BUFFALO, NY, June 3, 2018 — Catholic Family News (CFN) announces today that Brian M. McCall has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of CFN effective June 1, 2018. Mr. McCall assumes ultimate editorial responsibility for the publication of the monthly journal and online content, as well as the organization of the annual CFN conference.
“I am honored to assume the awesome responsibility of piloting this incredible institution that has fought in the trenches for the restoration of Tradition for so many years,” said Mr. McCall. “I look forward to working with the excellent pool of writers and Managing Editor Matt Gaspers to continue the tradition of clearly articulating the message of the Traditional Catholic Movement, which is none other than the perennial message of the Catholic Church. I remain committed to the two-fold aspect of the mission that has guided CFN since its founding, namely: (1) to proclaim the beautiful and unchanging truths of the Catholic Faith and (2) to denounce the destructive regime of Modernist novelty that has been obscuring the beauty of Catholic Tradition for the past half-century and which shows no sign of abating.”
Catholic attorney and author Christopher Ferrara, a longtime writer for and supporter of CFN, commented, “I have worked with Brian for many years on a variety of projects and benefited greatly from his pre-publication comments on my book Liberty, the God That Failed. I am confident that he will provide a steady hand of direction for the work of CFN.”
Susan Vennari, widow of the longtime CFN Editor John Vennari, similarly stated, “Brian thoroughly understands, and will be faithful to, the direction my husband gave to the apostolate of CFN for over two decades.”
About Editor-in-Chief McCall
With degrees from Yale University, the University of London, and the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCall is a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has served as Associate Dean for Academics. Prior to his academic career, he practiced law for nine years with the international law firm Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, PA and London, England. His academic scholarship focuses on traditional natural law jurisprudence and its application to laws governing business and economic matters. He has been a contributing author not only to Catholic Family News but also The Remnant, Latin Mass Magazine, and The Angelus and has been a frequent speaker at CFN conferences, the Angelus Press conference, and various conferences sponsored by the Fatima Center. He is the author of three published books, The Church and the Usurers: Unprofitable Lending for the Modern Economy (Sapientia Press, 2013), To Build the City of God: Living as Catholics in a Secular Age (Angelico Press, 2014) and The Architecture of Law: Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition (Notre Dame University Press, 2018). He and his wife Marie Elaina have been married for almost 27 years and they are the proud parents of six children, the oldest of whom is studying for the priesthood at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Virginia.
About Catholic Family News
Founded in 1994, Catholic Family News is a monthly journal and online media apostolate dedicated to promoting the Catholic Faith of all time, “in the same meaning and the same explanation” (Vatican I) as Catholic doctrine has always been taught throughout the ages. Catholic Family News is dedicated to upholding the Traditional Latin Mass, the Anti-Modernist measures of Pope St. Pius X, the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, the Social Kingship of Christ, and the richness, beauty and holiness of “the faith once delivered to the saints.” (Jude 3)
Catholic Family News strives to provide Catholics trying to keep the Faith in these dark times with the information necessary not only to defend the Faith, but to encourage others along the right way, as well. It answers questions and reveals hidden agendas, information that will not be found elsewhere in one package. Through all of its apostolic work, Catholic Family News aims to help readers stay up-to-date on what is really going on in the Church and the world, and more importantly, how such events affect the religious rights of themselves and their children.
As a Catholic communications apostolate, CFN strives to report relevant news and provide unique commentary in light of the truths of the Faith and the traditions of the Church, utilizing both print and electronic media to reach as many souls as possible. In addition to news and commentary, CFN strives to provide hearty spiritual sustenance to individuals and families through traditional catechesis, the lives of the Saints, and the Church’s classical resources on the spiritual life.
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Brian M. McCall, Editor-in-Chief
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