The Catholic Mirror
The Catholic Mirror diocesan newspaper is a primary communication tool used by the Diocese to share news and information to the more than 35,000 Catholic households in central and southwest Iowa.
The Catholic Mirror is mailed to every registered Catholic household in the Diocese of Des Moines. If you prefer a digital version, please sign up here.
Ads, stories, letters to the editor and calendar items are due the first Friday of the month.
The Catholic Mirror is distributed the third Friday of every month.
Standard rate is $14.20 per column inch for black and white ads. Color is additional 25 percent. No ads soliciting funds accepted. Questions? Contact Sandy Riesberg at 515-237-5046. Here is a copy of our rate sheet.
The diocesan newspaper is funded through advertising, a voluntary subscription drive, and generous contributions to the Annual Diocesan Appeal.
Story ideas? Calendar event? Need more information on advertising?
Contact Kelly Mescher Collins or call 515-237-5054 or Anne Marie Cox at 515-237-5046.
Here are issues of The Catholic Mirror going back to 1936.
No August 2022 publication
Bishop Joensen Special: Vocation story, ordination, and more
Special: Welcome Bishop-Elect William Joensen!
October 2018 Bishop Pates Special Farewell Insert