Our Mission


The Catholic Media Association builds and strengthens the value, effectiveness and identity of Catholic media by facilitating the professional development and spiritual growth of our members. We contribute to the Church’s mission of communicating the Good News and evangelizing the modern world by engaging and supporting Catholic media.



Nov 14, 2022

Catholic Media Association Announces Opening of 2023 Book Awards Program

Nov. 14, 2022 — The Catholic Media Association announces the opening of 2023 Book Awards Program. The CMA Book awards honor outstanding work of publishers, authors, and book editors who serve Catholic readers.

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Oct 31, 2022

Catholic Media Association Announces Opening Date of 57th Annual Gabriel Awards

Oct. 31, 2022 — The Catholic Media Association announced today the submission period for the 2023 Gabriel Awards will officially open Nov. 7

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Sep 16, 2022

Catholic Communications Professionals Invited to Join CMA Google Group

All Communications members of the CMA are invited to join the Catholic Communicators Google Group managed by the Catholic Media Association.

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Nov 21, 2022

Member Spotlight: Hrbacek

"I have a sacred trust with my photo and interview subjects, meaning I have a duty to tell their stories in words and pictures in a way that is compelling, inspiring, informative and authentic," Dave Hrbacek says in this month's Member Spotlight.

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Oct 11, 2022

Brooklyn paper rolls out membership model

A combination of factors made it seem like now is the right time to give newspaper readers in the Diocese of Brooklyn a chance to step up their support.

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Oct 5, 2022

Member Spotlight: Barnstead

"Catholic media has the twofold role of telling inspiring stories … as well as providing opportunities to challenge injustices," says Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, editor of the Western Kentucky Catholic, in this month's Member Spotlight.

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