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Press Releases

3/17/18 – Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., Discusses the Founding of Catholic Textbook Project on The Mentors Podcast

10/25/17 – New Video Shakes up Status Quo in K-12 History Textbooks, thanks to Catholic Textbook Project

10/17/17 – Catholic Textbook Project Announces Special Monikers for Catholic Schools using its History Textbooks

10/10/17 – Year-Over-Year Aggressive Growth for Catholic Textbook Publisher

10/02/17 – Michael Van Hecke, M.Ed., Founder of Catholic Textbook Project In-Depth Interview by Catholic Business Journal

09/26/17 – Catholic Textbook Publisher Announces Fall 2017 I LOVE HISTORY History Essay Contest, Cash Prizes for Students and Schools

08/15/17 – Pamela Rains Joins Catholic Textbook Project Sales Team serving OR, WA and Canada

02/23/17 – Ginger Vance Joins Catholic Textbook Project Sales Team in Minnesota

02/06/17 – Catholic Textbook Project Posts Fall 2016 History Essay Winning Essays

02/01/17 – Catholic Textbook Project Announces Fall 2016 History Essay Contest Winners, Prizes

01/26/17 -  Teresa Chapman Joins Catholic Textbook Project Sales Team

01/19/17  -  Catholic Textbook Project Hires New VP Matt Sumers, Expands Sales Team

01/18/17  -  Catholic Textbook Project Mourns the Passing of Historian Kevin Starr

10/27/16  – Catholic Textbook Project Welcomes New Board Member Bishop Barron

09/14/16  – Third Annual Essay Contest Launched

09/03/16 – National RADIO INTERVIEW with CTP Founder Michael Van Hecke (Click below)

07/18/16 – Both CTP Founder and General Editor Featured Speakers at Two PA Conferences for Catholic Educators

06/16/16 – Catholic Textbook Project Posts Winning History Essays 2016

06/14/16 – Catholic Textbook Project Prominent at 2016 Midwest Catholic Liberal Arts Conference

05/30/16 – Announcing 2016 History Essay Winners

04/28/16 – Los Angeles Archdiocesan Superintendent Highly Recommends New CTP History Textbook for High Schools

03/23/16 – History Essay Contest Submission Deadline Extended!

03/16/16 – One Week Remains to Enter 2016 History Essay Contest

01/28/16 – 2016 History Essay Contest for Catholic Schools and Homeschools, Grades 5-12

01/14/16 – Catholic Textbook Project Announces 2016 History Essay Contest

07/09/15 – Catholic Textbook Project Announces 2015 History Essay Winners and Prizes

07/07/15 – New American History Textbook for Catholic High Schools Now in Print

06/10/15 – New Limited-Time Payment Options by Catholic Textbook Project Attracts Catholic Middle Schools

05/27/15 - Catholic Textbook Project Announces Expanded Outreach to Catholic Schools (pdf)

05/13/15 -  Vatican Taps Los Angeles Catholic Educator, Textbook Founder for Historic World Congress on Catholic Education (pdf)

04/16/15 -  Catholic Textbook Project Sponsors History Essay Contest for Students in Catholic Schools (pdf)

03/11/15 -   New HIstory Textbook Series for Catholic Schools Now in 51 Dioceses, Growing Fast (pdf)

02/25/15 -  Louise M. Davies Foundation Leads Expansion of New History Textbook Series  (pdf)

02/01/15  – History Textbook Company Extends Free Give-Away Beyond Catholic Schools Week  (pdf)

01/23/15 –   History Textbook Company Announces Free Give-Away During 2015 Catholic Schools Week  (pdf)

01/16/15  -   New History Textbook Series Gains Ground in Catholic Schools Nationwide (pdf)

06/30/04 -  New History Textbooks Take Story Approach to Teaching History (pdf)

07/22/03 –   First History Textbook for Catholic Schools in 40 years (pdf)

04/22/02 – Advance Notice of New Textbook (pdf)

In The News

05/30/15 – RADIO INTERVIEW—on EWTN’s The Catholic Business Hour, with host Dick Lyles (click to download MP3 file)

09/17/11 – “A 50-Year Breakthrough: History Textbooks for Catholic Schools”—The Official Catholic Directory 2011(pdf)

01/30/10 – RADIO INTERVIEW— on EWTN’s The Good Fight with Barbara McGuigan (Click on the XML button for “The Good Fight“)

09/10/03 – Religious Life interview with Michael van Hecke (pdf)

08/21/03 – Seeking Textbooks Fit for Catholic SchoolsEWTN (link)

08/28/03 – Lou Dobbs Tonight story - transcript from (pdf)

08/21/03 – Zenit interview - transcript (pdf)

08/21/03 - Zenit interview at EWTN (pdf)

08/2002 – National Catholic Register (link)

04/2002 – “Fresh Tools for Teaching Old Truths” – Catholic Exchange (pdf)