Catholic Periodical List

by Fr. Gary Coulter

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Please send me updates and corrections, I don't claim to be comprehensive, and am probably missing many English language periodicals from outside the U.S.
Listings in gray are no longer in circulation. However, back issues are sometimes available.
The price for each periodical is the normal cost of a 1 year subscription. Most offer discounts for multiple year subscriptions and some have specials for new subscribers.

See what I left off the recommended list at the bottom.

By Category: Magazines Youth and Teens Daily Inspirationals Newspapers For Priests


Magazines

Adoremus

Publisher: PO Box 300561; St. Louis MO 63130
Phone: 314-863-8385 Web: www.adoremus.org
Freq: Monthly (10/year) Cost: $25 membership
Description: Dedicated to the liturgy and a proper implementation of the Vatican Council, it primarily combats abuses in the liturgy while promoting sacred music, architecture, etc.

The Catholic Answer

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $20.95
Description: An early pioneer in modern lay Catholic Apologetics, this magazine is known for its extensive, no-nonsense question and answer sections, as well as lively articles.

Catholic Dossier

Publisher: Ignatius Press; PO Box 591120; San Francisco, CA 94159-1120
Phone: 800-651-1531 www.ignatius.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: Takes one theological topic of contemporary concern each issue and provides a thoughtful and thorough treatment. Classic and magisterial texts on the topic are included.

The Catholic Faith

Publisher: Ignatius Press; PO Box 591090; San Francisco, CA 94159-1090
Phone: 800-651-1531 www.ignatius.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: Like an extended commentary on the catechism? This is a perfect accompaniment it explains the Catechism amidst concrete issues in the contemporary Church.

Catholic Heritage

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: Captivating, colorful depictions of the treasures of Catholicism -- saints, icons, relics, shrines, the Vatican and more!

Catholic Insight

Publisher: P.O. Box 625, Adelaide Station; 31 Adelaide St., East; Toronto, ON, M5C 2J8
Phone: 416-204-9601
Web: catholicinsight.com E-mail: admin@catholicinsight.com
Freq: Monthly (11 issues/year) Cost: $55
Description: faithful to the Magisterium, this feisty Canadian magazine provides thoughtful and incisive analyses of the political, cultural and religious issues.

Catholic Parent

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $24
Description: "Raising and Keeping Our Kid Catholic" A spiritual resource for parents of children of all ages. Focuses on important family values.

Catholic World Report

Publisher: Ignatius Press; PO Box 591300; San Francisco CA 94159-1300
Phone: 800-651-1531 www.ignatius.com
Freq: Monthly Cost: $39.95
Description: An international news magazine on what is happening in the Church around the world and in the U.S. Profiles, interviews, news bytes, and a variety of other features.

Communio: International Catholic Review

Publisher: Communio; PO Box 4557; Washington DC 20017
Phone: 202-526-9695 www.communio-icr.com
Freq: Quarterly Cost: $35
Description: A substantial theological journal, orthodox and in depth, this is not light reading. Founded in the 70s by Joseph Ratzinger, Henri de Lubac, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

Crisis

Publisher: P.O. Box 10559; Riverton NJ 08076-0559
Phone: 800-852-9962 Web: www.insidecatholic.com
Freq: Monthly Cost: $24.97
Description: Commentary on the moral crisis in contemporary social issues, from an orthodox Catholic ("neo-conservative") perspective. A good review of our culture, American politics and Catholicism. Also includes coverage of music and the arts.

Envoy

Publisher: Envoy Subscriber Services; New Hope KY 40052-9989
Phone: 800-553-6869 Web: www.envoymagazine.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $36.00 (Online-edition: $12.95)
Description: A journal of Catholic apologetics and evangelization that presents the orthodox truth in a contemporary and upbeat way. Articles by top Catholic writers on apologetics and catechesis.

Faith & Family

Publisher: Circle Media, Inc
E-mail: fafa@kable.com Web: www.faithandfamilymag.com
Freq: Quarterly Cost: $11.95
Description: A glossy magazine for Catholic parents and families including traditions, spirituality and practical tips for marriage, parenting and incorporating Catholic faith into family life (plus many advertisements).

First Things

Publisher: Institute on Religion and Public Life; P.O. Box 3000, Dept FT; Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 800-783-4903 Web: www.firstthings.com
Freq: 10/yr Cost: $34.00
Description: Neoconservative views with a very Catholic understanding of the relation of Church to society from both Christian and Jewish observers. A scholarly look at a vast array of phenomena on the cultural, political, and religious scene. Fr. Richard Neuhaus, RIP.

Inside the Vatican

Publisher: 3050 Gap Knob Rd; New Hope KY 40052
Phone: 800-789-9494 Web: www.insidethevatican.com (not working?)
Freq: 10/yr Cost: $49.95
Description: With news from the Vatican, this magazine covers a wide variety of issues concerning the Catholic Church. Incredible color photography attractive for all ages.

Lay Witness

Publisher: Catholics United for the Faith; 827 N Fourth St; Steubenville OH 43952
Phone: 800-693-2484
E-mail: laywitnes@aol.com Web: www.CUF.org
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $40 membership
Description: This magazine is packed with excellent articles and features that show forth the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith in areas of doctrine, society, and morals. A charitable yet strong voice for orthodoxy. Includes some apologetics.

Liguorian

Publisher: Liguori Publications; Liguori Dr; Liguori, MO 63057
Phone: 314-464-2500 Web: www.liguori.org
Freq: Monthly (10/year) Cost: $18
Description: Short articles offer encouragement and support on Christian life. Very light, easy reading. Published by the Redemptorists.

Love One Another

Publisher: Society of Christ; 786 W Sunset Ave; Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-424-0401 Web: www.loamagazine.org
Freq: Quarterly (4/year) Cost: $25
Description: started in Poland, and now translated in numerous languages. Combines catechesis, personal witness of young Catholics, and lives of the saints. E-subscription available.

Marriage

Publisher: International Marriage Encounter, Inc.; Marriage Magazine; 955 Lake Dr; St. Paul, MN 55120
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $19.95
Description: "Enrich, Enhance and Enliven Your Relationship". A magazine to celebrate and strengthen marriage and everyday Catholic family life. Each issue focuses on a central theme.

New Covenant

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Monthly Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: A magazine to warm and invigorate the heart with solid and insightful spiritual wisdom on marriage, family life, and parish renewal. Articles by top Catholic writers.

New Oxford Review

Publisher: 1069 Kains Ave; Berkeley CA 94706
Phone: 510-526-5374 Fax: 510-526-3492
Web: www.newoxfordreview.org
Freq: Monthly Cost: $19
Description: Provides a diverse treatment of social issues from a conservative and critical viewpoint. Lively and ecumenical with a strong Catholic undercurrent. Impressive contributors.

Origins

Publisher: Catholic News Service; USCC/NCCB; 3211 Fourth St. NE; Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 202-541-3250
Web: www.originsonline.com E-mail: originsplus@catholicnews.com
Freq: Weekly Cost: $114 (Online: $99)
Description: The original source for all official church documents, pastoral letters, etc. of both the US bishops as well as Vatican and the Pope.

The Pope Speaks

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $24.95
Description: Letters, addresses, sermons, homilies of the Pope and other major Church documents.

spiritual life

Publisher: Discalced Carmelite Friars, 2131 Lincoln Rd NE, Washington DC 20002-1199
Phone: 888-616-1713 Web: www.spiritual-life.org
Freq: Quarterly Cost: $25
Description: "A Journal of Contemporary Spirituality" written dor individuals wanting to deepen their spiritual life. Also features Caremelite spirituality, translating recogmized asters of the spiritual life into a contemporary message.

Catholic Answers Magazine (formerly This Rock)

Publisher: Catholic Answers; P.O. Box 17490; San Diego, CA 92177
Phone: 888-291-8000 Fax: 619-387-0042
E-mail: orders@catholic.com Web: www.catholic.com
Freq: Bi-monthly (6/year) Cost: $29.95
Description: Good source for Catholic evangelization and apologetics. Features solid and practical articles. Includes features on patristics, as well as a section of current apologetics news.


Youth and Teens

MAGNIFIKID!

PO Box 842; Yonkers, NY 10702
Phone: 1-866-273-5215 Fax: 1-914-969-6446
Web: www.magnificat.net
Freq: Monthly Cost: $34.90
Description: A version of Magnificat for children ages 6 to 12. Every month includes a booklet of 16 color pages for each Sunday and major Feast: Mass readings, prayers, suggestions and activities to nourish their spiritual lives.

St. Joseph Messenger

Publisher: PO Box 751143; Dayton OH 45475-1143
Phone: 800-242-9954
Web: www.stjosephmessenger.com (not working)E-mail: marketing@stjosephmessenger.com
Freq: Monthly (9/year) Cost: $30
Description: A magazine for children (junior high) and families, featuring the Catholic faith in current events, art, architecture, literature, saints, history and more.

St. Mary's Messenger

Publisher: New Hope Publications, PO Box 10, New Hope KY 40052
Phone: 270-325-3061
Web: stmarysmessenger.com
Freq: Quarterly Cost: $19.95
Description: A Catholic version of Highlights, for ages 712, provides children with a fun and entertaining way to learn more about their Catholic faith, Jesus, Mary and the saints. Colorful, interactive, faithful to Catholic teaching.

You!

Publisher: Veritas Communications; You!; 29800 Agoura Rd., Suite 102; Agoura Hills, CA 91301-2569
Phone: 818-991-1813 Web: www.youmagazine.com
Freq: Monthly (10/year) Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: For teenagers. "The goal of YOU! Magazine is to 'see pop culture through the eyes of faith.' In examining all of pop culture, we may cover difficult or controversial moral topics, though always in light of our Catholic faith."


Daily Inspirationals

Give Us This Day

Publisher: Liturgical Press, PO Box 7500, Collegeville MN 56321-7500
Phone: 800-858-5450
Website: www.giveusthisday.orgEmail: sales@litpress.org
Freq: Monthly Cost: $39.95 (Digital only subscriptions: $19.95)
Description: A practical approach to daily prayer, with Mass readings, scripture reflections, and morning and evening prayers for each day. Includes articles about the saints and prayer.

God's Word Today

Publisher: Bayard Publications; God's Word Today; 5615 West Cermak Road; Cicero, IL 60650-9849
Phone: 800-348-2440Last issue June 2010
Freq: Monthly Cost: $19.95
Description: This is a daily Bible Study guide which help Catholics read and understand the Bible. Good for those who have not had much experience reading the Bible and the various commentaries.

Living Faith

Publisher: Creative Communications for the Parish; 1564 Fencorp Drive; Fenton MO 63026
Phone: 636-305-9777
Web: www.livingfaith.com E-mail: info@livingfaith.com
Freq: Quarterly Cost: $7.95
Description: Self-titled as "Daily Catholic Devotions" this booklet provides a short and simple one-minute meditation on the day's Mass readings. Larger size and bulk discounts available.

Magnificat

Publisher: PO BOX 822; YONKERS, NY 10702
Phone: 1-866-273-5215 Fax: 1-914-969-6446
Web: www.magnificat.net
Freq: Monthly (14/year) Cost: 39.95
Description: This valuable booklet is a missal with the full text of the day's Mass readings and the Order of Mass. Includes a good meditation and excerpts of Morning and Evening Prayer for each day; plus other prayers, blessings, and hymns. [See also Magnifikid!]

My Daily Visitor

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750-9957
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: $12.95
Description: Daily readings and reflections that promote a refreshing breath of inspiration.

One Bread, One Body

Publisher: Presentation Ministries, Inc.; 3230 McHenry; Cincinnati OH 45211
Phone: 513-662-5378
Web: www.presentationministries.com pubsandtapes@presentationministries.com
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: Offering
Description: Daily reflections on the day's scripture readings written by the late Fr. Al Lauer.

Share the Word

Publisher: Paulist Natl. Catholic Evangelization; Share The Word, PCNEA; 3031 Fourth St. N.E.; Washington, DC 20017
Phone: 800-435-7116 Web: www.pncea.org
Freq: Quarterly Cost: Out of Circulation
Description: Share the Word was a Catholic Bible study and sharing program with a special focus on the Sunday lectionary readings. Reliable and easy to understand.

The Word Among Us

Publisher: 9636 Doctor Perry Road #126N; Ijamsville MD 21754
Phone: 800-775-9673 Web: www.wau.org
Freq: Monthly Cost: $24.95 ($34.95 with Daily Mass Readings)
Description: A resource for daily meditation, prayer and reflection. Prayer and scripture reading based on the day's Mass readings.


Newspapers

L'Osservatore Romano

English Edition: The Cathedral Foundation; PO Box 777; Baltimore MD 21203
Phone: 888-768-9555 Fax: 443-524-3155
E-mail: pmedinger@catholicreview.org Web: www.vatican.va/news_services/or/or_eng/index.html
Freq: Weekly in English edition $109
Description: "The pope's own newspaper." A gold mine of Official Vatican news, papal messages, the pope's schedule and more.

National Catholic Register

Publisher: PO Box 373; Mt Morriss IL 61054
Phone: 800-421-3230 Web: www.ncregister.com
Freq: Weekly Cost: $24.95 (half year)
Description: Becoming the best Catholic weekly. Surveys national and international news of Catholic interest, plus politics, devotions, scripture, prayer, etc. A reliable, comprehensive and relevant paper with top Catholic writers, apologists and personalities each week.

Our Sunday Visitor

Publisher: 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Weekly Cost: $37.95
Description: This Catholic newspaper offers a relevant mix of news, articles, opinion, human interest, and more. A faithful view of the Church yet with challenging and hard-hitting journalism.

The Catholic Servant

Publisher: P.O. Box 24142; Minneapolis MN 55424
Web: The Catholic Servant E-mail: Editor John Sondag jcsondag@mninter.net
Freq: Monthly Cost: $15
Description: A faithful, independent Catholic monthly on Evangelization, Catechesis and Apologetics.

The Wanderer

Publisher: 201 Ohio St.; St. Paul, MN 55107
Phone: 612-224-5733 Web: www.thewandererpress.com
Freq: Weekly Cost: $50
Description: Large Catholic newspaper, loyal to the Pope, extremely conservative, very pro-life, good source of all the latest events in the American Catholic Church.


For Priests

Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Publisher: Ignatius Press; PO Box 591810; San Francisco CA 94159-9812
Phone: 800-651-1531 www.ignatius.com
Freq: Monthly Cost: $26
Description: Directed to priests with its homily aids, this magazine covers a range of social, pastoral and theological topics that are easily readable, and includes some scholarly articles.

The Priest

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor; 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 800-348-2440
Web: www.osv.com E-mail: OSVsales@osv.com
Freq: Monthly Cost: $39.95
Description: A magazine for priests with homily aids and a very pastoral viewpoint. Easy to read articles which deal with many topics pertinent to contemporary Catholicism.

Sacerdos

Publisher: Legionnaires of Christ; PO Box 162; Cheshire CT 06410
Phone: 888-881-0729 Fax: 203-271-3845
Web: Sacerdos.org and new: ePriest.com E-mail: informations@sacerdos.org or ny@legionaries.org
Freq: Bimonthly Cost: Out of Print January 2007, Free Email Subscription
Description: "A Magazine of On-Going Formation", a good publication for priests with homily aids. The scholarly articles cover all areas such as theology, ministry, and priestly spirituality.

By Category: Magazines Youth and Teens Daily Inspirationals Newspapers For Priests


What did I leave off the recommended list?

I left out "America", "Commonweal", "National Catholic Reporter", "St. Anthony Messenger", and others that unfortunately are 'solidly liberal' and frequently question or undermine the teachings of the Church and Holy Father.

I also left out "The Remnant", "New Triumph", "Latin Mass Magazine", "Crying in the Wilderness Newsletter" and others of the 'far right', as these magazines often promote specific agendas which do not always represent Catholicism. I did leave in "The Wanderer", as it often has news stories of interest that other periodicals do not.

Catholic Digest, A Reader's Digest for Catholics with humorous and inspirational columns, it teaches little about Catholic doctrine or specifically Catholic books, and sometimes supports liberal authors.

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