Newspapers recognized by Catholic Press Association


DENVER — Rhode Island Catholic, including its Spanish language edition El Catolico de Rhode Island, won a combined seven awards from the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada during the 2013 Catholic Media Convention, held June 19-22.

The awards were won in a variety of categories including news and feature writing and overall general excellence.

Rhode Island Catholic Editor Rick Snizek represented the diocesan newspaper at the annual convention, which was this year in Denver.

“El Catolico Editor Silvio Cuellar and I are quite honored that the diocesan newspapers have been recognized by the Catholic Press Association for their mission in helping to spread the Good News happening each week in the Diocese of Providence,” Snizek said.

The newspapers won the following awards in the category for diocesan newspapers with circulations greater than 30,000:

Rhode Island Catholic

Best Newswriting Local or Regional Event

Third Place: Rick Snizek, Brian Lowney

"Atheist group calls for removal of war memorial, firefighter's prayer"

Best Personality Profile

Third Place: Rick Snizek

"Bishop Gelineau to celebrate 40 years in the episcopacy"

El Catolico de Rhode Island

Best Newswriting Local or Regional Event

Third Place: Ana Maria Delgado

"Conferencia de Servidores y Ministros"

Best Newswriting National/International Event

Second Place: Silvio Cuellar

"Conferencia Reunio a Musicos Hispanos del Este"

Best Coverage of the Election and Forming of Conscience

First Place: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Ana Maria Delgado

The following are Cardinal John P. Foley Awards for Excellence in Catholic Journalism:

General Excellence – Writer

Second Place: Silvio Cuellar

General Excellence – Paper

Honorable Mention: El Catolico de Rhode Island: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Silvio Cuellar, Rick Snizek, Ana Maria Delgado