Parable Receives Six Catholic Media Awards
Parable magazine was honored with six awards at the 2022 Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada’s annual media conference, including two First Place awards for Best Special Section and Best Reporting on a Special Age Group. It also received Honorable Mention for Best Diocesan Magazine of the Year. The awards were for work done in 2021 and announced July 7. They are:
Caring for our ‘Common Home’ | Laudato Si Special Anniversary Year | 2015-2021 won First Place for Best Special Section for its “concise, poignant and relevant lifting [of] a subject requiring attention and action. Excellent usage of Pope Francis’ first encyclical interconnected with relationships, specifically our connection to creation and the need for constant growth in ourselves and gratitude which also leads to slowing down to foster improvement in our [natural] surroundings,” the judges wrote. The special section was a collaborative effort involving writers Katie Fiermonti, John E. Carroll and Kathryn Marchocki; photographers Matthew Lomanno and Lorna Colquhoun; and graphic designer Abby Feldpausch.
The Faith on Fire: Profiles of NH Youth column – which is written by Simcha Fisher and photographed by Matthew Lomanno – won First Place for Best Reporting on a Special Age Group. “An inspirational and well-conceived series that profiles Catholic youth and the importance of the power of faith. All of the profiles are created and based on a compelling theme. The writers did a good job selecting youth from various backgrounds, some of their stories are humbling and painful to read, but all of their lessons are inspirational and powerful,” the judges wrote.
Parable staff and freelancers received Honorable Mention for Best Diocesan Magazine of the Year.
In awarding Caitlin (Sica) Bean Third Place for Best Regular Column – Spiritual Life, the judges said her Journeying with the Saints column “was very well written and the subjects they showcased were so interesting and contemporary.”
Paul McAvoy and Father Michael Kerper shared Third Place for Best Explanation of Marriage. “A charming story about a second chance at love enlivens this thoughtful look at the sacrament of marriage,” the judges wrote.
Paul McAvoy and photographer Charlene Graham received Honorable Mention for Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate for Answering a New Call, which tells the stories of newly-ordained priests Father David Gagnon and Father Joseph Moynahan.