The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and current Orange County Catholic editorial team will oversee content development for the Orange County Catholic, and Churm Custom Publishing will oversee the design, printing, ad sales and distribution.
In addition to its circulation to local parishes within Orange County, the Orange County Catholic will also be available on a free opt-in basis for Orange County Register seven-day subscribers.
The 24-page Orange County Catholic newspaper will include in-depth features on leaders, trends, activities, family life, the faith experience and culture present within the 62 parishes and Catholic centers, 42 schools and countless ministries that are part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. This dynamic publication will also help readers understand how larger news developments impact the more than 1.2 million Catholics living in Orange County. A four-page Spanish translation of key contents will also be included in every issue.
The Orange County Catholic provides a dynamic and engaging view of the faith and culture of Orange County’s Catholic population, and provides inspiring stories and useful suggestions on how to practice and live out their faith. The enhanced edition will include profiles of priests and members of the church, a robust calendar explaining events at the Christ Cathedral campus and other parishes across the county, commentary from Orange County Catholic’s Publisher, Bishop of Orange Kevin W. Vann, and world news from The Vatican and greater church community through Catholic News Service and Catholic News Agency newswires.
"Our Catholic population has grown exponentially over the past several decades. This growth has required our diocese to look at all aspects of the care we provide the faithful, from Church buildings to how Catholics communicate, share information and celebrate together. The Orange County Catholic newspaper is a major part of this fabric that unites our community together and reflects and builds culture and community. We are so pleased to partner with Churm Custom Publishing to help share and animate the journey of faith for Catholics and to build solidarity among the faithful and the broader community," said Bishop Vann.
Orange County Catholic is a 13 year-old newspaper currently published on a monthly basis by Los Angeles-based The Tidings, which also produces a weekly newspaper published by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States