Update: Past Publications & Archives

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Dear Readers,

The shared vision of our Church and our archdiocesan pastoral plan constantly challenge us to reevaluate the best means and practices in reaching our faithful, sharing the Gospel, and serving the Church’s mission. Due to factors identified in recent years, discussions initiated before the COVID-19 pandemic, and fiscal challenges that accelerated due to the ongoing pandemic, a crossroads was reached.

Like other Catholic dioceses across the country forced to make similar decisions recently, The Catholic Advocate and New Jersey Católico newspapers will cease to be printed after the October 2020 editions, which are available now in print and on our website.  Taking their place is an online-only news website: www.JerseyCatholic.org.

As many print media outlets have been steadily moving in this direction for years, this transition cannot be attributed solely to the pandemic. Other factors leading to this decision included a steady decline in recent years in advertising revenue and circulation income, and escalating production expenses compounded by rising operating subsidies from the Archdiocese, as well as an increasing reliance by consumers on digital news media.  Due to these changes, the positions associated with the production of these publications were discontinued. We are grateful for the work and dedication of the staff.  

We understand the magnitude of closing a publication that has been part of the Catholic landscape in our Archdiocese for many years. However, this digital transition will allow us to share local Catholic news in a timelier and more expansive fashion at no cost to readers.

The Office of Communications will continue working toward enhanced news distribution, particularly with an expanded online presence, to more fully meet the needs of our archdiocesan community. Updates regarding new media will be shared.

Our newspaper archives will remain online so you can continue to access past stories. To read current news about the Archdiocese in English and Spanish, visit www.JerseyCatholic.org, and follow us on social media (@NwkArchdiocese).   

If you wish to share a story, announcement, press release, or event photos with our archdiocesan community, send an email to submissions@rcan.org. If you have questions, contact the Office of Communications at 973-497-4190. 

Thank you for reading and sharing our work. We are appreciative of those who shared their stories with us, and we are grateful to our subscribers and advertisers for their support over the years.

Finally, thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times. We pray you and your loved ones remain well and safe. 

Archived editions of The Catholic Advocate are available here.

Digital editions of The Catholic Advocate from 1956-1976 are available here.