Robert Ellsberg

July 2021

Dear Friends,

     We are happy to celebrate with you the news of this year’s Catholic Media Association Book Awards, which brought 16 prizes to Orbis authors (plus a bonus award for Best Catalog!).

      The six first place winners were: Pope Francis, for his commentary on The Gospel of Matthew; theologian Massimo Faggioli for the best book on Pope Francis himself, The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis; Jim Forest for his memoir, Writing Straight with Crooked Lines; Maria Cimperman’s Religious Life for Our World (in the category of “Future Church”); Leo Lefebure’s Transforming Interreligious Relations; and Joe Hoover, SJ, for the best book on Grief, O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

      And there was more:


Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.: Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons & Speeches

Christopher Lamb, The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Church

Francis Butler, Belonging: One Catholic’s Journey

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