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The Catholic Messenger newspaper is one of the leading Catholic newspapers in the United States, with a history spanning 140 years. The Messenger is published weekly, with a circulation of more than 15,900 copies. Every copy is read, on average, by 2.1 people – giving us a readership of around 33,000 people every week! We meet the challenges of keeping readers informed and aware of what is happening in their Church and their world.

To advertise in the Catholic Messenger, please contact Phil Hart,  Advertising Representative, at (563) 888-4249 or

Advertiser benefits

The Catholic Messenger is highly respected by its loyal readers. Due to our strong reputation, they place great trust in what they read in the paper. Therefore, the Messenger offers advertisers the unique ability to build a trusted relationship with these readers.


Cost effective advertising medium

Our advertising rates are structured to provide a strong value for your investment through our wide reach and legitimacy. We have a strong and loyal readership throughout Eastern Iowa, including the communities of:

  • Bettendorf
  • Burlington
  • Clinton
  • Davenport
  • DeWitt
  • Ft.Madison
  • Iowa City
  • Keokuk
  • Muscatine
  • Ottumwa

The Catholic Messenger is the most effective way of communicating with the Davenport Diocese community. With our reputation for integrity, readers trust and relate strongly to us. This provides a direct benefit to our advertisers. Simply stated, our readers also have a high respect for businesses that advertise in The Catholic Messenger.

What’s so special about the Catholic market?

America’s Catholic readers are well educated and loyal with tremendous buying power. You’ll discover more about this untapped potential. More than just the largest single Christian faith, more than just people who share a common religion, the Catholic market is one of the most dynamic of all consumer markets. Compared to the general population, Catholics are more likely to:

• Own their home
• Be in professional or managerial positions
• Buy a third car
• Have a college … and a graduate degree

In fact, Catholics are even more likely to dine out than the population in general.*
Don’t ignore this market … access it through The Catholic Messenger.
                                                                                  *Source: Catholic Advertising Network

To advertise in the Catholic Messenger, please contact Phil Hart,  Advertising Representative, at (563) 888-4249  or

Download AD Rates: The Catholic Messenger brochure – Aug 2023