When I started my career in Catholic communications, one great piece of advice I received was from Dr. Owen Phelps, the legendary communicator from the Diocese of Rockford. I am very grateful to Owen. When I was preparing to launch FAITH magazine, my bishop suggested reaching out to him. Owen had participated in a consultation for our diocese and was kind enough to help a newbie like me. He suggested tapping into the Catholic Press Association. In 1999, I attended my first CPA conference. It was in Chicago and it was great.