America is a national weekly magazine published by the American Jesuits that contains news and opinion about the Roman Catholic Church and how its positions relate to American politics and cultural life. The publication was founded by 1909 in New York, and the Jesuits still maintain and publish the magazine. It has a circulation of about 45,000 readers. America describes itself as: "the weekly Catholic magazine of news, opinion, book reviews and articles for the thinking Catholic and those who want to know what the Catholic people are thinking." The magazine provides editorials and news on the church, moral and social issues, along with book and movie reviews. The former editor of the magazine, Rev. Thomas J. Reese, called America the "Catholic PBS" .
- America Magazine online (Subscription required for access to full text)
- New York Times article, May 7, 2005, "Vatican Is Said to Force Jesuit Off Magazine"
- Columbian Journalism Review article, November/December 2005 Issue, Articles of Faith: Watchdog or church mouse? The identity crisis in the Catholic Press. By Kiera Butler
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