June 07, 2016

Catholic University has received six awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA).

A first-place honor was awarded to the University’s “Pope in DC” website. The website was created and launched in summer 2015 in anticipation of Pope Francis’s Sept. 23 visit to the University’s campus when he celebrated the first canonization on U.S. soil at an outdoor Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Through news articles, blog posts, photos, and video, the website provides a record of the University’s involvement in the visit, including preparations for and coverage of the Mass.

Another first-place award went to The Catholic University of America Magazine in the category of Best Feature Article for “Viva El Papa!,” the fall 2015 cover story that gave readers a detailed look at the experience of hosting the Pope, not to mention 30,000 worshippers, on campus.

The magazine also received a second-place award for the summer 2015 “Careers” issue in the category of Best Special Issue, Section, or Supplement.

The University’s 2014 – 2015 Annual Report “Then & Now” also received a second-place award in the category of Best Annual Report.

Third-place in the category of Best Ad Copywriting was awarded for an ad created for “Teaching Catholicism to Capitalists,” a conference sponsored by The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics.

A first-place award in the category of Theology went to a book published by The Catholic University of America Press, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology, by Rev. Thomas Joseph White, OP.

The awards were announced at CPA’s annual Catholic Media Conference held June 1 through 3 in St. Louis. CPA represents more than 600 member organizations in the United States and Canada.