Father Lehtoranta has told me that thanks to the generosity of many contributors, he and St. Jerome Homeschool Library have reached their $6,000 goal needed to produce the Latin Mass board book!

Can’t wait to see it in print!

In the meantime, if you’ve got a great idea for an article, we are now accepting submissions and advertisements for the 2018 issues of Altar & Hearth.  The release date for Issue 8 isn’t set in stone yet, but it will probably be available shortly after Easter.


Issue 7 is FINALLY here!

Sorry to all of you who were diligently checking the site earlier today – I ended up having to do some last-minute tweaking and it took longer than expected, meaning that I barely squeaked by with getting this issue out on October 24th as promised.  It’s not midnight yet!  Hopefully it’ll be well worth the wait.

Cover issue 7



Calling All Writers!

AdvertisementMen and women, young and old, it’s time to start working on YOUR contribution to the next issue of Altar & Hearth Magazine!  At the moment, we are hoping for a release date in late September or early October.

All categories are currently open for submissions.  If in doubt, send your article in anyway – we’re always ready to take a look at it!  If you’re struggling with a piece, we can help you with editing and fine-tuning.

  • Home
  • Fashion – one idea pending, but having multiple articles per category is fantastic!
  • Health
  • Spirituality – one idea pending
  • Womanhood – one idea pending
  • Food
  • Etiquette
  • Humor
  • Relationships – one idea pending
  • Poetry
  • Fiction

It’s best if you can send us your own photos to go with your article, but if you’re not camera-savvy or don’t know where to look online for free photos, no worries.  Our staff can find or take some appropriate shots for you.

Love It vs. Hate It:  Online Dating

Share your thoughts and experiences with us through the contact page or directly via email.  Did you meet your spouse online?  Do you feel that it’s a good way to meet people you’d never meet otherwise?  Or do you only seem to run into weirdos?  Are you scared to try it?  Let us know!

Edits to “THE Book List”

After further reading and consideration, the editor wishes to post a retraction on the recommendation of some books listed in Issue 3 in the “16 years and up” category:

The Thirteenth Princess by Dianne Zahler due to very sensationalistic fairy-tale violence and a brief description of childbirth.

Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope due to a Protestant receiving Holy Communion (sacrilege) and a lax attitude concerning what appears to be a form of adultery disguised as platonic chivalry (this may be an incorrect perception?).  Editing may be able to correct these issues if parents approve of the rest of the story.

Parents of children wishing to read Tolkien’s The Silmarillion may also wish to edit “The Tale of Turin” due to mentions of nudity.

The article in Issue 3 has been corrected to reflect these changes in case you would like to re-download it.

Issue 6 is Here!

It took its time getting here but hopefully it’ll be well worth the wait!  Special thanks go to Knight Ranch in Oregon for sharing some great pictures with us for the “Seats & Saddles” article and to everyone who contributed articles and photos to make this issue happen.

We’re releasing a day early because our managing editor is going to be gone to a wedding all day tomorrow – better to jump ahead than to fall behind!

Altar & Hearth Issue 6 cover