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Parable Magazine Earns Nine 2023 Catholic Media Awards


Parable Magazine Earns Nine 2023 Catholic Media Awards

MANCHESTER, NH, June 19, 2023Parable Magazine, published by the Diocese of Manchester, the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, was recognized with nine national 2023 Catholic Media Awards during the Catholic Media Conference in Baltimore, Maryland earlier this month.

The magazine earned four first place awards, including: Best Regular Column – Bishop's Column in a Diocesan Magazine, for Bishop Peter A. Libasci’s “Bishop’s Message” column; Best Feature Article – Diocesan Magazines, and Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues – Rights and Responsibilities, for Paul McAvoy’s “No Greater Love” story (about people raising their grandchildren because of their children’s struggles with addiction); and Best Regular Column – Family Life, for Simcha Fisher’s “Marriage and Family Life” column.

Parable is a team effort, and these awards are the result of the remarkable contributions of Kathy Marchocki, former editor, and Gary Bouchard, consulting editor and co-founder—along with our writers, photographers and proofreaders,” said Rosemary Ford, Parable editor. “It is an honor to work with such a talented team in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the stories of the faithful in New Hampshire.”

The magazine earned three second place awards for Rev. Andrew Nelson’s “7 Days a Pastor: Reflections from Father Andrew Nelson” column in the Best Regular Column – Religious Life category; Best Photograph – Portrait by Jeff Dachowski; and Best Photograph – Immigration/Migration by Tom Roy.

In addition, Parable received an Honorable Mention in the Magazine of the Year – Diocesan Magazine category and in the Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate category for Cori Urban’s “Soldier to Servant” story.

Complete lists of award recipients are available at www.catholicmediaconference.org/magazine and www.catholicmediaconference.org/excellence.

Parable Magazine is mailed directly to all registered Catholic parishioners in New Hampshire. It is made possible through the support of the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal, Bishop Libasci, advertisers, and sponsors. To learn more, visit www.catholicnh.org/parable.

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of nearly 210,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/overview.