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GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 8, 2019) – The Compass received 18 awards, including first place as Best Newspaper in its circulation category, from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada, during the CPA awards banquet June 22. The awards banquet was the culmination of a three-day Catholic Media Conference held in St. Petersburg, Fla.
 
It was the fourth consecutive year The Compass has received first place honors as top diocesan newspaper, and the sixth time in 10 years that the paper has received the excellence award given by the CPA to Catholic papers in the United States and Canada.
 
In awarding the excellence award, the judges said: “The Compass deserves first place as it has outstanding photos throughout that capture the essence of a story.” They also noted that the paper’s “various sections bring a wealth of information to the reader as do news stories the reader can use to engage in their community their community and church. Staff also write eclectic feature stories that would be of interest to the reader.”
 
In addition to General Excellence, The Compass received six other first place awards, two second place awards, five third place awards, and four honorable mentions. The other awards, which recognized work that appeared in The Compass in 2018, include:
 
First Place

  • First place, Best Regular Column – Family Life: “A Space for Grace” by Julianne Stanz
  • First Place, Best Editorial on a National or International Issue – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or Less: “God Has a Dad's Heart,” by Patricia Kasten
  • First Place, Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or Less: “Spring Snowstorm Leads Priests to Offer Virtual Mass For the Masses,” by Patricia Kasten
  • First Place, Best Special Supplement or Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis for the 150th Jubilee section, by The Compass staff and freelance contributors
  • First Place: Best Ad Campaign Originating with the Publication for Advertiser, “Woodside Senior Communities,” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens
  • First Place, Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Black-and-White, “Diocese of Marquette” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens

Second Place

Third Place

  • Third Place, Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or Less: “Bishop Morneau Requests Withdrawal from Public Ministry,” by Sam Lucero
  • Third Place, Best Photograph – General News Photo: “Remembering Loved Ones,” by Sam Lucero
  • Third Place, Best Photograph – Photo Illustration: Aerial photo of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, by Sam Lucero
  • Third Place, Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Black-and-White: “Paul Mitchell,” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens
  • Third Place: Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication – Color: “Office of Catholic Schools,” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens

Honorable Mention

  • Honorable mention, Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,000 or Less: Vocation Section, by Jeff Kurowski and staff
  • Honorable Mention, Best Multiple Picture Package – Feature: “Walk to Mary,” by Sam Lucero
  • Honorable Mention, Best Ad Campaign Originating with the Publication for Advertiser: “McCormick Assisted Living,” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens
  • Honorable Mention: Best Annual Report – (Arch)Diocesan Finances: “Catholic Charities,” by Amy Kawula and Sue Simoens

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Who we are: As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

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