The new year will signal a new beginning for Carol Zimmermann, who has accepted a position with The Tablet newspaper as its senior national correspondent. Zimmermann is in the final stretch of concluding her 30-year run with Catholic News Service as the agency is poised to close its U.S. operation on Dec. 31.
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Membership Drive Opens to Readers of The Tablet
Members will receive an assortment of benefits that brings them closer to the newspaper and their community. Among the highlights are tickets to special events, a signed copy of the new book, “Chasing Church News” by The Tablet’s Editor Emeritus Ed Wilkinson, and invitations to the Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon and annual editors’ roundtable reception.
Journalists Attend Meeting to Discuss Future Without ‘Catholic News Service’ in U.S.
U.S. Catholic media professionals left a July 7 roundtable discussion with more information about a newly announced Catholic news wire service from Our Sunday Visitor (OSV), but overall there were many unanswered questions about what it will look like and how the changes will affect the Catholic media landscape.
U.S. Replacement for Catholic News Service Announced by Our Sunday Visitor
Our Sunday Visitor will launch a new Catholic news service, “OSV News,” at the start of 2023 to replace the domestic Catholic News Service operation that will shut down at the end of the year, OSV publisher Scott Richert announced on July 6.
A Big Loss for Catholic Journalism On All Levels
Catholic News Service recently reported a story about itself — and the news wasn’t good.
Catholic News Service to Cease Domestic Operations at Year’s End
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced to staff May 4 a dramatic reorganization of its communications department, including the closure of the Washington and New York offices of Catholic News Service.
Johnny Young, Diplomat Who Later Led Bishop’s Refugee Service, Dies at 81
Johnny Young, who overcame crushing poverty in his youth to serve as a U.S. ambassador in four countries under three presidents and later as director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services, died July 24 at age 81.
‘Ed’ Wall, Veteran Journalist in Secular, Catholic Press, Dies at 94
Arthur E. P. “Ed” Wall, a veteran journalist who spent many years in the secular press and the Catholic press, died Jan. 18 in Orland Park. He was 94.
Film on St. Faustina Makes Debut Oct. 28
A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a one-night-only showing Oct. 28 at about 700 screens across the United States.
Solidarity, Not Poverty, is God’s Plan, Pope Says in Madagascar
Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina, a Catholic, and his wife, Mialy, sat near the front of the crowd as Pope Francis preached about the Gospel call to solidarity and the joy that comes from putting faith before power or possessions.