National Catholic Register

Opinion

Advent Hope

BY Father Owen Kearns, LC

November 30-December 6, 2008 Issue | Posted 11/24/08 at 12:56 PM

 

Advent is here again — four weeks the Church gives us to prepare for Christmas by penance, prayer and almsgiving. We are also at the end of a tumultuous year, a year of high gas prices, an economic downturn, a tumultuous presidential race and a pivotal election.

Count on the Register to bridge those two realities.

Our mission is to give you the whole truth: both the difficult news and the many significant signs of hope, such as Tim Drake’s story in this issue about men’s conferences.

Precisely because of the new challenges we face, the Register is needed more than ever. We need your help more than ever, too. Look for the ad in this paper about how you can help — or click “Donate” at NCRegister.com. And keep looking here for hope.