When The Interim staff began preparing this tenth anniversary issue, we looked carefully through back issues, searching for the stories that would define the paper’s role over the past decade. We failed.

Our search reminded us that The Interim is not about stories, it is about pro-life people. We are merely the instrument to let the pro-life family across Canada know who is doing what, and when, and why. Where else do you read about the pickets, the vigils, the political intrigues, the medical advances, the lives saved?

In ten years of publishing, The Interim has published more than its share of bad news. Our issues are not light reading, and we have lived through a decade of one blow after another against life. But the very fact that we are still publishing is a sign of hope.

Our job is to tell the truth. We publish the news that the other newspapers do not find “fit to print.” Whether the news is good or bad for the pro-life cause, we have to pass it on. By passing it on, we then leave the job to you, the so-called “ordinary” pro-lifer. You are the reason we are still here. You may look ordinary but you are each a hero or heroine in our own way. You support the most important cause in Canada today, and we will not give up until each and every one of you out there says that you no longer believe.

For many years, our masthead contained the words “semper fidelis.” We dropped the words in order to make a more streamlined front page. We strive to keep the commitment made in our first editorial:

So friends, we are here with you, reporting the efforts of the pro-life groups across Canada, seeking protection for the unborn, and offering encouragement to you to keep up the fight.

We may not be successful at all time, but rest easy, we will be always faithful.