The 2017 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards were given out last September 13, 2017 during the 38th Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The annual Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards is the award-giving body of the Catholic Mass Media Awards for book categories. It is spearheaded by the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., an association of religious publishers in the Philippines.
Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. won Best Book in Liturgy for “Morena Graciosa” by Michael P. delos Reyes and Best Book in Spirituality for “Ponderings” by the late Fr. Nil Guillemette. Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. Executive Director, Fr. Dennis G. Tamayo, CMF and Mr. Robert U. Laurio, Production Manager received the award in behalf of Fr. Nil Guillemette.
Claretian Communications Foundation,Inc. is equally proud of its other Finalists, namely: Ministry Category: “Journeying Towards a New Way of Being Church” and “The Priesthood in a Church Renewed” by Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR; Spirituality Category: “Dancing with the Sacred” by Fr. Percy Juan G. Bacani, M.J.; Theology Category: “Man of the Word” by Fr. Norlan H. Julia, S.J. and “The Filipino Church at the Crossroads” by Dr. Michael Demetrius H. Asis. Congratulations to our brilliant authors who do not tire of giving inspiration, sharing their knowledge and evangelizing through writing.
Other winners are as follows; Children Category: “Gabriel’s Garden” by Bro. Jesus N. Matias, OFS from St. Pauls Publications; Inspirational Category: “Get Ready for More” by Bo Sanchez from Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Inc; Homiletics Category: “Jesus Reigns!” by Most Rev. Ruperto C. Santos, DD, STL from St. Pauls Publications; Ministry Category: “The Spirituality of Bishop Labayen” by Julio Xavier Labayen, OCD from Institute of Spirituality in Asia, Inc.; Theology Category: “Shaping the Filipino Marian Piety” by Msgr. Sabino A. Vengco, Jr. from Foundation for Christ Love-Asia, Inc.; Youth Category: “To My Fellow Igorot Youth” by Dr. Ryan Camado Guinaran from Diteng Inc./Ryan Guinaran. Bro. Carlito “Karl” Gaspar, CSsR was given the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.