During the awards banquet of the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals taking place during the 2015 International Media Convention in Buffalo, New York, this year’s Clarion Award
was presented to Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB,
CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada and English Language Media Attache to the Holy See Press Office. The Clarion Award recognizes "a timely contribution to Catholic communicators through organizational service; through creativity in a communications effort or product; through service to a diocese, institution or religious order; at a personal or career milestone; through excellence in communications leadership, ecumenical cooperation or industry collaboration."
Fr. Rosica was honoured as “Broadcaster, Filmmaker and Church Spokesman whose portrayal of the Catholic Church brings the light of the Gospel to millions.”
Fr. Rosica is founding CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network since 2003. Previous winners of the Clarion Award have been Scott Landry, former head of Catholic Voices USA; Fr. Robert Barron, Rector and President of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, and John Thavis, former head of the Rome bureau of Catholic News Service.