Thank you Sally!

Sally Oberski has resigned from her position as Communication Director for the Diocese of Toledo and as President of the Catholic Academy. I would like to thank Sally for her many years of dedicated service to the Academy.

Sally's strong ties in the Toledo area and her advanced degree in organization leadership will most likely take her onto a new career path. I am sure that all members of the Academy wish nothing but the best for Sally in the future.

-David Hains, First VP

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The Catholic Academy is the preeminent networking source for communication professionals serving the Catholic Church with professional development, mentoring, education, best practices and leadership.
To our members we offer:

  • Annual conference together with the Catholic Press Association and the USCCB
  • Issue driven conference calls on current challenges in the Catholic Church
  • A network of resources provided by fellow Communication Directors in dioceses, religious orders and publications


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Mark you calendars and make your plans to attend the 2015 Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, NY.

Catholic Academy members receive a registration discount.

The Pope's Message for Communicators

Reading this message from the Holy Father, it is as if  he is speaking directly to Catholic communication executives. Message for Catholic Communicators

And the winners are!

Congratulations to the 2014 Gabriel Award Winners

Many thanks to all entrants and to the judges for selected the most best of the best.

Roma Downey - Personal Acheivement Winner

Actress/producer Roma Downey accepts the Catholic Academy 2014 Personal Achievement Award, via video, at the 2014 Gabriel Awards in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Congratulations Roma!

SIGNIS Conference 2014

Catholic Academy Members Patricia Chivers from the Archdiocese of Atlanta and Sherry Kennedy Brownrigg arrive at the SIGNIS Conference in Rome. The conference is being held February 25 through March 1, 2014.

Who We Are

The Catholic Academy is the U.S. affiliate of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, a Vatican-approved organization for communication professionals serving the Catholic Church.The Academy consists of hundreds of members representing dozens of dioceses and religious organizations in the US.  Our members include communication directors, writers, IT professionals, photographers, filmmakers, performers, video and audio producers, and various other artisans, technicians and executives. 

The Academy reaches out to secular media through the annual Gabriel Awards, recognizing the best in uplifting broadcasting and film.

Catholic Academy Members at the CMC in Denver

From left, Kathie Sass, John Kearns, Joe Aponick, Mark Hite,

David Hains, Sally Oberski


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Catholic Academy members have started a blog that is designed to help communicators in their day to day job.  Check it out.


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2014 President's Medallion and Clarion Award

Mary Ross Agosta, received the 2014 President's Medallion. This is  the Catholic Academy’s highest membership honor which recognizes lifetime achievement and service. Mary has been the Communications Director for the Archdiocese of Miami for 27 years.

Scot Landry, received the 2014 Clarion Award at the CMC this year for his impressive body of work in Catholic communications. Scot is a Catholic executive who has led numerous organizations including Catholic Voices USA, iCatholic Media, The Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Boston and Boston Catholic Conferences. He now provides executive recruiting, consulting and coaching services to Catholic organizations and leaders.

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