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Albert J. Nevins, American publisher, editor, author. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1942. Recipient National Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1958, Maria Moors Cabot prize Columbia, 1961, St. Augustine award Villanova University, 1962, Benemerenti gold medal Holy See, 1980.


Nevins, Albert J. was born on September 11, 1915 in Yonkers, New York, United States. Son of Albert J. and Bessie (Corcoran) Nevins.


Educated, Venard College, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, 1936; educated, Maryknoll (New York) Seminary, 1942; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Benedict's College, Atchinson, Kansas, 1963; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, 1978.


Director social communications, Catholic Foreign Mission Society American, 1960-1969; vice president, public, editor-in-chief, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 1969-1980; editor, The Pope Speaks, since 1980; editor, Diaconate Magazine, 1985-1991; editor, Nova, since 1989. Editor Maryknoll magazine, 1955-1969, World Campus magazine, 1958-1967. Director World Horizon Films, 1945-1968.

Consultant international visitors office United States Catholic Conference. Treasurer Inter-American Technology Center, 1972-1988.


  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1942.



Commander Westchester group Civil Air Patrol. President Catholic Journalism Scholarship Fund. Board directors Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, since 1975.

Member Inter-American Press Association (treasurer technical center, board directors 1965-1994), Catholic Press Association (president 1959-1961, board directors, award 1961), Catholic Institute Press (co-founder, member executive board 1945-1960), United States Catholic History Society, Latin American Studies Association, Catholic Association International Peace, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Overseas Press Club.


Albert J. Nevins

Bessie (Corcoran) Nevins