2013 -- Most Rev. David D. Kagan, Bismarck, ND
2012 -- Most Rev. Matthew H. Clark, Rochester, NY
2011-- Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, OSB, of Indianapolis, Ind.
2010 -- Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden, N.J.
2009 -- Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, Ohio
2008 -- Richard Ritter from Extensions Magazine in Chicago, Ill.
2007 -- Father Jeremy Harrington, OFM from St. Anthony Messenger in Cincinnati, Ohio
2006 -- Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans, La.
2005 -- Bishop Raymond J. Boland of Kansas City, Kan.
2004 -- The bishops from The Florida Catholic: Archbishop John C. Favalora, Bishop Norbert M. Dorsey, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley, Bishop John H. Ricard, Bishop Robert N. Lynch and Bishop John J. Nevins
2003 -- Gerald Costello from The Christophers in New York
2002 -- Bishop Anthony G. Bosco of Greensburgh, Pa.
2001 -- Archbishop Harry Joseph Flynn of Minneapolis, Minn.
2000 -- Cardinal John O'Connor of New York
1999 -- Cardinal Bernard Francis Law of Boston, Mass.
1998 -- Robert Astorino, MM founder of the Union of Catholic Asian News
1997 -- Bishop David B. Thompson of Charleston, S.C.
1996 -- Neil and Patrica Kluepfel of Twenty-Third Publications in Conn.
1995 -- Bishop James A. Malone of Youngstown, Ohio
1994 -- Bishop Joseph T. O'Keefe of Syracuse, N.Y.