Tuesday, 2 August 2011

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY





For Immediate Release



LMS Appoints New Editor of Mass of Ages

The Latin Mass Society has appointed Gregory Murphy as its next editor of Mass of Ages, the LMS’s popular quarterly magazine.

Based in Liverpool, where he works as a freelance editor and PR professional, Gregory Murphy, 44, is a regular member of the congregation at the weekly Sunday Traditional Latin Mass celebrated at St Anthony’s Church, Scotland Road.

Gregory Murphy comes to his new role with over twenty years’ experience as a professional journalist, editor and PR consultant. He learned his trade on local newspapers and Catholic publications, such as the Catholic Pictorial, until, in the mid-1990s, he joined the staff of The Catholic Times where he was News Editor and subsequently Editor. He then spent five valuable years as Corporate Communications Publications and PR Manager for the Littlewoods Organisation, before deciding to go freelance. Gregory Murphy now provides journalistic and editorial services to a range of commercial, public and voluntary sector clients around the UK.

Michael Lord, LMS General Manager said: “We were fortunate to have several strong candidates at interview, but were particularly impressed by Gregory’s professional experience, his grasp of what is required in revamping the magazine and by his personal commitment to the Traditional Mass and Faith. We are delighted to have Gregory on board and look forward to seeing the first issue of Mass of Ages under his editorship in November.”

Gregory Murphy will take over from John Medlin, who steps down from the editor's post in August after nine years in the job. The August issue of the magazine will be John's last and his presence in the LMS office will be much missed.

The appointment of a new editor and the forthcoming redesign and relaunch of Mass of Ages is the last of a series of major changes that have taken place at the LMS over the past two years. The move to new offices, the appointment of a new General Manager, the launch of a new and much-praised website, the use of social media such as Facebook, the adoption of a new constitution and other changes are part of a longer term strategy to enable the LMS to promote the Traditional Mass and the orthodox Faith that it embodies more effectively following Pope Benedict’s liberation of the Traditional liturgy with the publication of Summorum Pontificum in 2007.



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