Maryknoll, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–May 31, 2007–Maryknoll publications won 24 awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) at the annual awards ceremony of the Catholic Media Convocation held last week in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Revista Maryknoll, the bilingual Spanish/English language magazine, received awards in the categories of best feature story and best lead article.
“The awards that Revista Maryknoll staff took home this year are an affirmation of our work and Maryknoll’s commitment to sharing mission with the Hispanic Catholic faithful,” said Revista Maryknoll editor Linda Unger.
Founded to serve the ever burgeoning, diverse communities of Hispanic Catholics in the United States, Revista Maryknoll conveys mission stories and insights from Maryknoll’s overseas missions, as well as portraying the mission spirit that animates the Hispanic faithful here at home.
Revista Maryknoll was created 27 years ago with an awareness of the reality that shapes our Church today–the contribution of Hispanic Catholics, the fastest growing segment of the Church in the U.S.
Maryknoll’s publishing arm, Orbis Books, won an impressive group of awards, including four first place honors.
“The spread of 16 awards over 11 categories reflects well on the breadth and depth of our program,” said Robert Ellsberg, publisher and executive director of Orbis Books.
“I am particularly pleased by the first place awards in both spirituality and social concerns. The joining of those two categories really characterizes the spirit of our program.”
Orbis also took home awards in the categories of liturgy, pastoral ministry, design and production, biography, gender, reference work and best catalog.
MARYKNOLL Magazine won awards that included the categories of best feature article in a mission magazine, best cover, best essay in a mission magazine, best regular column, and for general excellence.
“We were very pleased to be recognized with six awards from the Catholic Press Association,” said Maryknoll magazine editor Frank Maurovich.
“Our editorial team works hard to produce a high-quality, informative mission magazine, which the judges said ‘superbly embodies Maryknoll’s mission of aid to the poor, social engagement and progressive thought rooted in Catholic faith.’”
Maryknoll, the U.S.-based Catholic missionary movement, includes the Maryknoll Society (Fathers and Brothers), the Maryknoll Congregation (Sisters), the Maryknoll Lay Missioners and the Maryknoll Affiliates. Maryknollers have been representing U.S. Catholics in overseas mission since 1911 and currently serve in 39 countries worldwide. For more information on Maryknoll, and its publications consult the World Wide Web at http://www.maryknoll.org and click on Fathers and Brothers.