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BY Father Owen Kearns, LCPublisher
We owe a lot of people thanks for their help bringing the
Register to you each week — our subscribers most of all. You are the reason we
exist. We also thank our contributors, especially those who sponsor a week or
fund other projects. But a word of thanks should also go to our advertisers.
The Register couldn’t meet our expenses without them.
Sometimes, Catholics get used to avoiding the advertisements in a publication
altogether. Too often, what is advertised is useless or worse. In the Register,
True, our advertisers are separate companies from the
Register, and we haven’t exhaustively studied each advertiser’s catalogue. But
we do have a strict advertising policy. Sometimes, a stray ad will get past our
small staff, but you can feel confident that what is advertised in our pages
will be not only unobjectionable and wholesome but also helpful for
strengthening Catholic identity and building a Catholic family culture.
In a way, when you buy from our advertisers you are helping
yourself and us, because the more success advertisers have from promoting their
projects in our pages, the more they will turn to the Register in the future,
thus ensuring the Register will be there for you. So, please do check out what
these companies have to offer — for the sake of yourself and your family, and
for the sake of the Register.
One of the challenges we face at the Register is balancing the horror of modern realities with the decorum a newspaper must keep.
BY FATHER OWEN KEARNS, LC
One of the challenges we face at the Register is
balancing the horror of modern realities with the decorum a newspaper must
keep. The big news stories in this week’s issue presented this dilemma.
There is Saddam Hussein’s execution, an event for
which many Americans are grateful but which has been thoroughly denounced by
Our editorial this week addresses it.
There is the rise to power of Nancy Pelosi, who comes
from a well-known Catholic family and who is herself a mother of five, who
began her legislative season at a Mass.
At the same time, she is a great promoter of abortion and has made it her first
priority to champion embryonic stem-cell research.
Last, there is the death of President Ford. He was
truly an underappreciated president in many ways, possessing the rare qualities
it took to govern as an unelected president in the wake of one of the biggest
scandals in American presidential history. Yet he supported legalizing abortion
and helped keep abortion legal by his appointment to the Supreme Court. Years
hence, his contributions to spreading the great evil of abortion will cast a
dark shadow over his accomplishments.
On both of these news stories we simply reported
the news as it is, on page 2 — making sure to use no euphemistic language.
That, after all, is what a newspaper is supposed to do.