At the convention of the Catholic Press Association, held May 29-31, 2002, St. Anthony Messenger received the following 11 awards. A few weeks later, three of the magazine's editors won awards from the Queen City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. All awards were for work published in 2001.

Catholic Press Association


First Place
Best Personality Profile: "Bil Keane's Family Circus," by Christopher Gunty (St. Anthony Messenger, November)

Second Place
Best Short Story: "The One-time-only Bible Story War," by Marylin Warner (St. Anthony Messenger, July)

Best Single Photo: "Textbook Generosity: The Remarkable Berninger Brothers," by Greg Rust (St. Anthony Messenger, December)

Best Personality Profile: "No Greater Love: Chaplain Mychal Judge, O.F.M.," by John Bookser Feister and John Zawadzinski (St. Anthony Messenger, December)

Best Original Poetry: "Trying the Patience of a Saint," by Barbara Beckwith (St. Anthony Messenger, July)

Third Place
Best Short Story: "Quilting Bees and Jelly Jars," by Mary C. Perham (St. Anthony Messenger, February)

Best Article: "No Greater Love: Chaplain Mychal Judge, O.F.M.," by John Bookser Feister and John Zawadzinski (St. Anthony Messenger, December)

Honorable Mention
Best Editorial: "Will Zero-Tolerance Save Our Kids?" by Susan Hines-Brigger (St. Anthony Messenger, May)

Best Single Photo: "Making Time for Prayer," by Michael Conner (St. Anthony Messenger, February)

Individual Excellence—Writer/Editor: Susan Hines-Brigger (St. Anthony Messenger)

Best Photo Story: "Textbook Generosity: The Remarkable Berninger Brothers," by Greg Rust (St. Anthony Messenger, December)

 

Society for Professional Journalists

Second Place
Opinion Writing—Non-daily: Susan Hines-Brigger (St. Anthony Messenger, May and August)

Third Place
Opinion Writing—Non-daily: John Bookser Feister (St. Anthony Messenger, February and November)

Honorable Mention
Opinion Writing—Non-daily: Barbara Beckwith (St. Anthony Messenger, January and September)

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