The purpose of The Interim is to set forth the truth about the freedom and dignity of the individual human person in the area of family, marital and sexual morality. Insofar as religion and politics, law and medicine, economics and culture impinge upon this sphere, The Interim makes these areas her own.

Erring clergy, indifferent politicians, lawless magistrates, doctors of death, abusers of revenue and culture vultures of all stripes, we expose and oppose. All those who join us in this fight we promote and defend.

The particular point of view of The Interim is that of Christianity. It is Christ who has revealed man’s true destiny and, therefore, the meaning of life and our dignity. The freedom with which Christ has set us free is the first freedom preliminary to all others: the freedom to seek and do the will of God. We live in the expectation of “the one who is to come.”

The mode in which we clothe this point of view is that of the Second Vatican Council, which had set itself “to impart an ever increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful; to adapt more suitably to the needs of our own times those institutions that are subject to change; to foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ; to strengthen whatever can help to call the whole of humanity into the household of the Church.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy I.)

We wholeheartedly support the true spirit of Vatican II. This includes a spirit of openness within the Church and of speaking forthrightly while remaining loyal to church teaching in faith and morals.

Because today some seek to replace Christianity with secularity, while many believe it necessary to accommodate it, The Interim’s purpose and point of view has led it to clash with much that has been declared “acceptable.” We will continue on this path.

As for Canada in this year of decisions on our constitution and independence, its first need is to halt the murder of the innocent. Without such a step, God’s blessing will not rest on our labors. A constitution, a Social Charter or a Charter of Rights and Freedoms is not worthy of the name without protecting the right to life from conception to natural death.

We call upon our readers to make this known everywhere.