The Catholic Accent
On the Journey of a Lifetime with the people of the Diocese of Greensburg
The Catholic Accent, the official (biweekly) newspaper of the Diocese of Greensburg, was founded by Bishop William G. Connare, second bishop of the diocese. The first issue was published June 1, 1961. In a short, page-one letter in that issue, Bishop Connare wrote that the paper “… will strive to make us the informed Catholics we must be if we are to measure up to the responsibility imposed upon us by our Baptism, with its resulting inclusion in the active life of the church.”
That simple philosophy has continued to drive the paper as it has changed to adapt to changes in technology and the reading habits of diocesan Catholics.
The paper, with the diocesan bishop as its publisher, is printed biweekly and mailed directly to the homes of the majority of its nearly 50,000 readers. With news and features about the Catholic Church in the diocese, state and nation and around the world, The Catholic Accent is one of the primary teaching and evangelization tools for the church of Greensburg.
It is also the source of announcements about official appointments by the diocesan bishop and is used by the bishop to communicate directly with the people of the diocese.
Over the years, the paper has won many awards for excellence from Catholic media associations. The paper celebrated 50 years in June 2011.