A Changing Landscape
September is a season of change. We anticipate the shifting colors of fall foliage. The September equinox, which occurs this year on September 22, signifies the official onset of fall and shortening days. Autumn is my favorite season—I look forward to the cooling temperatures, the smell of savory spices, and the overall sense of coziness.
Here at Liguori, we’re also experiencing changes—some of which are familiar, while some are new.
We have reinstated our traditional leadership model of a Redemptorist serving as both president and publisher. Fr. Byron Miller, CSsR, the voice of “From the President” column (page 5), has begun overseeing Liguori Publications in this capacity. And you’ve probably noticed in recent issues that Liguorian is revisiting a much-loved and helpful column: “Dear Padre” (page 31).
Onward with the new: Liguorian has updated its subscription policy to “Print + Online”—paid print subscribers can also receive FREE access to the digital edition. We’ve converted to a responsive digital edition accessible from any mobile device. For more information, please email Liguorianeditor@liguori.org. Plus, we’ve begun discussing ways to improve the magazine’s design. If you have ideas, please feel free to email me.
Lastly, I’m pleased to announce our recent recognition at the annual Catholic Media Conference in June. Liguorian earned first place for “General Excellence for a National General Interest Magazine,” along with seven other awards. In short, to pay homage to the Summer Olympics, we brought home the gold, silver, and bronze!
Change is sometimes difficult and, for many, less than “cozy,” but most often the results are positive.
Speaking for all of us at Liguori Publications, I’d like to assure you that while the publishing landscape will ebb and flow, our commitment to the pastoral mission of the Redemptorists remains constant. Liguorian and all Liguori products are still, and will continue to be, sources of hope, inspiration, and spiritual guidance for Catholics.
God’s blessings to you and your family,
Elizabeth A. Herzing
Editor and Circulation Manager