The Catholic Transcript is the official magazine of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
The magazine is mailed free of charge to nearly 175,000. The magazine is published 10 times a year.
The mission of the Catholic Transcript is to evangelize, educate and inspire. It is an official tool of evangelization for the Archdiocese as it seeks to form and inform the Catholic faith community of Connecticut.
Our Own Story
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.
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 newspaper was changed to a magazine format in January 2017. It is published 10 times a year, with combined publications in January and February and July and August.
Karen A. Avitabile, Editor
Shelley Wolf, Staff Writer
To Contact the Catholic Transcript:
860-286-2828 or 1-800-726-2391