Liturgical Press Earns Top Spot for 2nd Year in a Row Among Book Publishers at the 2017 Catholic Press Awards


COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (June 2017)—Liturgical Press is honored to be the publisher of eighteen award winners in the Catholic Press Association 2017 Book Awards. Taking home twenty-three awards in all, including five for Give Us This Day, the daily prayer periodical for today’s Catholic, Liturgical Press received the most awards, and the most first-place awards (six in total), of any book publisher in the annual award competition. Liturgical Press books swept the liturgy books category and took first and second in the biography category. Among its awards, Give Us This Day swept the “Best Essay” category.

“We have the great privilege of working with so many extraordinary authors,” said Peter Dwyer, director at Liturgical Press. “It is gratifying to see their work and ours in service of the Gospel recognized with these awards.”

The full list of book awards:

Spirituality, Hard Cover:

Scripture, Popular Studies:

Scripture, Academic Studies:

  • First Place: From the Wisdom Commentary series, Psalms, Books 2–3 by Denise Dombkowski Hopkins


Professional Books:

Design and Production:


Gender Issues:


Faith and Science:


The full list of awards for Give Us This Day:

Best Essay in a Spirituality Magazine:

  • First Place: “A Prayer for You and Yours” by Brian Doyle
  • Second Place: “The Wisdom of Our Elders” by Mary Stommes
  • Third Place: “We Are Never Alone” by Michelle Francl Donnay

Best Spirituality Magazine:

  • Second Place: Give Us This Day

Best Cover: 4-color, small format:

  • Third Place: Give Us This Day, “The Angels Visit the Shepherds” by Marcia Carole

All the winning books are available directly from Liturgical Press. Visit or call 1-800-858-5450. To subscribe to Give Us This Day, visit

For more information please contact:

Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market 
(320) 363-2227

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and trade markets 
(320) 363-2139

Cathy Donovan, associate publisher of Give Us This Day 
(320) 363-3655

About Liturgical Press:

Located at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press began publishing for the Church in 1926. Our staff is committed to providing religious and spiritual resources of the highest relevance and quality to Catholic parishes and individuals and to the academic community. Our imprints and publications include Liturgical Press Books, Liturgical Press Academic, Cistercian Publications, The Saint John’s Bible, Little Rock Scripture Study, and Give Us This Day.