Vocations Ireland are delighted to offer our congratulations to Dr. Andrew O’Connell on obtaining 1st place in the 2015 Catholic press Awards in the U.S.

Catholic Media Award for former Vocations Ireland Executive Member

Irish Catholic columnist and Communications Director with the Presentation Brothers, Dr Andrew O’Connell, has been named as a First Place winner in the 2015 Catholic Press Awards in the United States for his contribution to the Best Regular Column on the Spiritual Life.

Dr O’Connell’s contribution was a reflection on the canonisations last year of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II and the need for unity in the post-Conciliar Church.

The winning column appeared in Horizon, the quarterly journal of the National Religious Vocations Conference (NRVC). Dr O’Connell serves on its editorial board in Chicago.

Andrew is a well-known speaker around the country on faith and modern culture. He is well known to Vocations Ireland members having served on the National Executive for two terms.