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The B.C. Catholic is a weekly publication serving the needs of the Catholic community in British Columbia and is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It exists to spread the Good News of the Gospel to the people of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and beyond; to enlighten, inform, and encourage all people.

There are 48 regular publications printed each year. The paper covers international, national, and local news of particular interest to Catholics. It also contains editorials, features, opinion pieces, letters, movie and book reviews, articles on saints and liturgy, announcements, classifieds, and more.


Every year there are several issues with special advertising supplements on topics such as marriage, education, and vocations.



The B.C. Catholic was established in 1931 by Archbishop William Mark Duke (1879–1971) and published its first issue Saturday, August 15, 1931. A single copy sold for 5 cents. It is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver.

The paper was one of the first Catholic newspapers in North America to offer stories online in 1998. The B.C. Catholic delivered the first electronic edition of any Catholic newspaper in North America when it first began to email its e-edition in 2001. The paper launched an updated digital edition in 2013, available at

The newspaper began as The Bulletin from 1924 to 1931.



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