Commonweal Magazine Foundation
Commonweal Magazine is an independent journal of opinion edited and managed by lay Catholics. Twenty-two issues a year; usually 32 pages on politics, e.g., the tobacco wars, welfare reform, budget-balancing, Israel & Palestine, China & Tibet, crises in Rwanda, Ecuador, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong; ethics-talk: gay marriage, death penalty, euthanasia, abortion. Plus a miscellany: women’s ordination, science & religion, the high cost of college, Social Security, who exactly was/is Jesus?
Commonweal publishes editorials, columns, essays, poetry, reviews of books, movies, plays, the media, a selection of apposite and/or funny cartoons, & lots of letters to the editors. From its founding in 1924, the journal has held that America has much to learn from Catholicism, and vice versa. Circulation about 20,000; readership around 60,000.