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LOVE ONE ANOTHER: CATHOLIC REFLECTIONS ON HOW TO SUSTAIN MARRIAGES TODAY

Edited by Tim Muldoon and Cynthia Dobrzynski

has been awarded third place in the 2011 Catholic Press Association (CPA) in the book category Family Life.

In the citation for the award, the CPA writes the following:

"Love One Another contains essays that offer a look at the challenges facing married Catholics today, but also at the resources from Christian tradition that can help couples and families forge a long and satisfying relationship with one another, with children, and with the communities of the church and society. This marks the fifth CPA recognition for the C21 Book Series."

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Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women's Strategies for Reform

Edited by Colleen Griffith

has been awarded first place in the 2009 Catholic Press Association's Gender books category.

In the citation for the award, the CPA writes the following:

"This collection of deeply thoughtful essays from leading Catholic women theologians deserves to be read by small groups in every Catholic parish. The topics are broad, the suggestions for change are practical, the spirit of the writing is inspirational. This book says what many American Catholics, men and women, want from and for the Catholic church of the twenty-first century."

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Handing on the Faith: The Church's Mission and Challenge

Edited by Robert P. Imbelli

has been awarded third place in the 2007 Catholic Press Association's Educational books category.

In the citation for the award, the CPA writes the following:

"In his very profound introduction to this book, Imbelli quotes Pope John Paul II: 'We shall not be saved by a formula, but by a Person, and the assurance he gives us: I am with you.' Handing on the faith is, above all, evoking and fostering an encounter with the loving person Jesus Christ. The chapters in the book are written by distinguished authors and are divided into three sections that deal with the Context, the Content and the Communication of the faith. Addressing these three key areas provides insights that are essential to those who are challenged to hand on the faith."

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Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church

Edited by Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.

has been awarded first place in the 2007 Catholic Press Association's Gender issues category, as well as an honorable mention in the category of Theology.


In the citation for the award, the CPA writes the following:

"This collection of essays deserves first place because of the continuing difficulties that the Catholic/Christian tradition has faced with this crucial area of human life and experience. The editors stress that there are no easy solutions and the essays reflect, in intellectually and personally honest and challenging ways, the difficult struggles towards human and Christian authenticity that real men, women, clergy and religious face in their daily lives. One comes away from the book feeling a grounded hope for the future -- what the editors call 'hope for a self-critical, creative, and faithful re-appropriation of Catholic values for tomorrow.'"

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Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change

Authored by William D’Antonio, and Anthony Pogorelc
Foreword by William J. Byron, S.J.

has been awarded second Place in the 2008 Catholic Press Association's History books category.

In the citation for the award, the CPA writes the following:

"A volume in Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century Series, Voices of the Faithful presents original research by noted scholars on the history, religious beliefs, practices and attitudes of the Voice of the Faithful, a lay nationwide Catholic reform movement formed in response to the clergy abuse scandal and the exposure of failed leadership in the Church. This work, which emanated from a 2005 symposium at Boston College, includes the research essays of symposium participants Nancy Ammerman, Michelle Dillon, Mary Hines, Robert Imbelli, William Gamson and John McCarthy. Professor D’Antonio and Fr. Pogorelc provide an analytical framework and a detailed sociological critique of this highly regarded national reform group. The Catholic Press Association has named two books in the C21 series as recipients of its annual awards."

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