesuit Journeys, Milwaukee, Wis., "In Her Own Voice” by Rory Gillespie, Trinere Montgomery

A bright voice of an emerging writer wrestling with the big issues of life.

Third Place

Marian Helper, Stockbridge, Mass., "My struggles with Parkinson's disease” by David Came
A compelling storytelling arch that leads the reader along with the writer on a personal journey with universal insights.

Honorable Mention

Jesuit Journeys, Milwaukee, Wis., "Faith Dimensions of a Jesuit, Catholic education” by Fr. Ron Bieganowski, SJ

An informed, expert, and philosophical defense and explanation of Jesuit education, aimed at reassuring parents.

M03e

Best Essay - Professional & special-interest magazines - including clergy & religious

First Place

Couple to Couple League, The, Cincinnati, Ohio, "A Holy Honeymoon: The Running of the Grooms” by Matt Doffing

A sweet, focused, personal accounting that breathes life into both a public figure and a ritual.

Second Place

Couple to Couple League, The, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Full-immersion Baptism” by Kathleen M. Basi

A lively, lovingly rendered portrait of one child that offers insight into all families and all children.

Third Place

CUA Magazine, Washington, D.C., "Love, Sweat, and Radical Stubbornness” by Kevin Ryan
Compelling imagery and storytelling illustrate vividly the conceptual reasoning of this well-written piece.

Honorable Mention

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, Mo., "Labor Relations: A Catholic Matter” by Fr. William J. Byron, SJ
A scholarly, authoritative piece that is not stodgy, but is told with lively examples and bits of real-life.

Celebrate! Magazine, Toronto, Ontariotario, "What parishes can do to minister to prisoners” by Ted

Hughes
Fresh insights into an intriguing social challenge, written with real warmth.

M03f

Best Essay - Scholarly magazines

First Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., ""Christians and the New Food Movement"” by Kevin Murphy

An intriguing topic, clearly written, reader friendly but grounded in scholarship and clear examples.

Second Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, Pa., "The Change in the Conception of Sin among Catholics in the United States, 1955-1975” by Maria C. Morrow

Apparently fastidious scholarship and attention to historic and ecclesiastic detail, a keen eye on social shifts, as well.

Third Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., ""Hypodermoclysis and Proctoclysis as Basic Care: Avoiding Unnecessary Terminal Dehydration"” by Richard P. Becker, RN

Comprehensible to non-medical people while not losing an authoritative and scholarly voice.

Honorable Mention

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, P.A., "We Hold These Truths at Fifty: John Courtney Murray's Contested Legacy” by John F. Quinn

Historical and highly detailed, placing an important figure in context with his times.

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, P.A., "Avery Dulles, SJ: On American Culture” by Patrick W. Carey
A carefully constructed contribution to historical knowledge of a cultural leader.

M03g

Best Essay - Prayer & spirituality magazines

First Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "Preparing for the Roman Missal, Third Edition: Two Significat Changes” by Father Roch Kereszty, O. Cist.

Liveliness and poetry in a succinct essay addressing changes & expressing intriguing insights. The reader feels more "in the know" after reading this.

Second Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "The Violent Take Heaven by Storm” by Anthony Esolen

Smart and evocative language and a clear organization and intention; the reader is in the hands of a wise writer.

Third Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "How Good It Is to Be Here” by Anthony Esolen
The reader is guided on a gentle journey to consider, ponder, and know. A joy to read, evocatively written.

Honorable Mention

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "Preparing for the New Roman Missal, Third Edition: The Importance of Translation” by Father George William Rutler

The tricky waters of translation are navigated here with insight and humanity.

M03h

Best Essay – General interest newsletters

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

M03i

Best Essay - Special interest newsletters

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Good Mourning” by Catherine O'Connell-Cahill

Smoothly competent writing, a colloquial and warm voice, and a compelling and unusual topic.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Talking with kids: When less is more” by Annemarie Scobey

Practical advice, solid examples, and a sound, logical progression from storytelling to reasoning through an argument.

Third Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., ""Eliminating a Healthy Twin In Utero"” by Donald DeMarco

An articulate and unflinching examination of a complex and too-much-undiscussed issue of ethics

Honorable Mention

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, P.A., ""Get Up, Young Man, and Live! Reflections on the Work of the Physician"” by Rev. James McTavish, FMVD, MD

An engaging personal story that reaches for greater understanding of the human condition

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, P.A., ""Elements of Conscience Formation"” by Rev. Michael A. Seger, STD

Expert, logical, and crisp prose.

M04
Best Editorial

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "The Buck Stops Where?” by Bryan Cones

This gutsy editorial has nice, plain-spoken style. It effectively marshals damning facts to make a powerful case that some bishops continue to evade accountability in the church's sex abuse scandal. Readers feel the outrage.

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Ahead of the Story” by The Editors

This is a lucid, well written, brave editorial that rebukes church leaders for continuing to be slow to respond to the sex-abuse scandal. It makes effective use of the rhetorical tactic of appealing to self-interest -- the scandal hurts church morale and the moral authority of some bishops -- to spur a change in behavior.

Third Place

Celebrate! Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, "The translation that can change the world” by Bernadette Gasslein
This thoughtful editorial/homily moves the discussion of a religious news development - the new translation of the Roman Missal - from the profane to the sacred. This meditation on words explores the ramifications of a mystery - the Word becoming flesh - in a delightful and provocative way.


M05a

Best Regular Column - Spiritual life

First Place

Celebrate! Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, "Getting our feet wet/Message in a bottle/Off the wall” by Ronald Raab. C.S.C.

Second Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Leaves and the cross” by Rev. Msgr Michael J. Henchal

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "A sense of the sacred” by Rev. Msgr Michael J. Henchal

Honorable Mention

Share Magazine, New York, N.Y., "National Chaplain's Message” by Reverend Edward Lamp



M05b

Best Regular Column - General commentary

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Perspectives” by Robert L. Stern

"Singularly strong" are words that describe these columns devoted to a kind of unity prayed for by many believers.

Second Place

Lay Witness, Steubenville, Ohio, "Rethinking Joy” by Emily Stimpson

This author presents a fresh approach to what is a controversial topic in the church: the changing of the liturgical language. What is more instructive and inspiring is the way in which she weaves the liturgy of life with the liturgy of the Eucharist.


M05c

Best Regular Column - Family life

First Place

Celebrate! Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, "Forgiveness/My life flows on in endless song/Awe” by Nancy Reeves, Linnea Good

These inviting columns are theologically sound and family-friendly. They are filled with both simple and complex concepts meant to enrich family relationships, enhance spiritual growth and offer a nexus point where everyday experience meets reflection on the sacred. Strong and relatable stories written with compassion mark these columns.
Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Living Faith Column” by Catherine O'Connell-Cahill

Making sense out of life's difficult and poignant experiences is the "stuff" of faith. These columns lead readers through helpful reflections about tender as well as difficult moments. Through word pictures and recognizable dialogue, the author gets the readers thinking.
Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Fathers for Good” by Brian Caulfield, David DiCerto
Inspirational reading and modeling for fathers is more a need today in the chruch than perhaps at any other time. These authors address questions of fatherhood and the role of men in family and in work. Good writing and storytelling mark the columns.


M06a

Best Single Photo - Best single photo - black & white

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Cover Photo, Special Issue on Women” by Tom Wright

It is eye catching and makes a really nice cover. Photo illustration can be difficult and sometime cliche, this was visual appealing and to the point.

Second Place
Faith Catholic -- Publishing,
Lansing, Mich., "One Love, One Heart Spring break alternative in Jamaica” by Matthew Lomanno

A good strong moment and documentary photograph. Picture shows the connection between the people giving you a sense of the reward for the Spring Break opportunity.

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Respect Life” by Tim Ludvigen
Strong visually of subject perhaps hard to illustrate. Made for compelling cover photo.

M06b

Best Single Photo - Color

First Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "Claves de misión” by Sean Sprague, Photographer, Valentín Concha-Núñez, Design

A whole story summed up in a single picture. Emotional with visual impact to draw the reader right in to the subject. Could have been the lead picture in the package.

Second Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "The mystery of suffering” by David Crenshaw

Candid moment tells the story simple and quickly. Good scene setter with a great sense of place.

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Free at Last: Boy Dancing at Outdoor Mass, Page 29” by Paul Jeffrey
Nice moment. Really well done photograph shows the photographer knows his way around composition, depth of field and all those technical things that make a photo stand out from the crowd.

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Portrait of Father Don Callahan” by Nadia Molinari
Worth an honorable mention just for the quality of the images. Made a strong cover shot to set up the story. Photographically very well done.


M07

Best Photo Story Originating with a Magazine or Newsletter

First Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "One Love, One Heart Spring break alternative in Jamaica” by Matthew Lomanno

Photo stories need to go beyond just being a series of pictures. This does by showing the connection between the workers and patients. Add to that the emotion in the photos and you have a good story. Very effective use of black and white.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Free at Last” by Paul Jeffrey

This rises about just being a group of pictures and works to tell a story. Good solid images that have impact and connect with the subject.

Third Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Las Posadas A Mexican Christmas Tradition” by Christopher Heffron (text), David Maung (photo)

Good story telling in individual picture. Better sense of intimacy would raise it in the standings.

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Charity in Motion” by Randy Hale, Patrick Scalisi
A winner. More emotional connection would move it from observational to powerful story telling.

M08a
Best Multiple Picture Package - News

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Free at Last” by Paul Jeffrey

Compelling topic that's told well in these photos. Nice candid shots that were displayed well alongside interesting typographic elements.

Second Place

Vermont Catholic, South Burlington, Vt., "'Irene' leaves lasting memory, causes havoc” by Cori Fugere Urban, staff writer

Interesting photos and story. Perhaps some of the photos could have been played larger.

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Ordination 2011 Bishop Hurley ordains diocese's new priest, deacons” by Jonathan Tramontana, Cami Beecroft

Although not always visually exciting, ordinations are great people photo shoots when done well, as this photo story was.

General Comments

Great photo packages have lots of contrasts -- in shapes, sizes, tones and colors. They offer surprises too. Strong lead and concluding photos are necessary to tell the story well.


M08b

Best Multiple Picture Package - Feature

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "High School Pallbearers” by Mary Ellen Pellegrini (text), Keith Mokris (photo)

Great topic. B&W photos added a nice feel. Clean layout. Nice mix of photos.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Our Ladies of Haiti” by J.D. Long-Garcia

Liked the opening shot a a lot. Good mix.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Brewed to Perfection” by Peter Lemieux
Very nice photography. Would like to have seen a person after the great opening photo.

Honorable Mention

Liguorian Magazine, Ligouri, Mo., "Faces of the Holy Land: Challenging First Impressions” by Rick Potts, CSsR

Great portraits. The tile image atop the pages was a nice touch. Would like to have seen something different pop from each page.

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A Wounded Land” by Peter Lemieux
Good images and great opening shot.


M09

Best Illustrating Either with Artwork or Photography

First Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, Mo., "Palliative Care: What and Why” by Penelope Dullaghan, Health Progress Staff

This illustration depicts the very definition of palliative care. It shows the care and comfort health care professionals provide patients receiving palliative care and the overall color theme gives a comforting feeling.

Second Place

Bayard Inc, New London, Conn., "The Final Words of St. Paul Miki” by Kathryn Oates

The illustration is a nice blend of Japanese cultural imagery and Christian imagery with the rich colors and effect of a stained glass window.

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Sister Pat Battles the Board” by Tim Foley
This illustration shows a wonderful sense of action with Sister Pat almost pulling the two board members off the page. It also ties in perfectly with the article's title.

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Religious Liberty: A Global View” by Justin Perillo, Brian Dowling
This illustration is full of important information on the topic of religious liberty around the world and is nicely laid out.

M10

Best Special Issue, Section, or Supplement

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Catholics and Muslims” by John Feister Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Kortekamp Art Director, Staff and Contributors

I thought this was an engaging, important special section that provided a broad view of the relations between Catholics and Muslims, through historic and contemporary perspectives. Well presented, with good writing and editing.

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "9/11 Perspectives” by David O'Brien, John Borelli, Drew Christiansen, Thomas A. Cahill, Judith Dupre

Good section, interesting mix of stories and perspectives. Well executed story about American Muslims. Enjoyed the piece about Ground Zero reflections. Also the art/culture story was well done.

Third Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, Mo., "Rx: Add Comfort: The Many Dimensions of Palliative Care” by Health Progress Staff

A very comprehensive approach to a complicated topic. Good writing, good editing. Well presented.

Honorable Mention

Faith Magazine-Diocese of Erie, Erie, P.A., "Food, glorious food!” by Anne-Marie Welsh, Lynne Hsu, Mark and Deb Fainstein

Well executed. Snappy, fun, and nicely displayed and photographed. Plenty of every day people and stories gave added flavor.

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Same Mass new words English speaking Catholic in the United States welcome the new Roman Missal” by FAITH Editorial Staff

Helpful, complete and comprehensive. Lots of explanations. This package was easy to follow, and the reader left with a more clear understanding of the changes.


M11

Best Interview

First Place

Faith Magazine-Diocese of Erie, Erie, Pa., "Catholics Come HOME The people of the Diocese of Erie reach out” by Anne-Marie Welsh

Lost Catholics who returned, and why. Proof that interviews don't need to be with celebrities or move-makers to be deep & meaningful. Simple, clear, faith-filled stories. Beautiful.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Jason Berry, Church Whistleblower” by Judy Ball

Man on the spot. Interesting subject. Great perspective on a timely issue. Asks the tough questions, keeps content clear & organized.

Third Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "'He sent them out to preach, two by two'” by Mary Ellen Manz, M.M.
Early Church missioners in China. Great, timely subject. Gracefully handles hardship, torture & pain, as well as tribulations.

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "The Prosecution Rests” by Luke Hansen
Sharp subject. Great questions throughout.

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Papal Memories” by Alton J. Pelowski
Fond reminiscence from a simple man of faith, about another simple man of faith.

M12
Best Personality Profile
First Place

Glenmary Challenge, Cincinnati , Ohio, "Know the Art, Know the Man” by Jean Bach

Second Place

Marian Helper, Stockbridge, Mass., "His walk of life” by Felix Carroll

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Faith in the extreme: The Exhilarating Journey of Dan Egan” by Gary Bouchard

Honorable Mention

Comboni Missionaries, Cincinnati , Ohio , "Spotlight on a Mission Soul: Father Fabio Gilli ‘My Life Is All Light’” by Jose Rebelo, mccj, Rosa Russell
We get to see all that is good through the heart, not the eyes, of this remarkable individual. Well written.


M13

Best Coverage of Immigration

First Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A Theology of Migration” by Daniel G. Groody

One man's personal journey, experiences & reflections. Never loses the big picture. Everyone should approach immigration thus.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "What the Church Teaches About Immigration Policy” by Bishop Gerald Kicanas (text), Constance Wolfer (Art Director)

The perfect blend of tradition, newsworthiness & reflection. Calls on Leviticus & the Gospels, among others, to paint the issues, morals, policies, & actions of our day.

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Unexcusable Absence” by Jeff Parrott
Undercovered angle on an iceberg of an issue. Personalized with a touch of realness. Well-researched & written.

Honorable Mention

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Immigrants forge Catholic fellowship in new home” by Lou Baldwin

M14
Best Coverage of the 10 Year Anniversary of 9/11

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Day of Recollection and Piece by Piece” by Heidi Schlumpf, Maryann Cusimano Love, U.S. Catholic Editors

I thought the reader engagement was an especially effective way of approach this milestone.

Second Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "10 Years After 9/11 Special Report” by Douglas Culp, Peggy Weber

Newsy. Lots of facts, historic, religious and cultural perspectives.

Third Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Learning From 9/11” by David O'Brien
I thought this was a thoughtful, interesting essay that provided needed perspectives.

Honorable Mention

CUA Magazine, Washington, D.C., "10 Years After 9/11. Faith and Hope Endure” by Catherine Lee

Enjoyed the writing and the journey that included a child and fire department.


M15

Best Coverage of World Youth Day

First Place

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "A Celebration of Faith and Joy” by Alton J. Pelowski

An all-around excellent entry that included a complete package of historical background, colorful description, thoughtful analysis and powerful imagery.

Second Place

Jesuit Journeys, Milwaukee, Wis., "Sweat, Dirt, Joy and the Pope” by Rory Gillespie, Emma Scuglik, Michael Rossmann, SJ

A refreshing first-person perspective that underscored the importance of World Youth Day.

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "World Youth Day Madrid 2011” by Sarah Moore Kuschell
An impressive array of images that helped capture the impact of World Youth Day.

Honorable Mention

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., ""This is the youth of the pope!"” by Father Charles Canoy
Quotes from attendees made this an effective piece targeted at teens.

M16
Best Coverage of Roman Missal

First Place

Bayard Inc, New London, Conn., "Almost here... The New Roman Missal” by Dan Connors

Provides context to help digest, understand and get the most out of the Roman Missal.

Second Place

Liguorian Magazine, Ligouri, Mo., "Say What? Praying With the New Roman Missal” by David W. Fagerberg

Beautiful metaphors and helpful background to explain the new Roman Missal.

Third Place

Faith Magazine-Diocese of Erie, Erie, Pa., "Theology 101: Found in Translation, A checklist for Liturgy, The Roman Missal: The Gloria” by Matthew Clark

A thorough and impressive preparation for the new Roman Missal.

M17
Best Review
First Place

Horizon, Journal of the National Religious Vocatio, Chicago, Ill., "Book explores theology of vocation” by Sister Judith Schaefer, OP

Great review. Summarizes & reflects; researches & expands. Clearly presents what is reviewed, clearly presents where she stands.

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "The Monks of Tibhirine” by John Anderson

Just a thorough, well thought-out review of an interesting film.

Third Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, Pa., "Review of: When Values Collide: The Catholic Church, Sexual Abuse, and the Challenges of Leadership, By Joseph P. Chinnici” by Nicholas Cafardi

A rock solid review. Point-by-point analysis that works.

Honorable Mention

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, P.A., "Review Symposium - America's Church: The National Shrine and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital, By Thomas A. Tweed” by Kathleen Holscher, Thomas Rzeznik, Amy Koehlinger, Christopher J. Kauffman

Hybrid reviewing. One part book review, one part research, one part editorial.

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Let us pray, now pass the popcorn” by Paul Jarzembowski
A nice reflection on prayer in modern pop film.


M18

Best Review Section

First Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Books and Culture” by Thomas Murphy, Michael Sean Winters, William O'Malley, Thomas Massaro, Marie Anne Mayeski, Timothy O'Brien

Well edited, reviews written with authority and books chosen seem to be diverse and eclectic. Engaging section.

Second Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, Pa., "Book Review Section, Volume 122, Number 2” by Multiple Book Reviewers for Vol 122, No. 2

Lots of provocative topics and authors assembled and addressed. Something for many readers.

Third Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Lewisville, Texas, "Book Reviews, Thomas W. Jodziewicz” by Thomas W. Jodziewicz

I thought this was an interesting, collection. Well assembled, nice variety.

Honorable Mention

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Culture in Context and Reviews” by Patrick McCormick, Danny Duncan Collum, Heidi Schlumpf

M19a
Best In-Depth Writing

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A Wounded Land” by Peter Lemieux

Article was well written, well organized with an engaging opener. Clear layout as well.

Second Place

Scaperlanda, Maria de Lourdes Ruiz, Norman, OK, ""No Greater Love: Operation Pedro Pan"” by Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda

Excellent use of context to tell a story relatively unknown. Insightful angle used.

Third Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, Mo., "Urban Health Care: Disparities Abound” by Susan C. Thomson, M.A., M.B.A.

Very detailed and well organized content made article interesting by illustrating major issues from new angles.

Honorable Mention

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A New Genesis in Nineveh” by Namo Abdulla

Overall a very interesting article that has universal appeal.

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "America's Muslims” by John Borelli, Drew Christiansen

A very useful article for our current situation in America. Insightful and socially responsible.


M19b

Best Analysis Writing

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "They're baaack: What's behind the return of the exorcist” by Daniel Burke

Author does an excellent job objectively presenting evidence and composing an argument without appearing bias. Very interesting content and well written.

Second Place

Horizon, Journal of the National Religious Vocatio, Chicago, Ill., "Transformative love, passion for justice belong in vocation ministry” by Father Bryan Massingale

Clear organization and structure with depth of body, excellent use of evidence and proper citations. Logical and well written.

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "Where do babies come from?” by Patrick T. Reardon
Unbiased and even portrayal of evidence. Good use of character development to open up the issue to all sides.

Honorable Mention

Glenmary Challenge, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Called to Be Missionary” by Father John S. Rausch
Interesting sociological piece on Western missionary mentality with accessible but logical language.

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "War Without End” by Robert W. McElroy

Interesting piece, illuminating real issues. Excellent layout as well.


M20a

Best Feature Article - General interest magazines

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "High School Pallbearers” by Mary Ellen Pellegrini

A very interesting story with wonderful personal details from all stakeholders - from the high school students to families they've served through their unique service.

Second Place

Bayard Inc, New London, Conn., "Holy manga!” by Kathryn Oates

The background information and use of primary sources mingle nicely. The subjects' sense of purpose also is depicted quite well.

Third Place

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "A Restored Balance” by Elisabeth Andrews
The multiple sources used in this article provide a well-rounded sense of place and mission. The many details also nicely show how this organization is doing its works of faith despite worldly constraints.

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "A Guy Thing” by Kerry Weber
The inclusion of so many sources and details drives this article, and the topic is very interesting.

M20b

Best Feature Article - Diocesan Magazines

First Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Riches of Life Living with Less” by Patricia Mish

This article wonderfully shows that a simple life is possible even with many people involved. The use of details about the family's life and choices and quotes gives the reader a great sense of the family, their values and daily life.

Second Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "understanding suicide Grieving family members seek answers in faith and public awareness” by Peggy Weber

This article helps to bring the often ignored topic of suicide to the forefront. Multiple sources and viewpoints help the reader understand the family's side and the church's teachings on suicide.

Third Place

Faith Magazine-Diocese of Erie, Erie, Pa., "Hidden in Plain View” by Dan Cooney, Mark and Deb Fainstein
An extraordinary story of how people's faith and devotion to living out their faith can make a life or death difference.


M20c

Best Feature Article - Mission Magazines - Overseas and Home

First Place

Catholic Missions In Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Ontario, "Danger on the lake” by Father Virgilio Baratto,OMI

The story is exciting in its own, but is told in an engaging manner. The structure sets up the point of the story wonderfully.

Second Place

Columban Mission, St. Columbans, Neb., "A Tale of Two Robinsons” by Staff

Excellent structure of an essay. Interesting and intelligent first half that added perspective to the main story. Nice full circle ending.

Third Place

Mission Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Celebrating, Sharing Faith A look at Sundays in Kenya” by Monica Ann Yehle

Great juxtaposing in opening as an example of style matching message in this piece. Very engaging.

Honorable Mention

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "Of wind and water” by Sean Sprague
Interesting story, well framed narrative and solid lay out.


M20d

Best Feature Article - Religious order magazines

First Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "The Augustinian Campaign Against Human Trafficking: Awareness and Action at St. Augustine prep; Human trafficking in the Unites States: Slavery in a Global economy” by Teddie Gallagher, Editor, Kitty Sheridan, Associate Editor

Excellent layout. Graphics and color add to excellent prose and organization.

Second Place

Jesuit Journeys, Milwaukee, Wis., "Encountering Guantanamo -- Human side of detainees comes into full view” by Luke Hansen, SJ

Unique approach to a popular topic, making the topic accessible and personal.

Third Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "THE DEDICATION OF THE VILLANOVA CHURCH: CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF WORSHIP” by Teddie Gallagher, Editor, THE AUGUSTINIAN, Jenna Navitsky, Senior Designer, 20nine

Nice use of images and graphics to illuminate the history in a well written piece.

M20e
Best Feature Article - Professional & Special Interest, including Clergy & Religious

First Place

Ecumenical Trends - Graymoor, Garrison, N.Y., "Peace and the Protestant Traditions” by Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute - Friars of the Atonement

Thorough, well-written and cited critical piece. Excellent logic and ordering of ideas to make message accessible.

Second Place

Today's Catholic Teacher, Dayton, Ohio, "Stop and Think: The Psychology of Self-Regulation” by Dr. Joseph D. White

Excellent piece that ties together several disciplines. Layout, headings and logical flow of ideas makes piece stand out.

Third Place

Today's Catholic Teacher, Dayton, Ohio, "Not Too Controversial for High School!” by Terry Maksymowych

Timely piece that shows the relationship between religion, science, and learning. Useful, insightful and well-written.

Honorable Mention

Couple to Couple League, The, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Resourceful by Nature” by Kathleen M. Basi
Good content in an accessible lay-out that makes message easy to read.

Texas Catholic, Dallas, Texas, "1st and God” by Cathy Harasta

Nice piece using a personal story to illuminate some deeper issues.

M20f

Best Feature Article - Scholarly magazines

First Place

Horizons (PN), Villanova, Pa., ""All Will Be Well": Julian of Norwich's Counter-Apocalyptic Revelations” by Christopher Denny

This article offers compelling and bold counter research and focuses on relevant and timely concerns in the church and the world. The "so what" is developed early on and in great detail, establishing the relevance of the research beyond personal interest.

Second Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, Pa., "Deconversion from Roman Catholicism: Mapping a Fertile Field” by J. Patrick Hornbeck, II

This article addresses a timely topic through dense and engaging prose. It uses good framing and establishes the "so what" upfront.

Third Place

American Catholic Studies, Villanova, Pa., "Scripting the Saints: Reflections by Four Distinguished Authors” by Lawrence S. Cunningham, Robert Ellsberg, Wendy M. Wright, James Martin, SJ

This article enables considerations of moral complexity and seeks to bridge church and secular concerns. The style is elegant and engaging.

M20g

Best Feature Article - Prayer & spirituality magazines

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category


M20h

Best Feature Article - General interest newsletters

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "What the Church Teaches About Immigration Policy” by Bishop Gerald Kicanas (text), Constance Wolfer (Art Director)

This is a thoughtful and faithful piece about the need to treat all humans as our brothers and sisters. It is well argued and calls from strong solutions to a timely and pressing issue.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Rising From a Spiritual Rut” by Kathy Coffey

This piece encourages Catholics to branch out in order to elevate their spiritual state. It gives solutions and tips for people in a rut and many must feel encouraged after reading it.

M20i

Best Feature Article - Special interest newsletters

First Place

Dimensions, Hempstead, N.Y., "Generational Traits Impact Volunteerism” by Leslie Biggins Mollsen

This article addresses a topic of high relevance and offers insightful food for thought around today's generational differences. The article is well-written and stays away from the instructional voice many pieces that aspire categorizations automatically adapt.

Second Place

Dimensions, Hempstead, N.Y., "What If Mark Twain Was Your Major Gifts Officer?” by Willis Turner

This entry emphasizes the need for authenticity in fundraising efforts and makes a compelling case while creatively referencing Mark Twain. At the end of a paragraph with a call to action, the author announces: "Mark and I will wait;" a delightful twist in voice that accomplishes what many articles cannot: a memorable closing sentence.

Third Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., ""Hope after Poor Prenatal Diagnosis"” by Monica Rafie, Tracy Winsor

This article has high relevance in a time where many parents opt out of a high-risk pregnancies and the church has to take a strong stance on ethical implications of this trend. It is well written and offers compelling evidence for its claims.

M21

Best Online/ Multi-Media Presentation of Visuals

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Meet the Author: Sarah Topol” by Dana Smillie, Erin F. Edwards

The simple on-camera interview mixed with multiple camera angles and compelling background makes this a captivating video.

Second Place

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Kansas City, Kan., "Sponsorship transforms distressed community” by Sheila Myers, Henry Flores, Shanxi Omoniyi

Focusing on the need of a family and individuals makes readers and viewers immediately care about the cause.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony” by Erin F. Edwards
The video presents an educational and entertaining look behind the scenes of Ethiopian culture.

M22a

Best Magazine or Newsletter Web Site - Best stand-alone site separate from diocese or publisher

First Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "America Website” by Staff

From podcasts to social media to essay to news and more, this site has it all for Catholics.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "U.S. Catholic Website” by U.S. Catholic Staff

Excels at telling in-depth and underreported Catholic stories.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "CNEWA - ONE” by Staff
A highly visually engaging website with touching stories.


M22b

Best online-only magazine or newsletter

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category


M22c

Best Interactive Site

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

M23a

General Excellence – National General Interest

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati , Ohio , "September 2011 Catholics and Muslims; October 2011 Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen on The Way; November 2011 The Mighty Macs It's True!” by John Feister Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Kortekamp Art Director, Staff and Contributors

All around excellent in graphics and writing, but especially outstanding for the superb edition focused on Islam and Christianity. Explored from a wide variety of angles in articles ranging from basic differences through St. Francis’ experience to various personal reflections of those affected by 9/11.

Second Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "General Excellence” by Staff

Thoughtful, carefully written and broad ranging in content. America remains a bellweather to American Catholic cultural and intellectual life. The books it selects along with their reviewers remain a valuable part of the content. Strong news with solid editorials.

Third Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "June, July, August 2011 U.S. Catholic ” by U.S. Catholic Staff
The 2011 issues extend the long tradition of outstanding graphics and provocative, cutting edge topics. The issue on exorcists and exorcism was particularly compelling. The survey seems unique among the Catholic press overall for the topics it addresses and the insights it provides each month.

Honorable Mention

Columbia, New Haven, Conn. , "Columbia Magazine” by Columbia Staff
Well crafted for its primary audience, members of the Knights of Columbus and their families, the 2011 issues have a much broader appeal to Catholics and non-Catholics through the main features like "Restored Balance,” the wheelchair mission and "Marathon Priests.” A mark of its excellence is the internal allocation of space and good writing to both features of interest to a broad audience and those which appeal to the narrower audience of the Knights of Columbus.


M23b

General Excellence - Diocesan magazines

First Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "forever grateful Our Church at Work for You” by Harvest-Portland Editorial Staff

This article is bold in wrestling with the non-traditional issue of pregnancy outside of marriage and does it well. Quotes and narrative transition into each other well and the theme of gratitude shows throughout.

Second Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "God answers prayer with paws” by The Catholic Mirror Editorial Staff

This article does a great job showing how a person's faith can help them make the best out of a bad situation and illustrates the importance animals can have in the human healing process.

Third Place

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Relying on the Gofts of the Holy Spirit” by Chrsit is our Hope Editorial Staff

This article contains a compelling first-person perspective of a traumatic event. The narrator shows class in wrestling with tragedy and does so with humility.

Honorable Mention

Faith Catholic -- Publishing, Lansing, Mich., "Faith at work Best friends train dogs for service” by Eastern Oklahoma Catholic Editorial Staff

This article does a good job at portraying two high school aged girls amidst their acts of service. Their quotes are real and insightful and readers are likely be inspired to think outside the box when serving.

M23c

General Excellence - Mission magazines (overseas and home)

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "ONE magazine” by Staff

This magazine consistently features quality title stories, captivating headlines, and intriguing images. The layout and feel are solid and inviting.

Second Place

Glenmary Challenge, Cincinnati, Ohio, "General Excellence” by Jean Bach, Dale Hanson, Tricia Sarvak

This magazine unites an appealing design with relevant stories of how rural American Catholics can make impacts in their communities and beyond.

Third Place

Josephite Harvest Magazine, Baltimore, Md., "The Josephite Harvest” by Father Donald Fest, Father Francis Hull, Father John Harfmann, Erin Heilman, Megan Purpora, Melissa Halpern-Smith

This magazine contains strong writing and has an appealing design. The headlines are original and the stories well told.

M23d

General Excellence - Religious order magazines

First Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "Three Issues published in 2011: 2/22/2011; 5/25/2011; 10/17/2011” by Teddie Gallagher, Editor; Kitty Sheridan, Associate Editor, Jenna Navitsky, Senior Designer, 20nine, Bryan Smith, Pravada Photography, Fr. Daniel J. McLaughlin, O.S.A., Photography, Kevin Salemme, Photography

This magazine makes good use of photos and a wide field of stories, including some that would appeal to the laity as well as those within the order and their families. It broadened the magazine’s appeal to include stories on social justice, which demonstrated reasons for the order’s Catholic values.

Second Place

Jesuit Journeys, Milwaukee, Wis., "Jesuit Journeys Winter 11” by Rory Gillespie

This magazine made good use of photos and design. Its stories were consistently top quality, explaining to readers what is going on in the order as well as several explaining Jesuit teaching and outreach. It makes good use of links to YouTube videos, which brought the magazine into the 21st century media world.

Third Place

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, Chicago, Ill., "VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide” by Executive editor: Patrice J. Tuohy, Managing editor/production: Anne Marie O'Kelley, Managing editor/editorial: Joel Schorn, Content editor: Carol Schuck Scheiber, Art direction: T & J Studios

This magazine is well designed and written. It appeals to laity as well as those in various orders. It includes links to online versions in several languages. The stories are good and cover a broad spectrum of subjects.

Honorable Mention

Marian Helper, Stockbridge, Mass., "Summer, Fall, Winter 2011” by Marian Helper staff

The Anthonian, East Rutherford, N.J., "The Anthonian Summer, Fall and Winter 2011” by Bro. Octavio Duran, OFM

General Comments

This was a very strong competition this year. All the entries followed sound magazine format, making it very difficult to choose one over the other. They were all winners.



M23e

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Professional & special-interest magazines including clergy & religious

First Place

Celebrate! Magazine, Toronto, Ontario, "Celebrate! Winter 2011, Celebrate! Spring 2011, Celebrate! Summer 2011” by Bernadette Gasslein, Editor, Audrey Wells, Cover Design and Layout

This magazine, in an engaging way, contains news and features from the pastoral world. It tackles difficult issues like forgiveness, but also offers practical advice on topics like how to use new media to engage the college student audience.

Second Place

Today's Catholic Teacher, Dayton, Ohio, "Today's Catholic Teacher” by Staff

This magazine is well-designed and contains article with high relevance, such as using technology in the classroom and how to unite ethics with science.

Third Place

CHA Health Progress, St. Louis, Mo., "Rx: Add Comfort, The Many Dimensions of Palliative Care; A Look Ahead for Catholic Health Care; Caring for Kids, Pediatrics in Transition” by Health Progress Staff

This magazine's health focus offers valuable advice to Catholics and laity and makes it ok to discuss health issues in the context of ethics and practical dimensions.

M23f

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Scholarly magazines

First Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., "The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly” by Edward J. Furton, editor-in-chief

This journal, with its focus on Catholic bioethics, embraces the need for vibrant debates around medical ethics by publishing relevant scholarly articles in the field.

Second Place

Catholic Southwest: Journal, Lewisville, Texas, "Catholic Southwest, A Journal of History and Culture, Volume 22, 2011” by Richard Fossey

This journal seeks to capture topics of interest to the Catholic Southwest and does so in gathering relevant scholarly articles on the topic.

Third Place

Horizons (PN), Villanova, Pa., "HORIZONS (Spring 2011 and Fall 2011)” by Staff
This journal emphasizes the need to push our boundaries when it comes to considering the most current debates within Catholicism.

M23g

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Prayer & spirituality magazines

First Place

Spiritual Life, Washington, DC, "Spiritual Life -- A Quarterly Journal of Contemporary Spirituality” by Edward O'Donnell, OCD, David Centner, OCD, Bryan Paquette, OCD, Regis Jordan, OCD, Francis Miller, OCD

These magazines contain articles that are well-written and address current and relevant topics. The design is handy and images don't overpower the academic tone of the texts.

Second Place

Soul - World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, N.J., "Soul Magazine 2011” by Vince Covello, Corinne Dier, Megan R. Pritchard

These magazines contain appealing graphics and images and the layout is overall engaging.

Third Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "General Excellence for the year 2011” by Rev. Peter John Cameron, O.P.
These magazines contain handy prayers and reflections and are easy to carry along on a day when inspiration may be needed.

M23h

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - General interest newsletters

First Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "April 2011 Unmarried and Unashamed--Grace and the Single Life; May 2011 Ways the Gospel Makes Us Uncomfortable and Should!;June 2011 Virtues for Fathers” by Joan McKamey Editor, Constance Wolfer Art Director

This article is a courageous testimony to the riches of singlehood. Its situational introduction sets up the status quo our society still holds: that a good life must include a marriage. The author offers a timely and strong counter view.

Second Place

St. Anthony Messenger, Cincinnati, Ohio, "August 2011 Mother Teresa's Dark Night; September 2011 A Walk Through the Mass WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO; October 2011 Sabbath Moments in a Busy World” by Jack Wintz, O.F.M. Editor, Constance Wolfer Art Director

This is a powerful testament to Mother Theresa and her legacy.

M23i

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Special interest newsletters

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "September, October, November 2011 At Home with Our Faith” by Annemarie Scobey, Catherine O'Connell-Cahill

This newsletter empathizes with tough questions Catholics may ask themselves and seeks to answer them with practical advice.

Second Place

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Kansas City, Kan., "CFCA Update” by Sheila Myers, Henry Flores, Regina Mburu, Eddie Watson

This compact newsletter gives people-centered updates on the community, offers a simple but intriguing layout, and unites good writing with captivating stories.

Third Place

National Catholic Bioethics Ctr., Philadelphia, Pa., "Ethics & Medics” by Edward J. Furton, editor
This health-focused newsletter unites a simple layout with intriguing medical theory news as well as practical advice. It tackles tough questions and makes great use of framing.


All Membership Categories Award Winners


 

A01 - Best Example of Effective Advertising Promotion Originating with the Publication

First Place
Rhode Island Catholic,
Providence, R.I., "Christmas trees promotion” by Richard Lafond

Second Place
Fe Fuerza Vida,
Roosevelt, N.Y., "Who is the man who had led a million and a half Catholics in Long Island for the last 10 years?” by Elizabeth Rosenthal

Third Place
Western New York Catholic,
Buffalo, N.Y., "Respect Life Supplement” by Carolyn Luick

Honorable Mention

Western New York Catholic,
Buffalo, N.Y., "Delivering God's message one story at a time” by Kevin Hassett

A02a - Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication - Black and White

First Place
Montana Catholic,
Helena, Mont., "Foundation for the Diocese of Helena” by Brooke Tierney, Renee St. Martin Wizeman

Second Place
Catholic Voice,
Omaha, Neb., "Archdiocese of Omaha” by Shannon R.A. Tarvin

Third Place
Arlington Catholic Herald,
Arlington, Va., "Precious Pearls of Hope” by Victoria Motsay, Advertising Staff

Honorable Mention
Catholic New World,
Chicago, Ill., "Michael the Archangel Church - FISH FRY” by Audrone Kizys, Michelle Vielleux

A02b - Best Single Ad Origination with the Publication - Color

First Place
East Texas Catholic,
Beaumont, Texas, "Remembering 9/11” by Juan Ceja

Second Place
The Visitor,
St. Cloud, Minn., "Life” by Rose Kruger-Fuchs

Third Place
Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "They're Depending on You” by Justin Perillo

Honorable Mention

Florida Catholic, The, Orlando, Fla., "Catholic Charities” by Michael Jimenez

Columbia, New Haven, Conn., "Our Symbol of Strength for Nearly a Century” by Justin Perillo


A03 - Most Effective Single Piece of Pring Circulation Promotion

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

A04 - Most Effective Single Promotion Piece to Build Website Traffic

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

A05 - Best Print Circulation Promotion Campaign

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

A06 - Best Promotion Campaign Designed to Drive Traffice to the Publicaion’s Website
Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category

A07 -  Best Media Kit Created in 2011

First PlaceFe Fuerza Vida, Roosevelt, N.Y., "Advertising Landscape” by Elizabeth Rosenthal (Diseño /Creatividad), Cesar Gonzalez (Photos)

Second Place
Faith Catholic -- Publishing,
Lansing, Mich., "Faith Lansing Advertising Brochure” by Bruce Everett, Frank Iacovella

Third Place
U.S. Catholic,
Chicago, Ill., "U.S. Catholic Media Kit” by Val Russell, John Rodriguez, Fran Hurst, Kathie Votra

Honorable Mention
Claretian Publications,
Chicago, Ill., "¡OYE! Media Kit” by Carmen Aguinaco, Elisabeth Roman, John Rodriguez, Val Russell

Dialog, The, Wilmington, Del., "The Dialog Media Kit” by Staff

A08 - Best Local Retail Campagin Originating with the Publication

First Place
Catholic Voice,
Omaha, Neb., "Parables” by Shannon R.A. Tarvin

Second Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, Va., "The Irish Collection” by David Garcia, Advertising Staff

Good seasonal color

Third Place

Arlington Catholic Herald, Arlington, Va., "The Irish Walk” by Victoria Motsay, Alejandro Freite, Advertising Staff

Good imagery

Honorable Mention

Rhode Island Catholic, Providence, R.I., "Aunt Carrie's ad” by Laura Kilgus, Richard Lafond


A09

Best Advertising Volume Builder
Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category


A10

Best Promotional House Ad

First Place

Catholic Herald, Diocese of Madison, Madison, Wis., "How do you like your soul?” by Kat Wagner

Very good

Second Place

Texas Catholic Herald, Houston, Texas, "God's love is timeless/Our website is not” by Catherine Viola, design, Jenny Faber, tagline/copy

Well done

Third Place

Florida Catholic, The, Orlando, Fla., "In print or digital” by Michael Jimenez, Michael Carlock
Love that this ad is so measurable

Honorable Mention

Compass, The, Green Bay, Wis., "Mass the Real Deal” by Katie Jagiello
Very good

General Comments

Lots of strong competitors in this category

A11a

Best Online Blog – Group or Association

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "One to One” by Staff

In depth articles, eye opening issues. Addresses social justice from a global perspective. Blog is well designed with strong photography, easy navigation and connection to social media formats.

Second Place

Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Kansas City, Kan., "Around the World with CFCA” by Shanxi Omoniyi, Staff

Impressive amount of meaningful content addressing issues of social justice. Serves to open eyes, hearts and minds. Easy access to social media.

Third Place

USCCB, Washington, D.C., "USCCBLOG” by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Don Clemmer, Mar Muñoz-Visoso
Blog is true to its mission. Clean design and well written. Helps readers gain new insights and come to greater understanding of issues through thoughtful reflection.


A11b

Best Online Blog – Publication

First Place

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "In All Things” by Staff

Addresses timely and controversial topics in ways that help us question our positions and understand issues from more informed positions. An outstanding blogging experience.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "U.S. Catholic Blog” by U.S. Catholic Editors

Contemporary content. Clean, easy navigation. Lively topics.

Third Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Our Two Cents” by Staff
Works well as an extension of the publication.


A11c

Best Online Blog – Individual

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, Mo., "Distinctly Catholic” by Michael Sean Winters

Impressive research. Seeks wide ranging topics and engages in meaningful and thought provoking commentary. Very lively. Demonstrates consideration for a broad range of opinions. Accomplished blogging!

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, Mo., "Just Catholic” by Phyllis Zagano

Thoughtful and thought provoking. Powerful voice for woman's perspective.

Third Place

Hendey, Lisa, Fresno, Calif., "CatholicMom.com” by Lisa M. Hendey
Clean layout. Sharing made easy for readers and contributors. Lively forum formats. Addresses real time concerns for target readers.

Honorable Mention

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, Mo., "All Things Catholic” by John L. Allen Jr.
Addresses issues head on. Has an authentic voice.

A12

Best Online Content Not Published in Print

First Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "U.S. Catholic Online Content: A Few Brave Men Slide Show” by Jackie Spinner

This is the kind of reporting that should win awards. It starts with a wonderful topic, about a group of men whose stories may have been ignored by other media. The story is beautifully told by the writer.

Second Place

Catholic Chronicle, Toledo, Ohio, "Holy Cross School breaks ground on chapel; Sisters' Portiuncula Chapel marks 75th anniversary; Diocesan employee placed on administrative leave; Bishop Ottenweller, four others honored for service” by Laurie Stevens Bertke, Angela Kessler

While the reporting is very good, it was complemented nicely by a well-edited video clip. Together, this is a great combination.

Third Place

CUA Magazine, Washington, D.C., "Catholic University Celebrates 125th Anniversary with 125,000 Hours of Service” by Patricia Coll Freeman
You cannot help but be impressed by the kind of coordination that was required to put together such a well-coordinated project.

Honorable Mention

National Jesuit News, Washington, D.C., "Magis + World Youth Day Coverage” by Tricia Steadman Jump, Kaitlyn McCarthy Schnieders, Marcus Bleech, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
These are beautiful film clips that capture the enthusiasm and passion of World Youth Day.

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Author's Impressions” by Mariya Tytarenko
This demonstrates that journalists can use both objective reporting and subjective blogging (together) to give in-depth coverage of an event. Well-done!

General Comments

This was an extremely competitive category, and there just weren't enough awards to go around.

A13

Best Freestanding Online/Multi-Media Presentation of Photo Gallery or Slide Show
First Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Jazz campers learn to improvise” by Mike Crupi

Beautiful piece, very well layered, very involving and with excellent sense of timing. Vices, notes, ambiance sounds work together brilliantly.

Second Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Cancer awareness is personal for CYO team” by Mike Crupi

Very nice piece, layered well, theme and storyline work well together.

Third Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Giving from the heart at the House of Mercy” by Mike Crupi
Very humane and layered, text overlapping audio made it confusing for moments. But content and images quality balance out the general outcome.

Honorable Mention

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Stella Maris band plays with purpose” by Mike Crupi
Very well done, pace, layers and images work together and mach content well.
Catholic Spirit, The (MN), St. Paul, Minn., "WWII Vet” by Jim Bovin, Dianne Towalski, Dave Hrbacek
A very clear and informative piece. Perhaps the informative becomes dry and creates unnecessary

distance from the subject.


A14

Best Freestanding Online/ Multi-Media Presentation of Video

First Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Dance brings back memories for seniors” by Mike Crupi

Quite pleasant, technically OK, sensitive, Good use of the medium. A very nice balance between information and lightheartedness magazine style. The pacing is not monotonous and it shows a good sense of

Second Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Area students help Habitat for Humanity” by Mike Crupi

Very well passed, some technical limitations with audio that do not interfere with the content. Good use of stills (even though color correction could have been quite beneficial). Inspiring.

Third Place

Texas Catholic, Dallas, Texas, "Texas Catholic Films” by Texas Catholic Staff
Good technical and quality over all, some stories are more compelling than others. All are quite interesting and informative.

Honorable Mention

Catholic Review, The, Baltimore, Md., "Baltimore remembers Pratt Street Riot of 1861” by George P. Matysek Jr.

An Informative and visually interesting piece; The production value is moderate in image and audio.

National Jesuit News, Washington, D.C., "National Jesuit News: Path to Priesthood” by Fr. RobertBallecer, SJ, Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ, Kaitlyn McCarthy Schnieders, Marcus Bleech, Tricia Steadman Jump

A clear and extensive piece; Somewhat more of a documentation than a processed narrative.

A15

Best Electronic Newsletter

First Place

National Jesuit News, Washington, D.C., "National Jesuit e-News: August 1, 2011” by Kaitlyn McCarthy Schnieders, Marcus Bleech, Tricia Steadman Jump

Well written stories. Current, insightful, informative.

Second Place

Claretian Publications, Chicago, Ill., "U.S. Catholic Weekly Bulletin” by U.S. Catholic Staff

Clean. Easy access to stories and information in a newsletter format.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Discover ONE Online” by Staff
Provides coverage of stories reaching far and wide in a format accessible to many.


A16

Best General Publisher Web Site

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "WWW.CNEWA.ORG” by Staff

Exceptionally well designed. Compelling images. In depth coverage of important, contemporary issues affecting our global community.

Second Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "A16 Best General Website” by Teddie Gallagher, Communications Director, 20Nine Design

Clean layout and navigation. Depth and breath of information is well organized and informative.

Third Place

Montana Catholic, Helena, Mont., "The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena” by Renee St. Martin Wizeman, Brooke Tierney

Attracts interest, then links to in-depth stories, photos and videos. Makes reading an interactive experience.


A17a
Best Print Campaign in the Public Interest

Not Enough Entries Recieved


A17b
Best Online Campaign in the Public Interest

Not Enough Entries Recieved

A18

Best Original Poetry
First Place

Mission Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Lord, Let Us See Your Visit” by Mary Regis McLoughlin

This is the kind of work that calls for us to experience it more than once, each time asking what it's calling us to do.

Second Place

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "Flirting with the truth” by Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M., auhor, Sean Sprague, photographer

A beautiful re-telling of the story of the woman at the well -- this time presented with illustrations that add so much.

Third Place

Magnificat, Yonkers, N.Y., "Seed Sonnet” by Rita A. Simmonds
This reveals still yet another facet to the wonder of God's word.

Honorable Mention

America Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Things I Didn't Know I Loved” by Mara Faulkner

Beautiful and heartfelt.

Mission Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Evening Prayer” by Mary Regis McLoughlin
This is a moving call to seek out (and minister to) the hurting people all around us.

General Comments

Collectively, these poems profoundly moved me.

A19

Best Redesign

First Place

El Pregonero, Washington, D.C., "Nosotros(Sept. 22) & No Estan Solas (Oct. 20)” by Staff El Pregonero

This publication is beautifully designed throughout -- from a cover that demands attention, to inside pages that are accented with creative extras.

Second Place

Catholic Standard, Washington, D.C., "Old and Redesigned issues of Catholic Standard” by Matt Mansfield, Scott Goldman, Denise Reagan, Catholic Standard Staff, Patricia Castrillo, Javier Diaz

The conversion from a newspaper to a news magazine brought a modern look throughout.

Third Place

El Catolico de Texas, Dallas, Texas, "Revista Catolica Dallas” by Revista Catolica Staff
This staff turned a newspaper into a magazine. What a wonderful service to Dallas-area readers!

Honorable Mention

Dialog, The, Wilmington, Del., "Hail Mary, etc.” by Staff
A small-but-dedicated staff gave a special facelift to this publication.

Catholic Chronicle, Toledo, Ohio, "Catholic Chronicle” by Elizabeth Dangrow, Angela Kessler
The conversion to a full-sized broadsheet to a light, convenient tabloid has really given this publication a contemporary look!

General Comments

This was a highly competitive category, with all of the publications sharing one overall vision -- thinking about their readers as they repackage content. It's inspiring to see!


A20

Best Web and Pring Combination Package

First Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "'Spotlight: Coptic Women' & 'Meet the Author: Sarah Topol'” by Sarah Topol, Holly Pickett, Dana Smillie, Erin F. Edwards

Important journalism. Admire the bravery of these correspondents. Intense images bring print and Web to life.

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "'Answering the Call' & Author's Impressions ('Camping & Caring' and 'Ordination Observations')” by Mariya Tytarenko, Petro Didula

Well integrated across platforms. Excellent photography draws you into the well written stories.

Third Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "" 'Slumdog' Sisters" & 'A Quick Walk With Sister Leema Rose'” by Peter Lemieux, Erin F. Edwards

Touching minds and hearts. Hopeful and uplifting story. Beautifully produced. Impressively beautiful photography.

Honorable Mention

Maryknoll, Maryknoll, N.Y., "Boston's gift to mission” by Margaret Gaughan, Emily Ruiz, Kathy Golden
Magazine layout very readable and clean. It's size makes the reading experience personal. Nice hierarchy on the Web as well. Links to video and photos expand our understanding.

Texas Catholic, Dallas, Texas, "Youth Mission 2011: Destination Honduras” by David Sedeno, Erik Rodriguez, Jenna Teter

Powerful story brought to life through video. Important for it's inspirational youth.

A21a

Individual Excellence - Writer

First Place

Tennessee Register, Nashville, Tenn., "Natural family planning ‘working with God’; Titans player, Ryan student bond in fight against cancer; Flood survivors re-live painful memories, vow to move on; St. Mary’s Orphanage provided early model for charity care of children; Story of immigration” by Theresa Laurence

This was a wonderful demonstration of storytelling -- the kind of stories people of faith need to experience.

Second Place

Augustinian, The, Villanova, Pa., "5 feature stories published 2/22/11 through 10/17/11” by Teddie Gallagher, Editor, Augustinian Magazine

There's a level of research here that should be the standard of good reporting today.

Third Place

Tennessee Register, Nashville, Tenn., "Preaching helps connect faith to people’s lives; Religious faith and rights under attack once again; Life of women religious is ‘transforming into something new’; Catholic ethics, values continue to enlighten modern health care; Catholics in politics” by Andy Telli

This goes far beyond a reporter simply asking the right questions. This writer is drawing upon a deep knowledge of the Church.

Honorable Mention

USCCB, Washington, D.C., "People of Faith, Voices of Reason” by Don Clemmer

This was a fine example of using embedded links to bring depth to news coverage.

Scaperlanda, Maria de Lourdes Ruiz, Norman, Okla., ""Martyr’s Crown"” by Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda

The writer found an inspiring story and told it beautifully.

A21b
Individual Excellence – Photographer/Artist

First Place

Catholic Courier, Rochester, N.Y., "Mike Crupi/Catholic Courier” by Mike Crupi

A series of dramatic images. Beautiful and moving!

Second Place

One Magazine, New York, N.Y., "Individual Excellence - Diaria Erdosy, Grahic Designer” by Daria Erdosy

Beautiful, crisp, dramatic images!

Third Place

Catholic Transcript, Bloomfield, Conn., "The Catholic Transcript” by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer

Bob Mullen captured a once-in-a-lifetime shot that speaks volumes!


A21c

Individual Excellence - Advertising/Business/Marketing Professional

Not Enough Entries to Judge This Category



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