PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Catholic Standard and Times newspaper, put out by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will stop publishing weekly, move more of its content to its website and other digital forums and be distributed in print only monthly starting in the fall.
The Catholic Standard and Times has been published for 116 years, but it’s current editor, Matthew Gambino, said the circulation has taken a major dip and it’s time to make some adjustments, “Although we are still maintaining our mission to present the news, we’re not succeeding in presenting that news to as many Catholics as we can in the archdiocese and we have to take a look at how can we do that better.”
So, Gambino said, the paper will go monthly in late September. But stories and breaking church developments will appear right away on the publication’s web site.
And, Gambino says, a monthly magazine called Phaith is being launched. It will be distributed free to some 350-thousand households in the archdiocese.
He says the full color magazine will be filled with stories and profiles of everyday people from the archdiocese who will talk about their faith and its impact in their lives.
Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio 1060