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January 2022 Edition Now Available — Preview HERE

January 2022
Month of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Dear Friends of Catholic Tradition,

This month features the feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Our Lord’s Name is so beautiful, so powerful, so worthy of our utmost reverence. Do we honor His Name as well as we should?

We live in a world in which the most sacred things are treated with casual disregard. Within the bounds of prudence, do we object to the profanation or neglect of the Holy Name of Our Savior by those around us? Certainly, within our own homes we should not tolerate in any way offenses against the Holy Name. We can with charity and gentleness make it know to those with whom we work or meet that we do not appreciate the disregard or disrespect shown to Our Lord’s Name. Every time we utter or hear the Name of Our Lord, let us remember that it is the Name to which every being in heaven, on earth, and even under the earth must bow their knee (cf. Philip. 2:10). Respect for the Holy Name is intimately tied to the doctrine of Christ the King. Let us always remember that connection.

The past calendar year has certainly been another challenging one for all of us. Our apostolate suffered much during the lockdowns and boarder closures of the past two years. We lost many subscriptions due to these interruptions and the astronomical rise in inflation that is making daily life more difficult for everyone.

We had our office and subscription management systems interrupted. Our computer servers were hacked and have to be rebuilt, a common danger in our world that is more and more dependent on technology. We have made some important changes to the maintenance and hosting of our subscription database and online e-edition platform. We hope these changes will avoid some of the interruptions and will make it easier to subscribe to and read the paper. If you experienced problems with your subscription as a result, we are deeply sorry.

Subscriptions are our main source of funding the apostolate, including all of our free content that we use to reach the growing number of people whose eyes have been opened by the totalitarian measures in the name of COVID and Pope Francis’ increasing dictatorial persecution of Tradition and even rational thought.

You can greatly help us in two important ways. First, we cannot afford to pay to promote our free content, video and audio podcasts, and online articles. We cannot afford to buy subscribers. If you forward and promote our content through all your communication channels, you can participate in our apostolate and help get our free content into the hands of people who may be helped by our message. Second, as I noted subscriptions are the main source of our funds, so any subscriptions you can purchase for yourself or others will directly help fund our efforts to preserve a Catholic press. Notwithstanding crushing inflation, we are able to keep our subscription rates at the same level they have been for many years. We will do this as long as we can to keep the paper affordable.

We strive to be a trusted source of news, analysis, and spiritually uplifting content. We cannot do this without your support. Thank you for all you do — most especially, for your prayers, that Our Lady may continue to protect Catholic Family News under her mantle. I wish you and your loved ones a holy and happy New Year in which you may be joyfully attuned to the wishes of Divine Providence.

With my very best Christmas wishes and prayers for 2022,

Brian M. McCall
Editor-in-Chief

Brian McCall

Brian McCall

With degrees from Yale University, the University of London, and the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCall is a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. McCall became Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Family News in 2018. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and Catholic Social Teaching and has made frequent speaking appearances at academic and Catholic conferences on these topics. He and his wife are the parents of six children.

Brian McCall

Brian McCall

With degrees from Yale University, the University of London, and the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. McCall is a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Mr. McCall became Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Family News in 2018. He is the author of numerous books and articles on law, politics, and Catholic Social Teaching and has made frequent speaking appearances at academic and Catholic conferences on these topics. He and his wife are the parents of six children.