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Catholic News Service wins 32 awards at Catholic Media Conference

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic News Service won 32 awards from the Catholic Media Association, which were announced June 10, the last day of the 2021 Catholic Media Conference.

There were eight first-place finishes for CNS:

Chaz Muth won first place for “Best Video — Social Justice Issues” for “Catholic Church leaders address racism.” https://youtu.be/-iShltrq_I8

Muth, Carol Zimmermann and Bob Roller won first place for “Best Multimedia Package — Social Justice Issues” for “2020 in Review: In year of racial reckoning, Catholics joined protests, prayers.” https://www.catholicnews.com/2020-in-review-in-year-of-racial-reckoning-catholics-joined-protests-prayers/

Muth and Zimmermann took a first place for “Best Multimedia Package — Hot Topic — The COVID-19 Pandemic” for “D.C. Catholic food pantry: Months of long lines with no end in sight.”https://cnstopstories.com/2020/07/29/d-c-catholic-food-pantry-months-of-long-lines-with-no-end-in-sight/

Shannen Dee Williams won first place for “Best Regular Column — Racial Inequities” for “The Griot’s Cross,” for the following three segments: “Black history is Catholic history”; “Racism has always been a pro-life issue”: and “Why the nation’s first Black cardinal matters.”

David Agren and Manuel Rueda took first place for “Best Coverage — Immigration” for “Immigration south of the U.S. border” https://www.catholicnews.com/at-mexican-camp-near-u-s-border-asylum-seekers-grow-more-desperate/ ; https://cnstopstories.com/2020/02/04/colombian-diocese-with-some-u-s-support-helps-flood-of-venezuelans/; https://cnstopstories.com/2020/05/21/homeland-security-decision-doesnt-surprise-catholics-working-at-border/

David Agren, Barbara Fraser and Rueda won first place for Best Coverage — Pandemic for “Pandemic in Latin America.” https://www.catholicnews.com/as-latin-america-becomes-center-of-pandemic-churches-confront-hunger/ https://www.catholicnews.com/mexican-parishes-refocus-aid-responses-as-pandemic-drags-on/ https://www.catholicnews.com/traumatic-way-to-say-goodbye-roadside-funerals-in-colombia/

Paul Haring won first place for “Best Photograph — National/International Event” for “Masked at papal audience in early days of COVID-19.”

Roller took first place for “Best Photograph — Color” for “Memorial and Rosary.”

There were seven second-place awards:

Muth won second place for “Best Video — Explainer” for “‘Spiritual Communion’ without the host.” https://youtu.be/cAysLybOPns

Robert Duncan took second place for Best Video — Pro-Life Activities for “Pope: Peace in the human family.” https://youtu.be/YEK0-m_Vt90

Muth won second place for “Best Video — Depiction of Religious Life” for “A backlog of altar bread.” https://youtu.be/ujRgBxzOsjU

Muth also won a second place for “Best Multimedia Package — Depiction of Religious Life” for “Face masks deemed expression of faith that deepens safety precaution.” https://www.catholicnews.com/face-masks-deemed-expression-of-faith-that-deepens-safety-precaution/

Another second place for Muth came in the category “Best Multimedia Package — Violence in Our Communities” for “Rising gun violence amid pandemic points up bishops’ call for commonsense gun laws.” https://www.catholicnews.com/rising-gun-violence-amid-pandemic-points-up-bishops-call-for-commonsense-gun-laws/

Cindy Wooden and Carol Glatz took second place for “Best News Writing Series– International” for the “McCarrick Report.” https://www.catholicnews.com/mccarrick-report-documents-repeated-lack-of-serious-investigation/ ; https://www.catholicnews.com/victims-in-mccarrick-report-show-fear-courage-anger-need-for-action/ ; https://www.catholicnews.com/mccarrick-report-highlights-weaknesses-in-process-for-vetting-bishops/

Muth won second place for “Best Photograph — Sacramental” for “The Real Presence of Christ.”

There were eight third-place finishes:

Muth, Zimmermann and Tyler Orsburn took third place for “Best Multimedia Package — Pro-Life Activities” for “Crowd at Supreme Court before march shows abortion debate in miniature.” https://catholicsentinel.org/Content/News/Nation-and-World/Article/WATCH-Crowd-at-Supreme-Court-before-march-shows-abortion-debate-in-miniature/2/34/39206

Muth, Dave Hernandez and Zoey Maraist won third place for “Best Multimedia Package — Depiction of Religious Life” for “Religious find inventive techniques of caring for community in isolation.” https://cnstopstories.com/2020/03/24/religious-find-inventive-techniques-of-caring-for-community-in-isolation/

Duncan, Glatz and Haring won third place for “Best Multimedia Package — Season Issue” for “Frankincense’s future: Ancient gift endangered, risks depletion.” https://www.catholicnews.com/frankincenses-future-ancient-gift-endangered-risks-depletion/

Muth and Ian Alvano won third place for Best Multimedia Package — Hot Topic — The COVID-19 Pandemic for “Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic.” https://www.catholicnews.com/makers-of-sacramental-wine-altar-bread-suffer-economic-hit-due-to-pandemic/

Duncan, Wooden, Glatz, Junno Arocho Esteves and Haring won third place for “Best Multimedia Package Series” for “U.S. bishops’ ad limina visits.” Part 1: http://catholicnewsherald.com/news/world/93-news/vatican/5344-pope-speaks-to-u-s-bishops-about-pro-life-issues-transgender-ideology Part 2: https://catholicreview.org/pope-urges-bishops-to-teach-discernment-including-on-political-issues/ Part 3: https://catholicreview.org/u-s-bishops-ask-pope-about-amazon-synod-discuss-range-of-issues/ Part 4: http://www.catholicnewsherald.com/88-news/fp/5443-feeling-superior-is-obstacle-to-evangelization-archbishop-says/

Effie Caldarola took third place for “Best Regular Column — Spiritual Life” for “For the Journey,” for the following three segments: “Choose what matters,” “Overcoming hate with mercy and love,” and “Advent tears and laughter in a year of difficulty.”

Doreen Abi Raad won third place for “Best Coverage — Disaster or Crisis” for “Beirut After the Blast.” https://www.catholicnews.com/at-beirut-parish-signs-of-hope-demands-for-accountability-after-blast/ ; https://www.catholicnews.com/us-nun-at-lebanese-hospital-recalls-mass-of-people-on-stretchers/ ; https://www.catholicnews.com/now-we-are-in-hell-says-priest-who-offers-hope-to-destitute-lebanese/

Orsburn took third place for “Best Photograph — National/International Event” for “March for Life 2020.”

There were nine honorable mentions:

Muth won an honorable mention for “Best Video — The Clergy” for “Religious conviction in mask wearing.” https://youtu.be/ihrNeIdb7Ls

Muth won an honorable mention for “Best Video — Hot Topic” — The COVID-19 Pandemic for “Drive-in Mass.” https://youtu.be/SYOuWmLg85M

Duncan and Wooden won an honorable mention for “Best Multimedia Package — Feature” for “Pope-less economy: Castel Gandolfo forced to change course.” https://www.catholicnews.com/pope-less-economy-castel-gandolfo-forced-to-change-course/

Muth, Duncan, Wooden, Zimmermann and Hernandez won an honorable mention for “Best Multimedia Package Series” for “A religious approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.” Part 1: https://cnstopstories.com/2020/03/24/religious-find-inventive-techniques-of-caring-for-community-in-isolation/ ; Part 2: https://cnstopstories.com/2020/03/27/covid-19-is-not-gods-judgment-but-a-call-to-live-differently-pope-says/ ; Part 3: https://cnstopstories.com/2020/04/08/covid-19-denies-eucharist-to-catholics-holy-thursday-the-day-of-its-origin/ ; Part 4: https://cnstopstories.com/2020/07/29/d-c-catholic-food-pantry-months-of-long-lines-with-no-end-in-sight/ ; Part 5: https://www.catholicnews.com/face-masks-deemed-expression-of-faith-that-deepens-safety-precaution/

Dennis Sadowski won an honorable mention for “Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting” forClergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD.” https://www.catholicnews.com/clergy-abuse-survivors-face-a-lifetime-of-recurrence-of-ptsd.

Wooden won an honorable mention for “Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues — Solidarity” for “Like a good neighbor: Post-pandemic solidarity means buying local.” https://www.catholicnews.com/like-a-good-neighbor-post-pandemic-solidarity-means-buying-local.

Muth won an honorable mention for “Best Photograph — Portrait” for “The Cleric’s Mask.”

Roller won an honorable mention for “Best Photograph — Scenic, Still-Life or Weather Photo” for “Rolling Heavenly Storm.”

Muth won an honorable mention for “Best Photograph — Color” for “Bethlehem’s Holy Ghost.”

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