In publishing this two-day series -- today and Monday -- on the high incidence of AIDS among Catholic priests, The News in no way intends to offend our large Catholic readership. We understand that this subject matter may disturb some readers; however, we feel it is a compelling story that deserves your attention. It involves such important issues as compassion, church doctrine on homosexuality, and the future of the priesthood.
Readers may respond through letters to Everybody's Column, guidelines for which appear today on Page H3.
-- Margaret M. Sullivan, News Editor in Chief