Liguori Publications, a leading Catholic publisher and Redemptorist ministry, has purchased Catholic Update and many other parish resources from Franciscan Media. Liguori will continue to provide those resources to parishes and looks to expand its reach among parishes. The purchase is part of a collaborative agreement that enables both companies to use their strengths to better serve Catholic parishes and individuals. Financial details were not disclosed.

Fr. Don Willard, CSsR, president, Liguori Publications, signs a collaborative agreement with Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, publisher/CEO, Franciscan Media. Fr. Don Willard, CSsR, president, Liguori Publications, signs a collaborative agreement with Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, publisher/CEO, Franciscan Media.

On June 2, Catholic Update and Catholic Update on Demand, Faith Formation Update, and Bringing Home the Word, as well as related books, videos, and other products, join Liguori’s parish resources and solutions.

“The Catholic Update name has always been known for trusted, well-written adult formation grounded in Catholic teaching and tradition,” said Virgil Tipton, Liguori’s publisher, “and we are proud to become Catholic Update’s publisher, as well as the publisher of other fine parish resources.

“This purchase enables us to become a more comprehensive provider of resources and solutions that parishes need today. Our offerings include a variety of resources for sacramental preparation to adult faith formation and on to evangelization, RCIA, and more,” said Tipton. “It also furthers our commitment to serve all parishes, helping them reach out to seekers and grow in ministry.” 

“This is an opportunity for Liguori Publications to continue to evangelize to the poor and the most abandoned,” said Fr. Don Willard, Liguori’s president. “The message of the ‘Good News of Plentiful Redemption,’ will reach thousands of people in a new way that can only come from working with, and collaborating with, our publishing partners.  

“Franciscan Media is delighted to pass the Catholic Update torch to Liguori Publications,” said Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, publisher/CEO of Franciscan Media. “Liguori has always had a prominent role in parish resources, faith formation, and renewal programs. I am confident the Catholic Updatepublications and other resources will flourish in Liguori’s hands. We look forward to more collaboration in our future ministries.”

Franciscan Media seeks to help Christians grow closer to God by creating inspiring and innovative products in the spirit of St. Francis, meeting individuals where they are on their personal faith journeys. Franciscan Media will continue to publish and provide print and other media products from trusted brands such as Servant BooksFranciscan MediaSt. Anthony Messenger magazine,Catholic GreetingsSaint of the, and more.

Liguori Publications is a leading publisher of Catholic resources for parishes and individuals in every stage of faith and life. Liguori publishes thought-provoking and inspirational print and digital books, catechetical and faith formation materials, pamphlets, and parish bulletins. Liguori’s signature magazine, Liguorian, has helped Catholics navigate life guided by faith for more than 100 years. A ministry of the Redemptorists, Liguori seeks to walk with the people of God, providing answers to their questions and strengthening their relationship with Christ. To learn more, visit