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CatholicMom.com founder Lisa M. Hendey and brand manager Danielle Bean at the Gabriel Awards. Copyright 2019 Danielle Bean. All rights reserved.[/caption] CatholicMom.com's more than 125 volunteer writers were honored with a second-place finish in the Best Blog category of the Catholic Press Association's Gabriel Awards on June 20 at the Catholic Media Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Gabriel Awards honor excellence in Catholic film, video, audio, and internet. This is the first time CatholicMom.com has competed for a Gabriel Award and the first year a blog category has been offered. CatholicMom.com also placed first in the Best Blog category at the Catholic Press Association Awards, and the Catholic Momcast with Lisa Hendey and Danielle Bean placed second in the Best Podcast category. Three episodes of Family Theater Productions' Catholic Central: The Mass, Catholic Dating, and Life After Life placed first in the Gabriel Awards Best Internet Video: Teen Specific category. Catholic Central: The Mass also placed second in the Gabriel Awards Best Internet Video category. Family Theater Productions was founded by Venerable Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., and is a partner ministry, along with CatholicMom.com and FamilyRosary.org, of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Several CatholicMom.com contributors received Catholic Press Awards for their own work: Second Place, Children's Books and Books for Teens: Books for Teens & Young Adults Where You Lead, Leslea Wahl, Vinspire Publishing Third Place,  Children's Books and Books for Teens: Books for Teens & Young Adults Secrets: Visible and Invisible, Carolyn Astfalk, T.M. Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Cynthia T. Toney, Corinna Turner, Leslea Wahl, Catholic Teen Books First Place, First Time Author of a Book AND Honorable Mention, Theology: Theological and Philosophical Studies A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics - Theology of Popular Culture, Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSPCascade Books/Wipf & Stock Publishers Third Place, Family Life Death By Minivan, Heather Anderson Renshaw, Our Sunday Visitor First Place, Backlist Beauty The Catholic Hipster Handbook, Tommy Tighe, Ave Maria Press The full list of winners is available at CatholicPress.org. CatholicMom.com contributor and radio broadcaster Abby Watts, master of ceremonies for this year's Gabriel Awards, with Lisa M. Hendey and Danielle Bean. Copyright 2019 Danielle Bean. All rights reserved.[/caption]
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