2024 Newspaper Division

GN111a: Best Newspaper – Weekly

First Place

The Criterion

Mike Krokos, John Shaughnessy, Sean Gallagher, Natalie Hoefer, Brandon A. Evans, and Ann Lewis

The Criterion

Second Place

Israel at War Series

Rick A. Snizek; Laura D. Kigus; Cole DeSantis; Jennifer Barton; Marie Zagorsky, and Sue Richard

Rhode Island Catholic

Third Place

The Leaven

Leaven Staff

The Leaven

Honorable Mention

Today's Catholic

Today's Catholic Staff

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Honorable Mention

The Record Newspaper

The Record Staff

The Record Newspaper

GN111b: Best Newspaper – Non-Weekly

First Place

I am with you always, God's Country, Building new lives, A man for the times, Happy Hallowtide!

Catholic News Herald Staff

Diocese of Charlotte

Second Place

Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Staff

Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Third Place

The Compass

The Compass Staff

The Compass

Honorable Mention

Best Newspaper

Staff

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Virginian

The Catholic Virginian

The Catholic Virginian

GN111c: Best Newspaper – National/ Wire Service

First Place

Our Sunday Visitor Newspaper

The Staff of Our Sunday Visitor

Our Sunday Visitor

Second Place

National Catholic Reporter

National Catholic Reporter Staff

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

National Catholic Register

Michael Warsaw, Montse Alvarado, Matthew Bunson, Jeanette De Melo, Shannon Mullen, Tom Wehner, Alyssa Murphy, Tom McFeely, Joan Frawley Desmond, Jonathan Liedl, Amy Smith, Kevin Knight, Melissa Hartog, Tyler Arnold, Lauretta Brown, Matthew McDonald, and Josep

National Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Catholic Health World

Judith VandeWater, Julie Minda, Lisa Eisenhauer, and Norma Klingsick.

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Register

Catholic Register Staff

The Catholic Register

N321a: Best Annual Report  – (Arch) Diocesan Finances

First Place

Archdiocese of Vancouver: Enriching Parish Life

Inca Siojo-Das, Claudine Bananal, Matthew Furtado, Emi Namoro and Paul Schratz

The B.C. Catholic

Second Place

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Annual Report 2022

Catherine Viola, Nicholas Sawicki, James Ramos and Rebecca Torrellas

Texas Catholic Herald

Third Place

'I Am With You Always'

David Puckett and Matt Ferrante

Diocese of Charlotte

Honorable Mention

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Staff

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Annual Report, Archdiocese of Mobile

The Catholic Week Staff

The Catholic Week

N321b: Best Annual Report –  Catholic Non-Profit Organization

First Place

Catholic Charities Community Report

Sue Simoens

The Compass

N322: Best Print Circulation Promotion Campaign

First Place

Intermountain Catholic 2024 Subscription Campaign

Bishop Oscar A. Solis, Marie Mischel, Marshall Palm, and Laura Vallejo

Intermountain Catholic - Diocese of Salt Lake City

N325: Best Promotional House Ad

First Place

Faith in Print Online With You Wherever You Are

Penny Wiegert and Megan Peterson

The Observer

Second Place

Georgia Bulletin Pilgrimages Ad

Tom Schulte and Tom Aisthorpe

The Georgia Bulletin

Third Place

2023 CMA Awards

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Back to School

Patricia Castrillo

Catholic Standard

Honorable Mention

Best Promo House Ad - Good Business Matters

Cheryl Dejoie-Methe

Clarion Herald

N331: Best Media Kit 2023

First Place

The Pilot 2023 Media Kit

Nan Wilkins and Dan Maguire

The Boston Pilot

Second Place

The Good Newsroom 2023 Media Kit

The Good Newsroom Staff

The Good Newsroom Archdiocese of NY

N335b: Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Color

First Place

Rise Up O' Men of God!

Deacon Steve Gretzinger and Fr. Ben Hasse

The U.P. Catholic

Second Place

Best Single Ad Color - Red Mass

Cheryl Dejoie-Methe

Clarion Herald

Third Place

Footsteps of St. Paul

Michael Jimenez

The Florida Catholic

Honorable Mention

Europe to You

Michael Jimenez

The Florida Catholic

Honorable Mention

St Francis Xavier Catholic School

Michael Jimenez

The Florida Catholic

N335c: Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Online Ad

First Place

Launch of The Good Newsroom App

The Good Newsroom Team

The Good Newsroom Archdiocese of NY

Second Place

Terra Sancta

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Embers Theatre Company

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

N343: Best Ad Campaign Originating with the Publication for Advertiser

First Place

Institute of Catholic Culture

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

Diocese of Arlington Jubilee Events

Pia Hovenga and David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

N345: Most Effective Use of Small Space

First Place

St. Ann Post-it

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

Kilmarnock Inn

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Revelations Counseling & Consulting

David Garcia

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Explore Catholic Schools

Tom O’Shea

Catholic Star Herald / Diocese of Camden

N347: Best Special Supplement or Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis

First Place

A Man for the Times

Kevin Eagan, David Puckett, and CNH Staff

Diocese of Charlotte

Second Place

The Catholic Accent: Schools Edition

Dr. Nancy Rottler, Mary Seamans, Cliff Gorski, Jordan Whiteko, Beth Tallentire, Robin Mull, Jennifer Miele, John Zylka, Bishop Larry J. Kulick, Vincent Reilly and Monsignor Raymond Riffle

Diocese of Greensburg

Third Place

Catholic School Week

ACH Advertising Staff

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Catholic Schools Week Edition 2023

The Lumen Media Staff

Lumen Media/Diocese of Sioux City

Honorable Mention

Florida Catholic Orlando

Jean Gonzalez, Michael Jimenez, and the Florida Catholic Media Staff

The Florida Catholic

N352: Hot Topic - Eucharistic Revival

First Place

NWI Catholic - Eucharistic Revival

Most Rev. Robert J. McClory, Colleen McGinty-Rabine, Erin Ciszczon, and Cecilia Cicone

Northwest Indiana Catholic

Second Place

Honor for the King of Kings

Jennifer Brinker, Laura Kosta, Jack Figge

St. Louis Review

Third Place

Thousands Pack NY Shrine at Eucharistic Faith Renewal, First Steps of Lenten Pilgrimage Taken on Ash Wednesday, Diocese Preps for Phase 2 of Eucharistic ‘Parish’ Revival

Bill Miller and Alicia Venter

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Eucharistic Revival

Fr. Ariel Bautista Jr., Peter Nguyen, and Fr. Joseph Kerrigan

The Catholic Spirit

Honorable Mention

The Georgia Bulletin's Coverage of Eucharistic Revival

The Staff of The Georgia Bulletin

The Georgia Bulletin

N361a: Best Front Page – Diocesan

First Place

The Catholic Spirit: Roots of Wings, Three-Part Series

The Catholic Spirit

The Catholic Spirit

Second Place

Native and Catholic

The Catholic Spirit

The Catholic Spirit

Third Place

The Leaven

Todd Habiger

The Leaven

Honorable Mention

St. Louis Review

St. Louis Review Staff

St. Louis Review

N361b: Best Front Page – National Newspaper

First Place

National Catholic Register

Shannon Mullen, Tom Wehner, Melissa Hartog, and Amy Smith

National Catholic Register

Second Place

The Front Page

Chelsea Alt

Our Sunday Visitor

N365a: Best Use of Graphics  – Art or Graphics

First Place

Explore Some of Our Churches Across Western North Carolina

David Puckett

Diocese of Charlotte

Second Place

Renaissance Man

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Third Place

Walking With the Body of Christ

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

An Epidemic of Loneliness

Norma Klingsick

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

The Gift of Hope in the Midst of Grief

Abigail (Witte) Buettner

St. Louis Review

N365b: Best Use of Graphics  – Best Chart or Information Graphic

First Place

2022 Average Weekend Mass Attendance

Pia Hovenga

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

RAGBRAI 4 Diocese Map

Renee Webb

Lumen Media/Diocese of Sioux City

Third Place

Four Regional Vicars Installed to Lead All the Deaneries

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Pope Francis' Pontificate Timeline

Pia Hovenga

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Timeline of Green Bay Diocesan Media

Sue Simoens and Patricia Kasten

The Compass

N365c: Best Use of Graphics – Best Original Illustration

First Place

LGBTQ+ Catholics Express Cautious Hope for Change as Synod of Bishops Starts

Toni-Ann Ortiz

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Pining for the Old White Christmases of Europe

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Third Place

Eurcharistic Insert

Melinda McPherson and Leslie Warren

The Catholic Moment

Honorable Mention

Parish Eucharistic Adoration

Peter Nguyen

The Catholic Spirit

Honorable Mention

Christ Shining in the Darkness

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

N371a: Best Layout of Article or Column – Diocesan

First Place

Diary Entries of WYD Pilgrims

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

Second Place

Happy Hallowtide!

Spencer K.M. Brown and David Puckett

Diocese of Charlotte

Third Place

Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Dana Attocknie

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Honorable Mention

10 years with Pope Francis; Bringing the Gospel to the World

Ann M. Augherton and Pia Hovenga

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

The Phoenix of Mexico

Fabiola Rodriguez

The Tablet

N371b: Best Layout of Article or Column – National Newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

How to Sin Like a Saint

Chelsea Alt

Our Sunday Visitor

Second Place

Gun Violence: 'A Public Health Crisis'

Norma Klingsick

Catholic Health Association

Third Place

Benedict a Papal Life in Pictures

Lucy Barco

The Catholic Register

N381a: Best Redesign – Print to Print

First Place

Tennessee Register Best Redesign Entries

Tennessee Register Staff

Tennessee Register

Second Place

Southern Nebraska Register, 2023 Redesign

Bishop James D. Conley; Cathy Blankenau Bender; and Dennis Kellogg

Catholic Diocese of Lincoln

N511: Best Regular Column by Bishop or Archbishop

First Place

Walking With Migrants

Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio

The Tablet

Second Place

Christ Our Hope

Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout

The Catholic Virginian

Third Place

Archbishop Paul Coakley, Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Honorable Mention

Liberty and Safety: Not an Either-or

Bishop Timothy Doherty

The Catholic Moment

Honorable Mention

"Be Merciful with a Cheerful Heart" 

Bishop Joel M. Konzen, SM

The Georgia Bulletin

N513a: Best Regular Column – Culture, the Arts and Leisure

First Place

Are You There Beauty? Risk Everything, Breaking Its Own Rules

Barbara Nicolosi

National Catholic Register

Second Place

From the Sidelines

Jim LaJoie

The U.P. Catholic

Third Place

Dr. David King's Culture and the Church

Dr. David King

The Georgia Bulletin

Honorable Mention

Tuned Into Faith

John Alexander

The Tablet

N513b: Best Regular Column – Family Life

First Place

Family Life Columns by Theresa Civantos Barber

Theresa Civantos Barber

Aleteia

Second Place

Faith at Home

Laura Kelly Fanucci

OSV News

Third Place

Family Life: Dr. Heather Bozant Witcher

Dr. Heather Bozant Witcher

Clarion Herald

Honorable Mention

NOLA Catholic Parenting

Phillip Garside, Stacy LaMorte, Vivian Gonzalez Marino, and NOLA Catholic Parenting

Clarion Herald

Honorable Mention

No Greater Joy

Gretchen R Crowe

OSV News

N513c: Best Regular Column – General Commentary

First Place

Creative Fireworks, The Church in Africa, Trapped Armenians

Michael Warsaw

National Catholic Register

Second Place

Asking for a Friend 

Fr. John LoCoco

Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Third Place

It is Good

Elizabeth Scalia

OSV News

Honorable Mention

Wirth Reading

Paul Wirth

The A.D. Times

Honorable Mention

The Church on the Street: Deacon Robert Kinghorn

Deacon Robert Kinghorn

The Catholic Register

N513d: Best Regular Column – Scripture

First Place

Sunday Scripture

Deacon Greg Kandra

OSV News

Second Place

Sunday Word

Father Brian Campbell

The Florida Catholic

Third Place

From the Editor's Desk

Darcy Fargo

North Country Catholic - Diocese of Ogdensburg

Honorable Mention

On Scripture by Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP

Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP

Aleteia

Honorable Mention

Sunday Word 

Father David Scotchie

The Florida Catholic

N513e: Best Regular Column – Spiritual Life

First Place

US Bishops’ Document against Transgender Health Care is a Disaster

Daniel P. Horan

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Faith & Thought

Father Robert Lauder

The Tablet

Third Place

Real Presence: Three Part Series

Fr. Joseph S. I. Illés, Fr. Timothy Eck II, and Fr. Matthew Marinelli

The Catholic Spirit

N513f: Best Regular Column – Political Issues

First Place

"Burke at Bedminster and Pence at Napa: The GOP at Prayer?"

Michael Sean Winters

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Grace is Everywhere

Kenneth Craycraft

Our Sunday Visitor

N513g: Best Regular Column – Pro life Issues

First Place

Witness for Life

Therese Stahl

The Observer

N521a: Best Coverage  – Immigration

First Place

Migrant Crisis Brings Scrutiny to NY’s Status as ‘Sanctuary City,’ Ukrainians Hit With Red-Tape Nightmare in U.S. After Fleeing War, ‘Reconnect’ Teaches English and Job Skills to NY Asylum-Seekers

Paula Katinas and Bill Miller

The Tablet

Second Place

Detained Immigrants Launch Hunger Strike at Two California Facilities

Aleja Hertzler-McCain

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Catholic Health World Immigration Coverage

Kathleen Nelson, Lisa Eisenhauer, and Julie Minda

Catholic Health Association

N521b: Best Coverage – Political Issues

First Place

Catholic Lawmaker Filibusters in Nebraska Legislature to Block Bill Targeting Trans Youth

Aleja Hertzler-McCain, Katie Collins Scott, and Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Abortion Politics in Lead Up to 2024 Election

Tyler Arnold, Daniel Payne, and Jonah McKeown

Catholic News Agency

Third Place

Parents’ Rights

Joan Frawley Desmond and Matt McDonald

National Catholic Register

N521c: Best Coverage – Papal Trips

First Place

Papal Trips: A Culture of Encounter

Colm Flynn

National Catholic Register

Second Place

World Youth Day 2023

Shannon Mullen, Jonah McKeown, Joe Bukuras, and Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic News Agency

Third Place

Pope Francis visits Mongolia

Cindy Wooden, Lola Gomez, and Robert Duncan

Catholic News Service

Honorable Mention

Pope Francis' trip to Marseille

Carol Glatz, Lola Gomez, and Robert Duncan

Catholic News Service

Honorable Mention

Papal Trip to World Youth Day in Lisbon

Justin McLellan, Lola Gomez, and Robert Duncan

Catholic News Service

N521d: Best Coverage – Religious Liberty Issues

First Place

FBI Memo on Investigation of Traditional Catholics

Tyler Arnold, Joe Bukuras and Daniel Payne

Catholic News Agency

Second Place

Church Under Persecution in Nicaragua

Lauretta Brown, Joan Frawley Desmond and Michael Warsaw

National Catholic Register

Third Place

State, National and International Religious Liberty Coverage

Tyler Arnold and Joe Bukuras

Catholic News Agency

N521e: Best Coverage – Disaster or Crises

First Place

Everyone Deserves a Safe, Decent, Affordable Home

Barb Arland-Fye

The Catholic Messenger

Second Place

Lahaina Wildfires

Jennifer Rector and Patrick Downes

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Third Place

In Spite of a Year of War, Ukrainians Endure and Religious Ministry Continues

Chris Herlinger

Global Sisters Report

Honorable Mention

Maui Fires

Kevin Jones, Daniel Payne, and Jonah McKeown

Catholic News Agency

Honorable Mention

The Covenant School Shooting

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

N521g: Best Coverage – Pro-life Issues

First Place

"Moms on Campus" Series

Lauretta Brown

National Catholic Register

Second Place

God and Somebody Next to You

Zoey Maraist

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Activists Praise Dobbs Ruling, Vow to Continue Anti-Abortion Efforts; Diocesan Youth Prepared to Lead Pro-Life Charge as ‘Soldiers of Christ’; Laws Across America

John Lavenburg and Carol Zimmermann

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

March for Life Comes Back to DC Amid Backlash to Abortion Ruling

Brian Fraga and Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Honorable Mention

Death Penalty Coverage 2023

Jean Gonzalez, Glenda Meekins, and the Florida Catholic Media Staff

The Florida Catholic

N521h: Best Coverage – Racial Inequities

First Place

Activists Invite Police, Clinicians to Get to Know Locals in Challenged Cleveland Neighborhoods; Bon Secours St. Francis Equips Barbers, Stylists to Talk Health With Customers; AHA Program Enables Hospitals to Assess, Then Bolster Health Equity Efforts

Julie Minda

Catholic Health Association

Second Place

Cardinal Gregory: Black Catholics Have 'kept the Faith' Despite Injustice

Aleja Hertzler-McCain and Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Black Catholics: We Must Take Up MLK’s Fight for Social Justice, Catholics Shared in MLK’S Vision, Bishop’s BHM Mass Message: ‘All Part of the Same Family’

Bill Miller, Carol Zimmermann, and John Lavenburg

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Clean-up Effort at Sacred Heart Cemetery; Descendants Help Clear Grounds Near Ancestor’s Grave; Cardinal Leads Prayer Service for Enslaved African Americans Buried in Unmarked Graves

Catherine Buckler and Mihoko Owada

Catholic Standard

N521j: Best Coverage on Catholic Education

First Place

Coverage of Atlanta's Catholic Schools

Andrew Nelson

The Georgia Bulletin

Second Place

Serving Students With Special Needs

Katie Yoder

Our Sunday Visitor

Third Place

Catholic Schools Gain on Public Schools’ Losses, Diocesan Students Outscore Public School Counterparts in Reading, Catholic HS More Diverse Than Elite Public Schools

Paula Katinas

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

What’s Working in Catholic Education

Joe Bukuras, Jonah McKeown and Francesa Pollio Fenton

Catholic News Agency

Honorable Mention

As Catholic Dioceses Release New Gender Policies, Grassroots Groups Demand Input

Katie Collins Scott and Christopher White

National Catholic Reporter

N531a: Best Editorial on a Local Issue – Weekly

First Place

Arkansas, Address Maternal Mortality

Malea Hargett

Arkansas Catholic

Second Place

State Needs Courage to Stop Death Penalty

Malea Hargett

Arkansas Catholic

Third Place

Moral Decline Leads to a City Where Crime Does Pay

The Tablet Staff

The Tablet

N531b: Best Editorial on a Local Issue – Non-Weekly

First Place

Flat Against This Tax

Patricia Kasten

The Compass

Second Place

Will the Nashville School Shooting Finally Change Things

Rick Musacchio

Tennessee Register

Third Place

In Miracles, We Can Find the Hope of God's Love

Andy Telli

Tennessee Register

N532a: Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – Weekly

First Place

Any Faithful Catholics Who Can Seek Office?

Malea Hargett

Arkansas Catholic

Second Place

Do You Believe Church Should Be Open to All?

Malea Hargett

Arkansas Catholic

Third Place

A Decade of Teaching Catholics to Dialogue

The Tablet Staff

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

A True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semitic

Daniel Conway

The Criterion

N532b: Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – Non-Weekly

First Place

Accompany People in Pain Without Abandoning God's Plan

Andy Telli

Tennessee Register

Second Place

Bad Policing Puts Good Cops in a Difficult Spot

Andy Telli

Tennessee Register

Third Place

Eucharistic Revival Reminds Us of the Centrality of the Priesthood

Erik Ritland and Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

Honorable Mention

Thanksgiving is an Opportunity to Give Thanks to God

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

N532c: Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – National newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Global Hunger Crisis Requires Collaboration

Barb Arland-Fye

The Catholic Messenger

Second Place

Editorial: Air Quality is a Justice Issue — and Not Just When It Hurts NYC

NCR Editorial Staff

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

A True Shepherd

Shannon Mullen

National Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

NCR's Newsmaker of 2023: Jeannine Gramick, Tireless Advocate for LGBTQ Catholics

NCR Editorial Staff

National Catholic Reporter

N537a: Best Feature Writing – Weekly

First Place

"Amazing Grace": From Heartbreak and Rage, Woman Answers God’s Challenge With a Remarkable Promise

John Shaughnessy

The Criterion

Second Place

Young Woman Stitches Together Faith and Fashion to Create Timeless Liturgical Garments

Laura Kilgus

Rhode Island Catholic

Third Place

Faith and Parish Support Helped Plymouth Teen on Road to Recovery After Brain Aneurysm

Wes Cipolla

The Boston Pilot

Honorable Mention

Celebrating the Real 12 Days of Christmas

Jennifer Barton

Rhode Island Catholic

Honorable Mention

Family Matters

Mike Matvey

The Evangelist

N537b: Best Feature Writing – Non-Weekly

First Place

Guardian of the Faith

Gene Fadness

Idaho Catholic Register

Second Place

Drawing on Their Talents

Jim Davis

Florida Catholic Miami

Third Place

Finding Healing from Abortion

Gabrielle Nolan

Diocese of Knoxville

Honorable Mention

The Gift of Presence When Life's Path is Diverted

Mark Lombard

Clarion Herald

Honorable Mention

Blankets of Love

Jennifer Rector

Hawaii Catholic Herald

N537c: Best Feature Writing – National Newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Vatican's Venice Biennale Exhibit Serves as a Laboratory for Putting Laudato Si' in Action

Christopher White

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Colossal Lifesaving Effort Began With 60 Minutes of CPR

Lisa Eisenhauer

Catholic Health Association

Third Place

St. Mary Center Helps People With HIV or AIDS to Not Just Survive, but Thrive

Julie Minda

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

Beauty in the Desert: 'Santero' Art Fuses Local Traditions and Catholic Faith at Sacred Heart Spanish Market

Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen

N541: Best Headline

First Place

Ale-vangelizing in the Community

Kristen L. Byrd

The Catholic Virginian

Second Place

Mountain Climbing Benedictine Monks ‘Seek Things Above’

SueAnn Howell

SueAnn Howell

Third Place

Reaping the Fruit(cakes) of Labor

Ann M. Augherton

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

New Library In The Books

Rob Herbst

The Catholic Week

Honorable Mention

"Alto" this World

Michael Matvey

The Evangelist

N561a: Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting – Weekly

First Place

Tommy Zeigler Case

Jean Gonzalez

The Florida Catholic

Second Place

Reporting from Israel at War

Rick Snizek and Jennifer Barton

Rhode Island Catholic

Third Place

Unapologetically Catholic

Therese Horvat

The Leaven

N561b: Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting – Non-Weekly

First Place

Descendants of People Enslaved and Sold by the Jesuits in 1838 Reunite for Family Reunion in Southern Maryland

Mark Zimmermann and Mihoko Owada

Catholic Standard

Second Place

Building New Lives: Catholic Charities Resettles More Refugees Fleeing Conflict

Christina Lee Knauss and Troy Hull

Diocese of Charlotte

Third Place

Detroit’s Ukrainians Maintain Unbroken Spirit One Year After Russian Invasion

Daniel Meloy

Archdiocese of Detroit

N561c: Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting – National Newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Pope Francis' 10th Anniversary

Cindy Wooden, Carol Glatz, Robert Duncan, Paul Haring and Justin McLellan

Catholic News Service

Second Place

In Honduras' Dry Corridor, Climate Change Poses a Painful Dilemma: Adapt or Leave

Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

A Year After Pope Francis' Canada Trip, Sisters Walk Long Road to Reconciliation Amid Boarding Schools' Bitter Legacy

Sandrine Rastello

Global Sisters Report

Honorable Mention

Steps From the Brink: Faith in Addiction Recovery

Michael Swan, Peter Stockland, Lucy Barco, and Mickey Conlon

The Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Breaking the Bondage: Ending Human Trafficking's Evil

Quinton Amundson. Peter Stockland, Anna Farrow, Lucy Barco, Mickey Conlon, Mary French, and Angela Vecchiato

The Catholic Register

N563b: Best Investigative News Writing – Non-Weekly

First Place

Stolen Station of the Cross Returned to Richmond Parish After 22-year Mystery

Daniel Meloy

Archdiocese of Detroit

N563c: Best Investigative News Writing – National newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Lingering Vatican Investigation of Tennessee Bishop Leaves Diocese Demoralized

Brian Fraga

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Catholic Clergy Abuse Survivors of Color Endure Compounded Trauma

Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Group Promoting Author GK Chesterton Faces Turmoil Over Right-wing Connections

Brian Fraga

National Catholic Reporter

N564a: Best Analysis/Background/Round-Up News Writing – The Gerard E. Sherry Award – Weekly

First Place

Death Penalty Coverage - 2023

Jean Gonzalez and the Florida Catholic staff

The Florida Catholic

Second Place

Reporting from Israel at War

Rick Snizek and Jennifer Barton

Rhode Island Catholic

Third Place

Unapologetically Catholic

Therese Horvat

The Leaven

Honorable Mention

Buyer Beware: You Are Going to Be Scammed by Relic Sellers on Web, Vatican Ensures Authenticity of Saintly Relics

Bill Miller

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Soulless Homilies

John Lavenburg

The Tablet

N564b: Best Analysis/Background/Round-Up News Writing – The Gerard E. Sherry Award – Non-Weekly

First Place

Navigating Gender Dysphoria

Anna Harvey

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

Man and Machine

Kevin Schweers

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Mass Attendance is Up, but...

Patrick Downes

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

The Catholic Obligation to Vote

Ann M. Augherton

Arlington Catholic Herald

N564c: Best Analysis/Background/Round-Up News Writing – The Gerard E. Sherry Award – National Newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

A Year After Pope Francis' Canada Trip, Sisters Walk Long Road to Reconciliation Amid Boarding Schools' Bitter Legacy

Sandrine Rastello

Global Sisters Report

Second Place

Amid Record Chronic Homelessness, Advocates and Experts Say There is a Solution

Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Germany’s Synodal Way

Jonathan Liedl

National Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Medicaid ‘unwinding’ Threatens Chaos for Insured and Care Providers

Lisa Eisenhauer

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

10 Years with Pope Francis

Christopher White

National Catholic Reporter

N565a: Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event – Weekly

First Place

Arkansas’ Catholic Hospitals Innovate Care Amid Nursing Shortage

Katie Zakrzewski

Arkansas Catholic

Second Place

The Call to Be His Witnesses in the World

Laura Kosta and Jennifer Brinker

St. Louis Review

Third Place

Christ Shining in the Darkness

Bill Miller

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

Two Families in Little Rock Lose Homes, but Not Their Faith

Aprille Spivey

Freelance

Honorable Mention

City Memorializes Teen With Street Sign as Drive for Sainthood Continues

Paula Katinas

The Tablet

N565b: Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event – Non-Weekly

First Place

The Life, Death and Legacy of Bishop Matthew H. Clark

Mike Latona, Jennifer Burke and Amy Kotlarz Knapp

Catholic Courier

Second Place

30 Years Later, World Youth Day ’93 Remains a Spiritual Revolution

Roxanne King

Archdiocese of Denver, Office of Communications

Third Place

The Covenant School Shooting and Aftermath

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

Honorable Mention

Our Lady of Fatima Tours Archdiocese of Newark

Jaimie Julia Winters and Sean Quinn

Archdiocese of Newark

Honorable Mention

Resettling Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Rochester

Mike Latona and Elena Cambio

Catholic Courier

N565c: Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event – National newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Hundreds Gather for Gun Violence Summit Hosted by St. Louis Archdiocese

Valerie Schremp Hahn

Catholic Health World

Second Place 

"Granite Mountain Hotshots" Remembered at Memorial Mass

Tony Gutiérrez

Our Sunday Visitor

Third Place

St. Agnes the Beating Heart of Lac-Mégantic

Anna Farrow 

The Catholic Register 

N566a: Best News Writing on Regional Event – Weekly

First Place

Florida Martyrs

Jean Gonzalez

The Florida Catholic

N566b: Best News Writing on Regional Event – Non-Weekly

First Place

Speakers: Protect Indigenous Women and Girls From Violence

Barb Umberger, Joe Ruff, and Rebecca Omastiak

The Catholic Spirit

Second Place

Salina Diocese The Register - Regional Events

Katie Hamel and Diane Gasper-O'Brien

Catholic Diocese of Salina

Third Place

Catholic Charities 5-part Series

Eileen Jevis, Tom Maguire, and Dc. Tom Cuskey

The Catholic Sun

N567a: Best News Writing One Shot – National Event

First Place

Pope Francis Axes Firebrand Texas Bishop Strickland, Darling of Right-wing Twitter

Brian Fraga

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

How Will Schools React to Artificial Intelligence?

Peter Finney Jr.

Clarion Herald

Third Place

Community Raises Super Bowl Athlete

Glenda Meekins

Diocese of Orlando

N567b: Best News Writing Series – National Event

First Place

Coverage of Exhumed Body of Sister Wilhemina

Shannon Mullen, Joe Bukuras, and Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic News Agency

Second Place

National Black Catholic Congress

Mark Zimmermann, Catherine Buckler, Jaclyn Lippelmann, and Mihoko Owada

Catholic Standard

N568a: Best News Writing One Shot – International Event

First Place

Israel at War - A Hostage Family's Pain

Rick A. Snizek

Rhode Island Catholic

Second Place

"Confusion, Control and Abuse": Report Offers New Details About Jean Vanier's Secret Sect and Sexual Exploitation

Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Israel at War - Reporter's Notebook

Rick A. Snizek

Rhode Island Catholic

Honorable Mention

Fight for Faith in Nicaragua Hits Home

Joe Jordan

Archdiocese of Newark

Honorable Mention

Latin Patriarch: Israel at War - Time Has Come for Political Leaders to Make Good on Statehood Slogans as War Rages

Rick A. Snizek

Rhode Island Catholic

N568b: Best News Writing Series – International Event

First Place

Nicaraguan Government Expels More Women Religious, Takes Over Another Order's Property

Rhina Guidos

Global Sisters Report

Second Place

In Spite of a Year of War, Ukrainians Endure and Religious Ministry Continues

Chris Herlinger

Global Sisters Report

Third Place

Israel at War Series

Rick A. Snizek

Rhode Island Catholic

Honorable Mention

The Plight of Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh

Peter Pinedo

Catholic News Agency

Honorable Mention

Coverage of COP28

Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

N571a: Best Personality Profile – Weekly

First Place

Against the Odds

Moira Cullings

The Leaven

Second Place

Poet of ‘Trees’ a Catholic Convert, Humble Soldier, and "Gallant Soul"

Bill Miller

The Tablet

Third Place

Man Hears God's Call in Tomato Fields of Rural Fla.

Linda Reeves

The Florida Catholic

Honorable Mention

Local Artist Helps Bring the Saints to Life in New Book

Paula Lent

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Honorable Mention

Father Duffy: Times Square Sentinel, Faithful Chaplain of the "Fighting 69th"

Bill Miller

The Tablet

N571b: Best Personality Profile – Non-Weekly

First Place

Priesthood of 101-year-old Msgr. Turro

Joe Jordan

Archdiocese of Newark

Second Place

Gene Fisch's Story Transcends Time

Dan Hurley

The Catholic Sun

Third Place

Augusta County Blacksmith Forges Signs of Faith

Joe Staniunas

The Catholic Virginian

Honorable Mention

Sharing Faith Through Hula

Anna Weaver

Hawaii Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Country Star Craig Morgan Shares Journey of Faith

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

N571c: Best Personality Profile – National newspaper or Wire Service

First Place

Fighting Euthanasia in Canada: Amanda Achtman is a Millennial on a Mission

Zoe Romanowsky

Catholic News Agency

Second Place

Cardinal Mario Grech: Central Figure in Pope's Plan to Change Catholic Church

Christopher White

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

"This is the Life": Denver Sister Has Fostered More Than 100 Children

Valerie Schremp Hahn

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

Slain LA ‘Bishop Dave’ Remembered as a Humble Man of Action Who Wanted People to Encounter Christ’s Healing Love

Joan Desmond and Lauretta Brown

National Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Beauty Matter

Anna Farrow

The Catholic Register

N575a: Best Reporting on a Special Age-Group – Senior Citizens

First Place

Ministry Memory Care Facilities Apply Montessori Principles to Increase Resident Engagement

Julie Minda

Catholic Health Association

Second Place

NWI Catholic - Senior View

Erin Cisczon, Most Rev. Robert J. McClory, and Colleen McGinty-Rabine

Northwest Indiana Catholic

Third Place

How to Care for the Dying: Longtime Nurse Gives High Doses of Comfort and Compassion

Dave Hrbacek

The Catholic Spirit

Honorable Mention

Stitch in Time for 95-year-old Seamstress

Katie Hamel, Editor and Diane Gasper-O'Brien, Freelance Writer

Catholic Diocese of Salina

Honorable Mention

Remembering the March on Washington

Mark Zimmermann, Richard Szczepanowski and Catherine Buckler

Catholic Standard

N575b: Best Reporting on a Special Age-Group – Young adults (18-40)

First Place

Archdiocese of Newark Faithful Head to World Youth Day

Jaimie Julia Winters

Archdiocese of Newark

Second Place

World Youth Day

Jack Figge and Jay Soldner

The Leaven

Third Place

Millennials on a Mission

Joe Bukuras, Daniel Payne and Zoe Romanowsky

Catholic News Agency

Honorable Mention

Young Woman’s Time With Christ Leads to Memorable Moment for Her Husband, Son; a Time of Defending the Blessed Mother Leads to a Renewed Faith and a Marriage; an Unlikely Faith Journey of 6,250 Miles Draws a Young Woman Closer to Christ

John Shaughnessy

The Criterion

N575c: Best Reporting on a Special Age-Group – Children and Teens Younger than 18

First Place

NCYC: A Special Supplement of The Criterion

Mike Krokos, John Shaughnessy, Sean Gallagher, Natalie Hoefer, Brandon A. Evans and Ann Lewis

The Criterion

Second Place

Kids' Clarion

Beth Donze

Clarion Herald

Third Place

Junior Saints

Writings and Artwork by Students in Catholic schools in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic Standard

Honorable Mention

Children's Holy Hours Encourage Little Ones to Start a Relationship With Jesus

Gabriella Patti

Archdiocese of Detroit

Honorable Mention 

On Veterans Day, Young Scouts and Veterans Unite to Honor Fallen Heroes

Maxim Almenas

Archdiocese of Newark

N579: Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament

First Place

Harmony Waller: A Life of Service

Peter Finney Jr.

Clarion Herald

Second Place

Many Liturgical Rites, but All One Catholic Church

Christine Bordelon

Clarion Herald

Third Place

Church to Welcome New Catholics

Jennifer Burke

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

Here Comes the Brides

Elizabeth Wilson

The Florida Catholic

Honorable Mention

Local Men Answer the Call: Four New Priests Ordained

Andrew Nelson

The Georgia Bulletin

N581a: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Call to Family, Community and Participation

First Place

Bishop-supported Leadership Training for Immigrants Transforms Parish Communities

Katie Collins Scott

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Lobbying for Life

Jennifer Brinker

St. Louis Review

Third Place

Parish Christmas Dinners Live Out Synod's Call for Closeness to People Alone or in Need

Kimberley Heatherington

OSV News

N581b: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Care for God's Creation

First Place

At 10-year Mark, Pope Francis Seen as a Global Leader on the Environment

Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

Second Place

Laudato Trees Planting Program Enlists Catholic Properties to Help Increase DC's Canopy

Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter

Third Place

Planting Seeds, Cultivating Love

Laura Kosta

St. Louis Review

Honorable Mention

Swim Expedition Shows We Might Better 'clothe the Naked' by Buying Fewer Clothes

Céire Kealty

Ceire Kealty

N581c: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Dignity and Rights of the Workers

First Place

Dignity of Work

Laura Kosta

St. Louis Review

Second Place

Catholics Concerned as U.s. Child Labor Violations Increase and Lawmakers Seek to Weaken Laws

Kimberley Heatherington

OSV News

Third Place

Never Forget the 146

Bill Miller

The Tablet

N581d: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Life and Dignity of the Human Person

First Place

Holy Death

Emily Woodham, Gene Fadness, and Dr. LaVonne Mills

Idaho Catholic Register

Second Place

Colorado Pro-Life Efforts

André Escaleira, Jr.

Archdiocese of Denver, Office of Communications

Third Place

Catholic Doulas Help Mothers in Need Say 'Yes' to Life

Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen

Honorable Mention

Rochester Welcomes Asylum Seekers

Mike Latona

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

Undaunted by Professor’s Actions, Students Continue Pro-Life Message

Paula Katinas

The Tablet

N581e: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

First Place

Bishop Blesses Motels4Now which Houses the Chronically Homeless in the South Bend Area

Jill Boughton

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Second Place

Catholic Doulas Help Mothers in Need Say 'Yes' to Life

Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen

Third Place

Food Truck Ministry Serves Hot Meals and Hope

Andrew Nelson

The Georgia Bulletin

Honorable Mention

Trauma Recovery Center Helps Patients Overcome Impacts of Violence

Lisa Eisenhauer

Catholic Health Association

Honorable Mention

For Centuries, Sisters in the Deep South Have Worked to Alleviate Poverty. There's Still More to Do.

Dan Stockman

Global Sisters Report

N581g: Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Solidarity

First Place

"Mexico's Sisters Accompany Youth Gang Members: 'they Make Me Turn the Page'"

Nuri Vallbona and Luis Donaldo González

Global Sisters Report

Second Place

Annulment Explained

Meghan Bartlett

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Solidarity to Overcome a Culture of Violence

Jennifer Brinker

St. Louis Review

Honorable Mention

Missionary Priest Builds Up Haiti One Student, One Classroom at a Time

Zoe Romanowsky

Catholic News Agency

Honorable Mention

Sr. Consuelo Morales Accompanies Families of Those Killed or Missing in Mexico

Julieta Valdez

Global Sisters Report

N584a: Best Reporting on Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate - One-Shot

First Place

9/11 Hero Found Relationship With Christ After Tragedy, Now Helps Others as Deacon

Sean Quinn

Archdiocese of Newark

Second Place

God and Baseball

Greg Hardesty

Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Third Place

After 60 years, the IHM Sisters' Famous 'singing Nun' is Still Hitting the High Notes

Gabriella Patti

Archdiocese of Detroit

Honorable Mention

Basketball Sisters Now Play for God

Linda Reeves

The Florida Catholic

Honorable Mention

Give Me that Old Time Religion

Joe Bollig

The Leaven

N584b: Best Reporting on Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate - Series

First Place

Vocations, Seminaries, and Religious Communities

Kevin J. Jones, Daniel Payne and Jonah McKeown

Catholic News Agency

Second Place

Before They Were Priests

Paula Katinas

The Tablet

Third Place

In Vocations

James Ramos, Rebecca Torrellas and Jo Ann Zuniga

Texas Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Priesthood, Religious Life, Diaconate in the Archdiocese of Newark

Jaimie Julia Winters and Joe Jordan

Archdiocese of Newark

Honorable Mention

NWI Catholic - Priest Stories

Anthony Alonzo, Erin Cisczon, Lynda Hemmerling and Marlene Zloza

Northwest Indiana Catholic

N587: Best Seasonal Issue – Print Only

First Place

Christmas in Bethlehem

Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP

Our Sunday Visitor

Second Place

The Angel Said to Them...

The Compass Staff

The Compass

Third Place

Catholic Schools Week

Emily Benson, Michael Matvey, Brenda Powell, and Cindy Schultz

The Evangelist

N588: Best Seasonal Issue- Digital Only

First Place

2023 Advent Calendar

Gina Capellazzi and Jeff Witherow

Catholic Courier

N591a: Best Sports Journalism - Sports Feature or Column

First Place

Adults With Autism Make Friends, Have Fun at Unique Parish Basketball Clinic

Sean Quinn

Archdiocese of Newark

Second Place

How a World Champion Martial Artist Became a Youth Minister

Joe Jordan

Archdiocese of Newark

Third Place

Buffalo Bills Chaplain Seeks to Draw Players, Coaches to God

Jennifer Burke

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

Horvath Enjoying Early Taste of NFL Success

Eric Peat

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Honorable Mention

Living the Dream at the Little League World Series

Andy Telli

Tennessee Register

N591b: Best Sports Journalism - Sports News

First Place

Year After Coming Up Short, Marian Claims Soccer Crown

Eric Peat

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Second Place

Nats Pitcher's Big League Faith

Zoey Maraist

Arlington Catholic Herald

Third Place

Fight Like a McKenney

Tom Maguire

The Catholic Sun

N596a: Best Print Special Supplement – On a Bishop's Transition

First Place

Welcome to Rhode Island Bishop Richard G. Henning

Laura Kilgus, Rick Snizek, Sue Richard, Marie Zagorsky, Cole DeSantis, and Jennifer Barton

Rhode Island Catholic

Second Place

A New Shepherd: Bishop Michael Izen Ordained April 11 Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul

The Catholic Spirit

The Catholic Spirit

Third Place

The Ordination of Bishop John Tran

The staff of The Georgia Bulletin

The Georgia Bulletin

Honorable Mention

Bishop Nickless 50th Ordination Anniversary

Dawn Prosser and Renee Webb

Lumen Media/Diocese of Sioux City

N596b: Best Print Special Supplement  – One-Time Special Issue

Second Place

The Eucharist

Staff

Milwaukee Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Post Roe v. Wade: Abortion in America One Year Later

The Tablet Staff

The Tablet

N596c: Best Print Special Supplement –  Regular Special Supplement

First Place

Mommy & Me

Clarion Herald Staff

Clarion Herald

Second Place

Catholic Schools Week

Dan Maguire, Advertising Manager; Nan Wilkins, Production Manager; and Father Robert O'Grady, Special Assistant

The Boston Pilot

Third Place

The Tablet Jr.

The Tablet Jr. Staff

The Tablet

Honorable Mention

2023 Vocations and Milestones

Staff

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

NWI Catholic - Official Directory for the Catholic Diocese of Gary Indiana

Most Rev. Robert J. McClory, Colleen McGinty-Rabine, and Erin Cisczon

Northwest Indiana Catholic

N597c: Best Digital Special Supplement – Regular Special Supplement

First Place

Congrats Class of 2023

Jean Gonzalez, Michael Jimenez, and the Florida Catholic Staff

The Florida Catholic

N811a: Best Multiple Picture Package – Feature

First Place

World Youth Day

Jay Soldner

The Leaven

Second Place

We are an Easter People: Easter in Galveston-Houston

James Ramos

Texas Catholic Herald

Third Place

NWI Catholic - First Communion Picture Package

Anthony Alonzo, Bob Wellinski and Erin Ciszczon

Northwest Indiana Catholic

Honorable Mention

Good Mornings: Sisters Inspired by Weekly Mass With Bishop

Laura Kilgus

Rhode Island Catholic

Honorable Mention

Kelly Youth Rally

Jay Soldner

The Leaven

N811b: Best Multiple Picture Package – News

First Place

World Youth Day in Review

Nicole Hahn, Joshua Schipper, and Francie Hogan

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Second Place

Diocese Follows in Pilgrims’ Footsteps

Mike Walsh

Catholic Star Herald / Diocese of Camden

Third Place

Holy Week

Joe Cashwell, Hannah Camerota, Anna Harvey and Zoey Maraist

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Palm Sunday

Pia Hovenga

Arlington Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

Best Multiple Picture Package — News

Dave Hrbacek

The Catholic Spirit

N811c: Best Multiple Picture Package – Sports

First Place

Hendricken vs La Salle Football

Chris Jenkins

Rhode Island Catholic

Second Place

P.C. Friar inspires students on and off the court during visit to Good Shepherd Catholic Regional

Laura Kilgus

Rhode Island Catholic

Third Place

Catholic Athletic League Basketball 2023

Laura Kilgus

Rhode Island Catholic

Honorable Mention

Gladiators of the Gridiron

Jay Soldner

The Leaven

Honorable Mention

Boys of Summer

Kathryn White

The Leaven

N821a: Best Photo Story – Feature

First Place

Evenings of Refuge

Rich Hundley III

Catholic Star Herald / Diocese of Camden

Second Place

Live Stations of the Cross, Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Sooner Catholic and Chris Porter

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Third Place

'Jesus Christ is Risen Today'

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

Honorable Mention

Chrism Mass 2023

Natalie Bender and Cathy Blankenau Bender

Catholic Diocese of Lincoln

N821b: Best Photo Story – News

First Place

Diocesan Pilgrimage

Mary Brodeur, Pedro Lopez and Kerry Nevins

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

Celebration with Bishop Rhoades Ends Cross-Diocesan Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Joshua Schipper and Lisa Kochanowski

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Third Place

Archdiocese of Detroit Schools Welcome New and Familiar Faces as 2023-24 School Year Begins

Valaurian Waller

Archdiocese of Detroit

Honorable Mention

Blessings and Prayers During Holy Week and Easter

Photos by Mihoko Owada

Catholic Standard

N831a: Best Story and Photo Package – By an Individual

First Place

Keep a Torch Burning

Cesar Hurtado

Diocese of Charlotte

Second Place

A Prayer Runs Through It: Priest Casts for Souls as He Leads Men's Fly Fishing Retreat

Dave Hrbacek

The Catholic Spirit

Third Place

Called by Name: Galveston-Houston Pilgrims Trek to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023

James Ramos

Texas Catholic Herald

Honorable Mention

New Abbey of St. Walburga Nun Finds ‘surging Joy’ in Making Solemn Profession

André Escaleira, Jr.

Archdiocese of Denver, Office of Communications

Honorable Mention

Gospel Lights the Journey

Deacon Christopher Bongato

The Southern Cross Newspaper - San Diego

N831b: Best Story and Photo Package – By Two Individuals or More

First Place

In Spite of a Year of War, Ukrainians Endure and Religious Ministry Continues

Chris Herlinger and Gregg Brekke

Global Sisters Report

Second Place

What’s Seminary Life Really Like?

Jack Figge and Jerry Naunheim

The Leaven

Third Place

Pilgrims on a Journey: World Youth Day Day by Day

Nicole Hahn and Joshua Schipper

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Honorable Mention

The Nativity John Paul II Visited Every Year, and Its Surprise Creator

Isabella H. de Carvalho and Antoine Mekary

Aleteia

Honorable Mention

‘Rebuilder’ of Mission San Luis Rey Comes Home

Denis Grasska and Andy Hayt

The Southern Cross Newspaper - San Diego

N840: Best Photograph – Feature Photo

First Place

Censing Our Lady of the Cloud

Joe Gigli

Diocese of Paterson

Second Place

A Prayer Runs Through It: Priest Casts for Souls as He Leads Men's Fly Fishing Retreat

Dave Hrbacek

The Catholic Spirit

Third Place

In November, We Remember the Dead . . . And Our Own Mortality

Deacon Scott Pearhill

Idaho Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Altar Boys

Vero Gutiérrez

Idaho Catholic Register

Honorable Mention

Mass in the Woods

Jacob Wiegand

St. Louis Review

N841: Best Photograph – Spot News

First Place

Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival, Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Chris Porter

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Second Place

Incense

Jay Soldner

The Leaven

Third Place

Good Friday

Peter Finney Jr.

Clarion Herald

Honorable Mention

NWI Catholic - Ordination to the Priesthood

Bob Wellinski and Erin Ciszczon

Northwest Indiana Catholic

Honorable Mention

Relishing Relics

Dave Hrbacek

The Catholic Spirit

N842: Best Photograph – General News Photo

First Place

Blessing of St. Michael House for Ukrainian Refugees

Jacob Wiegand

St. Louis Review

Second Place

Adoration at SEEK23

Jacob Wiegand

St. Louis Review

Third Place

Oklahoma March for Life

Chris Porter

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

N844: Best Photograph – Portrait

First Place

Aguek Arop

Andy Hayt

The Southern Cross Newspaper - San Diego

Second Place

Fr. Horan moves to Senior Status

Jeff Witherow

Catholic Courier

Third Place

Vocations: The Lord has Chosen You to Make a Difference

Troy Hull

Diocese of Charlotte

N845: Best Photograph – Scenic, Still-life or Weather Photo

First Place

Sunrise at Fatima, Portugal

Lola Gomez

Catholic News Service

Second Place

Infrared Wisconsin Cemetery

Sam Lucero

Sam Lucero

Third Place

Climbing the Tree at Wilderkids Urban Forest School

Jacob Wiegand

St. Louis Review

Honorable Mention

St. Joseph Statute in Santarem, Portugal, WYD

Michael Mickle

The Catholic Virginian

N846: Best Photograph – Sports Photo

First Place

Catholic Central Girls

Cindy Schultz

The Evangelist

Second Place

Knight Time

Rob Herbst

The Catholic Week

Third Place

Three Father Ryan Wrestlers Crowned State Champs

Andy Telli

Tennessee Register

N847: Best Photograph – Sacramental

First Place

Easter Joy/Cardinal Baptizes Man at Easter Vigil

Photo by Mihoko Owada

Catholic Standard

Second Place

Former Buddhist Drawn to Church Through Beauty of Catholic Mass

Darin Cooper

Idaho Catholic Register

Third Place

Mass of the Holy Spirit at Paul VI High School

Mike Walsh

Catholic Star Herald / Diocese of Camden

Honorable Mention

A Wedding Anniversary Kiss

Rob Herbst

The Catholic Week

Honorable Mention

Day of Joy

Cindy Schultz

The Evangelist

N848: Best Photograph – Priesthood, Religious Life, or Diaconate

First Place

'May I Yet Gain Eternal Joy'

James Ramos

Texas Catholic Herald

Second Place

Novices Share a Laugh Before Mass

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

Third Place

The Wind Beneath

Tereza Ma

Mississippi Catholic

Honorable Mention

3 Men Anointed by the Holy Spirit to Lead

Glenda Meekins

Diocese of Orlando

Honorable Mention

Fr. Bertram Shifting to Capuchin Leadership Role

David Bernacchi

Milwaukee Catholic Herald

N849: Best Photograph – Holy Days/Liturgical Seasons

First Place

Lighting the Pascal Candle

Jacob Wiegand

St. Louis Review

Second Place

Ash Wednesday at Belmont University

Katie Peterson

Tennessee Register

Third Place

Live Stations of the Cross, Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Chris Porter

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Honorable Mention

Children Bring Flowers to Baby Jesus at Papal Mass

Lola Gomez

Catholic News Service

Honorable Mention

Bishop Rhoades Enters the Cathedral During the Easter Vigil

Joshua Schipper

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

N851: Best Photograph – Catholic Education

First Place

Linton Hall School: Small Performers, Big Patriotism

Zoey Maraist

Arlington Catholic Herald

Second Place

Catholic Schools Rustle Up Faith on the Dusty Trail

James Ramos

Texas Catholic Herald

Third Place

Catholic-school Students Honor Mary

Jeff Witherow

Catholic Courier

Honorable Mention

Catholic Schools Off to Running Start for 2023-24 School Year

Photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann

Catholic Standard

N852: Best Photograph – Immigration/Migration

First Place

Pope Francis Prays at Migrants Monument

Lola Gomez

Catholic News Service

Second Place

Josephine Sr. María Soledad Morales Ríos plays ball with a child at the CAFEMIN Shelter in Mexico City

Rhina Guidos

Global Sisters Report

N853: Best Photograph – National/International Event

First Place

Father Paolo Degasperi Waves the American Flag as He Looks Back at His Pilgrims at World Youth Day

Joshua Schipper

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Second Place

Bishop Knestout Listening to Young Pilgrim

Michael Mickle

The Catholic Virginian

Third Place

NCYC Photo

Natalie Hoefer

The Criterion

N854: Best Photograph – Hot Topic Eucharistic Revival

First Place

Eucharistic Procession, Sooner Catholic, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Chris Porter

Sooner Catholic_Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Second Place

Father Daniel Whelan Incenses the Altar During Adoration by Candlelight

Joe Romie

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Third Place

Pilgrims Finish the Final Leg of the 8-day Cross-diocesan Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Joshua Schipper

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Honorable Mention

"Now is the Time" for Revival - Sister Philomena Folse, CFR

Rich Hundley III

Catholic Star Herald / Diocese of Camden