I picked up a copy last summer at a local Christian bookstore, when I was amazed to see a Catholic magazine prominently displayed at the front counter. I picked it up in hopes of increasing sales for Catholic related items at the store, but found the magazine to be very “fluffy”. The articles were simplistic and had no depth to them at all. You get more knowledge and meaning on any given subject here on the CA forums.
Someone mentioned the advertisements. There were indeed many, but I actually like ads in magazines because they let me know about products I would be otherwise clueless of.
Maybe it was just a bad issue, but their submission policy doesn’t give me the feeling that I should expect anything different from future issues, so I never bothered to pick up another.
In my opinion, this magazine is a waste of money. It’s not offensive or dissident, it’s just lacking meaningful content. Of course this was formed based on a single issue, and different people like different things, so I’m not sure how helpful my opinion is to anyone.