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Editorial
Parting thoughts on editorial writing and importance of the Catholic press Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 02, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

When he named me editor of the Catholic Herald in 1986, Bishop Cletus F. O’Donnell expressed his confidence in me and encouraged me to write “one solid editorial” every week.

I’ve lived up to his request. In these 34 years, I estimate I’ve written almost 1,600 editorials.

As I retire as editor, it caused me to reflect on why the bishop emphasized writing editorials. Contrary to most straight news articles, editorials not only give information, but they express a point of view and often urge action.

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