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Friday, December 2, 2016
Contact: Terry Poplava Executive Director of Marketing & Sales HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor has enhanced the form... Read More

Our Sunday Visitor introduces Parish Apps

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
HUNTINGTON, IN - Catholic Parish Apps from Our Sunday Visitor are being introduced in conjunction with the acquisition of the assets of Catholic... Read More

New Online Giving App from OSV Offertory Solutions

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
HUNTINGTON, IN - Users of Our Sunday Visitor's leading Online Giving service now have an additional option for using the system from their mobile... Read More

Four national Catholic publications unite in joint appeal for end to death penalty

Thursday, March 5, 2015
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, March 5, 2015 -- Four Catholic publications today published online a joint editorial calling for an end to the death penalty... Read More

Updated Catholic content and new form builder enhance parishioner and staff experience

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor Offertory  Solutions is updating the Catholic content provided through its popular Faith In Action website... Read More

Our Sunday Visitor Announces New Online Giving Features

Monday, August 4, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor Offertory Solutions announces the addition of important new features to its popular Online Giving platform.... Read More

OSV Offertory Solutions Updates Website

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
HUNTINGTON, IN - Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) Offertory Solutions introduces improvements to which simplify access to information... Read More

OSV's Greg Erlandson named to committee focused on reforming Vatican Media

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Ind., July 9, 2014 — Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of the Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, has been appointed to... Read More

Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby case heralded as victory for opponents of HHS contraceptive mandate

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, July 1, 2014 – The Supreme Court decision affirming that Hobby Lobby and the family-operated manufacturer Conestoga Wood... Read More

Dr. Saundra Kennedy Joins Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Team

Monday, June 9, 2014
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, June 9, 2014 – Saundra Kennedy Ed. D., a highly respected veteran of religious education and catechesis, has joined Our... Read More

Dr. Saundra Kennedy Joins Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Team

HUNTINGTON, Indiana, June 9, 2014 – Saundra Kennedy Ed. D., a highly respected veteran of religious education and catechesis, has joined Our Sunday Visitor Publishing as Senior National Curriculum Consultant effective immediately.

“My passion for making a difference in Church ministry led me to Our Sunday Visitor,” Dr. Kennedy said. “Our Sunday Visitor and its brand new catechetical series Alive in Christ represent the future of catechesis and religious education in Catholic schools and parishes. I couldn’t be more excited to start this new chapter of my career.”

As a Catholic school teacher, Dr. Kennedy taught at all levels including elementary, junior high and high school. Most recently, Dr. Kennedy served as the National Religion Consultant for William H. Sadlier Publishing Company, traveling nationwide as a keynote speaker, and serving the needs of Catholic schools and parishes.

Dr. Kennedy will be playing a similar role for Our Sunday Visitor, as she joins fellow national consultants Joseph White, PhD, Jo Ann Paradise, PhD, and Hosffman Ospino, PhD. Together, this team represents one of the most respected and experienced cadre of national consultants in the Catholic marketplace with experience as teachers on all levels, directors of religious education, diocesan leadership, child psychology, and university level research and development. This team contributed significantly to Our Sunday Visitor's recently released parish and school religion series, Alive in Christ for grades 1-8.

"Our Sunday Visitor has a long history of leadership in the areas of parish resources, religion curriculum, family catechesis, catechist and teacher resources, sacramental preparation and adult faith formation," said Greg Erlandson, President and Publisher of Our Sunday Visitor. "Dr. Kennedy's addition to the curriculum team will further extend Our Sunday Visitor’s ability to connect with and support parishes, schools, dioceses and organizations across the country."

"I am humbled and excited to join this talented team of passionate and devoted staff," said Dr. Kennedy. "I look forward to continuing to help make a difference in schools and parishes in this new role."

Dr. Kennedy is available for keynote presentations and conference workshops effective immediately, as are the other national consultants. To schedule Dr. Kennedy for a keynote presentation, contact John Christensen at or Saundra Kennedy directly at


For an interview with Dr. Kennedy, please contact Christine Valentine-Owsik at: (215) 230-8095 or


The world’s largest English-language Catholic publisher, Our Sunday Visitor serves millions of Catholics globally through its publishing, offertory, and communication services. Established in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor publishes the OSV Newsweekly as well as a wide range of books including Bibles, biographies of the saints, books by Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, bible studies, and curriculum. Our Sunday Visitor is a not-for-profit organization that also supports Catholic dioceses and organizations through the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.  For more information, visit


Dr. Saundra Kennedy holds a B.A. In Elementary and Special Education from the St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans; a Masters of Religious Education from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Doctorate of Education and Religion from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is an active volunteer in prison ministry as well as in her parish, St. Gabriel the Archangel in New Orleans, LA.


Dr. Hosffman Ospino is a National Catechetical Advisor for Our Sunday Visitor Catholic Publishing Company and an assistant professor at Boston College School of Theology & Ministry. He holds an MA in theology with concentration in Church History and a PhD in Theology and Education from Boston College. Dr. Ospino’s research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He recently published a groundbreaking research project titled “The National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry.” He is actively involved in Hispanic Ministry in Boston.


Dr. Jo Ann Paradise is the National Catechetical Consultant for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division. She has served as a catechetical administrator in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in several parishes and was most recently the Director of Parish Ministerial Life and Spiritual Formation at Saint Sebastian Parish. Paradise was a teacher in the Catholic School System at both the high school and elementary levels as well as an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University, Carlow University and La Roche College.


Dr. Joseph D. White is a practicing clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and the former Director of Family Life and Counseling for the Diocese of Austin, Texas with experience as a Director of Religious Education as well. He is currently the National Catechetical Consultant for Our Sunday Visitor. Dr. White earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. White’s primary areas of focus include adjustment difficulties, coping with anxiety, phobias and traumatic experiences, sensory-behavioral issues, and concerns about cognitive, social, or emotional development.