March 27, 2020

The Criterion will have a few changes, but will continue being published

Like all of you, we are in uncharted territory because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

But despite the challenges of not being able to be with co-workers on a weekday basis because of the closing of the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis, our plan is to continue publishing The Criterion on a weekly basis. 

There will be a few temporary changes in our issues for the foreseeable future. The newspaper will be 12 pages instead of its ordinary 16-page format. As a result, we are condensing our coverage. There will be no Events Calendar page. As you read last week, all public gatherings and other parish activities, including Lenten penance services, have been suspended. We have also decided to suspend the publishing of obituaries for the time being. They are still being compiled and will be printed at a later time.

As Archbishop Charles C. Thompson’s primary evangelization tool, our goal is still to provide you as much news as possible. We encourage readers to visit our website at for the most up-to-date coverage, including taking advantage of daily and Sunday Mass being celebrated online by Archbishop Thompson and other archdiocesan priests.  

Also, because of this unique situation, we are offering the entire issue of The Criterion online each week. 

Our daily lives are being interrupted like never before. We encourage everyone to make the most of the resources the archdiocese is offering at this time, and to continue to live out our faith and serve as beacons of light in this time of uncertainty. 

—Mike Krokos, editor

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