There is a great deal of information in this week's Catholic Standard on Catholic schools at all levels. However, there are some major changes coming to the Standard.
In my estimate, when you look at what is happening to the Catholic press over the last few years, these are due mainly to financial conditions but also the speed in which we are able to communicate and share information.
In addition, this will give the Archdiocese more time to plan and implement a coordinated communications effort on something, such as illegal immigration.
So, what are the changes?
1. Publication every two weeks.
2. A more glossy/publication with (and insert trumpets blaring here) "striking covers, bigger and more dramatic photos, bolder headlines and insightful graphics."
3. More in line w/ the Spanish paper.
4. More articles from Catholic News Service, Catholic News Agency and I bet, more "Specials to the Standard."
Only time will tell if these changes will save the paper or if it will go down to a once a month publication.