The Catholic Response was founded in 2004 as a Catholic apologetics magazine in response to Pope John Paul II’s call for a “new evangelization.” It is published six times annually. The Editor and Publisher is the Reverend Peter M.J. Stravinskas; the Managing Editor is the Reverend Nicholas L. Gregoris. Each issue is focused, but not exclusively, on a particular topic of Catholic faith, morals, sacramental-liturgical life, culture etc. The artwork on the magazine’s cover is intended to highlight a given issue’s particular theme.
Classical Christian artwork that appears throughout the magazine is also intended as a tool of evangelization thereby linking the good, the true and the beautiful.
Each issue is 64 pages in length and is printed in an attractive, user-friendly style, featuring an editorial, a variety of articles written by scholarly members of the clergy and the lay faithful, a Question and Answer section, short book reviews by the editor. Frequently, magisterial documents and the writings of individual bishops appear linking the life of the local church with that of the universal Church, thus making more evident the four marks of the Church, namely, oneness, holiness, catholicity and apostolicity. Non-Catholic Christians often contribute articles in which they express their ecumenical appreciation of Catholic beliefs and practices.