There was a time when nearly every Catholic diocese had its own weekly newspaper—and some even had dailies! National Catholic newspapers, like the five finalists chosen by the readers of the About.com Catholicism GuideSite, often grew out of diocesan papers. Now, they increasingly fill a gap left when diocesan newspapers fold. Read a brief description of each finalist for Best Catholic Newspaper. And no matter which one you prefer, why not start a subscription?
Best Catholic Newspaper Finalists:
- The Catholic Herald (U.K.)
Founded in 1888, The Catholic Herald, Britain's premier Catholic newspaper, "strives to serve the Catholic community in Britain and around the world with trustworthy news and lively comment."
- National Catholic Register
The National Catholic Register, founded in 1927 and recently acquired by EWTN, proclaims its mission to be "to provide a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium," assisting Catholics "in engaging the culture with confidence in the saving and sanctifying Gospel of Jesus Christ."
- National Catholic Reporter
"Established in 1964, National Catholic Reporter began as a newspaper and is now a print and web news source that stands as one of the few, if not the only truly independent, journalistic outlet for Catholics and others who struggle with the complex moral and societal issues of the day."
- Our Sunday Visitor
Founded in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor declares its mission to be "to serve the Church by providing Catholics with materials that will strengthen their relationship with Christ, deepen their commitment to the Church and help them to see the world through the eyes of faith."
- The Wanderer
"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. "
Disclaimer: Articles of mine have been published in both the Catholic Herald and The Wanderer.
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