Why a digital subscription?

A message from OSV’s publisher, Greg Erlandson.

Greg ErlandsonDear valued reader,

Welcome to OSV.com.

For more than 100 years, Our Sunday Visitor has been a trusted name in the Catholic publishing industry, providing content that has helped millions of Catholics around the world expand their understanding of the Faith. Our goal is to continue this mission for at least another 100 years — but we can only do that with your help.

While the advance of digital communications has opened the door to many exciting opportunities for publishing companies such as Our Sunday Visitor, it also has presented us with fiscal challenges. To effectively continue our mission of serving the Church in an increasingly digital world, OSV has taken the step of charging for online content. Each guest to the website will have access to five articles per month free of charge. For frequent visitors, we encourage you to sign up for one of two payment plans: a casual access plan for $2.99/month that will enable you to view our newest content, or an all-access plan for just $3.99/month.

While offering digital subscriptions to OSV.com may be surprising to some, many in the industry are taking similar steps in order to be able to respond to the changing trends in readership. Similarly, Our Sunday Visitor concluded that in order to maintain our vital mission of serving the Church, we must participate in a model that is sustainable.

Your readership, both online and in print, is highly valued by the OSV staff. I hope that you will join us in our efforts to continue to be of service to the Church in the United States and beyond. I invite you to become a digital subscriber today. 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Greg Erlandson