Compass wins five awards
Bp. Morneau receives first place honors for column
The Compass won five awards at the Catholic Press Association's annual convention, May 24-26 in Nashville.
The Compass received these awards:
First place for spiritual life column by Bp. Robert Morneau;
First place for circulation campaign for the phone-a-thon at Notre Dame Academy;
Second place for color portrait of Bp. Aloysius Wycislo taken by Rick Evans;
Third place for an editorial on a national/international issue, "Speculation fever," written by Tony Staley;
Honorable mention for a story on Fr. Ray Conard written by Jeff Kurowski.
In their comments, the judges said:
Bp. Morneau "addresses challenging spiritual issues in lucid, insightful prose. You walk away from each column with a lesson to apply in life."
Having a student call for subscriptions is a great idea - cheap labor as well as the difficulty of saying 'no' on the other end. I also like the training aspect it provided students. A very cost effective effort."
"I never met Bp. Wycislo, but having seen photographer Rick Evans' portrait of him, I think I know him well. The tentative smile, the eyes probing yet comforting, the relaxed cast of his body, all tell of a warm and gentle man. The dramatic side lighting adds to the strength of the photograph."
"A strongly worded piece [editorial] that challenges the secrecy surrounding the choice of a new pope. Constructive and well-reasoned, it's a forceful argument for openness."