With gratitude to Ediciones Palabra S.A. and its President, Rosario Martín G. de Cabiedes, for the enthusiasm and efficiency with which they have edited and distributed the magazine Palabra for so many years, and also thanking the agreement reached for the transfer of the magazine Palabra to Centro Académico Romano Fundación (CARF) as a complementary instrument for its mission, I greet all the subscribers and readers who since 1965 have made the magazine your means of ecclesial and doctrinal information.
CARF's mission is to render a service to the Church, especially by obtaining financial means to help the human, intellectual and spiritual formation of priests, seminarians and religious from the five continents and especially from dioceses that lack the necessary resources.
In taking on this magazine, the Foundation intends to make it available to all readers interested in current and reliable information on Catholicism and its work in the world, with an approach rich in formative resources. Among them, it is thinking, in particular, of all the dioceses of the world and, of course, of the priests and religious who are already familiar with CARF, so that it can serve as a support for them in the exercise of their priestly ministry.
The magazine, with its director for the last eleven years, Alfonso Riobó, will maintain the same editorial line that inspired it at its beginnings in 1965, when the Second Vatican Council was being celebrated, and since then, modulating it to the needs of the times and adapting its edition to technological advances, which will now mean that, in addition to the current printed edition, it will also be published in digital format.
Friends and subscribers of Palabra, I want to greet you and tell you that this new challenge will only be feasible with your help. You enjoy it and know its usefulness. Please help us to spread it among many people and institutions: lay people, parishes, priests, consecrated persons and religious institutions, sponsors, advertisers, etc., in order to increase subscriptions and obtain financial support to make it sustainable. Thank you in advance for your understanding and help.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Centro Académico Romano Foundation