First place award from the Catholic Press Association for Sr. Rose


“Fourth of July parade, 2011, Independence, Calif.,” by photographer Craig Semetko, from his project “America — E Pluribus Unum” (©Craig Semetko, 2012)


I was very pleased and grateful to discover that my column (three pieces) had received a first place award from the Catholic Press Association last night in Denver for contributions in 2012. My pieces appear in Arts & Opinion in the National Catholic Reporter in print and online

Media’s part in the Culture of Guns

Bows, Arrows and a Sword: Girls rock this year in film

Summer’s Independent Summer Road Trip

National Newspapers/ Regular Column

First Place

National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City, MO, “”Bows, arrows and a sword: Girls rock this year on film,” “Cinema’s independent summer road trip,” “The media’s part in a culture of guns”” by Rose Pacatte

Nice mix of columns and commentary. The guns column made some very thoughtful and probably unpopular points in an effective way.

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