(PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Three Loyola Press authors won Catholic Press Awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA). Why Stay Catholic?, by Michael Leach, won first place in the category Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith, and Practice Makes Catholic, by Joe Paprocki, placed third in the same category. Why Stay Catholic? placed third in the Spirituality (Softcover) category, and Joe Paprocki and Fr. Dominic Grassi’s book Living the Mass placed second in the Liturgy category.
Why Stay Catholic? is described by the CPA as “a beautifully written book which draws one to meditate deeply on one’s own loyalty to the Catholic tradition.” Michael Leach is thankful for the honor and says, “I'm grateful to the CPA members and hope this will lead more readers to the surprises in Why Stay Catholic?”
Practice Makes Catholic “is a guide to the daily practice of Catholicism. It is rich with information, wit and wisdom and short on preachiness.” Living the Mass is described as “a gem! Touching stories; down to earth, yet provocative reflections; suggestions for a way to live these elements together provide a great resource for connecting liturgy to life.”
Joe Paprocki “take[s] great pride in both of these books and [I] am thankful that the Catholic Press Association is recognizing them in this fashion. I pray that they continue to touch the lives of many people seeking to deepen their friendship with God.”
As he approaches four decades as a priest, Fr. Dominic Grassi, realizes “more than ever how central to my life and my ministry the Mass has been and continues to be. To be able to collaborate with my friend Joe Paprocki and share our appreciation and love of the Mass was a true grace in my life. And for our reflections to be recognized by the CPA and the readers of Living the Mass is an honor.”