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2013 Catholic Press Association Award Winners

June 23, 2013

Two Ave Maria Press authors and various publications by the Congregation of Holy Cross won Catholic Press Association awards at the 2013 Catholic Media Conference in Denver, CO.

Authors Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría won first place for the First Time Author Award for their book The Infertility Companion for Catholics. The judges described the book as "a sympathetic treatment of what can be a heartbreaking situation for couples who want children, this book includes clear, accessible explanations of Church teaching on various methods of dealing with infertility, including those that are and are not considered moral by the magisterium, as well as helps for coping with the emotions connected with infertility."

Various Congregation of Holy Cross authors and publications won several awards, the complete details of which can be viewed here.

About Angelique Ruhi-López

Angelique Ruhi-López has been married to her husband Richard since 2003. They experienced infertility for one year before deciding to adopt their first child, Emmanuel, from Vietnam. They also have three biological children, Sebastian, Madeleine, and Anabella. Ruhi-López holds a master’s degree in theology from Boston College. She served as an award-winning staff writer at La Voz Católica, the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Miami. Ruhi-López is a freelance writer for The Florida Catholic, and a blogger and web editor for the Archdiocese of Miami.

About Carmen Santamaría

Carmen Santamaría has been married to Alex since 2001. They have two biological children, Monica and Antonio Javier, and two adopted children, Victoria and Daniel. They experienced more than three years of secondary infertility following the birth of their second child and continue to face this challenge. Santamaría received a master’s degree in business administration and a juris doctor from the University of Miami where she served as executive editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. She is an attorney and edits for the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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