Providence Diocese newspapers win 10 national awards


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language edition El Catolico won a combined 10 awards at the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada's annual Catholic Media Conference, which was held June 26 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Rhode Island Catholic won awards in the following categories:

Best Personality Profile

Second Place: Rick A. Snizek for "Local Military Chaplain Introduces Boston Marathon to Afghanistan"

Best Headline

Honorable Mention: Rick A. Snizek for "Faith in Cookie Sellers Will Keep Sales From Crumbling"

Best Example of Effective Advertising Promotion Originating With The Publication

Third Place: Richard Lafond for "Parish Summer Family Fun Promotion"

El Catolico won awards in the following categories:

Best Editorial Page

Second Place: Silvio Cuellar, Rick Snizek, Azade Sarah Perin-Monerroso, Luis Peralta and Rev. Bernard Healey for "El Verdadero Papa Francisco, El Papa Pide Valorar, El Error del Presidente Cuando se Trata de la Libertad de Religion"

Best Column: General Commentary

First Place: Silvio Cuellar for "Rincon de la Familia"

Best Column: Spiritual Life

Honorable Mention: Azade Sarah Perin-Monterroso for "Mementos de Inspiracion"

Best Coverage of Cultural Heritage

Third Place; Ana Maria Delgado for "Conociendo al Ballet Coatlaxupeh de Blessed Sacrament"

Individual Excellence: Writer

Third Place: Silvio Cuellar

Best Editorial

Third Place: Silvio Cuellar for "Padre con Experiencia, La quinta Peregrinacion Hispana Candidatos a Gobernacion Firman Rincon de la Familia"

General Excellence: Publication

Honorable Mention