The people have spoken, and they have chosen Columbia magazine as their favorite Catholic publication in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
At the start of the year, the readers of the About.com GuideSite to Catholicism nominated Columbia as one of the top Catholic magazines of the year, alongside excellent publications like Catholic Digest and Inside the Vatican. After about a month of voting, Columbia won the honor with 48 percent of the vote.
"The editorial staff of Columbia magazine is happy to receive this year's About.com Reader's Choice Award amid other great Catholic magazines known for their commitment to quality and fidelity," said Managing Editor Alton J. Pelowski in a statement that was published on About.com. "We are grateful to the Knights of Columbus, especially for the support of our leaders, colleagues and loyal readers. As we work to further the mission of the Order and the new evangelization, we will continue to strive for excellence in content and presentation."
Columbia was founded in 1921, the successor to the Order's original publication, The Columbiad, which ran from 1893-1920. Today, Columbia is sent to 1.6 million households each month and is published in English, French and Spanish, as well as an abridged version in Polish.
Click HERE to see the official announcement and the voting results.
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