Publishing consortium Catholic Word takes over distribution of Marian Press titles


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Necedah, Wis., Jun 25, 2009 / 01:01 am (CNA).- Catholic Word, a consortium of more than 15 publishers and music producers, has announced that it has taken over the distribution of Marian Press titles from STL Distributors. The change will concern titles related to the Divine Mercy devotions.

Marian Press, based in Stockbridge, Mass., publishes the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, other Divine Mercy materials and books by authors such as Fr. George Kosicki, Dr. Robert Stackpole and Fr. Donald Calloway.

The primary focus of Marian Press is the Divine Mercy, a daily devotion which has increased in popularity since 2000, when Pope John Paul II set the first Sunday after Easter as the universal feast of Divine Mercy.

"Catholic Word is very excited about being able to help Marian Press spread the desperately needed message of Our Lord's Divine Mercy," said Catholic Word President Carolyn Klika, who announced the change. "They are a perfect complement to our other publisher members, giving us an even greater ability to provide Christian resellers with some of the most influential titles in the Catholic market."

The Catholic Word consortium helps publishers and music producers ship together to streamline resellers' purchases. Founded in 1997, Catholic Word says its mission is to build up the Church "one soul at a time" through quality Catholic books, faith formation programs and other resources.