Best Overall and Best Social Media Presence - Bishop Robert Barron
The Fisher's Net Awards was started to promote the use of the internet to evangelize the world. For years now, Bishop Barron has been inspiring us with his powerful teachings, commentary, resources, and wit. He's been showing us exactly what it looks like to engage a secular audience in the new public square. Congratulation Bishop Barron and all the other winners. Keep up the good work and may you continue to inspire the rest of us!
These are brief and insightful commentaries on faith and culture by Catholic theologian and author Bishop Robert Barron. The videos complement his weekly sermons posted and podcasted at WordOnFire.org. Fr. Barron is currently producing an epic series called "Catholicism" for TV and DVD. Watch the trailer at WordOnFire.org.
Best Youth Site - LifeTeen.com
Life Teen is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
Best Blog - The Catholic Gentleman
The Catholic Gentleman exists to inspire men to holiness—to love God, to serve others, and to deny self. And to do it all with class and classic manly flair.
Best Resource Site - Catholic Answers
Catholic Answers began in 1979 after a Fundamentalist church in San Diego, California, decided to leaflet the cars at a local parish during Mass. The fliers attacked the Eucharist and were riddled with misinformation. Upon coming out of Mass and finding one on his car, attorney Karl Keating was annoyed and drove home with a modest goal: to draft a tract that would present basic Catholic beliefs and refute anti-Catholic charges. Keating signed the tract “Catholic Answers,” opened up a post office box in that name, and then placed his rebuttal on the windshields of cars in the Fundamentalist church’s lot.
Best Press Site - Eye of The Tiber
Eye of the Tiber was created in the winter of September 2012 with the gallant and virtuous aim of reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens. Since the launch of our hard-hitting, critically acclaimed, and world-renowned news site, we have broken and destroyed some of the biggest news stories in the Catholic world. We were the only Catholic news agency to report that Pope Francis had picked up a midnight shift at McDonald’s to help the poor. We were the first to report that a dissident Legionary was parting his hair in the middle. And readers of our distinguished site were first to learn when the civil liberties organization American Atheists sued to remove the letter’s “G,” “O,” and “D” from the alphabet.
Best Parish Site - St. Dominic's Catholic Church
St. Dominic's is a Dominican Parish in San Francisco. Established in 1873, it supports a lively community of clergy, parishioners, including the Novitiate for the Western Dominican Province.
Best Education Site - Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Sacred Heart Major Seminary prepares candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit and for dioceses nationally and internationally. They are a leading center of the New Evangelization forming priest, deacons and lay ministers who are prepared to bring the truth of the Gospel to an increasingly secularized world.
Best Social Justice Site - AbortionWorker
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. ATTWN is pro-life without exceptions. While we believe in and wholeheartedly support all peaceful prolife efforts, ATTWN seeks to end abortion from the inside out.
Best Ecclesial Site - Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver
The Archdiocese of Denver is the Catholic Archdiocese of the Latin Rite for the city of Denver, Colorado, and the Colorado counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, and Weld.