Leading Catholic Publicist Joins Our Sunday Visitor

Jan 07, 2010, 11:28 ET from Our Sunday Visitor Publishing

HUNTINGTON, Ind., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Christine Valentine-Owsik, longtime publicist for Ignatius Press, has just been named publicist for Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.

A seasoned professional with over 25 years' experience in public relations and journalism, Owsik will play a key role keeping the media at large connected with the multi-faceted Catholic resources of Our Sunday Visitor during this time when perspective and understanding is critical for people of faith.

"Christine's skills and experience will provide a much smoother and more reliable environment for media professionals to get a Catholic perspective on the news and events of the day," says John Christensen, Our Sunday Visitor's Director of Marketing and Advertising. "We are excited to provide her service in this age where timing and responsiveness are so important."

Celebrating its 100(th) anniversary in 2012, Our Sunday Visitor is the largest Catholic publisher with over 600 trade titles in print, by such notable authors as Pope Benedict XVI, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Scott Hahn, Peter Kreeft, Patrick Madrid, Amy Welborn, Matthew Bunson, and Russell Shaw.

In addition, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing produces the largest national Catholic weekly newspaper and has also expanded their role serving the needs of Catholic parishes with their recent acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers, a leading Catholic textbook publisher based in Orlando, FL. The unique combination of serving the trade market, Catholic parishes and individual Catholics through their periodical offerings positions Our Sunday Visitor as a critical and trusted voice for Catholics.

Owsik has served in several of the largest advertising agencies and Fortune 500 corporations on the East Coast, and has handled international publicity for Pope Benedict XVI's books, among other notable Catholic clerics, theologians and experts. She also is contributing writer to several Catholic magazines such as Catholic Digest, The Catholic Answer and Canticle.

Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., founded in 1912 by Archbishop John F. Noll in Huntington, Indiana, is a Catholic not-for-profit company producing six national periodicals (Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, The Catholic Answer, The Priest, My Daily Visitor, Take Out: Family Faith on the Go, and Grace In Action Bulletin Insert) curriculum, books, and educational materials, and is the nation's largest supplier of offering-envelope products and services to Catholic parishes. Our Sunday Visitor's titles are available at thousands of bookstores. For more information, visit www.osv.com.

SOURCE Our Sunday Visitor Publishing