The National Catholic Review

The Catholic Press Association announced its annual awards for excellence over the weekend in Denver, CO. I am pleased to report that America was the recipient of eight first-place awards. We are grateful for the endorsement of the CPA and, more importantly, for the support of our dedicated and generous readers. On to 2013!

First Place

Best magazine Web site or newsletter Web site: America (Maurice Timothy Reidy)

Best coverage of religious liberty issues: America (Blase Cupich, Mary Ann Glendon, David Hollenbach, Thomas A. Shannon)

Best coverage of the election and forming conscience: America (The Editors, Richard E. Pates)

Best coverage of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II’s opening: America (Ladislas Orsy, Martin Marty, Dolores R. Leckey, Gerald O'Collins, Catherine E. Clifford, Greg Kandra)

Best review section: America, “Fall Books,” by Peter Steinfels, Thomas P. Rausch, Dennis M. Leder, Joseph J. Feeney, Charles R. Morris

Best essay: America, “Help Their Unbelief,” by Matt Emerson

Best in-depth writing: America, “Why Not Women?” by Emil Wcela

Best online/multi-media presentation of visuals: America, “Voices of San Quentin” by Kerry Weber

Second Place

Best essay: America, “Waiting for Gabriel,” by Timothy P. O'Malley

Best in-depth writing: America, “In Harm's Way,” by Mary Meehan

Best online blog – Publication: America, “In All Things” (Maurice Timothy Reidy)

Third Place

Best regular column: America, John F. Kavanaugh

Best coverage of vocations to priesthood- religious life or diaconate: America, “The Long Black Line,” by Patrick Gilger

Best review: America, “Abe, Honestly,” by John Anderson