The Aggiornamento Award, established in 1980, is presented by the Parish and Community Library Services Section through the Aggiornamento Award Committee. It is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution made by an individual or an organization for the renewal of parish and community life in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963).
Past Aggiornamento Award Recipients
2014 Susan Muto
2013 Sr. Ann Shields
2012 Reverend Anthony F. Rigoli, OMI
2011 Reverend Robert Barron
2010 Oregon Catholic Press (website)
2009 Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ (read more)
2008 Monsignor Joseph M. Champlin
2004 Reverend William J. Bausch
2003 Gabe Huck
2002 Reverend Robert J. Hater
2001 Maureen Gallagher
2000 St. Anthony Messenger Press
1999 Liguori Publications
1998 Pauline Books and Media
1997 Scepter Press
1996 Bishop Thomas J. Welsh
1995 Our Sunday Visitor
1994 Resource Publications
1993 Anthony Scannell, OFM Cap.
1992 Phyllis Vos Wezeman
1991 Twenty-Third Publications
1990 Monsignor Philip J. Murnion
1989 Sister Mariella Frye
1988 Orbis Books
1987 Matthew R. Wilt
1986 Mary Page Irwin
1985 Monsignor Charles Dollen
1984 Jane Hindman
1983 Claudia Carlin, IHM
1982 Reverend Angelo U. Garbin
1981 Bernadette Young
1980 Reverend Vincent Schneider
Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2009
The Parish and Community Library Services Section of the Catholic Library Association honored Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Director of the Office for Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB, with the annual Aggiornamento Award. Fr. Deck received the awawrd at the Opening Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel in Anaheim, California on Tuesday evening, April 14. The Aggiornamento Award has been presented annually since 1980 by the Parish and Community Library Services Section to honor an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of the Section and to the growth and renewal of parish and community librarianship in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII.
Father Deck, formerly President/Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, California, and superior of the Jesuit Community of Orange, Calif., holds numerous degrees, including: a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from St. Louis University, Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from the Brazilian Development Institute, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology, both from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He founded the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians, was first President of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, consultant to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee of Hispanic Affairs and served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities.
His career encompasses teaching at Loyola Marymount and Barry Universities, and the Jesuit School of Theology. His writings include The Second Wave: Hispanic Ministry and the Evangelization of Cultures and, with Jay P. Dolan, Hispanic Catholic Culture in the United States: Issues and Concerns.
Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2007
The Parish and Community Library Services Section honored Reverend Andrew M. Greeley as the 28th recipient of the Aggiornamento Award at the Aggiornamento Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 AM in Harbor View I Room of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. The Aggiornamento Award recognizes the renewal of parish and community life in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII.
Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2006
RENEW International has been named the 2006 Aggiornamento Award recipient. RENEW International fosters spiritual renewal, evangelization, and the transformation of the world through parish-based small Christian communities. Its parish renewal process and small Christian community materials offer spiritual formation and motivation to help people courageously live out their faith and give witness to Jesus Christ through training, materials, and a network of pastoral support.
Director, Michael Brough, accepted the award at the Aggiornamento Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in Atlanta.
Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2005
Edwina Gateley is dedicated to following the call of God in her life.
Following this call has taken her to the teaching and mission fields of East Africa, sojourning into the Sahara Desert, and the wilderness to pray. Gateley established a school for girls in Uganda, founding the Volunteer Missionary Movement, befriending and ministering to the prostitutes and street people of Chicago. Again, putting the Good News into action, Gateley established Genesis House, a place of nurturing and healing for women trapped in lives of prostitution. She is dedicated to spreading the message that “God Is with Us.”
Edwina Gateley is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, lay minister, and modern-day mystic. She is a prophet in the true sense of the word. She currently ministers to prostitutes and street people in Chicago. Gateley holds a Masters in Theology, and certification as an HIV Counselor.
Edwina speaks at workshops, conferences, and retreats in the USA, Canada, Britain, and Ireland.