The Catholic Spirit wins journalism awards for writing, photos

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit was honored with 13 awards for writing and photography at the Catholic Media Convention June 20 to 22 in Indianapolis.

The awards, for work completed in 2011, are given by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

1st place awards

  • Best coverage of a routine sacramental event, The Catholic Spirit staff for “2011 Priest Ordinations,” a special section that profiled five men ordained priests.
  • Best regular special supplement, the staff for “Leading With Faith,” an annual section honoring men and women business leaders who live their faith in the workplace.
  • Best feature writing, Dave Hrbacek for “Tragedy Transformed,” a story about a local Catholic couple working to  educate other families about teen suicide following the suicide of their daughter.

2nd place awards

  • Best news writing, Pat Norby for “Job market: Good news, bad news,” about how some local parishes offer practical and spiritual help to the unemployed.

3rd place awards

  • Best personality profile, Julie Carroll for “To hell and back,” for a profile on military chaplain Father Jerome Fehn, whose tours of duty have included Bosnia and Iraq.

Honorable mentions

  • Best freestanding online/multimedia presentation of photo slideshow, Jim Bovin, Dianne Towalski and Dave Hrbacek for “WWII Vet,” about the remains of a World War II soldier coming home after more than 60 years for a funeral at St. John the Baptist in Dayton.


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