I got a letter in the mail today asking if I would like to subscribe to a magazine called “The Catholic Answer”. Their website is www.osv.com. Does anyone know about this magazine? Is it a legit Catholic resource or one of those periodicals that is “Catholic in name only?”
At a library sale a few years ago I picked up The Catholic Answer Book of Mary (iirc) thinking it was from Catholic Answers – it was quite good.
PS – you can check out the answers they give here.
It is as legit as any publication from OSV is, as I recall.
I allowed my subscription to lapse, however, when OSV took it over from Fr Peter Stravinskas, and it became a little less meaty and a little fluffier than it had been under his pen. I hear he has a new publication now, but I have not had the spare funds to pick up a subscription.
Last time I checked it out, Paul Thigpen had taken over the editorial reins from Fr. Peter Stravinskas. But that was a couple years ago…
Yes, I subscribe to The Catholic Answer and it is a solid orthodox Catholic publication, as far as I’ve seen. They quote official church documents and legitimate sources. It is edited by Paul Thigpen, a convert to Catholicism who I’ve heard as a guest on Catholic Answers radio program in the past. So, I believe I can safely recommend this magazine.
I like the Catholic Answer magazine. It’s put out by Our Sunday Visitor publications. I did like it better when it was done by Fr. Peter Stravinskas. It seemed more focused; but that’s because it was pretty much a one man publication then. It’s still a good magazine and has a variety of contributors.