|Catholic Press Month|
A Message from President Greg Erlandson:
This year Catholic Press Month comes at a particularly critical moment. Our bishops have made clear their concern with recent government regulations and the threat such regulations pose to religious liberty. It is during challenging times like these that we can best recognize the great blessing that is the Catholic press. It is critical that Catholics not only have access to sound news coverage and commentary, but that they hear directly from their leaders on the issues of the day and have the resources to see their world through the eyes of faith. Only the Catholic press gives Catholic leaders a voice with which to be heard by their people — unmuted, uncensored and independent of the preconceptions and prejudices of too many secular media outlets.
The Catholic Press Association believes strongly that the newspapers, magazines, newsletters, books and blogs of its members are the most effective adult education tools to reach Catholics, and that they do so more efficiently than any other communications means outside the Sunday homily. This February, we do well to mark Catholic Press Month by acknowledging with appreciation the irreplaceable value of the most dynamic Catholic press in the world — and doing our part to support it.