Danielle Bean joins CatholicMom.com

Veteran Catholic communicator will develop new content, including podcasts, 
for Catholic website that is now part of the family of Holy Cross Family Ministries

EASTON, Mass. — Holy Cross Family Ministries appointed a veteran Catholic communicator to oversee CatholicMom.com, which is now part of the family of ministries founded by Venerable Patrick Peyton, the “Rosary Priest.”

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Danielle Bean was named brand manager for the mission of CatholicMom.com, which includes news, information and regular contributions and postings about Catholic topics of interest to mothers and families. Her role is to continue and grow CatholicMom.com’s unique outreach and create new content, including podcasts.

“We are as delighted to welcome Danielle Bean as we were last summer to welcome Lisa Hendey and CatholicMom to our family of ministries,” said Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries. “CatholicMom is reaching the 21st-century young Catholic family with faith, hope and love. Danielle will help us enhance this important ministry with content that is relevant, informative and meaningful and pregnant with the beauty and richness of the Catholic faith.”

As brand manager, Bean is responsible for growing CatholicMom.com as a ministry and introducing it to new audiences through a variety of media, including podcasts, video and social media. She will be instrumental in nurturing and developing the CatholicMom.com community as a place that supports and encourages Catholic women from all walks of life in their vocations.

Among her new initiatives at CatholicMom.com, Bean will host weekly Facebook Live events and is creating a new podcast with co-host Lisa Hendey, the founder of CatholicMom.com. “Catholic Momcast: Conversations about Faith, Family and Fun,” a 30-minute weekly show, will launch in March. It will feature interviews with leaders in Catholic ministry, as well as personal discussions on topics of interest to Catholic women — faith, family, work and relationships.

“I’m delighted that Danielle Bean joined our family at CatholicMom.com,” Hendey said. “She is a faith-filled evangelist, a gifted communicator and a loving wife and mom. Having Danielle at our helm equips our team to create even more resources for the families, parishes and children we serve around the world. Coupled with the priestly oversight of Father Willy Raymond, Danielle’s leadership points to a bright and innovative future for our entire community.”

Bean is former publisher and editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest. She is creator and host of “The Gist,” a weekly Catholic women’s television talk show in production of its seventh season on CatholicTV, as well as creator and host of the popular “Girlfriends” podcast.

Bean has authored several books for women, including “Small Steps for Catholic Moms,” (Ave Maria Press 2013) “Momnipotent,” (Ascension Press 2014) and “You’re Worth It!” (Beacon 2015). She is a sought-after speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, parenting, Marriage and the Spirituality of motherhood.

Bean and her husband Dan are graduates of St. Anselm College. They have been married for 24 years and live with their eight children in New Hampshire.

CatholicMom.com was founded in 2000 by Lisa Hendey to create a community for Catholic parents to share insights on living out their faith with their family. Through an array of contributors, CatholicMom.com provides information, activities and reflections daily. More than 145 contributors provide fresh perspectives on a variety of topics important to parents. CatholicMom.com merged with Holy Cross Family Ministries last year. What started as one Catholic mom’s journey has grown into a rich resource for all Catholics at www.CatholicMom.com.

In the spirit of its founder, Venerable Patrick Peyton, Holy Cross Family Ministries inspires, promotes and fosters the prayer life and Spiritual well-being of families throughout the world. Its mission outreach includes family faith-based media, including social media and prayer programs, to fulfill the founder’s vision that “the family that prays together stays together.”

For more information, go to www.FatherPeyton.org, www.FamilyRosary.org and www.FamilyTheater.org.

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