St. Anthony Messenger Wins Magazine of the Year Award

St. Anthony Messenger: Magazine of the Year

We're pleased to announce that St. Anthony Messenger was recognized as the magazine of the year at the 2020 Catholic Press Association Awards! Judges considered each of the following criteria in making their decision: selection of stories; originality; quality of writing and headlines; columns; editorials and letters to the editor; quality and appropriateness of art and graphics; and overall design. The editorial team submitted a three-month sequence of issues for the judges' consideration: the May, June, and July 2019 issues.

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Other awards and honorable mentions include:

Best Layout or Article Column, Second Place:

Facing the Opioid Crisis: A Catholic Response, by Katie Rutter

Best Regular Column—Arts, Leisure, Culture and Food, Third Place:

Culture reviews, by editorial staff

Personality Profiles, Honorable Mention:

Brother Marinus: War Hero and Selfless Monk, by Katie Rutter

Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues—Call to Family, Community and Participation, First Place:

Welcome Home: Life After Prison, by John Feister; photography by Amadu S. Haruna

Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues—Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Honorable Mention:

The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure, by Richard B. Patterson, PhD 

Best Short Story, First Place:

A Greater Peace, by Terry Sanville

Best Coverage on the Sexual Abuse Crisis, Honorable Mention:

Help. Heal. Hope., with an introduction by Pat McCloskey, OFM, and articles by Janice Lane Palko (A Priest Speaks Out about Clergy Sex Abuse), Sarah Babbs (A Faith Shaken: Healing from the Sex-Abuse Crisis), and Daniel Imwalle (Forgiving the Unforgivable)

Best Photo Story, Honorable Mention:

Mother Mary, Our Muse, by Holly Schapker

Best Photograph, Second Place:

A Mission Reborn, by Jay Copp

Our sincerest thanks to the Catholic Press Association for recognizing our work, and congratulations to all the award-winning publications honored in this year's CPA Awards!

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