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Tasmania's Catholic newspaper reborn as glossy colour mag

A new voice for the Catholic Church in Tasmania was distributed this Easter - a glossy, colour magazine called The Tasmanian Catholic, that replaces the 50 year old monthly newspaper The Standard.

The Mercury reports today that 10,000 copies of the new publication will be distributed quarterly.

Archdiocese of Hobart business manager Peter Cusick said: "The aim of this magazine is to provide a quality publication with broad appeal to Tasmanian Catholics and the wider Tasmanian community by publishing a large range of informative stories and articles.

"A decision was made that The Standard had passed its use-by-date and much research and planning has gone into the new magazine.

"It has received overwhelming acceptance."

Mr Cusick said the Catholic Church is the largest non-government employer in Tasmania, and the new magazine will be distributed to parishes, schools, hospitals and aged-care centres.

"The church employs 3500 Tasmanians in aged care, health, education and welfare services and agencies," he said.

Archbishop Adrian Doyle (pictured) said: "The purpose of The Tasmanian Catholic still remains that of providing the community with articles to cover a variety of interests reflecting the vitality of the church in Tasmania, while also offering nourishment and information that will be of benefit to the readership."

In the first edition, Premier Paul Lennon, a practising Catholic, and Opposition Leader Rene Hidding outline their visions for Tasmania.

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30 Mar 2005