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For Immediate Release

13 Ascension Titles Named Finalists in ACP “Excellence in Publishing” Awards

[Exton, PA, May 1, 2024—]

The Leader in Faith Formation was recognized for several titles in prayer and spirituality, as well as for the dynamic new “Renewed” and “Received” video programs for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) has announced 96 finalists across 17 different categories for its prestigious 2024 Excellence in Publishing Awards. 

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13 Ascension titles were named as finalists in 7 categories, including all 3 titles which each received double finalist designations.

In ACP’s press release, ACP executive director Therese Brown commented:

“There are three interesting trends among this year’s finalists. First, how many titles across a number of categories are rooted in the Scriptures.  Second, the continued growth in popular devotions like the rosary and novenas. Third, how the stories and experiences of contemporary (e.g., born in the twentieth century) men and women are featured, obviously, in the Biography category, but also appear throughout other categories. There is this rich connection between the foundations of faith and contemporary life.”

Winners in each category will be announced in June.

2024 Ascension Finalists

Previous Wins for Ascension in the ACP “Excellence in Publishing Awards”

In 2023, Ascension’s Catechism of the Catholic Church, Ascension Edition was named the ACP’s Resource of the Year, a feat the company had previously achieved in 2015 for Chosen: Your Journey to Confirmation. In 2022, Ascension books and programs won more awards from the EPA than any other publisher.

About the Excellence in Publishing Awards

The EPA awards are hosted annually by the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP), an organization that “seeks to provide visibility to, advocacy for, and sustainability of published Catholic content.” Ascension is a Foundation Member of the ACP along with many other leading Catholic publishing houses. The EPA awards are competitive, with dozens of titles being submitted for 17 categories.

About Ascension

Ascension is a multimedia network and the leader in Catholic faith formation and digital content. Over the past 25 years, Ascension has helped nurture the faith of more than 10  million Catholics through award-winning books, the chart-topping Bible in a Year and Catechism in a Year podcasts, more than 50 unique faith formation programs, and Ascension Presents, which hosts the largest Catholic YouTube channel in English.