National Catholic Register

Opinion

Real-Time Register

BY Father Owen Kearns, LC

Publisher

January 31-February 13, 2010 Issue | Posted 1/25/10 at 2:00 AM

 

Reader feedback on the all-new NCRegister.com has been pouring in. A few samples from our e-mail inboxes:

“Greetings from England. Hope all is well with you. Just a note to say how impressed I am with the new website both as a Catholic in the pew and as a fellow professional,” wrote Paul Burnell, a BBC journalist.

“Kudos to Father Owen and the NCRegister team,” wrote Lisa Wheeler, executive vice president of The Maximus Group, a Catholic marketing agency. “The new website is beautiful, relevant and exactly what the digital continent needs for authentic coverage of the events and trends that affect Catholics in America and throughout the world. We pray for your work every day.”

If you’re already following the new NCRegister.com, you’ve been kept up to date on developing stories — the Haiti earthquake, health-care reform and the latest challenges to traditional marriage in California — all from a Catholic perspective, all in real time. You saw the first English-language report that Pope Benedict XVI has finished writing Vol. 2 of his book Jesus of Nazareth, and you read about little-known threats to the culture of life, like the European Union court case that many are calling “Europe’s Roe v. Wade.

Plus, you’ve already read thought-provoking, smile-inducing reflections by our outstanding cast of bloggers on topics like Richard Dawkins’ atheist charity, the Vatican’s response to Avatar and Sarah Palin’s son Trig. And you, like our staff and thousands of readers, look forward to what they’ll tell us tomorrow. We know because readers told us:

“Wow! The new format is wonderful: easy-to-read articles of interest to many readers.” … “Love the new website, and I love the new blogs already. I look forward to using the Register RSS feed as my main news source.” … “The new format is great! Thank you for bringing the news alive via this easy-to-read layout. May God continue to bless your efforts!” …

Check it out, and you’ll see why I’m so proud of our team. And tell us what you think in the new comment boxes. We’d love to hear from you.