Rick comes to the Catholic League from The Long Island Catholic, the official publication of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, where he served as editor for the last eight-and-a-half years. Prior to that, he had served as Public Information Officer for Nassau County, NY District Attorney Denis Dillon; Director for Communications of the New York State Catholic Conference; Director of Communications for the Catholic League; and Director of the Office of Family Ministry for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. From 1989-96 he served The Long Island Catholic as a reporter and then news editor. For several years he also co-hosted “The Catholic Forum,” a weekly television show on the diocesan Telecare channel. Rick holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from the C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He has taught Political Science at C.W. Post and Dowling Colleges, and is a member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
“It’s very exciting to again be a part of the Catholic League’s critical work,” he said, “especially at a time when our beliefs and our religious liberty are under increasing attack, both here and around the world.”
“Rick Hinshaw knows the Catholic League and understands our mission,” said Donohue. “His experience, in the Church and in communications, can only strengthen our voice in defense of our faith and our religious freedom.”