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Longtime Associate Publisher of Catholic Review Resigns

Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore and President of The Cathedral Foundation, announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Mr. Daniel L. Medinger, who has served as Associate Publisher and Editor of The Catholic Review for more than 20 years.

The announcement was made February 9, following approval of the board of directors of The Cathedral Foundation.

“During Dan’s 24 years of faithful service, The Catholic Review has continued to build on its historic legacy as one of the finest weekly Catholic newspapers in the country,” Archbishop O’Brien said. “Dan’s commitment to the paper’s evangelizing mission and his visionary leadership have positioned the operations of The Cathedral Foundation on a course that will enable it to compete and thrive in this fast-paced and ever-changing age of new media.”

Mr. Medinger has purchased Advertising Media Plus, formerly a subsidiary of The Cathedral Foundation. He will continue to serve clients and groups affiliated with AMPs.

“My years here with The Catholic Review and The Cathedral Foundation have been a special privilege,” Mr. Medinger said. “I am grateful for the mutually beneficial and collaborative relationship with The Cathedral Foundation that we have developed for the future. I am very enthused about the prospect of dedicating my energies full-time to the Catholic communications projects of AMPs and those that it serves.”

The Catholic Review began as The Catholic Mirror in 1833 and is currently distributed to over 60,000 households, making it the largest paid weekly newspaper in Maryland. It is the centerpiece of The Cathedral Foundation, a Catholic communications company which also manages the weekly English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Catholic Printing Services, and The Cathedral Press, a growing book publisher.

Archbishop O’Brien has asked Rev. Msgr. Richard W. Woy, who serves as Vice-President and Chairman of The Cathedral Foundation Board along with his duties as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, to preside over a national search for a new Associate Publisher and Editor. Mr. Chic Davis will serve as interim Associate Publisher and Mr. Thomas Lorsung, former Director and Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Service will serve as a consultant to the Review staff in the interim.