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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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  • The Catholic Standard, founded in 1951, is the weekly newspaper for the Archdiocese of Washington. In print and on-line, the Catholic Standard continues its work of communicating the teachings of Jesus Christ and showing how the Catholic faith is being lived in the metropolitan area, and around the nation and the world.

    One of two newspapers published Carroll Publishing Company, the Catholic Standard serves the nearly 600,000 Catholics living in the nation's capital and the five surrounding Maryland counties of St. Mary's, Charles, Calvert, Prince George's and Montgomery. It's sister publication, El Pregonero, is the D.C. area's oldest Spanish-language weekly. The publisher of both newspapers is Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl, whose weekly column "The Teaching of Christ" appears in both papers and on both websites.

    In recent years, the professional staff of the Catholic Standard has won numerous awards for editorial, advertising, marketing and circulation excellence from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and the Catholic Press Association. According to its vision statement, Carroll Publishing exists to offer "the first and best source of news, information and commentary from a Catholic faith perspective that serves the diverse community of the Archdiocese of Washington."

    Mission Statement

    Carroll Publishing Company is a Catholic media organization that communicates the teachings of Jesus Christ, as proclaimed by the Church's teaching office and lived by the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Washington and beyond. With its two newspapers, and through other media, it exists to bring readers accurate news and information about the church and its role in the local and larger community, and on a national and international level. As an instrument of education and evangelization, it builds up the faith and unity of the local church, and provides a forum for the expression of respectful views consistent with church teaching. Its work defends the God-given dignity of all humanity, serves a Catholic community rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and inspires people to lead holy and faith-filled lives.

    Vision Statement

    Carroll Publishing Company is the first and best source of news, information and commentary from a Catholic faith perspective that serves the diverse community of the Archdiocese of Washington.

     
 
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