Papers of Interest

The Scholars Advisory Committee recommended starting the digitization project with major city and selected national newspapers.  They noted the advantage of comparing local or regional perspectives to the national story.  The list below started with diocesan newspapers in major US cities, the National Catholic Reporter and the Catholic News Service historic newsfeeds,  and has expanded over time along with the number of Digitizing Partners.  The goal is to digitize all years for all papers.  We work closely with our Digitizing Partners on securing permissions and funds to develop and maintain the Catholic News Archive.

Do you want to propose a paper? 

All diocesan, lay and student Catholic newspapers published in North America are in scope for the Catholic News Archive.  To propose a paper or offer assistance regarding any papers on the list, please contact CRRA staff members Meghan McGrath, Administrator; Jennifer Younger, Executive Director; or Todd Jensen, Newspapers Digitization Project Manager.

The proposed titles are listed by city of publication with national papers at the end.  The papers for which some or all years are available in the Catholic News Archive are linked to their title page in the archive. Titles in process are noted below.

Local:

  • Baton Rouge
    - The Catholic Commentator

  • Chicago, 1852-2013
    - Western Tablet (Jan 31, 1952-)
    - New World (1892-Aug 1977)
    - Chicago Catholic (Sept 10, 1892-Aug 1977)
    - Catholic New World (Oct 31, 1989-)

  • Cincinnati, 1831
    - The Catholic Telegraph (1831- )

  • Columbus
    - The Catholic Times (in process)

  • Hartford, 1876-2013
    - Connecticut Catholic (Apr 29, 1876-June 10, 1898)
    - Catholic Transcript (June 17, 1898-)

  • Miami, 1939-2013
    - Florida Catholic (Dec 1, 1939-)
    - The Voice (Mar 30, 1959-Oct 5, 1990)

  • New Orleans, 1842-2013
    - Propagateur Catholique (Dec 24, 1824-Nov 6, 1886)
    - Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (Feb 9, 1868-1904)
    - Morning Star (Aug 5, 1905-Feb 1, 1930)
    - Catholic Action of the South (Dec 17, 1932-Feb 24, 1963)
    - Clarion Herald (Feb 28, 1963-)

  • New York, 1859-2013
    - Metropolitan Record (1859-1864)
    - Vindicator and People’s Advocate (May 21-June 4, 1864)
    - American Catholic News (1887)
    - New York Catholic News (Oct 30, 1887-Aug 16, 1896)
    - Catholic News (Aug 5, 1896-)
    - Catholic New York (1981-)

  • Newark, 1951
    - The Catholic Advocate (1951- )

  • Philadelphia, 1833-2013
    - Catholic Herald (Jan 3, 1833-Dec 27, 1856) (in process)
    - Catholic Herald and Visitor (Jan 3, 1857-Dec 23, 1863)
    - Universe (Jan 2, 1864-Sept 28, 1867)
    - Catholic Standard (1866-1895)
    - Catholic Times (Dec 3, 1892-Nov 30, 1895)
    - Catholic Standard and Times (1895-)

  • Pittsburgh, 1844-2001
    - Pittsburgh Catholic (Mar 16, 1844-Mar 3, 1855)
    - Catholic (Mar 10, 1855-June 1, 1889)
    - Pittsburgh Catholic (June 8, 1889-Mar 9, 2001)
    - Byzantine Catholic World

  • Richmond, 1929-
    -The Catholic Virginian (1929-)

  • San Diego
    - La Esperanza (published by the Claretian Missionaries of the U.S.A. Province) (in process)

  • San Francisco, 1861-2013
    - Monitor and Guardian (1875-1878)
    - Monitor (1878-Oct 16, 1920)
    - Monitor and Intermountain Catholic (Oct 23, 1920-Apr 24, 1926)
    - Monitor (May 1, 1926-June 14, 1984)
    - San Francisco Catholic (1985-)
    - Catholic San Francisco (1999-)

  • St. Louis, 1941-2013
    - Shepard of the Valley (July 1831-June 1854)
    - St. Louis Register (Jan 3, 1941-Jan 25, 1957) (in process)
    - St. Louis Review (Feb 1, 1957-)

  • Toronto
    - Catholic New Times (1977-2006) (in process)

United States