The Catholic Standard and Times won two first-place awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada at the group’s recent convention. The awards for work produced in 2009, along with the judges’ citation, include:

Best General News Photo
First Place
Another Anguished Goodbye” by Sarah Webb (Feb. 26, 2009)
“This photo has the most powerful moment of all the entries by far. The emotion on the faces of the family members is moving as is the body language. Wonderful moment.”

Best Chart or Information Graphic
First Place
Analysis: Parish Social Ministries” by Peter Buonadonna, Barbara Hagan, and Staff (Nov. 5, 2009)
“Infographic is creatively placed within the design on the page and clearly explains the information while being visually interesting.”

The Catholic Standard and Times’ staff writer, Christie Chicoine, recently won three awards for stories published last year from the Philadelphia Press Association:

Newspaper writing, weekly spanision: “Another Anguished Goodbye,” Feb. 26, 2009

Business coverage, weekly spanision: “Cardinal unveils historic effort,” Feb. 19, 2009

Special subject writing, weekly spanision: “Pa. crisis impacts Church,” Sept. 24, 2009