Awards

Liguori Publications is the proud publisher of award-winning Catholic books and Liguorian magazine.

2016 Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) Excellence in Publishing Awards Finalists

Liguori Inspirational Books

Family, the Church, and the Real World, a Redemptorist Pastoral Publication

The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism by Sarah Vabulas

Liguori Children’s Books

Francis, the Pope for Kids by John and Marieta Monette

Michael the Archangel: Protector of God’s People by Barbara Yoffie, illustrated by Jeff Albrecht

2016 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Award Winners

Liguori Books

Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith, First Place: Family, the Church, and the Real World

Family Life Category, Third Place: Family, the Church, and the Real World

Marriage Category, Second Place: Your Marriage sacrament-preparation program

Liguorian

General Excellence for a National General Interest Magazine, First Place

Best Seasonal Issue, First Place: “Savoring the Season: Moving through Advent” (December 2015)

Best Analysis Writing, Third Place: “Ferguson: Healing Amid Heartbreak” by Dave Luecking

Best Short Story, First Place: “Breaking Ground” by James Tipton

Best Short Story, Second Place: “The Keepsake” by Sarah Allison

Best Feature Article in a General Interest Magazine, Third Place: “Moving Beyond the Violence” by Mary Ellen Pellegrini

Best Coverage of the Year of Consecrated Life, Third Place: “Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life” by Jeanne McNulty

Best Illustration, either with Art Work or Photography, Third Place: “The Catholic Response to Violence and Tragedy,” illustrated by He Qi

2015 Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) Excellence in Publishing Awards Finalists

Liguori Books

Scripture, Third Place: Prophets II by William A. Anderson, DMin, PhD

2015 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Award Winners

Liguori Books

Design and Production, First Place: Meditations on Vatican Art: Angels by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

Coffee Table Book, First Place: Meditations On Vatican Art: Angels by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith, Third Place: Sexuality and Morality: Answers for Modern Catholics by Charles E. Bouchard, OP

Design and Production, Third Place: Around the Table with The Catholic Foodie: Middle Eastern Cuisine by Jeff Young

Books for Teens and Young Adults, Third Place: Real Life Faith: Bible Companions for Catholic Teens by Mary Elizabeth Sperry

Liguorian

Best Short Story, First Place: “The Statue” by Kerry Sloan

Best Coverage of Immigration, First Place: “Plain Talk” by Fr. Bruce Lewandowski, CSsR; “Many Faces, One Church” by vanThanh Nguyen, SVD; “Immigration, the Church’s Position” by Victor Carmona

Best Personality Profile, Second Place: “Dorothy Day and Her Little Way” by Robert Ellsberg

Best Short Story, Third Place: “The Sunshine Kids” by Jim Auer

Best In-Depth Writing, Third Place: “An Alternative Rite of Passage” by Allan Weinert, CSsR

2014 Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) Excellence in Publishing Awards Finalists

Liguori Books

Book of the Year: Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

Prayer and Spirituality, First Place: Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

General Interest Category, First Place: Faith Meets World: The Gift and Challenge of Catholic Social Teaching by Barry Hudock

 

2014 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Award Winners

Liguori Books

Teen and Young Adult, First Place: Prayers, Papers, and Play: Devotions for Every College Student by Barbara Canale

Spirituality – Hardcover, First Place: Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

Design and Production, First Place: Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

First-Time Authors, Second Place: Meditations on Vatican Art by Mark Haydu, LC, STL

Popular Presentation of Catholic Faith, Third Place: Faith Meets World: The Gift and Challenge of Catholic Social Teaching by Barry Hudock

Children’s Books, Third Place: Francis of Assisi: Keeper of Creation by Barbara Yoffie and Katherine A. Borgatti

Immigration, Third Place: El vía Crucis: The Migrant’s Way of the Cross compiled by Fr. Simon C. Kim, PhD

Teen and Young Adult, Fourth Place: Your College Faith: Own IT! by Matt and Colleen Swaim

Liguorian

Best Short Story, Second Place: “Language Lessons” by Donna M. Hurley

Best Coverage of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II, Third Place: “Vatican II Meets Modern Life” by Massimo Faggioli PhD; “What’s Down the Road? The Past, Present and Future Church” by Margaret O’Brien Steinfels; “The Renewal of Liturgy: 50 Years Later” by Rita Ferrone

Best Coverage of the Year of Faith, Honorable Mention: “Life as a Christian Disciple: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” by Stephen T. Rehrauer, CSsR; “It Still Begins With the Word: Evangelization in the Digital Age” by Michael Brehl, CSsR; “Fully Formed: Catechesis for Life” by Mary Birmingham

Liguorian showed a strong presence at the 2013 Catholic Press Association Media Conference. With more than 200 publications present, Liguorian was proud to be recognized in six different categories. Included is a list of honors—category, place, title, issue, author and feedback from the judging panel. Follow the link to read the entire piece.

SHORT STORY

Second Place

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “Trees Must Bend”—April 2012—by Catherine Waller

Interesting flashback to a lynchpin moment in South American history. Told from a unique angle

Third Place

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “A New Mourning”—Jan. 2012—by Karen Bruckbauer

Reflections and ruminations on tragedy. multiple perspectives, shuffled succinctly, and wrapped in dialogue.

BEST ESSAY: National general interest magazines

Third Place

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “What Words Can’t Convey”—July/Aug 2012—by Johan van Parys, PhD

Well-researched, scholarly, accessible guidance to the wisdom of things without words.

BEST EDITORIAL

Honorable Mention

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “Modeling Mary: Our Pilgrimage of Faith”—May/June 2012—by Thomas A. Thompson, SM

Beautiful retelling and re-imagining of Mary’s life as pilgrimage. Well-researched. Great quotes, scripture, history and sources. Elegant and simple.

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Spiritual life

First Place

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “Just Live It” by Kate Basi—submitted Feb. and April 2012

Clear, concise, a fun read that hits the target. What more do we need?

BEST COVERAGE OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF VATICAN II’S OPENING

Second Place

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, “Liguorian—Oct. 2012—Vatican II at 50” by Massimo Faggioli, Terry McCloskey, CSsR, Matthew Allman, CSsR

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: National general interest magazines-based on the submission of three consecutive issues.

Honorable Mention

Liguorian Magazine, Liguori, MO, by Staff—Submitted: April, May/June, July/Aug 2012

First person style creates a feeling of intimacy with authors. Dramatic full-page graphics mixed with creative layouts