These Catholic magazines and periodicals are worthy of consideration. I subscribe to most of them and write for some of them. If I have overlooked any good magazines that should be on this list, please let me know at email@example.com.
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THIS ROCK: THE MAGAZINE OF CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELIZATION The first apologetics magazine which helped give rise to the flood of new converts into the Catholic Church. Excellent reading each month. Editor: Karl Keating. To subscribe call (619) 541-1131. Website: www.Catholic.com.
THE CATHOLIC ANSWER is a magazine of apologetics. Its main feature is a column called “The Catholic Answer”, in which Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas (who is also the editor) answers all types of questions about Catholicism: it’s teachings, liturgy, practices. It’s a very interesting and useful periodical for those interested in what the Church teaches and why and available through Our Sunday Visitor. Published by Our Sunday Visitor and can be ordered by calling 1-800-348-2440. For other good magazines by Our Sunday Visitor, click here.
MAGNIFICAT MISSALETTE is the premier guide to daily morning & evening prayers and Mass readings. Beautiful art, insightful comments, and solidly orthodox. Call 800-317-6689 or on the web at www.magnificat.net.
LAYWITNESS is a magazine “Proclaiming Christ to a New Generation”. A publication of Catholics United for the Faith. 827 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: 740-283-2484. Website at www.cuf.org. Steve is on the Advisory Board.
FAITH AND FAMILY MAGAZINE Every issue of Faith & Family brings you the best of Catholic Living for today’s families. Traditions, feasts, spirituality, marriage, parenting, personality profiles and more. Enjoy a FREE trial issue with our compliments. If you like it, you may subscribe for one year for just $11.95. You’ll get 3 more issues, 4 in all.
CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT The Monthly “Time” magazine of the Catholic world. Excellent and current articles from all corners of the globe. Very orthodox and easy to read; monthly. Editor: Philip F. Lawler, Publisher: Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ. To subscribe call (800) 651-1531 or at this web site.
HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW Founded over one hundred years ago, Homiletic & Pastoral Review is one of the most well-respected pastoral magazines in the world. Priests and laymen alike have relied on HPR for decades. Edited by Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., HPR features solid articles on every aspect of pastoral life and eloquent weekly sermons that illuminate through exposition of scripture. Faithful to the teachings and tradition of the Church for over a century, our readers know what to expect in each issue. Here are just some of the features of HPR:
“First-rate articles by great Catholic writers on doctrine, spiritual guidance, morality and authentic pastoral practice. Deep insights into pressing pastoral issues of the Church’s life and mission. Stimulating homilies for Sundays and Holy Days by today’s outstanding preachers. Wise and practical answers to your questions from one of the Church’s top moral theologians, Msgr. William Smith. We don’t bend and sway with every passing fad. Built on the solid foundation of the Catholic Church, we espouse the timeless truths of Faith that never change.”
INSIDE THE VATICAN Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated with classic art and creative photography. Pertinent articles keeping us in touch with events and contemporary issues of the Catholic Church; monthly. Editor: Robert Moynihan. To subscribe call (800)789-9495.
ZENIT ON-LINE CATHOLIC NEWS (free) This is a great daily e-mail news report from Rome.
L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO: THE POPE’S OWN NEWSPAPER Direct access, almost instantly, to everything that happens in Rome, all the Pope’s speeches, all the actions of the Curia, all the breaking news; weekly. To subscribe call (800) 789-9494 or click here.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER National Catholic magazine with reputable reporting and accurate perspective from a Catholic position; weekly. Editors: Lawrence Montali, Peter Sonski, and Gerry Rauch. For subscription call (800) 421-3230. E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRISIS MAGAZINE The mission of CRISIS Magazine is to interpret and shape the direction of contemporary culture from a standpoint of Catholic tradition. We are dedicated to the proposition that the crisis of modernity can be answered by a Christian humanism rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. We bring the wisdom of the Catholic tradition into direct dialogue with contemporary politics and culture.
THE WANDERER According to their website: “The Wanderer has been providing its readers with news and commentary from an orthodox Catholic perspective for over 135 years. From vital issues affecting the Catholic Church to the political events which threaten our Catholic faith. The Wanderer is at the forefront every week with its timely coverage and its cutting edge editorials.“
NEW OXFORD REVEIW
Discussion of current news, thought, and opinion from a Catholic perspective. Tends to be controversial and shrill.
A magazine published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an inter-religious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society. Editor-in-Chief: Richard John Neuhaus. Though it is a generally good magazine, the editor played the fool in one major instance — click here.
For a list of periodicals, diocesan papers, and Catholic radio stations, check the Catholic Periodicals site. If you know some important periodicals I have missed, please e-mail me and I will add them to the list.