Diocesan newspaper wins national award

     The A.D. Times, newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown, received an award for sports reporting in the Catholic Press Association (CPA) 2019 Catholic Press Awards, announced on Friday


     Third place for Best Sports Journalism was awarded for “Support for Student Battling Cancer” by Staff Writer Tami Quigley in the November 15, 2018 issue. The story chronicled how the school and greater community rallied around a Berks Catholic High school student battling cancer.


     The A.D. Times competed against other non-weekly diocesan newspapers in the United States and Canada with a circulation of 25,001 and higher.


     This brings to 36 the number of CPA awards for The A.D. Times in its 30 years of publication, in reporting, news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, sports writing, news coverage, front page content and design, graphic design, and photography.


     An office of the diocesan Secretariat for External Affairs, The A.D. Times is distributed by mail and email to more than 48,000 Catholic families in the five-county diocese, and posted on the Diocesan website, www.allentowndiocese.org.