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Review captures 22 Catholic press awards for writing, photography and general excellence

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The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis magazine earned 22 awards for writing, photography, design, multimedia and general excellence at the 2016 Catholic Press Association awards ceremony June 3 in St. Louis.

The Review won third place in general excellence in weekly newspapers with circulation of 25,001 or more. Judges wrote that the paper “presented a variety of articles and viewpoints on topics ranging from the relationship of fish and Lent to the homeless community, to safety in Catholic schools. Great writing.”

75 years later, St. Louis Review continues mission

The first issues of the St. Louis Register, left, and the St. Louis Review. The St. Louis Register started publishing in 1941 and was part of the Denver Register System, which printed the paper out of Denver. The paper became the St. Louis Review in 1957, published locally.

As World War II raged in Europe in the summer of 1940, then-Archbishop John J. Glennon called a young associate pastor to his residence. Archbishop Glennon discussed a new assignment with Father Harry Stitz -- pastor of St. Mary of Victories Parish in Downtown and editor of the new archdiocesan newspaper, the St. Louis Register.

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The Catholic press isn't immune to the diseases that infect the secular newspaper business. A decline in readership with the resulting fall off in advertising and subscription revenues challenges newspapers and journals everywhere. Diocesan publications are no exception.

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