Website Review: American Catholic Online

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Description, home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Millennium Monthly, Youth Update, Scripture From Scratch and other Catholic features, is a service of St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

While one can find good material on this attractive site, it must be carefully sifted. St. Anthony Messenger magazine has through the years consistently undermined the authentic teachings of the Church. This website is a continuation of that process.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 10/03/2001; Last Updated: 06/03/2013

  1. Fidelity: Danger!
  2. Resources: Fair
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • Attractive layout  Resources 
  • Saint of the Day section  Resources 
  • Some good articles which uphold Catholic teaching  Resources 


  • Fidelity: Articles undermining the Real Presence Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Richard Rohr was a regular columnist in the Every Day Catholic section, and is still featured in the archives. Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Books by Richard Rohr, William H. Shannon, Raymond Brown, and Arthur Baranowski Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Tapes by Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton, Edwina Gateley, Richard Rohr, Donald Senior, C.P., Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, Bishop Kenneth E. Untener, and Bill Huebsch Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Special section featuring the writings of Raymond Brown Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Promoted the TV series Nothing Sacred Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Features well-known dissidents Example(s)


Persons > Saints
Culture > Media

More Information

Website Established: 06/15/96
St. Anthony Messenger Press
28 W. Liberty St.
Cincinnati, OH 45210
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