22 issues per year
Commonweal Magazine is an independent journal of opinion that has been edited and produced by lay Catholics since 1924. Each issue of Commonweal features politics, culture and religion, with articles on missile defense, education, health care, globalization, Israel and Palestine, Vatican pronouncements, and contemporary theological debates. Commonweal also includes book, movie, and theater reviews, as well as commentary on television, the Internet, recently treated social issues such as gay marriage, the death penalty, abortion, and euthanasia. According to Washington Post columnist,E.J. Dionne Jr., "Commonweal's genius is that it challenges just about everybody."