O’Donnell is a Catholic Press Association Award-Winner for 2012
Catholic Media Conference 2012
Michael O’Donnell is now officially a Catholic Press Association award winner, reports Bill Howard, Editor-in-Chief of the Colorado Catholic Herald. O’Donnell’s monthly column, “Family Matters”, took third place in the Best Regular Column–Family Life category.
“What makes this particularly satisfying,” said Howard, “is that this category included all Catholic member papers of all circulation categories…Fr. Michael was up against the largest Dioceses in the United States and Canada; so finishing in the top 3 is pretty dang good!”
About the Author
Michael O’Donnell, Ph.D. is the Chief Stewardship Officer with Catholic Charities—the social service arm of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs. Catholic Charities provides help and creates hope for people who are poor and vulnerable in our area through the efforts of a wide range of programs and services. He also serves as the Counselor Referral Coordinator for the Diocese.
Michael (an Episcopal/Anglican priest) is married to Rachel, a principal with The Classical Academy, and they have two grown children—Patrick and Kayla. They have been married for 25 years and in 1991 lost an infant daughter, Cara, to a birth defect. Home from Oz (Word) and The Oz Syndrome (Hillcrest) were books that Michael penned shortly after her death that helped him to process her early passing.
The author or co-author of nearly 10 books, Michael’s latest book, What a Son Needs from His Dad (Baker/Bethany House Publishers), has already–in just a few months–gone into its 3rd printing.
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