Due to a software glitch, the Catholic Press Association mistakenly left out a number of prizes during the 2020 Catholic Media Conference awards celebration, held virtually in July. The updated award listing indicates the Catholic Sentinel won two additional prizes, bringing this year’s tally for El Centinela and the Catholic Sentinel to 34 honors.

Katie Scott and Sarah Wolf took first and second place respectively for best feature writing in papers of similar size and circulation in the United States and Canada.

Wolf’s piece focused on the prison ministry in the Archdiocese of Portland. The judges said her writing “does well in painting a picture through words of the spiritual transformation of even the most hardened criminals.”

Scott’s story, on the now-closed foot-care ministry at St. André Bessette Parish in Portland, also garnered awards in two other categories.

This year the Sentinel took second in general excellence among newspapers of its frequency and size.