Ignatius Press

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Ignatius Press
Founded 1978
Founder Joseph Fessio
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location San Francisco
Nonfiction topics Catholicism

Ignatius Press, named for Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, is a Catholic publishing house based in San Francisco, California, USA. It was founded in 1978 by Father Joseph Fessio SJ, a Jesuit priest and former pupil of Pope Benedict XVI.[1] In an interview in 1998, Father Fessio said, "our objective is to support the teachings of the Church".[2]

It is one of the Catholic institutions which have arisen in the United States in the last 35 years in response to a perceived drift in parts of the Church from the traditional tenets of the Catholic faith. In an interview published by Catholic World News, Father Fessio stated that one of the main objectives of Ignatius Press was to print English translations of contemporary European theologians.[1]

The Press issues periodicals such as Catholic World Report and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

Ignatius Press has a full list of publications with a number of new offerings each spring and fall. Among the reprints it has issued are works by G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc. In addition to publishing the works of Pope John Paul II, Ignatius Press has published newer works by Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), Peter Kreeft, Scott Hahn, Joseph Pearce, Christopher Derrick, and Michael D. O'Brien.


  1. ^ a b Joseph Fessio (May 2005). "The Man Who Would Be Pope". Catholic World News. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ Peter Westmore (July 2003). "AD2000 to distribute Ignatius Press titles in Australia from July". AD2000. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 

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