The Catholic Spirit Wins 12 National Press Awards

Source: The Catholic Spirit

The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The list is as follows:

  • Photographer of the Year — Third place: Dave Hrbacek
  • Best Feature Writing – Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or more — Second place: The Power of Praise by Dave Hrbacek
  • Best Headline — Honorable mention: The ‘Brew’ Evangelization
  • Explanation of Marriage — Third place: Humanae Vitae by Maria Wiering
  • Best Reporting on a Special Age-group – Young adults (18-40) — First place: Millennial finds freedom in the faith by Jonathan Liedl
  • Best Reporting on a Special Age-Group – Children and Teens Younger than 18 — Third place: From Myanmar to St. Jerome by Dave Hrbacek
  • Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Care for God’s Creation — Third place: Catholic Cemeteries to offer ‘natural burial’ by Maria Wiering
  • Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Solidarity — First place: Welcoming the strangerby Jessica Trygstad
  • Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More — Honorable mention: Ordination
  • Best Photo Story – News — Second place: Oh Happy Day
    (2018 Ordination centerpiece photo spread)
  • Best Photograph – Feature Photo — Honorable mention: Peltier family by Dave Hrbacek
  • Best Sports Journalism – Sports Feature or Column — First place: For love of the game by Jonathan Liedl