“Venezuela With New Eyes,” Dave Hrbacek’s piece in The Catholic Spirit last year, won First Place in the “Visits to the Missions” category of the 2010 Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Awards presented by the Pontifical Mission Society.

The judges’ commented: “The ‘human touch’ makes this comprehensive story on an archdiocesan mission in Venezuela a winner; great graphics and photography as well.”

Airam Larranda gets ready for a Holy Week service at Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela. Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit.