Present Age

Present Age was a Jesuit-run Catholic magazine in the United States, founded in 1952. The magazine was created as a platform for Catholic laypeople to engage with social and political issues of the day, particularly as they related to the Catholic Church's teachings on social justice.Image:present-age-sample-cover

The magazine covered a wide range of topics, including theology, politics, social justice, and culture. Present Age was known for its progressive stances on social and political issues, and often tackled controversial topics within the Catholic Church.

Over the years, Present Age published articles by many notable Catholic writers and scholars, including John Courtney Murray, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day. The magazine also addressed issues related to the Second Vatican Council, and played an important role in shaping the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Despite its reputation and influence, Present Age struggled financially in the 1970s and 1980s, and ceased publication in 1987. Its archives remain an important resource for scholars of Catholic history and social justice.

Today, the legacy of Present Age can be seen in the continued importance of social justice within the Catholic Church, as well as in the work of many Catholic laypeople, scholars, and organizations that share the magazine's commitment to progressive social and political change.{{Categories}}

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