The Cardinal Newman Society has named veteran journalist and author Tim Drake as its senior editor and director of news operations to help advance the group's work in following Catholic education.
“I am absolutely delighted to be utilizing my talents and experience on
behalf of The Cardinal Newman Society,” Drake said Jan. 14.
“I am fully aware of their critical support for the Church and all that
they do to promote and strengthen Catholic identity on college and
university campuses. It’s vital work for the future of our campuses, the
Church and our country. There's no other organization like it.”
Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Virginia-based Cardinal Newman
Society, said the organization has worked to inform Catholic families
who have “a right to authentic, faithful Catholic education.”
“I can’t think of a single person who is better qualified and prepared
to improve and expand our operations than Tim Drake, Reilly said. “We
are thrilled to have him on our team.”
Drake has worked for the National Catholic Register for 13 years as
features correspondent, editor, staff writer and senior writer. He
authored a series of articles on the implementation of the canon law
requirement that Catholic theology professors receive a “mandatum” from
their local bishop affirming that they teach authentic Catholic
doctrine. The Cardinal Newman Society awarded Drake its 2003 Ex Corde
Ecclesiae Award for the series.
In his new position, Drake will edit the Cardinal Newman Society’s online reporting and member communications.
Drake is the author of six books on topics such as the Catholic Church,
Catholic saints and the movie “Bella.” He contributed to the Cardinal
Newman Society’s “Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.”
He has published articles in Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic World Report,
Catholic Digest, Columbia Magazine, Gilbert! Magazine, This Rock
Magazine and other publications. He has been a guest on Vatican Radio,
Fox News, Relevant Radio, EWTN and The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM
Satellite Radio. He co-hosted the EWTN weekly radio program “Register
Drake is a former educator who has worked in both Catholic and public secondary schools.
The Cardinal Newman Society was founded in 1993 to promote faithful
Catholic education. It is supported by over 20,000 individuals,
businesses and foundations.