January 13, 2010. The National Catholic Register has taken
another leap forward with an exciting new web site offering
up-to-the-minute Catholic news. A letter from publisher Fr Owen Kearns,
LC, gives an overview of why this new web site
is a great go-to source of Catholics who want to
stay up to date.
As Fr Kearns notes, “For Register subscribers,
NCRegister.com just might be the richest library of news-oriented Catholic
content on the Internet.”
See for yourself at www.ncregister.com.
Friend of the Catholic Press,
I knew in theory that our
new website was going to represent a significant improvement over
the “old” NCRegister.com. What I didn’t know until it
went live today was just how dynamic it would be
Let’s just say that every so often God sends
a reminder that he has blessed me with a remarkably
talented and faithful crew.
Had you asked me 10 years ago,
I might have predicted a website that, in 2010, would
more or less mirror our print edition. But the new
NCRegister.com does far more than that. It needs to,
if we are to keep our readers fed on the
facts as they unfold and help Catholics think with the
Church on the developments of the day.
There’s so much going
on that affects Catholics today — and so many Catholics
are doing so much to help build the Kingdom of
Christ — that this still-emerging medium is actually a great
fit for us. In fact, it’s no stretch to say
that the Internet has become an ideal vehicle for presenting
the very kind of content the Register specializes in producing.
Scroll around NCRegister.com and you’ll see that, online, we’re
able to offer you original and exclusive news stories as
soon as the news breaks. Our aggregation service allows us
to pluck nuggets of informational wheat from among the Web’s
mountains of time-wasting chaff for you. And our “blog alley”
— featuring the likes of Mark Shea, Danielle Bean, Tom
Hoopes, Jimmy Akin, Steven Greydanus and Tim Drake — facilitates
formational commentary and feisty dialogue on every aspect of Catholic
living you can think of.
And that’s just the free
content. Subscribers to the print Register will enjoy everything I’ve
just mentioned plus the full text of every print edition,
a searchable archive of everything the paper has published since
2000, and unlimited access to a wealth of Catholic resources
unavailable anywhere else.
Indeed, for Register subscribers, NCRegister.com just
might be the richest library of news-oriented Catholic content on
the Internet. (If you’re not among them, you can subscribe
via the website.)
Major as they are, none of the
improvements you see at NCRegister.com will take anything away from
our print edition. In fact, we expect our Web work
to push the print Register to higher levels of quality
For all this I have a highly dedicated staff
and wonderfully skilled contributors to thank. I hope you’ll visit
NCRegister.com next time you’re online and pray for the people
whose names you see — and, just as fervently, for
the unsung workers whose “behind the scenes” contributions are equally
integral to the carrying out of our Catholic communications mission.
hope you enjoy the new NCRegister.com every day as
much as I am relishing it today.
God bless you
Owen Kearns, LC
Publisher and Editor in Chief
P.S. If you
can’t make it to a March for Life event on
Jan. 22, check NCRegister.com often that day for up-to-the-minute coverage
of the main March for Life in Washington, D.C.
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