Congratulations to our Catholic Press Association Book Award Winners

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The University of Notre Dame Press (UNDP) is delighted to announce that seven titles were named Catholic Press Association Book Award winners on July 2, 2020, at the first Virtual Catholic Media Conference. This year, UNDP books received first place awards in Theology and Faithful Citizenship categories, second place awards in Memoir and Faithful Citizenship categories, third place and honorable mention in the History category, and an honorable mention in the Faith and Science category. We are proud to be the publisher of these important titles deemed best in their field by the judges at the Catholic Press Association.

The Catholic Press Association, established in 1911, is an association of publisher and communication professionals in Catholic media. The association sponsors various award programs that honor works that inform and promote the mission of the Church. For the first time in its history, the Catholic Press Association hosted a virtual Catholic Media conference in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and financial hardships many of their members face.

Notre Dame Press winners include:

First Place in Theology: Morality, Ethics, Christology, Mariology, and Redemption
Aquinas's Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance by Matthew Levering

First Place in Faithful Citizenship/ Religious Freedom
Theology after Colonization: Bediako, Barth, and the Future of Theological Reflection by Tim Hartman

Second Place in Faithful Citizenship/ Religious Freedom
Inclusive Populism: Creating Citizens in the Global Age by Angus Ritchie (Contending Modernities series)

Second Place in Memoir
From the Underground Church to Freedom by Tomáš Halík

Third Place in History
The Miracle of Amsterdam: Biography of a Contested Devotion by Charles Caspers and Peter Jan Margry

Honorable Mention in History
Soldiers of the Cross, the Authoritative Text: The Heroism of Catholic Chaplains and Sisters in the American Civil War by David Power Conyngham

Honorable Mention in Faith and Science
Faith and Science at Notre Dame: John Zahm, Evolution, and the Catholic Church by John P. Slattery

The University of Notre Dame Press, the largest Catholic university press in the world, publishes academic and general interest books that engage the most enduring questions of our time. We believe in the power of research to advance knowledge and impact lives, and of our books to connect scholars, experts, students, and readers in order to encourage intellectual exploration and enrich conversations on campus, across the country, and around the world.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts,, c: 574.210.6155.


Originally published by Kathryn Pitts at on July 14, 2020.