What is Origins? A weekly news-related documentary periodical designed to make current information on the church’s activities easy to use. In Origins you will find the documents behind much of today’s news, letting you see for yourself what is being said in speeches, pastoral letters, encyclicals, policy statements and other news-making texts

What’s inside Origins? Complete texts from today’s newsmakers. Short introductions precede each text with a summary and background details. Margin notes add context and links to related information. A calendar of upcoming events and news briefs complete the package. Origins is designed to give busy people like you a quick first read of what’s happening and the complete story when you have time

Who subscribes to Origins? Church leaders like you. Our subscribers are pastors, preachers and parish council members; educators; people involved in evangelization, in social justice, in catechetics and adult education; lay ministers and theologians. Subscribers often say how essential Origins is to their work.