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Review, Catholic St. Louis receive top honors from Catholic Press Association

A sampling of the issues that were awarded at the Catholic Press Association Awards ceremony.

The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis received a combined 36 awards from the Catholic Press Association at the Catholic Media Conference awards banquet June 23 at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

2016 year in review


The year 2016 was filled with events both grand and everyday – the canonization of Mother Teresa, the anniversaries of the archdiocesan Latin America Apostolate and Pan y Amor program, door-to-door evangelization programs, evangelizing through Pokemon Go and stories of Catholics on fire for their faith. The Year of Mercy helped Catholics focus on God's infinite mercy. Our Catholic faith helped us in the sad times, the departures of Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Little Sisters of the Poor and the sudden death of Father Tim Bannes, among others.

1960s issues of war, civil rights spilled onto news pages

A Mothers March for Peace in St. Louis was one of several methods of opposition to the Vietnam War. Various prelates of Catholic Church in the United States and in St. Louis repeatedly called for a withdrawal from the South Asian country and a peace settlement.

Two issues prominent in the secular world in the 1960s and beyond have been covered extensively by the St. Louis Review. Issues of peace and justice have been at the forefront in the past and continue today, expecially with one of the archdiocese's beONE priorities — promoting human dignity and social responsibility. Helping to fulfill that priority today is the archdiocesan Peace and Justice Commission, established in 2014, with its efforts for intercultural dialogue.

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75 years of Easter in St. Louis Review/Register coverage stresses faith tenets

Top left: Jennifer Podgornik rested after an Easter egg hunt in 1980. Bottom left: Priests celebrated Easter Mass at St. Peter Church in Kirkwood in 1966. Right: A banner on a church steeple bore the proclamation “He is risen” on Easter in 1979.

Helping people understand the Catholic faith has been a mission of the St. Louis Review since 1941 with the founding of the St. Louis Register, the Review's predecessor.

The coverage has included stories explaining the importance of celebrating Easter and the Easter season. Just last week — 75 years since the Register's founding — the Review's four-page Living Our Faith center section focused on how the Easter Octave and Easter season keep alive the joy of the risen Christ.

Editorial | Here for you for 75 years

Happy birthday to the St. Louis Review.

We no longer airmail the material to Denver to be printed and mailed to subscribers, as was the practice 75 years ago when the Review began life as the St. Louis Register. Instead, the pages are sent electronically to the Missourian Publishing Co. in Washington and mailed from St. Louis. Stories and photos are also available at, along with videos and other multimedia pieces.

It's likely no one back in 1941 would have predicted that concept.

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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