Well-known Catholic author and journalist Russell Shaw delivered a talk entitled “Secrecy vs. Communio in the Catholic Church” at Christendom College on Monday November 3, 2008.

Shaw is author or coauthor of 20 books and a contributor to and/or editor of several others. His most recent book is Nothing To Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church.

Shaw has published thousands of magazine and newspaper articles, columns, and reviews in U.S. and foreign periodicals. He is: a contributing editor of Our Sunday Visitor national Catholic newspaper; a columnist for Catholic Exchange, Inside Catholic, and several diocesan newspapers; American correspondent of Palabra, a newsmagazine published in Madrid; and a contributor to several encyclopedias. Currently, he is serving his third five-year term as a consultor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications. He is a member of the faculties of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, and the Catholic Distance University, Hamilton, Va.