About MISSION Magazine
Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen published the first issue of MISSION magazine in the spring of 1951. As its founding editor, then Monsignor Sheen wrote: “The purpose of MISSION is to ‘comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable’: to comfort the afflicted by bringing the impoverished of body and soul, bread and the Eucharist; to afflict the comfortable by reminding them that they need the poor more than the poor need them.”
“To wed the afflicted and the comfortable is our humble mission, our dedicated task, our abiding love,” he concluded in that first editorial.
Today, more than 60 years after that editorial was written, this publication continues to introduce readers to the mission story, making the vital connection between those who hear the Good News of Jesus – and those who support the work and witness of the missionaries who proclaim the reason for our hope, Jesus Christ.
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