Angelus took home 16 awards at this year’s Catholic Media Association (CMA) conference, held June 6-9 in Baltimore.
Works published in 2022 were recognized with first-place awards in four categories. Judges praised Elise Ureneck’s cover story “How to save men” as “fantastic” and “a blessing in so many ways” in the “Best writing - In-depth” category.
“Effortlessly told, without ever losing pace,” commented a judge on Ureneck’s cover story. “Smooth transitions, fascinating real-world quotes. It goes on and on and never falters.”
Msgr. Richard Antall won first place in the “Best Review” category, with judges calling his piece on a pop psychology book’s treatment of the sacrament of confession “far and away the best review in the category.”
“Basically, if you can review a bad book, find the good in it and still make people want to read it — and even show them the right way to do so — you are a king,” wrote a judge of Msgr. Antall’s review of “The Secret Life of Secrets.” “Just left me wanting more.”
CMA judges also awarded Angelus’ website, AngelusNews.com, second place for best website, calling the site “top of the line work,” and “maybe the best layout in the category.”
Editor-in-Chief Pablo Kay was included for the third year in a row in the Editor of the Year category, this time with “Honorable Mention.”
Best Writing – In-Depth: “How to save men” by Elise Italiano Ureneck
Best Review: “More than feelings” by Msgr. Richard Antall
Best Reporting on Catholic Education: “St. Eugene is our village” by Steve Lowery
Best Illustration with Graphic Design or Art: Vin Scully cover by Jim Thompson
Best Website – Magazine or Newsletter: AngelusNews.com
Hot Topic – The Dobbs decision: “A new beginning: What the end of Roe v. Wade means” by Natalie Romano, Pablo Kay, Charles Camosy, and Angelus staff
Best Coverage – Disaster or Crises: “Stay or go? The road ahead for families under siege in Ukraine” by Ann Rodgers, Pablo Kay, and John L. Allen, Jr.
Best Photograph – Catholic Education: Marian consecration service at All Souls World Language School by Victor Alemán
Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Rights and Responsibilities: “Action required” by Steve Lowery
Best Review: “A Viking’s only way out?” by Joseph Joyce
Best Regular Column – Family Life: “With Grace” by Dr Grazie Pozo Christie
Best Essay – Diocesan Magazines: “Peace comes to the Golden Age” by Mike Aquilina
Best Sports Reporting: “Vin’s greatest inheritance” by Tom Hoffarth
Best Writing – In-Depth: “Next stop: The metaverse” by Elise Italiano Ureneck
Editor of the Year (English): Pablo Kay