National Catholic Register

The National Catholic Register is the oldest national Catholic newspaper in the United States. It was founded on November 8, 1927, by Matthew J. Smith as the National Edition of the Denver Catholic Register. [1] Content includes news and features from the United States, the Vatican, and worldwide, on such topics as culture, education, books, arts and entertainment, as well as interviews. Online content includes various blogs and breaking news.

The Register's print edition is published (bi-weekly, 26 times a year) and owned by Eternal Word Television Network, Inc.[1][2] Tom Wehner has been the managing editor since 2009. Jeanette DeMelo became editor in chief in 2012.

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Founder(s)Matthew J. Smith
PublisherMichael Warsaw
FoundedNovember 8, 1927
HeadquartersIrondale, Alabama



Eternal Word Television Network acquired the paper from the Legionaries of Christ in 2011.[1]

The 2017 Catholic Press Association awards named the Register Newspaper of the Year.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "EWTN to acquire National Catholic Register". EWTN News. EWTN. January 19, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "Publisher's Page". National Catholic Register.
  3. ^ "National Catholic Register Acquired by EWTN". National Catholic Register. EWTN. January 19, 2011. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "History". The Catholic Telegraph. Archdiocese of Cincinnati. 2009. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "National Catholic Register Named 'Newspaper of the Year'". National Catholic Register.
Anders Arborelius

Lars Anders Cardinal Arborelius, O.C.D., (Swedish pronunciation: [²anːdɛʂ arbʊˈreːlɪɵs]) (born 24 September 1949) is a Swedish Roman Catholic cardinal. He has been the Bishop of Stockholm since 1998. Pope Francis made him a cardinal, the first ever from Sweden, on 28 June 2017.

Anglican Use

The Anglican Use is an officially approved form of liturgy used by former members of the Anglican Communion who joined the Catholic Church while wishing to maintain the treasures of the Anglican tradition.

Armenian Rite

The Armenian Rite is an independent liturgy used by both the Armenian Apostolic and Armenian Catholic Churches. It is also the rite used by a significant number of Eastern Catholic Christians in Georgia.

Brotherhood of Hope

The Brotherhood of Hope (abbreviated B.H.) is an association of the faithful in the Catholic Church, composed primarily of religious brothers who serve in college campus ministry.

Catholic Campaign for America

The Catholic Campaign for America (CCA) is a Roman Catholic activist organization founded in 1989 by Thomas V. Wykes, Jr., "who wanted to address the moral crisis in America with a Catholic response".

In 1991, Wykes gathered together several notable Catholic leaders in Washington, D.C., who constituted the CCA's first Board. They included William Bennett, Mary Ellen Bork, Bishop René Henry Gracida, and the now-deceased Hugh Carey (former Governor of New York). According to the National Catholic Register, the CCA was initiated to "bring a politically powerful and distinctively Catholic voice to the U.S. political scene".

Wykes is also the founding president of Springtime of Faith Foundation, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

Catholic News Agency

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) is an institution of EWTN that provides news related to the Catholic Church to the global anglophone audience. Founded in 2004 as the English section of the worldwide ACI Group, it is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States. Its executive director is Peruvian journalist Alejandro Bermudez. Its editor-in-chief is author and canon lawyer JD Flynn.

Its editors' service provides free news, features, commentary, and photojournalism to editors of newspapers. Other news services such as EWTN, the National Catholic Register, and Christian News Wire report news that CNA provides.CNA is the sister agency of the Spanish-language news agency ACI Prensa. In 2014 CNA and ACI Group announced that they would merge with EWTN.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

A member of Caritas International, the worldwide network of Catholic humanitarian agencies, CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people in the developing world break the cycle of poverty through community-based, sustainable development initiatives as well as Peacebuilding. Assistance is based solely on need, not race, creed or nationality. Catholic Relief Services is headquartered in the Posner Building in Baltimore, Maryland, while operating numerous field offices on five continents. CRS has approximately 5,000 employees around the world. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 13 clergy (most of them bishops) and 10 lay people.


The Eternal Word Television Network, more commonly known by its initialism EWTN, is an American basic cable television network which presents around-the-clock Catholic-themed programming. It was founded by Mother Angelica, PCPA, in 1980 and began broadcasting on August 15, 1981, from a garage studio at the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Irondale, Alabama, which Mother Angelica founded in 1962. She hosted her own show, Mother Angelica Live, until suffering a major stroke and other health issues in September 2001. Repeats now air as either the Best of Mother Angelica Live or Mother Angelica Live Classics. From then until her death on Easter Sunday of 2016, she led a cloistered life at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.

The network, through diocesan television channels in other Catholic countries, advertises itself as the EWTN: The Global Catholic Network. Regular programs include a daily Holy Mass and sometimes Tridentine Mass format, the traditional Stations of the Cross, a taped daily recitation of the Rosary, and daily and weekly news, discussion, and Catechetical programs for both adults and children. Christmas and Easter programming; the installation Masses of bishops and cardinals; coverage of World Youth Days; and papal visits, deaths, funerals, conclaves, and elections are also presented. EWTN also has a presence on satellite and shortwave radio. Spanish language broadcasts are available on all platforms. On December 8, 2009, EWTN began broadcasting in high-definition.The network's current chairman of the board and chief executive officer is Michael P. Warsaw. While the network has trustees, it does not have shareholders or owners. A majority of the network's funding is from viewer donations about which it advertises 100% viewer supported, which keeps it from advertising secular or non-Catholic programming. Its traditional plea for donations is "Keep us between your gas and electric bill".EWTN also contributes to the publication of the National Catholic Register newspaper, which it acquired in January 2011, and to reports of Catholic News Agency, which it also owns. The network maintains an online presence through its primary site,, and it has a dedicated commercial site, of 2017, Michael P. Warsaw, who is a consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, leads EWTN.

God and Man at Georgetown Prep

God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling is a 2005 memoir about Catholic school, alcoholism, binge drinking and hookup culture at Georgetown Preparatory School, written by Mark Gauvreau Judge. The name of the book is a reference to conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr.'s 1951 college memoir God and Man at Yale. Judge had previously written a 1997 memoir about the same institution, Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk. He would go on to publish a third book about Catholicism in 2010, A Tremor of Bliss.The author details rampant alcohol abuse at Georgetown Preparatory School, including downing beers with a music teacher from the school, while the teacher was entertained by a stripper. The author recounts a "100 Kegs or Bust" challenge, where the goal was to consume 100 kegs of beer before the end of the school year. Judge chronicles his exit from religiousness, followed by a return to Catholicism later in life. He criticizes those who diverge from traditional Catholicism and advocates for a return to more stringent religious practices.Judge's book garnered reviews from multiple publications including Publishers Weekly, First Things, Christianity Today, and the National Catholic Register. Publishers Weekly called the book "a humorous, edgy look" at the author's Catholic school experiences. First Things called it "a compelling account". Christianity Today recommended the book as "a model for an intellectual life". National Catholic Register characterized the work as a "wonderful and ultimately hopeful book". Jerry Oppenheimer wrote in his 2015 book RFK Jr. that Judge's book significantly impacted Georgetown Preparatory School itself. Oppenheimer commented that the book "caused quite a storm", due to its revelation by Judge that "alcoholism was rampant" at the school.God and Man at Georgetown Prep received increased attention in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, in the wake of statements by psychologist Christine Blasey Ford that implicated Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge in possible sexual assault. Demand for Judge's work significantly increased after reporting by The Washington Post on his books and the statements by Ford. The price of the book rose to US$550 in Internet purchases. In the wake of the increased attention to students' alcohol consumption, the president of Georgetown Preparatory School released a public letter saying he was trying to change the situation.

Karl Keating

Karl Keating (born 1950), a prominent Catholic apologist and author, is the founder and former president of Catholic Answers, a lay apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. He was replaced by Christopher Check in that role.He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Math at the University of California, San Diego in 1972 and went on to get a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a theology degree at the University of San Diego. He worked as an attorney practicing civil law from 1976 through 1987.

Leaving Mass one Sunday in 1979, he found anti-Catholic tracts on the windshields of the cars in the church parking lot. He wrote his own tract in reply and distributed copies of it at the Fundamentalist church responsible for the tract. That was the start of what has become the country’s largest lay-run apologetics and evangelization organization. He retired from Catholic Answers in 2017.

Keating's book Catholicism and Fundamentalism was based on a 1988 series that ran for 30 weeks in The Wanderer. It is a perennial bestseller for its publisher, Ignatius Press.

In August 1986, the first Catholic Answers Newsletter was published. In January 1990, Catholic Answers published the monthly magazine This Rock. For nine years, Keating served as the editor.

In 1988, Keating changed careers and went into apologetics full-time. He has given talks throughout the United States, and has engaged in public debates with Protestants.

He has been a columnist for The Wanderer, the National Catholic Register and the Canadian Catholic Review. He has also acted as expert on EWTN's Questions and Answers forum. His avocations include mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and "Jeeping."

A 2004 complaint to the Internal Revenue Service by the pro-choice organization Catholics for a Free Choice led to an IRS investigation of Catholic Answers that Keating described as costly and onerous. As a result, he formed a new organization with a separate 501(c)(4) tax status, called Catholic Answers Action, that continued publishing his Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics. This instructs readers not to vote for candidates who would vote for legalisation of any of five "non-negotiable" issues (abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and gay marriage). Some Catholic dioceses in California and Wisconsin had earlier attempted to suppress this voting guide in 2004. No official endorsement of this guide has been offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops or any official Church body.

Lila Rose

Lila Grace Rose (born July 27, 1988) is an American pro-life activist and the founder of Live Action. She has conducted undercover, investigative exposés of abortion facilities in the United States, including affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun

Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun I.V.D. (born 8 April 1944) is a Laotian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been a cardinal since 28 June 2017 and the Apostolic Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Vientiane, in Laos, since 16 December 2017. He is also the first Cardinal from Laos.

Northeast Catholic College

Northeast Catholic College (formerly The College of Saint Mary Magdalen) is a private Catholic college in Warner, New Hampshire. It is recognized as a Catholic college by the Diocese of Manchester and recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society. NCC offers associates and bachelor's degrees in liberal studies. Its curriculum is based on the study of the Great Books, both in its core and in its majors. NCC possesses degree-granting authority from the State of New Hampshire and is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.NCC was founded as Magdalen College by Catholic laymen in 1973. From 1974 to 1991 the college operated at its original campus in Bedford, New Hampshire; in 1991, it moved to its current site in Warner.

Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

The Order of the Most Holy Annunciation (Latin: Ordo SS. Annuntiationis), also known as the Turchine or Blue Nuns, is a Roman Catholic religious order of contemplative nuns formed in honour of the mystery of the Incarnation of Christ at Genoa, in Italy, by the Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata.

Pope Clement VIII approved the religious order on 5 August 1604, placing it under the Rule of Saint Augustine.

At present, the order has monasteries in Brazil, France, Italy, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

St. Ignatius Institute

The Saint Ignatius Institute (SII) is an undergraduate program at the University of San Francisco (USF), a private university operated by the California Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) in San Francisco, California, United States.The SII offers a four-year Great Books program as an alternative method for USF students to fulfill core curriculum requirements for an undergraduate degree.

In the 25 years after its inception in 1976, the SII granted its Certificate of Liberal Arts to approximately 1,000 students. During these years the SII generated both controversy and accolades due to its greater advocacy for Catholic doctrine within a diverse, more liberal Jesuit institution.

Superior (hierarchy)

In a hierarchy or tree structure of any kind, a superior is an individual or position at a higher level in the hierarchy than another (a "subordinate" or "inferior"), and thus closer to the apex. In business, superiors are people who are supervisors and in the military, superiors are people who are higher in the chain of command (superior officer). Superiors are given, sometimes supreme, authority over others under their command. When an order is given, one must follow that order and obey it or punishment may be issued.

The Venerable

The Venerable is used as a style or epithet in several Christian churches. It is also the common English-language translation of a number of Buddhist titles, and is used as a word of praise in some cases.

Zenit News Agency

ZENIT is a non-profit news agency that reports on the Catholic Church and matters important to it from the perspective of Catholic doctrine. Its motto is "the world seen from Rome."

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