Once again, U.S. Catholic has been recognized for excellence in Catholic journalism by the Catholic Media Association (formerly the Catholic Press Association).
“Congratulations to everyone on our team,” said U.S. Catholic editor-in-chief Father Ferdinand Okorie, C.M.F. “Support from our colleagues in the ministry of Roman Catholic journalism is wonderful motivation to keep doing what we do.”
At an awards ceremony on June 10, U.S. Catholic earned six awards for its website, magazine, and content, including:
- Best reporting on Catholic Education: First Place for “The next generation” by Susan Salaz.
- Best Regular Column – Family Life: First Place for Home Faith.
- Best Coverage – Immigration: First Place for “House of peace” by Jean Lotus, “How women religious are redefining their future in the borderland” by Pauline Hovey, “Many parts, one body” an interview with Brett Hoover, and “Mother Cabrini, pray for us,” by Bishop Plácido Rodriguez, C.M.F.
- Best Coverage – 2020 Election: First Place for “Jeannie Gaffigan: Faith, motherhood inform my vote” by Jeannie Gaffigan, “Trump’s Catholics” by Angela Denker, “In stepping down, Simone Campbell asks Catholics to step up” an interview with Sister Simone Campbell, “Breadth of life” by Stephen Schneck, and “Now is the time for a new Catholic political vision” by Kathleen Bonnette.
- Best Website – Magazine or Newsletter: Third Place for uscatholic.org.
- Magazine – National General Interest Magazines: Honorable Mention for U.S. Catholic magazine
In her feature article “The next generation,” writer Susan Salaz explores how Catholic high schools are building more just communities by changing how they talk about gender, race, and other justice issues to form young people of faith. “The schools that are rising to the challenge of raising competent, compassionate, and culturally aware young people are the ones that not only empower their students but also trust them and allow them to grow into their authentic selves,” she reports.
Home Faith is U.S. Catholic’s monthly family spirituality column. Readers can subscribe to receive it and other faith and family content in their email inbox each week in the ‘Family Spirituality’ newsletter at uscatholic.org/signup.
After launching a redesigned website in August 2020, U.S. Catholic has seen increased digital readership each month. A trending articles list, recommended content suggestions, and virtual issue table of contents offer more ways for readers to browse everything that the publication has to offer on a daily basis.
The award-winning print magazine continues to offer mindfully curated content in beautiful layouts each month and includes departments and features readers won’t always find online. Subscribe to the print issue at uscatholic.org/subscribe to receive many articles before they’re available on the website.
“I’m proud of our team for earning awards that recognize U.S. Catholic’s high-quality content on current issues,” said U.S. Catholic managing editor Emily Sanna. “This award-winning content speaks to the questions weighing on people’s minds, whether that be raising children in the faith or coming to terms with the pressing political questions of the day.”
On print pages, website posts, and email newsletters, U.S. Catholic’s 100 percent original content delivers coverage of faith in real life that readers and colleagues in the field of Catholic journalism value for its consistent high quality and relevance to being a Catholic in today’s world.