Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. We are able to describe our own experiences and the world around us, and thus to create historical memory and the understanding of events. – Pope Francis, 2018 World Communications Day Message
Having Catholic publications around the home is one way of keeping current with our local Catholic community and the news of the worldwide church. It is also a witness to our family and friends that our faith is important to us.
Those who write, edit, illustrate and publish those publications work hard. Every year, the Catholic Press Association (CPA) recognizes Catholic journalists, authors, students, photographers, videographers and others in four categories: press, book, student and Gabriel (broadcast and film).
Catholic journalists in California won more than 50 awards ranging from the Writer of the Year (R.W. Dellinger, Angelus) to Editor of the Year (Rick DelVecchio, Catholic San Francisco) to Best Diocesan Website (Diocese of Orange) to Best News Writing (El Heraldo Católico, Oakland).
This chart recognizes all the CPA award winners in California. The list contains some very thoughtful, entertaining and important stories, photos and videos produced by the Catholic media last year. To view them, visit our Catholic News Media Outlets page for links to your local publications.
A list of winners from around the nation is available on the CPA award program page.
Congratulations to all the winners!