WASHINGTON, DC – SALUTE, the hard-copy news magazine published quarterly by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has been honored with a first-place certificate in the 2020 Catholic Press Awards, sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The judge’s panel, which consists of media and academic professionals, deemed the Summer 2019 edition’s color cover (pictured) the year’s best for a small-size magazine, earning SALUTE the top honor in the “Best Cover for Color” category. The award citation recognizes SALUTE Editor Jo Ann Redmond for her outstanding work.
The AMS publishes SALUTE for the nation’s bishops, active and retired military chaplains, and financial supporters of the Archdiocese. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, sits as president of the editorial board. The AMS Vicar General, the Rev. Monsignor John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., serves as editorial director. SALUTE is distributed four times a year—one issue per season—free of charge to its 50,000 subscribers worldwide. The digest-size laminated quarterly features journaling and commentary by Archbishop Broglio and his auxiliary bishops, timely-topic articles by AMS clergy, staff, and guest writers, and color photos of Catholic military life in action. Electronic editions of current and past issues are accessible on the AMS website at www.milarch.org.
In addition to SALUTE’s first-place award, the AMS received two other 2020 Catholic Press Awards, both in the category of “Best Press Release.” A Sept. 7, 2019 press release, “Archbishop Broglio Blesses New Stained Glass Windows in Main Chapel of Pastoral Center,” took second place. A Dec. 4, 2019 press release, “Pope Francis Receives Archbishop Timothy Broglio and Fellow U.S. Bishops in Audience at Vatican,” received an honorable mention. The award citations recognize Taylor Henry, AMS Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations.
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada represents nearly 225 publications, with a circulation of almost 10 million households, and 600 journalists, media professionals, and other individuals. Normally, the Catholic Press Awards are announced at the Association’s Catholic Media Conference, held annually in a host city somewhere in the two countries, but this year’s conference, set for Portland, OR, was cancelled due to the coronavirus, so the Association announced the awards on its website.