Former National Catholic Reporter editor reconnects with his Precious Blood roots to lead programming and marketing efforts for reconciliation center.

Having a lifetime relationship with the Precious Blood community and utilizing over thirty years of journalistic experience, Dennis Coday is excited to join the Precious Blood Renewal Center as Director of Resource and Program Development. Previously working at National Catholic Reporter, Dennis started in 2003 as online editor for the publication. He served as managing editor in 2007 and then editor in chief in 2012.

Coday attended Precious Blood Seminary High School, Rockhurst College and a year of special formation. He is a classmate with Fr. Mark Yates and Fr. Lac Pham. His brother is Fr. Timothy Coday.

“We are excited to welcome Dennis Coday to the ministry team of Precious Blood Renewal Center. Dennis has a long history with our community through his years in formation. He brings with him a wealth of experience in promoting renewal and reconciliation, hope and healing in our church and in our world.”
Rev. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., Kansas City Provincial Director

Coday will be working with the Renewal Center staff to develop programing around the four pillars the center’s mission: to be a safe and sacred place to offer healing and hope, renewal and reconciliation for all people. He is also responsible for marketing and promotion of the center’s programs.

“I adopted journalism as a career more than 30 years ago because of my involvement with the Catholic Worker movement and the example of Dorothy Day. The practice of journalism was a channel for my work for peace and justice,” Coday said.

“Working with the Precious Blood Renewal Center, I can continue my commitment to building community and working for a better, more peaceful world that I believe is at the heart of my professional calling,” he said.

Precious Blood Renewal Center is a ministry of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City Province. It provides hospitality and facilities for individuals and groups who seek rest and renewal. Precious Blood Renewal Center is often used by groups who plan team building, those who seek reconciliation, or individuals looking for personal retreat opportunities.

Dennis Coday can be reached at