The Office of Media Relations is responsible for all external communications on behalf of the Diocese of Charleston. The office serves as the primary media contact, houses the official spokesperson and distributes press releases for the Diocese and the Bishop. It also provides public relations and crisis management assistance to Diocesan parishes, offices and schools.

Media Relations
The Office of Media Relations works to ensure a clear, consistent message as we coordinate media requests and facilitate media responses as appropriate. To ensure this happens, all media inquiries should be directed to:

Covering Diocesan Events
Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover celebrations of the Mass, and diocesan or school events, but we ask to be notified in advance of the event so that we may assist you. Please direct all requests to the parish priest/administrator or school principal.

Media Communication Policy
The Director of Media Relations works for the Bishop of Charleston to ensure that the Diocese of Charleston’s mission, response to media inquiries, and presentation of events are represented with one, unified voice in a manner that promotes evangelization of the Catholic faith.

In order to efficiently and effectively ensure a unified message, all Diocesan Personnel (priests, deacons, seminarians, religious, diocesan employees, parish and school personnel, and institutional staff affiliated with the Diocese of Charleston) are required to comply with the Diocese’s Media Communications Policy. Read the complete policy.