2019 Catholic Press Awards received by Liguorian for content published in 2018
Magazine/Newsletter of the Year – National General Interest Magazines
Third Place: Liguorian Magazine-Includes February, March, and April 2018
Judges Comments: Liguorian is a delight to view. The layout and use of images, graphics, and textual elements are strong and pleasing to the eye. The magazine also includes a good variety of topical coverage and brief thoughtful pieces.
Best Layout or Article Column – National General Interest Magazine
First Place: Irena’s Jar by Nancy B. Martel; May-June 2018, p. 14
Judges Comments: A deeply engaging and moving piece with a layout that facilitates an easy flow through the story and images that add life and context.
Best Cover for Color – Large (over 6 x 9 ½”)
Second Place: Liguorian Magazine, Awash in the Joy of Conversion; February 2018
Judges Comments: The vivid colors and well-designed focal point made this cover pop. The overall layout was informative while not taking away from the image and its relationship to Lent.
Best Guest Column/Commentary
First Place: To Whom Shall We Go? By Fr. Patrick Keyes, CSsR; October 2018, p. 15
Judges Comments: A well-timed and salient topic discussed from a perspective not always available in the press. Written with grace and clarity of thought in a well-structured response to a Church exigency.
Best Coverage – Ecumenical/Interfaith Issues
First Place: Lighting the Way to Interfaith Peace series by Carole St. Laurent-January 2018; “The Heart of the Mystery,” [Just Live It column] by Barbara Hughes-March 2018; “Stories From the Field: Persevering for Peace,” by Carole St. Laurent-November 2018.
Judges Comments: These well-written pieces highlight the importance of interfaith peace. Nice storytelling and a strong focus on how readers can promote interfaith peace in their day-to-day lives. Well done.
Explanation of Marriage-Consists of three entries of supporting content
Second Place: For Better or Worse: Embracing the Joys and Challenges of Marriage “For Better or Worse: Living With the Joys and Challenges of Marriage by Kathleen M. Basi-July-August 2018; “Supporting the Soloists,” by Jill Anderegg-March 2018 and “Marriage Prep: Start Young!” by Fr. Bruce Lewandowski, CSsR-September 2018.
Judges Comments: The writers making use of personal stories to tap into larger issues is an effective way to engage reader interest and delve into more persuasive arguments. Whether it’s calling for children bot be prepared for marriage as a vocation or for the Church to take on the spiritual care of married Catholics who no longer live with their spouses.
Personality Profiles – Laity
Honorable Mention: Irena’s Jar by Nancy B. Martel; May-June 2018, p. 14
Personality Profiles – Religious Leader
First Place: Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: The First American Martyr By María Ruiz Scaperlanda; October 2018, p. 20
Judges Comments: A powerful story about how you sometimes encounter tragedies and fail, before finding happiness.
Best Original Poetry
Honorable Mention: Open the Door by Bonnie LeMelle Abadie; September 2018, p. 7
Best Short Story
First Place: Bellyachers-Fiction by Jim Auer; January 2018, P. 30
Judges Comments: A clear and simple prose allows for the true emotional depth of this story to shine. Story structure and details are crafted in such a way as to keep the reader engaged all the way until the true lesson presents itself in the closing.
Best Multiple Picture Package – News
First Place: Everyday Impunity by Jun Santiago, CSsR; April 2018, P. 20
Judges Comments: Moving, and gripping photos that tell the story in a meaningful way.
2019 Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) Excellence in Publishing Awards Liguori Books
Children’s Books: Young Readers, First Place: Padre Pio: Saint for Reconciliation by Barbara Yoffie and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht
Children’s Books: Young Readers, Finalist: Teresa of Ávila: Saint for the Eucharist by Barbara Yoffie and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht
Children’s Books: Young Readers, Finalist: Louis and Zélie Martin: Saints for Matrimony by Barbara Yoffie and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht
Children’s Books: Young Readers, Finalist: John Vianney: Saint for Holy Orders by Barbara Yoffie and illustrated by Jeff Albrecht
Theology, Finalist: Marriage Annulments Under Pope Francis by Fr. William E. Young, Jr.
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
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
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
Scripture, Third Place: Prophets II by William A. Anderson, DMin, PhD
2015 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Award Winners
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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