Our own Western Catholic Reporter, born in 1965 from the vision of the Second Vatican Council, is being honoured this month by the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC). The WCR is being recognized for a 50-year tradition of journalistic excellence with an ARCCC Award in the Media Arts Production category. The award will be presented on June 26 at the association’s annual meeting, being held in conjunction with the Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, NY. 

Archbishop Richard Smith, publisher of the WCR, expressed his thanks: “Today, in a world bombarded by messages that constantly tempt us away from the Good News, we can be very proud of the role the Western Catholic Reporter plays in the life of the Church in the Archdiocese of Edmonton and beyond. Our readers know that when they open its pages, they will see inspirational stories about the lives of real people, engaging discussions about the moral and ethical issues we face in modern culture, and Church teachings explained in a contemporary way. We consider the WCR as a treasure, and we are deeply grateful for this recognition by ARCCC.”