Notre Dame Magazine honored by Catholic Press Association

Author: Shannon Chapla


Four essays and one photograph published in Notre Dame Magazine in 2005 have won awards, including three first-place honors, from the Catholic Press Association.

The magazine, the Universitys quarterly alumni publication, received a first-place award in the best review category forThe Genetics of Belief,an extended book review published in the spring issue by science writer Chet Raymo, who critiquedThe God Gene,about possible scientific underpinnings of faith.

Todd Whitmore, associate professor of theology at Notre Dame, won in the best investigative writing or analysis category forArms Unfolded,published in the summer issue about the divisions between people with differing opinions on abortion.

John Monczunski, the magazines associate editor, won for the best feature article forQuestions that Wont Go Away,an essay published in the winter issue about the debate over intelligent design, Darwinian evolution and theories of life on Earth.

Matt Cashore, a 1994 Notre Dame graduate and freelance photographer, earned a third-place award in the best single photo category for an image of Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Universitys president, celebrating Mass in Sacred Heart Basilica during his inauguration.The photo was published in the magazines autumn issue.

In addition, alumna Lisa McKay earned an honorable mention honor forThe Tired Samaritans,about the plight of humanitarian workers, published in the autumn issue.

Notre Dame Magazine reports on University events, activities, history, scholarship, institutional trends, campus developments and alumni news.Each editioncontains feature articles and essays covering issues relating to current affairs and societal trends, the arts and sciences, business, technology, family concerns and matters relating to the Catholic church, with an emphasis on the moral, spiritual and ethical aspects of these discussions.

The Catholic Press Association of theUnited StatesandCanadastrives to build and strengthen the value and worth of the Catholic press by facilitating the professional, economic and spiritual growth of its members.

* Contact: * _Kerry Temple, editor of Notre Dame Magazine, 574-631-4629,

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