The Catholic Light is the official journal of the Diocese of Scranton. The newspaper strives to present news relevant to our community of faith in both its pastoral ministry and its work of evangelization. That includes the doctrine of the Catholic Church and the teachings of our Holy Father and our Bishop. We also present national and international news concerning the Catholic faith.

The newspaper does not accept unsolicited articles, columns or letters. Advertising is accepted. We reserve the right to review advertisements for content and suitability.

The Catholic Light is published every three weeks on Thursday. It is mailed to more than 50,000 readers. Contributors to the Diocesan Annual Appeal receive the paper at no charge. Individuals may also purchase a subscription for $10 a year. The paper can also be viewed on this website.

News Briefing is an electronic newsletter published every three weeks in between issues of The Catholic Light. It contains Diocesan news and events. It is e-mailed to all staff and clergy; others may subscribe at no cost.

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