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June 03, 2008 - 11:37 PDT

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HAMPSTEAD, MD USA (June 3, 2008) - Louie Verrecchio, American author of the highly acclaimed conciliar document study series, Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II (Salve Regina Publications, Inc., U.S.A.) is being featured as a regular columnist in The Catholic Weekly, the official newspaper for the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia. The weekly columns, which highlight some of the more misunderstood and timely elements of the Council's teachings, made their debut in the June 1, 2008 edition.

"Mr. Verrecchio is providing readers of The Catholic Weekly with keen insights into the teachings of the Second Vatican Council," said Managing Editor, Kerry Myers. "The 'Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II' columns state Catholic beliefs clearly and informatively. They are a welcome addition to our publication."

The columns, which will soon be made available to other Catholic media outlets via syndication, make frequent reference to the Council documents. "One of the reasons for the many misconceptions surrounding the Council is that most Catholics have never even read the documents, mainly because they find the idea somewhat intimidating," said Mr. Verrecchio. "Readers of the column are going to be pleasantly surprised to discover just how straightforward and approachable they really are. From there I expect many of them will be motivated to explore the documents of Vatican II by the light of sacred Tradition - like we do in our study materials - to gain an authentic interpretation of the Council's teachings."

Since 2004, the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II study guides, one of the only works of its kind to bear an Imprimatur, have been used by parish based study groups and individuals in various parts of the U.S, and as far away as Singapore. Mr. Verrecchio's work enjoys the endorsement of a number of high profile Catholics including syndicated columnist Russell Shaw; and well known American theologians Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Ph.D., and Fr. Peter Stravinskas, S.T.D., Ph.D., who wrote the Foreword to Part I one the series.

The endorsement Mr. Verrecchio is most proud of, however, comes from George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, who wrote, "The text reflects both a sincere love of the Church, and a solid understanding of Scripture."

"Cardinal Pell was remarkably generous in taking the time to review my work and to give us permission to publish his endorsement. His support has definitely helped Catholics everywhere feel more confident about approaching the material, that's why I'm so thrilled to launch the syndication in Sydney. My hope is that the columns will in some small way begin to repay the gift that Cardinal Pell has given to me by helping the people of his Archdiocese grow in their faith."

CONTACT: For more information, to schedule an interview with the author, or to learn more about the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II study materials or syndicated columns, you may contact Louie Verrecchio directly:

Telephone: (443) 340-9615 (USA)
Website: www.harvestingthefruit.com
E-mail: info@harvestingthefruit.com


Salve Regina Publications, Inc., based in Hampstead, MD, USA, was formed in 2004 specifically for the purpose of promoting and distributing the Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II study series, and serves as Syndicate for the weekly columns.

Contact

Salve Regina Publications, Inc.
http://www.harvestingthefruit.com
MD, US
Louie Verrecchio - Pesident, 443 340-9615

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