A reader writes:
My local Knights of Columbus council has a project that lots of people can imitate:
To inform Catholics about important issues and raise awareness of the Knights of Columbus and its work, Spirit of Christ Council 12979 in Arvada, Colo. donated Columbia magazine subscriptions to the libraries of local Catholic high schools, colleges and student centers. Each month, the council also collects back issues of Columbia from members and places them in church lobbies and public libraries. A printed label covers the donor’s address and invites eligible men to join the Knights.
With the permission of your church’s office, find a place where you can put the back issues of your Catholic magazines and newspapers for others to pick up. Make sure the local public or college library periodical section subscribes to at least one good Catholic newspaper or magazine. Where possible, put good material in the library’s free magazines racks.
The recycling element of this project works well with the Knights of Columbus and any other group where members all receive the same monthly magazine. Both writers and publishers will appreciate the modest boost in circulation!