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Liturgical Press receives 30 book awards from Catholic Press Association

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (June 2019)—On behalf of its authors, Liturgical Press is honored to receive 30 book awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA), including seven first place awards. This was the most of any Catholic publisher this year, and Liturgical Press’s most CPA awards in a given year. The winners were announced at the 2019 Catholic Media Conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida, which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing and journalism. All the winning titles are available directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

Liturgical Press received book awards in the following categories:

First place award winners: Second place award winners: Third place award winners: Honorable mention award winners:

In addition to the book awards, our designers were recognized in the category for best trade/seasonal catalog as follows:

  • Second place, Fall 2018 Parish catalog by Tara Wiese
  • Third place, Fall 2018 Academic catalog by Monica Bokinskie

For more information please contact:
Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market
mverkuilen@litpress.org
(320) 363-2227

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets
tdurheim026@litpress.org
(320) 363-2139

Cathy Donovan, associate publisher of Give Us This Day
cdonovan@litpress.org
(320) 363-3655

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June 2019

Liturgical Press to Acquire Little Rock Scripture Study

The Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas, announces the sale of its groundbreaking and renowned Little Rock Scripture Study (LRSS) to longtime partner Liturgical Press. Little Rock Scripture Study and Liturgical Press have promoted biblical literacy in a partnership dating back more than thirty years. The change in ownership is effective at the end of June, coincident with the retirement of Cackie (Catherine) Upchurch, longtime director of LRSS.

Bishop Anthony Taylor said changes in the Church and in publishing prompted him to evaluate how best to support the LRSS ministry. “Our primary concern is to do what is best for the apostolate,” he said. “This extraordinary diocesan ministry grew out of a hunger for the Word of God among Catholics in Little Rock who wanted to emulate their Protestant neighbors’ deep knowledge and love of Scripture. It quickly grew to become a mainstay for Catholics in the United States and beyond. This change in ownership enables Liturgical Press to respond quickly to the needs of Catholic parishes and individuals.”

Liturgical Press director, Peter Dwyer, said the Press is honored to take on the continuation of LRSS. “Little Rock Scripture Study has been a very fruitful program of education and inspiration for Catholics. We are grateful to have been a partner to the diocese for so many years and hope to continue this Spirit-filled work for many more years.”

Amy Ekeh of Milford, Connecticut, will serve as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study as it moves forward. Amy has been an important part of the LRSS staff since the start of 2018. Lilly Hess, longtime associate director, will continue to work with the video productions and will be a continuing resource in the Diocese of Little Rock.

For more information, contact:

Peter Dwyer, Liturgical Press (320-363-2533)

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Cackie Upchurch, Little Rock (501-664-6102)

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Wisdom Commentary Volume Published by Liturgical Press Wins Book of the Year at 2019 Association of Catholic Publishers Awards

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (June 2019)—Liturgical Press is honored to be publisher of the book of the year award recipient, the Proverbs volume from the Wisdom Commentary series by Alice Ogden Bellis, from Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) 2019 Excellence in Publishing Awards which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing.

 “It is a great delight to have Alice Ogden Bellis' work on Proverbs receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Barbara E. Reid, OP, general editor of the Wisdom Commentary series and professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. “As a leading feminist biblical scholar for many decades, we are so honored to have her among the distinguished authors for Wisdom Commentary series. Her groundbreaking reading of Proverbs opens new possibilities for understanding and appropriating them in a complex world in which inequities persist.”

Bellis is an ordained minister and professor of Hebrew Bible at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.

The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The fifty-eight-volume collection makes the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all.

This winning title and the other volumes from the Wisdom Commentary series are available from your favorite bookstore or directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets

tdurheim026@litpress.org

(320) 363-2139

About the Wisdom Commentary series:

Launched in 2015, the Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The fifty-eight-volume collection is led by general editor Barbara E. Reid, OP, in consultation with Athalya Brenner-Idan and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and a team of editors making the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. The aim of this commentary is to provide feminist interpretation of every section of the Bible, in serious, scholarly engagement with the whole text from a feminist perspective. A central concern is how the text is heard and understood by men and women today. At the same time, this commentary aims to be faithful to the ancient text. To see which volumes are currently available, and who is contributing to this ground-breaking series, visit wisdomcommentary.org

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Liturgical Press earns seven awards at the 2019
Association of Catholic Publishers Awards

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (June 2019)—Liturgical Press is honored to be the publisher of seven award winners in the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) 2019 Excellence in Publishing Awards which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing. These winning titles are available directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

Liturgical Press received book awards in the following categories:

For more information please contact:

Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market

mverkuilen@litpress.org

(320) 363-2227

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets

tdurheim026@litpress.org

(320) 363-2139

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Shannon Chisholm joins Liturgical Press as Publisher for Parish Resources

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (June 2019)— Peter Dwyer, director of Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, is pleased to announce Shannon Chisholm as its new Publisher for Parish Resources. Shannon is in the final stages of completing her doctorate in religious education at Fordham University, after earning an MA in Theology at Notre Dame. She has worked in publishing for William H. Sadlier, Inc., as well as Bayard and Loyola Press. Her work experience also includes parish ministry positions in Massachusetts and Florida.
For more information please contact: Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market 320-363-2227 mverkuilen@litpress.org

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