Pasay City, Philippines—For his book, On the Way of the Cross, Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP was awarded the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (CSCBA) Best Book in Liturgy and recognized by 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) on September 25, 2012 at the Star City Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

The recognition of honor took place after the segment for Print Category. An Audio Visual Presentation (AVP) of the CSCBA, held during CMMA’s Judges Appreciation Night at the historic walls of Intramuros on August 27, 2012 was presented. One of the highlights of the AVP  showed the recorded moment when Fr. Alinsangan received the prestigious Cardinal Sin trophy from His Excellency, Most Rev. Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle, DD of the Archdiocese of Manila.

After the AVP presentation, all CSCBA awardees were made to stand and raised their individual Cardinal Sin trophy to the applause of those who attended the 34th CMMA. 

Aside from On the Way of the Cross, another ST PAULS book entitled, Healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, written by Ms. Ilsa Reyes,  was also recognized as best book in the Ministry Category.  

The Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards is CMMA’s official awarding body for books category. Organized by the Asian Catholic Communication Incorporated (ACCI), it acknowledges annually book titles fostering Christian formation and values. This year, 18 published books are finalists in six different categories namely, Liturgy, Family Life, Ministry, Youth and Children, Spirituality and Theology. 

The 34th CMMA carries the theme, Reflective Silence and Word: A Richer Communication of Our Faith. In his keynote address, Most Rev. Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle, DD described reflective silence as a form of silence that focuses on God by being attentive to His mysterious actions. 

Photos by Cl. JK Malificiar, SSP