March 5, 2015 - Rev. Robert Reed Appointed to Cardinal's Cabinet*
Braintree, MA (March 5, 2015) -- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley has announced the appointment of Rev. Robert Reed as Secretary for Catholic Media of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Fr. Reed has been serving on an interim basis since 2013 and has been associated with CatholicTV for more than a decade. In this cabinet position he oversees the media entities of the Archdiocese of Boston including The CatholicTV Network, and CatholicTVLIVE.com, The Pilot newspaper, Pilot Bulletins, Pilot Printing, iCatholic magazine, The Catholic Directory, the Sunday Mass in Spanish and the Radio Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston. Media operations, public affairs as well as the web and digital responsibilities continue to be overseen by the Secretariat for Communications & Public Affairs, also a cabinet position.
“Fr. Reed is a gifted priest and communicator in our efforts to evangelize,” said Cardinal Seán. “His innovative approach to using our Catholic media capabilities is helping us to reach a wider community of the faithful and inspiring people to become active participants in their parishes, schools and ministries. We are blessed with the ability to bring the message of Christ to our people in new and exciting ways.”
Sr. Marian Batho, Chair of the Board for Catholic Media and Delegate for Religious in the Archdiocese, said, “Fr. Reed has guided our Catholic media entities with great energy. We are reaching a diverse community of Catholics, young and old and from many walks of life. His outreach to the homebound and our youth is an important focus for the Catholic Media board and under Fr. Reed’s leadership he is creating new opportunities and programming to engage the faithful.”
Fr. Reed said, “It is a privilege to serve the Cardinal and the Archdiocese as both a priest and in my capacity with Catholic Media. I appreciate the confidence the Cardinal and the Board have shown in me and I look forward to bringing the best of our talents and programming to the table each and every day. Our work must be always for the glory of God.”
Fr. Robert Reed: Fr. Reed was born on June 11, 1959 in Boston, MA. Ordained to the priesthood on July 6, 1985, his first parish assignment was as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden. Other parish assignments include, Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood, Pastor of Saint Matthew Parish in Dorchester, Saint Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury, All Saints Parish in Haverhill and as Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman. His work at CatholicTV has included serving as Director of Educational Development for the Boston Catholic TV Center, Assistant Director of Boston Catholic TV Center and Director of Boston Catholic TV Center. Since 2013 he has served as Interim President and CEO of iCatholic Media.
About the CatholicTV Network: Founded in 1955, The CatholicTV Network is a national cable television network also streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding the call to a New Evangelization, CatholicTV seeks to utilize the power of television with new and social media effectively. The CatholicTV Network represents a cable TV station available in more than 14 million homes, an interactive website with television-like live and video-on-demand, mobile apps and a monthly printed and digital magazine. View the daily Mass, pray the Rosary, enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and Catholic life and tradition on America's Catholic Television Network®.
About the Archdiocese of Boston:The Diocese of Boston was founded on April 8, 1808 and was elevated to Archdiocese in 1875. Currently serving the needs of 1.8 million Catholics, the Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community consisting of 289 parishes, across 144 communities, educating approximately 42,000 students in its Catholic schools and 156,000 in religious education classes each year, ministering to the needs of 200,000 individuals through its pastoral and social service outreach. Mass is celebrated in nearly twenty different languages each week. For more information, please visit www.BostonCatholic.org .