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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — The Catholic News Herald recently received 16 awards for its work in 2016 from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada.
The awards were presented during the Catholic Press Association’s annual conference June 21-23.

Winners were:

BEST PROMOTIONAL HOUSE AD
First Place: “Don't blend in; A reason to chirp; Don't wait on the mail; Stand out; It's easy being green” by Stephen Guilfoyle and Tim Faragher

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT: National Event, Diocesan Newspaper
First Place: “Local annulment cases up after Pope Francis' reforms; Helping the hurting” by SueAnn Howell and Nancy Kopfle

BEST EDITORIAL PAGE OR EDITORIAL SECTION: Diocesan Newspaper
First Place: “Viewpoints” by Patricia L. Guilfoyle

BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE: Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circ. 25,001+
First Place: “Vocations: Heeding the call” by Catholic News Herald Staff

BEST COVERAGE OF THE YEAR OF MERCY: Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circ. 25,001+
First Place: “Making 'Room in the Inn' for the homeless; Mercy Moments series; Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy” by Father Patrick Winslow, SueAnn Howell, Rico De Silva and Father George David Byers

BEST LAYOUT OF ARTICLE OR COLUMN: Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circ. 25,001+
First Place: “Catholic Charities Week May 1-7: Strengthening families, building communities, reducing poverty” by Tim Faragher and Kathleen Durkin

BEST MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE: News Package
Second Place: “Easter Joy: Washed clean by His love” by SueAnn Howell, Kimberly Bender, Rico De Silva and Patricia Guilfoyle

BEST ANNUAL REPORT: (Arch)Diocesan Finances
Second Place: “Be Merciful, Just As Your Father Is Merciful” by Tim Faragher and Bill Weldon

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A LOCAL OR REGIONAL EVENT: Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circ. 25,001+
Second Place: “St. Matthew Church surpasses 10,000 registered families” by SueAnn Howell

BEST SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OR SPECIAL ISSUE WITH ADVERTISING EMPHASIS
Second Place: “2016 Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress Guide” by Kevin Eagan, Patricia Guilfoyle and Tim Faragher

BEST COVERAGE OF VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES: Diocesan newspaper
Second Place: “Calling for peace, justice in Charlotte; Charlotte parish mourns death of protester; Talking about race, Catholic style” by Patricia Guilfoyle and Rico De Silva

BEST ONLINE PRESENTATION OF MULTIMEDIA VISUALS (SPANISH)
Second Place: “Anglo Bilingual priest reaching out to Latinos” by Rico De Silva

BEST MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE: News Packagenesy
Third Place: “Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress” by Catholic News Herald Staff

BEST WEB AND PRINT COMBINATION PACKAGE
Honorable Mention: “Miami Circle: A lesson in social justice” by Patricia Guilfoyle and Rico De Silva

BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE: Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circ. 25,001+
Honorable Mention: “Through Campus Ministry, WCU student discovers a new life of faith” by Tim Reid

BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE: Feature Package
Honorable Mention: “A world of faith and fun” by Doreen Sugierski

— Catholic News Herald