The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada presented Dr Gerald Arbuckle with a “first place” award at its annual meeting held in Quebec on 20-23 June.
The award is for the category, “Best Essay Originating with a Magazine or Newsletter: Professional and Special Interest Magazine (Including Clergy and Religious)”.
Dr Arbuckle’s essay, “Fundamentalism as an Enemy of the Common Good” was published in Health Progress (Nov-Dec 2016).
The judges comments described the essay as an “excellent, well written piece.”
They continued saying it has “valuable citations” and was “provocative, and persuasive.”
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has nearly 250 publication members and 500 individual members in the association.
Member print publications reach 10 million households plus countless others through members’ websites and social media outlets.
Dr Arbuckle, a cultural anthropologist and New Zealand Marist priest
Earlier this year he received a lifetime achievement award in Practical Theology from the Broken Bay Institute.