Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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SR. MARY ROCH ROCKLAGE, a Mercy sister who chairs the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, has been named to the newly created post of health care consultant to the U.S. bishops. Her primary responsibility will be to facilitate conversation and dialogue between the U.S. bishops' conference and Catholic health care systems and their sponsors in the United States. She will report to the bishops' conference Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices. Prior to becoming board chairman of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in 1999, she served for 13 years as its first president and CEO.

STEVE PEARSON, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul council of Pittsburgh for the past five years, has been named the international executive director for the society. Pearson will relocate to Paris to work at St. Vincent's international office sometime this summer. Pearson is a graduate of Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa. Among his previous positions, Pearson served as associate director of the mission office in the Los Angeles archdiocese and director of Spiritan Associates at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

THE CATHEDRAL FOUNDATION, parent company of The Catholic. Review newspaper and other Catholic enterprises, has purchased a Washington-based national advertising agency to sell ads for placement in 640 Catholic newspapers, magazines and other publications throughout the United States and Canada. The combined circulation of those publications is estimated at almost 27 million. Formerly known as KPA Advertising and founded more than 30 years ago by King Pound, the agency has served high-profile clients in the Catholic community--from the National Catholic Educational Association to the John Paul II Cultural Center to Crisis magazine--through its subsidiary, Catholic Advertising Media. …

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