Catholic Weekly, Catholic Times end publication, cite financial woes
[The spring(?)time of Vatican II comes to Michigan: Four newspapers for various Michigan dioceses going out-of-business in mid-winter!]
Jacob Hamilton on January 13, 2016 @ MichiganLive
SAGINAW, MI — After 74 years, The Catholic Weekly and The Catholic Times have ceased publication. An official cited financial difficulties as the reason for closing.
The publications operated out of a former residence located at 1520 Court in Saginaw. The real estate is listed for sale.
The Catholic Weekly newspaper debuted March 22, 1942, as the “authorized publication” for the Diocese of Saginaw, according to a history on the organization’s website.
The mission of the The Catholic Weekly and The Catholic Times was to spread the teachings of Jesus, to report official information of the church at all levels and to report other news of importance to Catholics, according to the company’s website.
General Manager Mark Myczkowiak said four editions were published weekly. The Catholic Times served as the “authorized newspaper” for the Diocese of Lansing. The Catholic Weekly served as the “authorized newspaper” for the Diocese of Saginaw and the Diocese of Gaylord.
The nonprofit organization also published an edition for Catholic readers on the west side of the state, he said.