Paulist Fathers Name New President/CEO for the Paulist Press
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WASHINGTON, DC (April 14, 2010) - Today the President and superior general of the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (the Paulist Fathers), Father John Duffy, C.S.P., announced the appointment of Rev. Mark-David Janus, C.S.P., Ph.D., the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Paulist Press, the society’s publishing house and center for new media based in Mahwah, NJ.
Ordained a Paulist Priest in 1979, Father Janus has served as a psychologist in private practice, teaching on the faculty of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, as well as Indiana University and Purdue University. His research and publication have focused on adolescent psychology and at-risk youth. Since 2003 he has been the director of the Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in 2008 was appointed the Rector of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids and made the pastor of the Cathedral Parish.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the Paulist Press and for the confidence placed in me by the Paulist leadership. These are challenging times for the publishing industry,” Father Janus said, “and I am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff at the Paulist Press. Since the mid-nineteenth century the Paulist Press has been a vital resource for the Church in North America, providing both popular and scholarly works that draw on the Catholic intellectual tradition, and feed our hunger for a meaningful spirituality. We are uniquely positioned, I believe, at the junction of Catholic tradition and American Culture. The emergence of new communications technologies provides us with the opportunity to ‘present old truths in new forms,’ as Paulist founder Servant of God Isaac Hecker once wrote.”
In announcing this new appointment, Paulist President Father John Duffy said, “Under the leadership of Father Larry Boadt, C.S.P., the Press has made significant inroads into the world of digital communications, and we Paulists are tremendously grateful for his tireless service in this most important apostolate. Father Mark-David Janus will be able to build upon this legacy while sustaining our core publishing business. ”
Paulist Founder and Servant of God Father Isaac T. Hecker, established the first Paulist publication operations in 1865, believing that the printed word has unique power to communicate the message of the Gospel and the best values and aspirations of American culture. Although founded primarily as a book publishing company, Paulist Press is committed to using all means of public communication, whether through print, visual, audio, or electronic format, or through production of related auxiliary materials, to accomplish its mission. It selects the medium which is most suitable to the content or best fits what the market demands.
For further information contact:
Ms. Stefani Manowski
Paulist Office of Communications and Media Relations
202-269-2521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.paulist.org DC, 20017 US
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