Liguorian brings home the gold, silver, and the bronze!
Liguorian earns accolades in 8 different categories, including first place for “General Excellence: National General Interest Magazine” at the 2016 Catholic Media Conference.
Below is a complete list of Liguorian winners
• Best Seasonal Issue, First Place, “Savoring the Season: Moving through Advent” (December 2015). The judged cited the issue as providing “depth and meaning for the season. Nice variety of voices.”
• Best Analysis Writing, Third Place, “Ferguson: Healing Amid Heartbreak” by Dave Luecking: “Moving and inspiring, and illustrates a solid Catholic approach to problems of today.”
• Best Short Story, First Place, “Breaking Ground” by James Tipton: “Remarkable storytelling.”
• Best Short Story, Second Place, “The Keepsake” by Sarah Allison: “Excellent use of language and imagery. Keen sense of real speak patterns.”
• Best Feature Article in a General Interest Magazine, Third Place, “Moving Beyond the Violence” by Mary Ellen Pellegrini: “Good coverage of the issue of violence among teens and how parents cope afterward.”
• Best Coverage of the Year of Consecrated Life, Third Place, “Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life” by Jeanne McNulty: “Nice mix of Scripture, empathy, hope.”
• Best Illustration, either with Art Work or Photography, Third Place, “The Catholic Response to Violence and Tragedy,” illustrated by He Qi: “Emotions and responses are highlighted.”
“We’re thrilled that Liguorian has earned top honors from its peer organization,” said editor Elizabeth Herzing. “Winning the General Excellence award confirms that we are connecting with Catholics on an intimate level, in the joys and pains of their lives, and are helping them to use their faith to grow in all times and seasons.” “Liguorian carefully provides assistance in living a faith-filled Catholic life,” noted the judges for the National General Interest Magazine award.
They further cited, “The issues were varied and imaginative. Excellent writing and design dominated. …variety of covers and richness of ideas.” They especially noted “Ferguson: Healing Amid Heartbreak” (Feb. 2015), a story “which was touching, intelligent, well-reported and well written, and set a standard through its reporting of a community riven by strife but demonstrating how Catholic principles triumphed.” “Without delving into deep theology, Liguorian carefully provides assistance in living a faith-filled Catholic life,” the judges said. Other Liguorian staff cited were William Townsend, manuscript editor; and John Krus, designer.