Jerome Award

The Jerome Award, established in 1992, is presented by the Academic Libraries, Archives, and Library Education Section through the Jerome Award Committee. Named after St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (331-420), patron of librarians, it is awarded in recognition of outstanding contribution and commitment to excellence in scholarship which embody the ideals of the Catholic Library Association.

2019 Jerome Award Winner - Charlie Camosy


Fr. Bryan MassingaleCharlie Camosy is a theology professor at Fordham University in Bronx, New York. His work often focuses on the theme of “intellectual solidarity between political and ethical approaches which find conversation difficult.” He has exemplified this intellectual solidarity through his participation in founding an international conference for changing the image of abortion, as founder and co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project, as an editor and contributor for, and as a board member of Democrats for Life. Furthermore, he is a part of the international group, Contending Modernities, that explores the possible methods of productive public interaction between Catholicism, Islam, and Secular Liberalism.

Charlie is also an award-winning author of four books: Too Expensive to Treat?: Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU; Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization; For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action; and Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation.

Camosy has published in numerous Catholic or religious periodicals such as Crux, National Catholic Reporter, and First Things, among others. That his work can be found in such a diverse array of journals makes it is clear that he speaks to Catholics of all theological and political leanings within the United States, a rare feat indeed in this age of polarization within the Church.


Jerome Award Recipients

2019 Charlie Camosy

2018 Fr. Bryan Massingale

2017 Dr. Massimo Faggioli

2016 Katarina Schuth, O.S.F.

2015 John O'Malley, SJ (read more)

2014 Bernard McGinn

2013 Leslie Woodcock Tentler

2012 Barbara E. Reid. OP

2011 Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

2010 Rev. Virgilio Elizondo

2009 Rev. Peter C. Phan

2008 Rev. David Tracy

2007 Origins, Documentary Service-CNS (website)

2006 Jay P. Dolan

2005 Joseph A. Fitzmyer, SJ

2004 Elizabeth A. Johnson, CSJ (website)

2003 Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ (website)

2002 Monika K. Hellwig

2001 Orbis Books (website)

2000 Richard A. McCormick, SJ

1999 Walter J. Burghardt, SJ

1998 Liturgical Press, Michael Naughton, OSB (website)

1997 Raymond E. Brown, SS

1996 Roland E. Murphy, O.Carm.

1995 Cistercian Publications (website)

1994 Donald Senior, CP

1993 Claudia Carlen, IHM

1992 Michael Glazier