We are very pleased to announce that multiple Ave Maria Press books were selected as Catholic Press Association award winners this weekend. Congratulations to all these wonderful authors! 

Check out all the results at the Catholic Press Association website

Pastoral Ministry Category (First Place) 

Rebuilt by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran 

Spirituality (Soft Cover) (First Place)  

Atchison Blue by Judith Valente 

Best Trade/Seasonal Catalog Category (Second Place) 

Ave Maria Press Fall 2013 Trade Catalog by John Carson, Chris Tobin, and Heather Glenn 

Professional Book Category (Third Place) 

Redeeming Administration by Ann Garrido 

Gender Issues Category (Third Place) 

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious by Pat Gohn 

Design and Production Category (Honorable Mention) 

Rebuilt by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran (Design by John Carson) 


Other Awards for Ave Maria Press Authors 

A number of Ave Maria Press authors received awards for their work in magazines, newspapers, blogs, and books with other publishers. 

“Ora Pro Nobis” by Elizabeth Scalia: First Place, Best Regular Column: Spiritual Life 

“CatholicMom.com” by Lisa Hendey, Sarah A. Reinhard: Third Place, Best Online Blog: Group or Association 

U.S. Catholic, Chicago, IL, “The Subtle Theater” by Brian Doyle: First Place: Best Short Story 

The Thorny Grace of It by Brian Doyle, Loyola Press, Chicago, IL: Third Place (Tied): Popular Presentation of Catholic Faith

Catholic Mom's Café by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Our Sunday Visitor Press, Huntington, IN: Third Place, Family Life

When Faith Feels Fragile by R. Scott Hurd, Pauline Books and Media, Boston, MA: Second Place, Popular Presentation of Catholic Faith 


Congregation of Holy Cross Award Winners 

Several priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross also won awards from the Catholic Press Association including Fr. Matthew Kuczora, Fr. Daniel G. Groody, and Fr. Ronald Raab. Read about their awards at the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross website