The Wyoming Catholic Register, now published once a month by the statewide Diocese of Cheyenne, is shutting down, a victim of the worsening economy.
The newspaper, established in 1952, had a circulation of 18,000, according to the Catholic Press Association’s 2009 directory. There are about 49,000 Catholics in the diocese.
According to a story published in the Casper Star-Tribune daily newspaper, the diocese may try a periodic bulletin to reach the faithful. The newspaper’s closing, the story added, is part of a diocesewide reorganization, according to Father Michael Carr, diocesan administrator; the diocese has been without a bishop since Bishop David L. Ricken was installed as bishop of Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., last August.
Click here for the Casper Star-Tribune story.