Conratulations Mr. Winters!
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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.
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“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.