CV NEWS FEED // The bishop of Peoria has announced the closure of its diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Post.
Bishop Louis Tylka wrote in a letter sent to the publication’s some 10,000 subscribers last Thursday that he would be shutting down the publication, citing various administrative concerns:
For the last several months, we have been searching for an editor to succeed our long-time editor Tom Dermody, who retired last year. Tom generously returned from his retirement to keep the publication afloat…
The reality of not finding an editor, as well as an assessment of costs, has forced me to make the decision to no longer publish The Catholic Post as it exists now.”
The Catholic Post, formerly The Register, has been a hallmark establishment of the diocese since 1934.
“Through ensuing years, the publication has been a trusted source of information, inspiration, and formation in the Catholic faith for tens of thousands of Catholic families living in communities from Rock Island to Danville, from Lincoln to LaSale,” the Bishop wrote, adding that he was “grateful to all those who have worked for and subscribed to The Catholic Post.”
According to local reports, the Post will publish its final issue in the next month, and has plans to “honor the legacy of the publication.”