Catholic Academy President's Message

A new message from CA President, Sally Oberski.

Join Us

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


Online Application


Catholic Media Conference 2014
June 18-20
Charlotte, NC

Registration is now open!

Click here to learn more about #CMC14 and to register.

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

Touching, Thought Provoking, Funny


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Professional Development

We are looking for webinar ideas. Got a suggestion? Contact Michelle Johnson 

Listen to a recording of a prior audio conference

Religious Liberty Threatened:

A Conversation with John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, Wash. D.C.

Presented by The Catholic Academy for

Communication Arts Professionals

Congratulations to our Winners

 Sister Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, winner of the 2013 President's Medallion. The Medallion is  the Catholic Academy’s highest membership honor which recognizes lifetime achievement and service. Sister Mary Ann is Director of Media Relations for the USCCB

John Thavis winner of the Clarion Award for his award winning journalism, years of service as Rome bureau Chief for the Catholic News Service and for continued creative and effective use of contemporary media in understanding the details and events of the Vatican and religious affairs.

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