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November 1, 2010

Saint Mary's Press Announces Partnership with Catholicquiz.com

CatholicQuiz.comSaint Mary’s Press and CatholicQuiz.com are partnering to build co-branded online, interactive games and quizzes for Catholic youth, families, and religious education teachers in parishes and schools.

CatholicQuiz.com is an interactive Web site with games and quizzes that build religious understanding, curiosity, and confidence in learning the Catholic faith. The Web site presents content appropriate for Catholic parishes or schools seeking to respond to the needs of its young people and families in a medium where students are already comfortable and savvy. Games explore God, Church, Scripture, morality, prayer, saints, Sacraments (preparation for First Communion and Confirmation), etc.

“Partnering with Saint Mary’s Press creates a wonderful opportunity to develop digital media resources linked to curriculum and designed to advance the evangelizing and catechetical mission of the Church,” said Michael J. McKay, STD, cofounder and principal author.

John Vitek, president and CEO of Saint Mary’s Press, adds, “CatholicQuiz.com’s innovative and contemporary spirit matches up well with the long-standing commitment of Saint Mary’s Press to constantly pursue innovation and creativity in pedagogy and tools that help young people deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through the Church.”

Saint Mary’s Press and CatholicQuiz.com are currently partnering to offer a weekly Sunday readings quiz and cross-promotion of the parish subscription program. A dynamic new tool to help teachers implement the U.S. Bishops’ Framework for High School Religion Curriculum is in development and will provide young people with cutting-edge technology to get them excited to learn about their faith.

Saint Mary’s Press is an international Catholic publisher dedicated to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to young people through Catholic parishes, schools, and families. CatholicQuiz.com is a worldwide Internet community engaged in teaching and learning the Catholic faith through interactive online games and quizzes. For more information, visit www.smp.org and www.CatholicQuiz.com.