Cathleen C. Kokolus Receives the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope Francis - Atla


The Catholic Library Association would like to congratulate long-time CLA member and former CLA Board member Cathleen C. Kokolus for receiving this distinguished honor. Click the link above to read more. Join us in congratulating Cait on this award.


2019 Fall Virtual Conference Keynote Speaker - Kerry Weber Lynch


Kerry Weber Lynch is an executive editor of America, where she has worked since 2009. Kerry is the author of Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job (Loyola Press), which received a 2014 Christopher award, as well as awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers. Her writing and multimedia work have earned several awards from the Catholic Press Association, and in 2013 she reported from Rwanda as a recipient of Catholic Relief Services' Egan Journalism Fellowship recognizing excellence in the Catholic media. She is a graduate of Providence College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2004-2005 Kerry volunteered through the Mercy Volunteer Corps as a special-education teacher on the Navajo reservation in St. Michael's, Arizona. She has been a Mercy Associate since 2012. She a board member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network.


2019 John Brubaker Award Given to Marty Miller


The Catholic Library World Editorial Committee has selected Marty Miller of Louisiana State University as the recipient of the John Brubaker Award for 2018-2019 for "Sacred vs. Profane in The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment: Louis Raemaekers's Use of Religious Imagery in Adoration of the Magi and Our Lady of Antwerp" from the September 2018 issue.

The Brubaker Award was established in 1978 to recognize an outstanding work of literary merit published in Catholic Library World during the publishing year prior to the award presentation, and "Sacred vs. Profane in The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment" clearly deserves this distinction. It discusses the use of visual imagery drawn from medieval and Renaissance Roman Catholic art in the political cartoons created by Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) during the First World War. Although a citizen of the Netherlands, Raemaekers disregarded his country's neutrality in the war to publish many aggressively anti-German cartoons. Miller's article focuses on two of these drawings: one portraying the leaders of the Central Powers offending the Holy Family by offering instruments of war at Jesus's nativity and the other forming a triptych decrying the devastation of the city of Antwerp, Belgium, which centers on Our Lady as the Mother of Sorrows. For her skillful interpretation of Louis Raemaekers's use of Catholic imagery in these political cartoons, which she found in her university's special collections library, the committee gratefully presents this year's Brubaker Award to Marty Miller.


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