It is the mission of the Catholic paper to offset the literature of the day by supplying Catholics with wholesome reading. We wish our growing children who will be the mothers and fathers of the country a few years hence to find their pleasure and instruction in literary occupation which will enforce these lessons of faith and duty which their Church is at such pains to teach them. A Catholic paper makes useful knowledge accessible. For a small price, it gives us an abundance of interesting news and puts us in touch with the endeavors of the Church throughout her worldwide field of labor. Thus it fosters that spirit of fraternal union and cooperation whence comes the power to achieve great things for God and country.

— Column by Archbishop Alexander Christie, Feb. 5, 1920