Inside the Vatican is for anyone who would like to know more about the role of the Holy See in guiding the spiritual lives of one billion Catholics and more about the extensive impact of the papacy in today's world. Perhaps the easiest way to describe this magazine is to say it is both "a window on Rome," and "a door" through which one enters the Vatican. It is a window through which one sees the day-to-day activities of Vatican, it is a door through which one can enter to encounter a variety of people and ideas. It provides in-depth interviews with the finest minds in the Church today, with saints -- canonized and un-canonized -- and with those who are trying to "shake things up." This magazine introduces its readers not only to movers and shakers of ecclesiastical policy, but also to members of new and emerging groups that ecclesiastical leaders hardly know how to deal with. On the pages of Inside the Vatican one will find up-to-the-minute news reported with an eye on historical and theological contexts. The one feature of the magazine that most immediately strikes the typical reader is the visual -- the magazine's color photos of news stories and in its reproduction of great art works in its regular essays on Church art and architectural. This magazine is Catholic but editorially independent of any faction or interest group, in or outside of the Church.
I read and and am a volunteer photo-journalist for the local Catholic News. This is probably the only source of official information for Catholic news in Singapore.
While there are a few other periodicals that deal, at least ostensibly, with this subject area, Envoy. magazine is distinct from them in every way -- graphically, editorially, and in content. It presents the truths of the Catholic Faith in a fresh, contemporary style, featuring today's top Catholic writers, full-color graphics, and an upbeat, innovative format.
The Holy Father's call for a "New Evangelization" requires that the Catholic laity be not only knowledgeable about the Faith, but also prepared to explain it intelligently, defend it charitably, and share it effectively. Envoy. is an instrument at the service of the local and universal Church to accomplish this task.
Because of the paucity today of apologetics and evangelization materials for a poorly catechized laity, and in light of the serious inroads by proselytizing sects, Catholics are eager for a magazine like Envoy. - one that will prepare them to "be always ready to give a reason for the hope that is in them" (1 Peter 3:15).
Envoy. magazine will equip Catholics to respond to Christ's call: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (John 20:21).
We promise our readers our unswerving commitment to journalistic excellence, aesthetic quality, fidelity to the magisterium, and a charitable and winsome presentation of the Catholic Faith.
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