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Boston College Faculty, Students, Alumni
Win Catholic Press Association Awards


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (July 2015) Boston College faculty members are among those honored by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization's recent annual conference. BC doctoral students and alumni also were recognized by the association.

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Biblical Essays in Honor of Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, and Richard J. Clifford, SJ: Opportunity for No Little Instruction, edited by School of Theology and Ministry colleagues Christopher R. Matthews and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., (with Christopher G. Frechette), was awarded a third place CPA Book Award in the Scripture: Academic Studies category. The book features essays from 18 scholars with personal and professional connections to the honorees, the late Fr. Harrington and Fr. Clifford, major figures in biblical scholarship and at the STM.

Theology Professor M. Shawn Copeland won a first place Catholic Press Award in the category of Best Essay Originating With a Magazine or Newsletter: National General Interest Magazine. She was recognized for her piece “Revisiting Racism” for America Magazine. 

STM Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino won a second place Catholic Press Award in the Best In-Depth News/Special Reporting category for his piece “The Church’s Changing Face” for OSV Newsweekly.

Other members of the BC community honored include Theology Department doctoral student Daniel Horan, O.F.M., who was awarded a third place CPA Book Award in the Biography category for his publication, The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton, and Jeremy Zipple, S.J., ’00, M.Div. ’13, S.T.L. ’14, who received a first place award in the category of Best Freestanding Online Presentation of Video for “Jesuit and Lakota: Graduation at Red Cloud,” which he filmed and directed for America Media. James Martin, S.J., M.Div. ’98 received honors for his book Jesus: A Pilgrimage.

In addition, the book, The Jesuit Post -- which features contributions from the following BC students and alumni: Fr. Martin, Ryan Duns, S.J.; Quentin Dupont, S.J.; Michael Rozier, S.J.; Sam Sawyer, S.J.; Jeff Johnson, S.J.; Jayme Stayer, S.J., and George Williams, S.J. -- received first place honors in the Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith category.


--Office of News & Public Affairs