Catholic Academy Update

Catholic Academy Update is a news letter that is sent to CA members monthly. 

Recent editions:

August 2015

July 2015

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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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Professional Development

Communication Directors and other CA Members from the US and Canada got some great insight into the upcoming Papal visit during a webinar on May 13. If you didn't get a chance to attend this event you can listen to the audio. (audio begins about eight seconds from play head)

More webinars are planned for the future. Stay tuned.

And the winners are!

Congratulations to the 2015 Gabriel Award Winners

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

Job Opening

This job opening with the FADICA was shared via the USCCB Communication Director's email on July 24, it closes on August 14.

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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