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Commonweal’s mission is to provide a forum for civil, reasoned debate on the interaction of faith with contemporary politics and culture. Read by a passionate audience of educated Catholics as well as readers from many other faiths, Commonweal presents well-argued, respectful points of view from across the ideological spectrum. In an often contentiously divided Catholic church and secular culture, its status as an independent, lay-run journal of opinion encourages conversations that can be difficult in other settings.

Since its founding in 1924 Commonweal has staked a claim for Catholic principles and perspective in American life. It has been credited with helping prepare American Catholics for Vatican II, and Commonweal’s current readers say it has helped them weather the church’s sexual-abuse scandal and work through questions related to the role of women, church teachings on sexuality, and other contemporary issues. The magazine has an ongoing interest in social justice, ecumenism, just-war teaching, liturgical renewal, and the interchange between Catholicism and liberal democracy. Today Commonweal publishes many of the leading Catholic theologians, writers and public figures in the United States.

Commonweal has a unique history of taking strong and controversial positions, often liberal and opinionated yet tolerant in tone. The editors condemned the firebombing of Dresden and the use of atomic weapons; they have criticized American racism; supported resistance to U.S. involvement in Vietnam; and took issue with the 1968 papal encyclical Humanae vitae but also the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Today the magazine maintains prolife convictions while being critical of single-issue abortion politics, and provides a space for marginalized voices.

Commonweal is published 20 times a year in print as well as in digitally enhanced multimedia formats, including special issues each year dedicated to contemporary theology, interreligious dialogue, books, and fiction. Features of the digital edition include exclusive content, additional photos and artwork, video, interviews, and forums for exchanges with Commonweal editors and writers. It also operates a continuously updated website and blog at It is edited by Catholic laypeople and published by the nonprofit Commonweal Foundation.

Commonweal Magazine Subscriptions:

-The App can be downloaded for free but individual magazines and subscriptions must be purchased.
-To get a full issue, enter the in-app store and click ‘Buy’ on any issue. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Single editions are available for $3.99.
-Quarterly subscription available for $19.99
-Semiannual subscription available for $34.99
-Annual subscription available for $59.99.

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Download the App for free and purchase single editions or annual subscription from inside the App. Swipe left or right to change page. Pinch and zoom with portrait orientation available. Contents and external links are clickable.

Automatic Renewal Feature:

Your subscription will automatically continue unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your credit card will automatically be charged for another subscription period at the current subscription price. You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Subscriptions cannot be canceled during the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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What's New in Version

- Resolved iOS 8 compatibility issues that was preventing magazine issues from being downloaded.
- Interface update presenting a larger cover image for the most recent issue.


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Customer Reviews

Currently cannot download issues

I haven't been able to download an issue for over a month, despite being logged in as a print subscriber. Where to get support is not clear; I've written them and am looking forward to their response. UPDATE: I've just learned that beginning in 2015, this app does NOT provide access to issues of Commonweal to print subscribers, so it is actually useless to us, unless we would choose to pay twice for an issue or a subscription. Print subscribers might well be advised that this app is not for them.

Commonweal or millstone?

Spent half the morning trying to get this ap to work on my iPhone. Registration was painful. It worked, it didn't work. It took my login, then it didn't. Does not navigate easily. Red ad at the bottom while viewing articles is an eyesore and is very distracting. Wouldn't accept my print subscription number to get "full" access. Blah blah blah. Too bad, too. I was really looking forward to it.

Christ's peace be with you,
But this ap is the antichrist.

Great on the road

I prefer print edition, but use the app when on the road. Easy to navigate and very good display.

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