Vitral, a lay Catholic journal of ideas published by the Center for Civic and Religious Education at the Diocese of Pinar del
Vitral’s closure had been rumored since December. A terse and barely credible editor’s note in the final issue explained that lack of resources was the cause.
The more likely explanation involves change in the leadership of the church in
Juan de Dios Hernandez, an auxiliary bishop in
Time will tell. For now, the church cannot avoid the impression that it closed an important publication for no reason.
The recently retired bishop of Pinar del Rio, Jose Siro Gonzales, says in an interview that his successor assured him that Vitral’s closure is due to lack of paper, and publication will resume when that is resolved. “To say anything else would be to distort things,” he said.