Press Releases

OSV Institute Expands Ability to Support Catholic Partnerships

20 Feb 2020

OSV Institute (OSVi) enhances its ability to support parishes, dioceses, and organizations dedicated to advancing Catholic values nationwide by adding two new members to the team, including Matt Smith, Ph.D., as its new Director of Strategic Alliances and Jason Nees as its new Director of Marketing Services.

Andrew Robison of Petrus Development Interviews OSVi President

09 Jan 2020

Andrew Robison visits with Jason Shanks, President of Our Sunday Visitor Institute on the Petrus Development podcast. Andrew and Jason discuss his personal and professional background and the path that brought him to Our Sunday Visitor. They also discuss how OSV is taking steps to bring innovation and growth into fundraising. They discuss the OSV Challenge and the new ideas that are coming from the endeavor. Listen here.

Check out https://www.petrusdevelopment.... to learn more about the work of Petrus Development.

Inviting Catholics to Innovate and Share Big Ideas for a Shot at $100,000

03 Oct 2019

The OSV Institute and Catholic Creatives launch the OSV Innovation Challenge, CC Regional Events to spark innovation and revitalize creativity in the Church.

OSV Institute Major Sponsor of Catholic Family Life Symposium

22 Jul 2019

Major conference with 30+ experts at the University of Notre Dame held July 19-21 discusses the issues facing families today and how they can cope. Many lessons learned:

The Church Needs Innovators

13 Jul 2019

As the President of the OSV Institute, Jason Shanks gives grants to initiatives within the Church, which offers him a fascinating perspective on innovation (or the lack thereof) in the world of Catholic ministry. He and Anthony discuss the state of the Church, especially why we need new ideas from entrepreneurial Catholics. Jason also shares the lessons he’s learned about effective innovation — how to stay centered, measure results, and make transformative changes.

To listen click here:

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21 Jun 2019

Many high school-age students will experience the successful Notre Dame Vision program this summer through the generous support from OSV Institute.

Corazon Puro receives significant grant to help form Hispanic youth

23 May 2019

Corazon Puro is providing an inculturated roadmap for Hispanic youth to become protagonists in the Church! Currently 54% of young Catholics in the United States are Hispanic [†] and every 30 seconds another Latino turns 18 [‡]. Many parishes lack the resources to accompany them during these pivotal years. A courageous creativity is needed to meet this daunting challenge. Corazon Puro is launching a project titled,

R.E.A.L. Formation/ Formación R.E.A.L. (Reawaken, Educate and Awaken Leaders / Reavivar, Educar y Actualizar Lideres).

It is a post-confirmation program in English and Spanish. Our Sunday Visitor Institute (OSV) has partnered with us to support the development and publication of books, toolkits, and an online resource platform that captures the essence of our proven leadership formation program. This will be a resource for Ministers, Priests, Parishes and Dioceses that will awaken and accompany Hispanic youth and young adults to a path of service within their communities of faith; all the while, keeping it REAL.

We are confident that this partnership will greatly impact the lives of Hispanic youth, young adults and families. I encourage you to continue to pray for us, spread the word and stay connected.

Church Life Today interview

23 May 2019

President of OSVi appears on Church Life today hosted by Dr. Leonard J. DeLorenzo.

Check out the recording here:

OSV Funded Partner, CCSE, receives national recognition

20 May 2019

CCSE & Francesca Pellegrino to Receive Seton Award from NCEA As Exemplary Models of Christian Service

OSV Approves $1.2 Million for Hispanic Outreach

03 May 2019

Grants allocated equal the largest amount of funding given at once in OSV history