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What is U.S. Catholic magazine?
U.S. Catholic is the most award-winning religious general-interest magazine in the United States. U.S. Catholic is dedicated to the belief that it makes a difference whether you're Catholic. We believe that Catholicism is a spiritual path that makes sense, a way to live a better and richer life. We invite and help our readers to explore the wisdom of their faith tradition and to apply that faith to the challenges of life in the 21st century.

U.S. Catholic does not claim to have all the answers but is committed to voicing and raising the questions American Catholics grapple with. We conduct our mission with a sense of humor, respect for our tradition and our readers, and a firm belief that the Catholic faith, well lived, responds best to our deepest longings and aspirations.

Who publishes U.S. Catholic?
U.S. Catholic magazine is published by the Claretians. Following in the footsteps of St. Anthony Claret — a prolific writer and publisher whom Pope Pius XI called the "Modern Apostle of the Good Press"—the Claretians in the United States began their publishing ministry in 1935 with the first edition of the magazine The Voice of St. Jude. In 1963, during the Second Vatican Council, The Voice of St. Jude transformed into U.S. Catholic magazine. Today Claretian Publications in Chicago is one of the country's most respected Catholic publishers of magazines and newsletters.

Who are The Claretians?
The Claretian Missionaries are a Roman Catholic religious community of priests and brothers. We are dedicated to the mission of living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus. For more information, visit

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How can I submit an article for publication in U.S.Catholic?
If you are interested in submitting an article, please e-mail the editors of U.S. Catholic with a suggested angle or outline. Include some writing samples if possible. See our Writer's Guidelines section for additional information.

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