The Catholic Answer is a national bimonthly publication of Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.
The mission of The Catholic Answer magazine is to help readers answer important questions about Catholic faith, practice and tradition, and to apply these insights to their everyday lives. Our goal is to publish articles and columns that are faithful to the teachings of the Church. They must also be engaging, clear, concise, convincing, compelling, charitable, accessible, informed by the best available scholarship and sensitive to pastoral concerns.
The word answer in the name of the magazine is an important key to maintaining its focus. We always ask about any piece we consider for publication: “If this is the Catholic answer, then what’s the question?” Our readers, too, after finishing the piece, should be able to identify not only the subject matter addressed, but also the particular question (or cluster of related questions) answered.
Our objective, then, is not simply to inform, persuade, and inspire. We aim to do these things by answering specific questions of importance to Catholics. These questions will usually fall into one of three categories:
The cover letter (email) accompanying your manuscript should identify the question(s) answered. In addition, the question should appear somewhere in the manuscript itself, either within the text or as a title, subtitle or subhead.
Please note: TCA seeks to be faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We will not consider any manuscript that contradicts or challenges definitive magisterial teaching.
Please note: We do NOT use poetry, fiction, personal narratives, reflective essays or opinion pieces from freelance writers.
Thanks for your interest in writing for The Catholic Answer.
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