Resources on the Church
esan directory annually with essentially the same information they provide
to the national directory. Contact the communications director of your local
diocese(s) to find out how to obtain such local directories.
Each spring USCCB Publishing produces a
Membership Photo Directory
of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It has head shots of every bishop;
biographical citations that in many cases include addresses, e-mail, and phone
and fax numbers; a list of bishops by seniority; an alphabetical listing that
includes each bishop’s committee memberships; an alphabetical listing by
diocese; breakdown by region; and lists of all USCCB committees with their
current chairmen, members, consultants and staff. The 2007 directory costs
$19.95. To order on the Web, go tostore.usccb.org
and click “church leader-
ship” and “administration.” Or phone 800-235-8722.
Directory of Catholic Communications Personnel
, published yearly
by the USCCB Department of Communications, gives names and contact
information for all U.S. diocesan and state Catholic conference communi-
cations directors, for USCCB and other national Catholic communications
offices, and for key personnel in a number of other Catholic media offices,
including some main Canadian and international offices. It is distributed free
to journalists covering USCCB meetings. Contact the USCCB Office of Media
Relations, 202-541-3200, to obtain a copy.
Directory of Lay Movements, Organizations and Professional
is published by the USCCB Secretariat of Laity,
Marriage, Family Life and Youth. It lists more than 100 such national
Catholic groups with a brief description of each, names of leaders, phone
numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, and Web sites. Contact the secretariat at
Catholic Ministry Formation Directory
gives detailed contact
and program information on U.S. Catholic institutions and programs that pro-
vide formation for the priesthood, for the permanent diaconate or for certified
lay ministry. It is published every other year by CARA. The 2007 directory
costs $75 and can be ordered online atcara.georgetown.edu
or by phoning
Catholic News Service (CNS)
has an online directory of all client U.S.
diocesan newspapers, with phone listings and links to their Web sites. Go
d click “CNS News Hub” and “Links to Client
Publications.” Or go directly tonewshub.cnslis.com/links-to-clients .
Catholic Press Association (CPA)
has an online directory of U.S.
and Canadian Catholic newspapers, magazines, newsletters and general
publishers. Go towww.catholicpress.org . Th
e CPA also publishes an annual