A national Catholic weekly review founded by the Jesuits of the U.S., 1909. It aims to provide a "review and conscientious criticism of the life and literature of the day, a discussion of actual questions, and a study of vital problems from the Christian standpoint, a record of religious progress, a defense of sound doctrine, an authoritative statement of the position of the Church in the thought and activity of modern life, a removal of traditional prejudice, a refutation of erroneous news, and a correction of misstatements about Catholic beliefs and practises." ("America," 11 April, 1909). Circulation, 34,184.

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