Glenmary Challenge Receives Two Catholic Press Association Awards

Posted: 7/11/2011

Catholic Press Association Award RibbonGlenmary Challenge, the quarterly magazine of Glenmary Home Missioners, garnered two awards at the Catholic Press Assocation's annual convention held June 22-24 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Father George Mathis was honored with a second place award in the category of "Best Essay, Mission Magazines" for his remembrance of Father John Otterbacher, A Missioner and Friend. The article was published in the Spring 2010 issue of the magazine. Judges write that although the writer mourns the passing of a friend, he "skirts descending into maudlin tones and instead, honor a memory with direct, warm prose."

Brother David Henley and Father John Rausch received a third place award in the "Best Analysis Writing" category for their Spring 2010 article on immigration reform. The judges commented that the authors gave a politically divisive issue a "calm, objective treament that not only informs the reader but encourages action."

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada strives to build and strengthen the value and worth of the Catholic press by facilitating the professional, economic and spiritual growth of its members. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the association's founding.