Paulist Press Receives CPA Book Awards
by Kevin Kilroy
July 14, 2017

Five Paulist Press books have received awards and recognition from the Catholic Press Association. We congratulate Paulist Press as well as the authors of the below-mentioned books for this amazing accomplishment!


1st place – Coffee Table Book/Religious Art


“Chagall: The Stained Glass Windows” by Sylvie Forestier, et al.

Catholic Press Association Book Award Judges:

“Only superlatives are called for here. This is an extraordinary work in all its definitions: style, content, artistry, print quality. Not only that, one is impressed by the very vision of producing such a monumental work. The full-page representations of Chagall’s stained glass windows are simply awe-inspiring, and the accompanying backstory on each and all is superb – and accessible both to the professional and simply curious. The word ‘grandeur’ is used here and there in this masterful work.”


1st place – Design and Production


Accepting the Mystery: Scriptural Reflections for Advent and Christmas by Walter Kasper

Catholic Press Association Book Award Judges:

“Appealing in its unpretentious simplicity. From the velvety feel of the cover to its inside layout with ample gutter space and interestingly different, page-to-page layout, this book reminds us that good things do indeed come in small packages.”


2nd place – Professional Books


“Parish Finance” by Michael J. Castrilli and Charles E. Zech

Catholic Press Association Book Award Judges:

“…This book is certainly a valuable tool in the development and implementation of a sound parish financial plan. It can be helpful to people who are not familiar with the development of financial budgets, as well as those who have experience in the creation and implementation of parish finance.”


2nd place – Marriage


“Pope Francis Talks to Couples: Wisdom on Marriage and Family”

Catholic Press Association Book Award Judges:

“The heart of Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) is presented in an attractive, readable layout. The book will be most useful as a handy reference for clergy and pastoral ministers in their ministry of teaching about the Sacrament of Marriage and in preparing couples for marriage…”


Honorable Mention – Ecumenism/Interfaith Relations


“The Catholic Luther: His Early Writings” Edited by Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey

Catholic Press Association Book Award Judges:

“In a short, highly sophisticated essay, the former president of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, argues that, viewed as a reformer, Martin Luther has a particular relevance for the contemporary ecumenical movement.”


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