Aggiornamento Award

The Aggiornamento Award, established in 1980, is presented by the Parish and Community Library Services Section through the Aggiornamento Award Committee. It is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution made by an individual or an organization for the renewal of parish and community life in the spirit of Saint John XXIII (1881-1963).

2019 Aggiornamento Award Winner - Fr. Peter John Cameron

4/11/2019

Fr. Patrick MartinThe Catholic Library Association is excited to announce Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. as the 2019 Aggiornamento Award Recipient. Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., was ordained a Dominican priest in 1986. He grew up in Vernon, Connecticut. He holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology with a concentration in New Testament theology from the Dominican House of Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in playwriting from the Catholic University of America. He is an award-winning playwright, and the founder and artistic director of Blackfriars Repertory Theatre in New York City. From 1994 until 2018 Fr. Cameron taught homiletics at four seminaries: St. Joseph's Seminary—Dunwoodie, New York; Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York; the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC; and the Pontifical North American College in Rome. From 2001 to 2003, Fr. Cameron was the spiritual director of the Neumann Hall pre-theology program at Dunwoodie. Fr. Cameron is the author of ten books, including The Classics of Catholic Spirituality, Why Preach, Mysteries of the Virgin Mary, Made for Love--Loved by God, Novenas for the Church Year, and Jesus Present Before Me. He served two terms as the director of preaching for his Dominican province. Fr. Cameron is the founding editor-in-chief of Magnificat, where he worked from 1998-2018. Fr. Cameron now serves as the director of formation for Hard as Nails Ministries, a national evangelization apostolate. Fr. Martin will provide a recorded presentation accepting this honor at the Spring 2019 Virtual Convention.

 

Past Aggiornamento Award Recipients

2019 Fr. Peter John Cameron

2018 Fr. James Martin

2017 Fr. Patrick Martin

2016 The Marian Library

2015 Doug Keck (read more)

2014 Susan Muto

2013 Sr. Ann Shields

2012 Reverend Anthony F. Rigoli, OMI

2011 Reverend Robert Barron

2010 Oregon Catholic Press (website)

2009 Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ

2008 Monsignor Joseph M. Champlin

2007 Reverend Andrew M. Greeley (website)

2006 RENEW International (website)

2005 Edwina Gateley (website)

2004 Reverend William J. Bausch

2003 Gabe Huck

2002 Reverend Robert J. Hater

2001 Maureen Gallagher

2000 St. Anthony Messenger Press

1999 Liguori Publications

1998 Pauline Books and Media

1997 Scepter Press

1996 Bishop Thomas J. Welsh

1995 Our Sunday Visitor

1994 Resource Publications

1993 Anthony Scannell, OFM Cap.

1992 Phyllis Vos Wezeman

1991 Twenty-Third Publications

1990 Monsignor Philip J. Murnion

1989 Sister Mariella Frye

1988 Orbis Books

1987 Matthew R. Wilt

1986 Mary Page Irwin

1985 Monsignor Charles Dollen

1984 Jane Hindman

1983 Claudia Carlin, IHM

1982 Reverend Angelo U. Garbin

1981 Bernadette Young

1980 Reverend Vincent Schneider