Loyola Press Recognized for Excellence in Catholic Publishing

Dear Pope Francis wins first place in two categories


JULY 5, 2017 – Dear Pope Francis, the New York Times best-selling book, is the number one children’s book and the number one book associated with Pope Francis published in 2016, as announced by the Catholic Press Association in their 2017 Book Awards. In addition, seven Loyola Press titles received awards across eight categories, including four first-place award winners. Earlier this year, Dear Pope Francis also won the Book of the Year award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. A complete listing of Loyola Press’ winning titles with comments from the Catholic Press Association follows:

Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World, by Pope Francis

First Place, Pope Francis Books

First Place, Children’s Books

“Destined to become a classic. This book should be in every home. Honest, clear answers to timeless questions.”
—Catholic Press Association

Always Discerning

Always Discerning: An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium, by Joseph Tetlow, SJ

First Place, Spirituality: Soft Cover

“...every person has the capacity to discern the movements of the Holy Spirit.”
—Catholic Press Association

Operating on Faith: A Painfully True Love Story, by Matt Weber

First Place, Marriage

“...reveals the beauty of the Catholic marriage in a style young adults will find most appealing.”
—Catholic Press Association

A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion, by Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

Second Place, Pastoral Ministry

“...provides practical, realistic strategies for transforming parish life to lead others to an encounter with Jesus.”
—Catholic Press Association

Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses, by Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Second Place, Popular Presentation of Catholic Faith

“...a reminder that, regardless of one's feelings at the moment, God is ever-present in the mundane.”
—Catholic Press Association

God in America

With God in America: The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit, by Walter J. Ciszek, SJ

Third Place, Spirituality: Soft Cover

“...see Christ and seek Him through the humble and God-centered life that Fr. Ciszek shared.”
—Catholic Press Association

The 15-Minute Prayer Solution: How One Percent of Your Day Can Transform Your Life, by Gary Jansen

Honorable Mention, Prayer

“A fine how-to for someone looking for a way to jump-start a prayer life.”
—Catholic Press Association

About Loyola Press

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About the Catholic Press Association

The Catholic Press Association has been uniting and serving the Catholic press for more than one hundred years and is one of the most active and vibrant group of Catholic communicators in the world. It has nearly 250 publication members and 500 individual members in the association. The CPA Book Awards presents outstanding Catholic material to the general public.