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Honorable Mentions FAITH Magazine, Diocese of Lansing, "FAITH Immigration Coverage" by Denyse Shannon, Nancy Rosebush Schertzing and FAITH magazine staff America Media, "Miscellaneous" by Jan Albert Hootsen; Cecilia Gonzlez-Andrieu; the editors M20: BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE First Place NC Catholics, "Configured Forever" by Kate Turgeon Watson The decision to become a priest was difficult - after all he had a girlfriend. But this compelling story then lets us know that Father Johnson had an even more difficult decision: Should he continue in the priesthood after being told he had an inoperable brain tumor? He said yes and he's still serving. A nicely crafted story that compels us to read to the end. Second Place HORIZON: Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference, "Why I value religious life" by Jennifer Tomshack How the dedication to a spiritual life of others affects us is nicely laid out by the author who recounts her lifelong encounters with those willing to extend themselves to practice what is preached on Sundays, going out of our way to help. But rather than the all-too-often and rather boring chronological approach, she begins toward the end - college life - because that impacted her, and later her entire family, the most. An easy-to-read affirmation of how our lives affect others in ways we may never know. Third Place FAITH Magazine, Diocese of Lansing, "Learning to Trust God's Call, Tyler Is in His First Year of Seminary" by Michael Spath The enlightenment that leads to become a priest doesn't come like a bolt of lightning, more like the increased light at sunrise. That is just one of the useful insights discovered by the author of this valuable and well-written article about a life-changing decision. The patience and discernment needed is useful to anyone seeking guidance, Honorable Mentions Maryknoll magazine, "Finding Heart in Mission" by Lynn F. Monahan Northwest Catholic, "That little nun" by Anna Weaver M21: BEST REVIEW First Place Freelance, "Powerful Pro-life Film is Already Saving Lives" by Karen Mahoney This review of the film, "Alison's Choice" provides readers the essence of the story but includes extremely clever lines that not only move the film along, but also punch up the review. And, as a bonus feature, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the writing, producing and distribution of a strong pro-life film at a time when many prefer neutrality. A powerfully written review about a powerfully written film. Second Place America Media, "How did she lose? Bob Shrum on Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election" by Robert M. Shrum What counts is not what you say, but what people hear. That's just one of many astute comments in this review of Hillary Clinton's highly publicized book, "What Happened," by Bob Shrum, who appreciates the book and author but adds his own observations based in part on his advisory role to Al Gore who also won the vote but lost the election. A marvelously frank look at both the election and the new winner/loser. Third Place America Media, "Reflecting on the frightening lessons of 'The Handmaid's Tale'" by Eloise Blondiau What is woman? Specifically, what is Mary? And even more specifically, what is a handmaiden? Reviewer Eloise Blondiau insists that a rather rigid view of the heavenly Mary can lead to narrowing her role and life to the hellish point of the book and TV series, "Handmaiden," where women are that they might have children. They are as Blondiau notes, "a walking womb." A review that soars far beyond the Hulu series to land in our hearts and brains. Honorable Mentions The Linacre Quarterly, "Book Review of Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America's Sexual Culture Does to Young Women by Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., M.D., and Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., with Stan Guthrie" by Hanna Klaus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. American Catholic Studies, "Book Review - Dorothy Day, the World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy" reviewed by Tom Cornell M22: BEST BOOK REVIEW SECTION First Place American Catholic Studies, "Review Section from Vol. 128, No. 2 (Summer 2017)" by multiple book review contributors: Karl Hefty, Joseph G. Mannard, Daniel Cossachi, Victor Carmona, Patrick Carey, James P. McCartin, Phillip Berryman, Daniel P. Horan, OFM, David Contosta, Mary Jeremy Daigler, Patrick R. Manning, and Richard A. Hibey Second Place American Catholic Studies, "Review Section from Vol. 128, No. 3 (Fall 2017)" by multiple book review contributors: William L. Portier, Peter Phan, Michael E. Lee, Tom Cornell, Joseph A. McCartin, Stephen J. Fichter, Michael F. Steltenkamp, Katarina Schuth, OSF, Betty Ann McNeil, DC, Mara Willard, Eileen M.McMahon, and Gregory J. Fair Third Place America Media, "13-Nov-17" by James Keane Honorable Mention Catholic Southwest, A Journal of History and Culture, "Book Review Section of 2017 issue of Catholic Southwest" by Thomas Jodziewicz M23a: BEST IN-DEPTH/ANALYSIS WRITING: Best In-Depth Writing First Place Columbia, "The Knights vs. the Klan" by Kevin Coyne This article stood out for its ability to revisit history in a storytelling manner that allows the facts not to overload the reader but rather allow the reader insight into how complex situations unfolded distinguishing between fact and fiction in a compelling and engaging way. Second Place America Media, "Looking for hope in Gaza" by Matt Malone, S.J. The author creates a very interesting and unique perspective on an often talked about but rarely seen part of the world using firsthand experience, retold vividly as well as backed by investigation. That's just one of many astute comments in this review of Hillary Clinton's highly publicized book, "What Happened," by Bob Shrum, who appreciates the book and author but adds his own observations based in part on his advisory role to Al Gore who also won the vote but lost the election. A marvelously frank look at both the election and the new winner/loser. Third Place America Media, "Reflecting on the frightening lessons of 'The Handmaid's Tale'" by Eloise Blondiau What is woman? Specifically, what is Mary? And even more specifically, what is a handmaiden? Reviewer Eloise Blondiau insists that a rather rigid view of the heavenly Mary can lead to narrowing her role and life to the hellish point of the book and TV series, "Handmaiden," where women are that they might have children. They are as Blondiau notes, "a walking womb." A review that soars far beyond the Hulu series to land in our hearts and brains. Honorable Mentions The Linacre Quarterly, "Book Review of Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America's Sexual Culture Does to Young Women by Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., M.D., and Freda McKissic Bush, M.D., with Stan Guthrie" by Hanna Klaus, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. American Catholic Studies, "Book Review - Dorothy Day, the World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother, by Kate Hennessy" reviewed by Tom Cornell M22: BEST BOOK REVIEW SECTION First Place American Catholic Studies, "Review Section from Vol. 128, No. 2 (Summer 2017)" by multiple book review contributors: Karl Hefty, Joseph G. Mannard, Daniel Cossachi, Victor Carmona, Patrick Carey, James P. McCartin, Phillip Berryman, Daniel P. Horan, OFM, David Contosta, Mary Jeremy Daigler, Patrick R. Manning, and Richard A. Hibey Second Place American Catholic Studies, "Review Section from Vol. 128, No. 3 (Fall 2017)" by multiple book review contributors: William L. Portier, Peter Phan, Michael E. Lee, Tom Cornell, Joseph A. McCartin, Stephen J. Fichter, Michael F. Steltenkamp, Katarina Schuth, OSF, Betty Ann McNeil, DC, Mara Willard, Eileen M.McMahon, and Gregory J. Fair Third Place America Media, "13-Nov-17" by James Keane 10 The Catholic Journalist Magazine & Newsletter Awards June 2018 M 24d

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