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St. Anthony Messenger wins 9 awards from Catholic Press Association

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The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, is seen near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. St. Louis hosted the 2016 Catholic Media Conference. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, is seen near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO. St. Louis hosted the 2016 Catholic Media Conference. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)

Cincinnati-based St. Anthony Messenger, a national Catholic general interest magazine, won nine awards June 3 from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2016 Catholic Media Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Among the awards, the magazine finished third in general excellence among national general interest magazines. St. Anthony Messenger won four first place awards, including for best coverage of the papal visit and and best coverage of the 2015 Synod on the Family.

Cincinnati-based Franciscan Media, which is affiliated with St. Anthony Messenger, won 14 book awards in the CPA’s book contest.

St. Anthony Messenger is published by the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, in Cincinnati.

A complete listing of awards won by entities based in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is below.

St. Anthony Messenger wasn’t the only local publication honored.

Comboni Missions, a magazine published by the Comboni Missionaries, won a third place honor for best editorial.

The Glenmary Challenge, published by the Glenmary Missioners, earned an honorable mention for Best essay originating with a magazine or newsletter, Mission magazine (overseas and home).

 

List of Catholic Press Awards 2016 by local entities

St. Anthony Messenger
First Place: Best Illustration either with artwork or photography for “Expanding our View” by Mary Kurnick Maass.

First Place: Best Personality Profile for “James Foley:Journalist, Man of Faith” by Donis Tracy.

First Place: Best coverage of the 2015 Synod on Family for “Special Report: Synod on the Family” By Daniel Imwalle, Thomas Groome and John Thavis.

First Place: Best coverage of the papal visit to Cuba and the U.S. for “Special Report: Pope Francis in America” by Ann Augherton, Christopher Gunty, Peter Feuerherd, Beth Griffin.

Second Place: Best in-depth/analysis writing in a magazine for “Junipero Serra: Saint of Scoundrel” By Maureen Pratt.

Third Place: General Excellence, national general interest magazine.

Second place: Best photo story originating with a magazine for “The St. Francis Breadline” by Gregory A. Shemitz.

Third place: Best short story in a magazine for “The Annual Sourwood Squirrel Scramble” by David Hull

Honorable Mention: Best editorial in a magazine for “Stars, Bars, and Scars” By John Feister

Comboni Missions
Third Place: Best editorial in a magazine for “Is Dialogue Possible? YES!” By Father Joseph Bragotti.

Glenmary Challenge
Honorable Mention: Best essay originating with a magazine or newsletter, Mission magazine (overseas and home) for “The Racial Divide” by Father John S. Rausch.

For a complete list of the Catholic Press Awards, click HERE.

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