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Clarion Herald captures 8 Catholic Press awards

The Clarion Herald won eight major awards at the 2014 Catholic Media Conference Friday night in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thanks to you, our loyal readers, for the encouragement and support you have given us, especially in the dark days after Katrina.

We will continue to strive for excellence in Catholic journalism on your behalf.

Check out for a full rundown on the award winners:

Individual Excellence as an Editor: First Place, Peter Finney Jr. (The mom who finished the race and kept the faith) (Gold shovels a dark symbol for Planned Parenthood) (No joke: Cooper Manning really loves his brothers) (A mother's love: 'All I had to do was get out of the truck') (Baby Noah is a miracle of life, love and the cross)

Best Reporting on Children and Teens (younger than 18): First Place, Beth Donze, Kids' Clarion reporting on elementary school students: (Children's rosary groups form at St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan) (Students harness rubber band craze to teach the rosary at OLPH, Belle Chasse) (St. Matthew offers up soles for souls)

Best Sports Photo: First Place, Ron Brocato, Jesuit High School outfielder making a diving catch


Best Multiple Picture Package Originating with a Newspaper: Third Place, Peter Finney Jr., "Father, you cudda been a contenda"

Best Personality Profile: Third Place, Peter Finney Jr., "Back to School at 88, Father Morin, revels in Scripture"

Best Special Supplement on an Ordinary's Transition: Honorable Mention, Staff, "Farewell, Bishop Fabre"

Best Newswriting Originating with a Newspaper on an International Event: Honorable Mention, Peter Finney Jr. and Christine Bordelon, "Sex trafficking at the Super Bowl"

Best Photo Story Originating with a Newspaper: Honorable Mention, Peter Finney Jr., "Father, you cudda been a contenda"


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