Publication Ceases

After 114 years, the Catholic weekly newspaper published by the Benedictines of St Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Canada has ceased publication. The initial purpose of the newspaper in 1904 was to bring news of the outside world to the pioneer Catholic community and to attract more settlers from the U.S to Canada. Abbot Peter Novecosky, O.S.B. reported that the reason for closing down the publication is basically financial.  With only 4,000 subscribers, the monks can no longer subsidize the paper. Replacing and upgrading equipment became phenomenally expensive, and with technology and the internet, the need for this type of newspaper has diminished.  The final issue of the weekly publication was printed on May 9, 2018.

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