Liz Quirin, editor of The Messenger, newspaper of the Diocese of Belleville, Ill., is a recipient of an Egan Award for Journalist Excellence from Catholic Relief Services.
The award was announced today at the Catholic Media Conference in Indianapolis.
Liz received the prestigious award for Catholic journalists for a 2011 article she wrote about a group of mothers of sponsored children in the CFCA Hope for a Family program in Nicaragua.
The article was entitled “Stitching Together a Future for Families in Nicaragua” and featured a group of mothers involved in a sewing initiative.
Liz was one of three winners. She won in the category for publications with regional circulation of less than 35,000.
Winners will receive a trophy and a trip overseas to witness firsthand the work of CRS. The entries were judged by a prestigious panel of judges from the secular media.
More info about the award: www.crs.org/newsroom/egan-award/