The About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards aren't just about new media. Catholics have a duty to support the Catholic press, and Catholic magazines are struggling just as much as secular magazines. The five finalists for Best Catholic Magazine chosen by the readers of the About.com Catholicism GuideSite need your support. Read a brief description of each finalist for Best Catholic Magazine, and consider starting a subscription!
Best Catholic Magazine Finalists:
"America is a Catholic media ministry that interprets the Church for the world and the world for the Church. It is a forum for discussion of religion, society, politics and culture from a Catholic perspective. . . . Founded in 1909 by the Jesuit order and directed today by Jesuits and lay colleagues, America is a resource for spiritual renewal and social analysis guided by the spirit of charity."
- Faith & Family
The goal of Faith & Family "is to be a source of support for Catholic women seeking information, inspiration, resources, and encouragement as they embrace their vocations to marriage and motherhood."
Not a traditional magazine, "Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer. This monthly liturgical prayer book provides a fitting way to enter fully into the Church's liturgical rhythms and spiritual legacy."
- Mater et Magistra
Mater et Magistra is "an independent voice for Catholic homeschooling," which takes its name "from the papal encyclical Mater et Magistra, which explains the Church’s role as our mother and teacher," a role exercised at home by homeschooling mothers.
- This Rock
Billing itself as "the definitive magazine of Catholic apologetics and evangelization," the monthly magazine of Catholic Answers strives "to explain and defend the tenets of the Catholic faith and present practical ways to spread God’s truth . . . using unfailingly orthodox defenses of the Church’s beliefs and always in a spirit of charity."
Oh, we're halfway there. Oh, oh—livin' on a prayer. Let's do one more; we'll make it I swear: Best Catholic Newspaper.