The Catholic Transcript is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Our circulation is 71,000. The paper is published monthly. Visit The Catholic Transcript web site.
The mission of the paper is to inform, educate and inspire. As a Catholic newspaper publisher, The Catholic Transcript Inc. is part of the overall mission of the Church in the Archdiocese. It is an official tool of evangelization as it seeks to form and inform the Catholic faith community of Connecticut. The Catholic Transcript positions itself as a unique publication that brings news and information with a distinctly Catholic perspective. It operates according to the highest standards of professional journalism, seeking to serve the Church in truth, as it informs, educates, inspires and supports the faith journey of the contemporary Catholic.
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The Catholic Transcript Inc., which publishes The Transcript, was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in June 1959. Until October 1996 it was Connecticut’s only weekly Catholic newspaper and the official weekly newspaper of the Catholic Church in Connecticut. It became a monthly publication in December 1996.
The Catholic Transcript traces its roots back to 1829 when the first weekly Catholic newspaper appeared in Connecticut, The Catholic Press. In 1896, Bishop Michael Tierney recognized the need for the Diocese of Hartford to have an official channel of communications with Connecticut’s growing Catholic population. In April 1896, the Diocese of Hartford purchased The Connecticut Catholic Publishing Co. The Connecticut Catholic became the official weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Hartford. In April of 1898, the name of the newspaper was changed from The Connecticut Catholic to The Catholic Transcript.
The Catholic Transcript also publishes The Connecticut Catholic Directory, a directory of the Archdiocese of Hartford and Dioceses of Bridgeport, Norwich and Stamford (Byzantine Rite), as well as providing graphic services to other archdiocesan agencies.
The Catholic Transcript accepts freelance material for consideration. It offers syndicated columns and features.
Roberta Tuttle, Executive Editor
Mary Chalupsky, Reporter
Shelley Wolf, Reporter
Leslie DiVenere, Graphics Editor