The Catholic Mirror

The Catholic Mirror diocesan newspaper is the primary communication tool used by the diocese to share news and information to the more than 35,000 registered Catholic households in central and southwest Iowa.

Deadline: Ads, stories, letters to the editor and calendar items are due the first Friday of the month.
Advertising: Standard rate is $14.20 per column inch for black and white ads. Color is additional 25 percent. No ads soliciting funds accepted.


Ad rates



Questions about advertising? Contact Kelly Mescher Collins at 

Discounts are:

  • 15% recognized ad agencies
  • 25% off for parishes and schools in the Diocese of Des Moines

Questions about advertising? Contact Kelly Mescher Collins at 

Classified: $2.50/line, three line minimum, 9-point type
Inserts: Advertising inserts and preprints accepted. $60/thousand.
Publication date: Publication is the third Friday of the month.
Delivery/Availability: The newspaper is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service and can be found online at the diocesan website.
Funding: The diocesan newspaper is funded in part through advertising, a voluntary subscription drive conducted every spring, and through the support of the Annual Diocesan Appeal.

Story ideas? Calendar event? Need more information on advertising?

Contact Kelly Mescher Collins or call 515-237-5054. Or contact Anne Marie Cox at 515-237-5046.

Recent Issues:


October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

 July 2020

June 2020

May 2020 

April 2020

March 2020 

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019 

October 2019  

Bishop Joensen Special: Vocation story, ordination, and more

September 2019

August 2019

Special: Welcome Bishop-Elect William Joensen!

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019 

April 2019  

March 2019  

February 2019 

January 2019  

December 2018  

November 2018

October 2018

October 2018 Bishop Pates Special Farewell Insert  

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018