We have received a number of heartfelt and grateful notes from readers over the last few weeks.

It is extremely gratifying to hear from readers who know and love the Register and take the time to send us their words of appreciation for what we do.

Readers appreciate our de--fense of the right to life and other Church teaching. We will always point to “Christ, Our Hope,” as Pope Benedict XVI did in his U.S. visit.

Despite the troubles in the world, the Church tells us this Gaudete Sunday: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice … have no anxiety about anything, but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.” Amen!