Founding of The Wanderer (Der Wanderer)

October 7, 1867

Der Wanderer was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a German-language Catholic newspaper. Lay-owned and managed, it was an important opponent of Abp. John Ireland and other Americanists during that controversy. Under the leadership of longtime editor Joseph Matt, the paper began an English edition in 1931; the German-language edition ceased publication in 1957. The weekly paper remains in the hands of the Matt family, under whom it has stressed fidelity to papal teaching and criticized dissenting Catholics in the post-Vatican II period.


The Wanderer history


J. Kulas, Der Wanderer of St. Paul: The First Decade : A Mirror of the German-Catholic Immigrant Experience in Minnesota