ST. LOUIS, MO—Ave Maria Press authors and staff were among those recognized at the 2016 Catholic Press Association awards presented Friday night.

Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, were awarded first place in the family life category for their book, Intimate Graces.

Joyce Rupp was given third place in the spirituality/soft cover category for Fly While You Still Have Wings.

Ave’s 2015 spring trade catalog and staff members Heather Glenn and Chris Tobin earned second place in best trade/seasonal catalog.

Several Ave authors also were presented awards for other projects:

  • Lisa M. Hendey, Ave editor-at-large, second place in the children’s book category for The Secret of the Shamrock from the Chime Travelers Series; second place, best blog by a group or association for
  • Karey and Manuel Santos, honorable mention for contributions to the family life column “Marriage Matters” in FAITH Lansing.  
  • Kelly M. Wahlquist, first place in the first-time authors category for Created to Relate.
  • Brian Doyle, honorable mention in family life for So Very Much the Best of Us.
  • Angelique Ruhi-Lopez was recognized with fellow staff members of The Florida Catholic for first place in the best news coverage of the papal visit to Cuba and the US.

A complete list of winners is available on the Catholic Press Association website.