Huntington, Ind. – OSV is pleased to announce the appointment of Father Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P., as editor of Our Sunday Visitor, the weekly national Catholic newspaper founded by Archbishop John F. Noll in 1912. Father Patrick comes to OSV from the English edition of Aleteia.org, the global Catholic news and spirituality website, where he served as editor-in-chief.
“Dominican friars are dedicated in a special way to the service of Truth. As a Dominican, it’s an extraordinary privilege to join the team at Our Sunday Visitor, which is dedicated to spreading the Truth of the Catholic faith,” Father Patrick said. “Our Sunday Visitor has been a champion of the Church for 110 years. Now more than ever American Catholics need trustworthy and faithful voices like OSV to share news about the Church, to share inspirational stories, and to help them form their consciences.”
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Father Patrick joined the Order of Preachers in 2010. He completed his initial studies in theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where he earned a licentiate in moral theology. Following his ordination to the priesthood, he was assigned in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as a parish priest at St. Pius V Church, and as a chaplain and instructor of theology at Providence College.
This spring, Father Patrick was nominated to serve as a Eucharistic Preacher, a work he has undertaken to support the USCCB-led National Eucharistic Revival. Father Patrick is, along with his Dominican brothers, host of the podcast Godsplaining, and co-author of Saint Dominic’s Way of Life: A Path to Knowing and Loving God (OSV Books). He is also the author of OSV Books’ line of seasonal and topical devotionals, My Daily Visitor.
“Father Patrick is an exceptional writer and thinker, and he has touched the lives of many through his spiritual gifts,” OSV Publisher Scott P. Richert said. “His passion for the truth and his understanding of how to present it in ways that resonate in contemporary culture reminds me of Archbishop Noll. Father Patrick will take OSV’s flagship publication to new heights of evangelization and readership.”
Father Patrick will continue to reside at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.