Michael J. O'Meara, former news editor of Canadian Register, has been appointed the new director of the Division of Communications of the Anglican Church of Canada. After careful selection of 26 applicants, from whom only 2 were clerics, Canon John C. Bothwell, Executive Director of Program, has appointed Mr. O'Meara.
Mr. O'Meara, 38, is a practising Roman Catholic layman. Before joining Canadian Register, the national Catholic weekly, he was features writer and senior reporter at the London Free Press. Although his background has been with the press, Mr. O'Meara talks freely about the inadequacy of the print medium alone to assure adequate communication in our time. His primary role as director will be that of administrator, in a National Church House Division which works in the fields of radio, television, public relations and educational resources, as well as in the retailing of books and religious articles.