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Custom magazines connect people with your Diocese or organization
As recently as the 1980s, 50 percent of registered Catholic parishioners attended weekly Mass. Now, fewer than 25 percent of registered parishioners do so. This statistic alone compels us to find avenues to reach and inspire Catholics. Magazines – along with digital content that can be used and shared – are a uniquely effective tool for evangelization.
Publishing services from FAITH Catholic
Your magazine can have 100% local content or you can opt to adapt FAITH’s proven magazine approach, the FAITH Catholic Framework. Either way, you will have access to FAITH’s columns, features and special reports, as well as editorial planning support to help you create an editorial plan that achieves your communication and evangelization goals.
Your magazine is designed to your specifications by one of FAITH’s award-winning graphic designers. Our design team is one of the most experienced and acclaimed in the business. Not only are they accomplished and creative designers, but they also are experts in the nuanced considerations of Catholic imagery and iconography.
Our printing and production team finds the highest-quality printing at the best price, and clients benefit from preferred pricing thanks to our volume printing. Plus, each issue of every FAITH client magazine has a companion digital edition. Regular readership surveys for your publication monitor your readers’ satisfaction and engagement with your magazine.
Award-winning graphic design
Case study: Diocesan newspaper versus diocesan magazine
To test the effectiveness of print publications in one diocese, the staff produced a newspaper one month; the next month, it published a magazine produced by the same staff. Both publications were mailed to every Catholic home for more than a year.
A readership survey found that 11% more people were interested in the magazine over the newspaper, and 15% were more likely to read every issue of the magazine over the newspaper. Further, when compared to using the FAITH Catholic format, which can be 100% local, there was a 21% greater interest in a magazine over a newspaper.
Content available for your publication
FAITH content includes a variety of columns on faith formation, theology, advice for daily living, special reports about current issues and Church events, Spanish content, nationally syndicated columns, and more. FAITH client publications can use as much or as little of our content as they choose — it's all included in our publishing service.
FAQs about custom publishing
Do magazines work?
In the Internet age, the number of magazines and the reach of magazines are growing. The number of newspapers and the reach of newspapers are declining. In the past decade, the circulation of diocesan newspapers in the U.S. has declined by more than 1.5 million. But, the number and reach of diocesan magazines has led to the overall growth of the diocesan press. Despite what you might think, almost all young people read magazine media. Magazines have a longer shelf-life than newspapers and stay on coffee tables and in doctor’s offices. They are more likely to be shared, kept and re-read over and over.
What does the research* say about magazine media?
2020 Magazine Media Factbook
What do readers say about FAITH publications?
FAITH's readership surveys prove that dioceses using the FAITH Catholic Framework are effective:
What is content evangelization?
Content evangelization is the idea that Catholics can use content to become better equipped to evangelize. Magazine content educates, forms and inspires Catholics to grow as disciples. But Catholics need something to evangelize with. We help you create content that Catholics want to share. When they share your content, they evangelize.
Specialty publications from FAITH Catholic
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More publishing services from FAITH Catholic
Every diocesan publication has a unique funding plan. FAITH Catholic’s business planning and consultation service has a proven track record in assisting dioceses in managing their publications. We make every effort to ensure that our publishing partners have all the support and information they need to set attainable financial goals and operate their publications on budget.
It's important to build ownership and support for a diocesan publication among readers. We help with magazine launch materials that introduce your magazine to your audience and help build your brand. We also provide advertising support materials, as well as access to an archive of house ads that promote common diocesan ministries such as: vocations, religious education, cemeteries, marriage enrichment, RCIA and more.
FAITH Catholic provides a basic media kit to publications that sell advertising. Additionally, FAITH publishing partners can opt to join other clients in the FAITH Advertising Network, where national or regional ads can be sold and placed in participating client publications.