Sunday, June 22, 2014

2014 Catholic Press Association Awards

Conratulations Mr. Winters!

A08c: BEST ONLINE BLOG - Individual
First Place
National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “Distinctly Catholic” by Michael Sean Winters

I didn't know they did that.

Give out awards, I mean.  I went through the list of categories and publications and surprised myself how 'illiterate' I am about Catholic publications.  I don't really read much current Catholic stuff - which may explain why I've been able to keep the faith, and may also account for why no one reads me.  (That's a good thing, BTW.)

That said - I found it interesting to whom the awards went to - I didn't notice many representatives from the blogosphere - although congratulations are due to First Place winner, Elizabeth Scalia - I did not know she wrote for Our Sunday Visitor.  (See, I don't read up on people either.)  I also noticed a Catholic mom blogger from Hawaii won a blogging award as well.  I'd call these 'real' awards.

Joan Chittister won an Honorbale Mention I think.  I laughed because I didn't think people thought of her as Catholic.  (See - I don't get out much.)  What was most interesting is that National Catholic Reporter won Best something or other and received high praise in a couple of categories.  What does that say?  As did America magazine BTW.  I've read people say it's not even Catholic to link to them.  Other publications/writers not normally endorsed by most bloggers I link to, and definitely not endorsed by the Pewsitters/Pulpit/New Adventist/EWTN affiliates, received awards as well.  No Fr. Z awards though.  I know he won't mind of course - I think he is like me and disdains awards and honors.

I'm so far outside, I'm even outside the outsiders.

I like it like that.

M05a: BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Spiritual life
First Place
“Ora Pro Nobis” by Elizabeth  Scalia

It is a very diverse Church in the United States, isn't it.

I guess Team Patheos rocked a panel on digital media.


  1. Terry ! thank you for posting about that: I never knew about it either & was quite overwhelmed to see the massive amount of writing going on, conferences, et al. And it goes back a number of years !
    I like checking things like that out though: as one can find a diamond or two in there: the book about Julian of Norwich, and the letters of Sister Wendy.
    It certainly can be easy to skirt about the edges of our need/desire for constant attentiveness to Christ within us, by the busy-ness all about us - I often hear comments of Father Dubay in my mind, and wish he were still with us - such a pastor. Sometimes very late at night I find him on ewtn -
    btw ! my brother blew into town for a brief visit, and bought me a very sweet, (very) little lap-top, and hooked me back up: it felt like the matrix, plugged back in. *phew*.

  2. I love how I look absolutely certifiable in that picture.

    1. I think you look very assured - your display a positive attitude with that smile. You are with a solid group of bloggers. Elizabeth Scalia deserves an award simply for assembling all of you into one very influential Catholic portal. Yep - I'm totally serious about that.


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