Submission Guidelines

Articles submitted for consideration should contain a brief biography of the author. The Word is not able to accept advertisements from sources other than the archdiocesan office, with the exception of diocesan conference announcements. Each diocese is allowed three quarter-page ads per year. Communities in Action submissions should be double-spaced, include a high-quality photograph with a caption, and an endorsement by the pastor of the community. Letters to the editor should be signed and kept to a maximum of 150 words. All submitted materials become the property of The Word, are subject to editing for space and content, and cannot be returned.

Editor: Bishop John Abdalah

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