Welcome to the Catholic (Liberal) Press Association
Seriously... Why is it that all the major "professional" organizations and their awards go the way of the liberal? Just what the heck are "awards" meant to show these days anyway, a friendly congenial slap on the back, or an indicator of true talent? I'm thinking it's definitely the former.
And so, we bring you news of the Catholic (Liberal) Press Association's 2005 (Liberal) Newspaper Award Winners
Congratulations to the National Catholic Reporter, best overall (liberal) newspaper.
And of course, can't have a reputable newspaper awards lineup without... best (liberal) headline:
The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul, MN, Sept 2, "Is Communion Rule Hard to Swallow?"
Ok, just to be fair, so there are some good awards on there... The National Catholic Register got a few kudos, and a couple of decent Catholic Spirit articles got nods, Julie Carroll's great piece on the Theology of the Body comes to mind. But seriously! The imbalance between orthodox newspaper/article awards and "questionable" newspaper/article awards is quite obvious...
I suppose the lesson to be learned (again) from this is - never seek the favors of men, but only the pleased smile of God our Father in heaven.
God bless all of you faithful and unapologetically Catholic reporters/photographers/editors working for our "Catholic" newspapers!! Do not despair at being passed over for other, more worldly, competitors -- for they have received their reward in full, while your reward will be great in heaven. Please keep all of our Catholic journalists and media workers in your prayers!
+ St. Gabriel, patron of the media/communications, pray for us!