The Monitor’s final newspaper issue was just published Sept. 5 and posted as a digital edition for all subscribers.  The occasion was marked by reflections from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and others who have contributed to The Monitor over the years or acknowledged its vital role in the Diocese. Don’t miss an historical recap of the diocesan newspaper, beginning with a look back to The Monitor’s establishment by Bishop George W. Ahr 65 years ago.

Our cover story is the devastating toll of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and ways that Church agencies are gearing up to help.  Reports on fires in the Amazon and the horrific news of another mass shooting in Texas are also covered in this issue.

On a hopeful note, the Sept. 5 issue includes our annual tribute to parish religious education programs in advance of Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 15. Meet the new parish catechetical leaders appointed this year, and join the Diocese in praying for all those involved in educating our children in the faith. 

Other great packages in thi:

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL around the Diocese… The Monitor was on location at several Catholic schools to capture moments of excitement and optimism for a great school year.
  • SUMMER SERVICE experiences shared by young people of the Diocese.
  • RESPECT LIFE information as the Church prepares for October’s Respect Life Month.
  • LOTS OF LOCAL STORIES about our priests, schools and social service agencies.