The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced to staff May 4 a dramatic reorganization of its communications department, including the closure of the Washington and New York offices of Catholic News Service.
In meetings with newsroom staff, James Rogers, the chief communications officer of the conference, said that the Washington office would be closed at year’s end.
The Rome bureau of Catholic News Service will remain open and continue to report on Vatican and related international events….
Greg Erlandson, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service, said he was “profoundly saddened by this decision.”
“For more than a century, Catholic News Service has served the local, national and international Catholic press. I am proud of the professionalism of our staff of editors, journalists and photographers and of all that they have accomplished.”