Catholic journalist, editor and blogger takes the helm today
Aleteia is delighted to announce that well-known Catholic journalist, editor, and blogger, Elizabeth Scalia, has been named Editor-in-Chief of their US/English publication, effective September 1, 2015.
Scalia says she is excited to join the internationally-published Catholic news site at this moment. “I am particularly happy to be taking up with Aleteia right now, as the site prepares to launch a new design incorporating not only news coverage, but also lifestyle and religion sections that speak to the day-to-day realities common to living a life of faith. With a new look, new features, increased original content, and regular columns, Aleteia is perfectly positioned to take up the expressed wishes of our two most recent popes: to ‘give the internet a soul’, per Father Benedict, while heeding Pope Francis’ call for all of us to help the Church bring Christ Jesus to the people by meeting them where they are.”
Aleteia Global Editor-in-Chief, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry expressed confidence that Scalia’s editorial perspectives will complement the site’s new direction, adding, “In the United States, Elizabeth is the most talented editor in Catholic online media today. She brings editorial talent, connections, and, not least, a great writerly voice. Most importantly, she writes from the heart of the Church and is committed to helping the Gospel reach the peripheries.”
“It is an exciting time to be Catholic,” says Scalia, “and, for me, an exciting time to be joining Aleteia. I look forward to helping it forge a new direction, one both innovative and unpolarizing.”
Elizabeth Scalia is a Benedictine Oblate, and an award-winning author, columnist, and blogger. She was formerly the Managing Editor of the Catholic Channel at Patheos.com, where she also maintains the popular blog, The Anchoress.
She was a featured speaker at the Vatican’s 2011 meeting with bloggers from around the world, and has a multi-media presence that includes contributions to NPR, CBS News Online, HuffpoLive and a stint as a regular panelist on the current events program, In the Arena, via the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Scalia is the author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press) and a featured columnist for The Catholic Answer Magazine. She has contributed to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, First Things, The Guardian (UK), National Review Online, Notre Dame’s Church Life: A Journal for the New Evangelization, and Cultures and Faith, the Journal of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Her latest book, Little Sins Mean a Lot will release in the Spring of 2016 (OSV).
About Aleteia: Aleteia, from the ancient Greek “Aletheia”, “truth”, is the world’s #1 Catholic news website, with over 7 million monthly unique visitors, six languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Arabic, English). Our goal is to light the world on fire with the Gospel of Jesus Christ; more specifically, to do this by being the best destination for content with crossover appeal to a mainstream audience as well as committed Catholics, using the most innovative media formats and techniques.