Slide Show: Mother Angelica (1923-2016)
Mother Mary Angelica (1923-2016), through the years

Our Lady Is a Model of the Christian Life

User's Guide to Sunday, May 1

Read | Comment

Message of Mercy for Moms

Book Pick: Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina

Read | Comment

Archbishiop Viganò: The Best Nuncio We’ve Had


Read | Comment

L'Osservatore Romano

At Vatican, Joe Biden Calls for ‘Moonshot’ Campaign to Cure Cancer

The U.S. vice president called on governments and philanthropists to invest in regenerative medicine so that even the poor might have access to top-of-the-line medical treatments.

Read | Comment

Paul Badde/EWTN

John Paul II Adviser on ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Confusion: Church Teaching Must Be Upheld

Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, expressed a distinctly critical interpretation of papal exhortation in interview with CNA’s German-language edition.

Read | Comment

Lisa Cancade Hackett via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Arrests Foil ISIS Terror Strike on Vatican, Israeli Embassy in Rome

Italian police say they have in custody four suspects, with two at large, who were plotting specific attacks with Islamic State group terror leaders.

Read | Comment

A Life Defending Life: U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Point Man Richard Doerflinger Retires

At the conclusion of his 36 years of service to the pro-life cause, the associate director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities reflects on significant milestones in his career.

Read | Comment

Screen Shot/Birmingham 2015 Talk

Alleged Visionary Charlie Johnston Continues Ministry, Despite Denver Archdiocese's Warning

Archbishop Samuel Aquila prohibits Johnston from speaking in Church venues in Denver and stresses the need for prudence and caution regarding Johnston’s claims and prophecies.

Read | Comment

Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope: Ethical Medical Research Requires Morality, ‘Safeguards Human Life’

The Holy Father spoke to participants at an April 28-30 conference at the Vatican entitled “Cellular Horizons: How Science, Technology, Information and Communication Will Impact Society.” Vice President Joe Biden was also in attendance.

Read | Comment

Carl Anderson: ‘We Know ISIS Has Killed Thousands of Christians’

The head of the Knights of Columbus was part of a panel at the #WeAreN2016 congress, discussing the status and needed aid for Christians targeted for persecution in the Middle East.

Read | Comment

Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 4.0

Notre Dame Nixes Collaboration With Chinese University

ANALYSIS: Fidelity to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission seems to have taken precedence over its quest for secular prestige.

Read | Comment

Courtesy of Mario Enzler

Will More Catholic Schools Pivot From Common Core to Classical Education?

Amid the debate over Common Core, the classical-education movement is gaining traction among Catholics.

Read | Comment

St. Gianna’s Daughter to Restore Family Home and Church

A Special Project to Highlight Holy Places

Read | Comment

Hot Topics

How Priests Can Evangelize Online

A Register experts forum.

Pope Benedict XVI Timeline

The story of Pope Benedict's pontificate.

America, We Won't Go Away

See you at the March for Life.

Same-Sex Marriage and the Persecution of Civil Society

Jennifer Roback Morse on the enormous consequences of redefining an institution.

Same-Sex Marriage: What About the Children?

What the American College of Pediatricians and others say about the risks.

Courage and Homosexuality

Learn about the support group for same-sex attracted Catholics.

Killed for Being a Girl

The reality of sex-selection abortion abroad — and at home.

Feminists For Life’s College Videos

Serrin Foster's efforts bear fruit on campuses.

Don’t Miss This ...

Online User's Guide to Sunday

Web-only reflections on forthcoming Mass readings.

Catholic Identity College Guide 2010-11

See how Catholic universities answer 10 questions about their Catholic identity.


Find our guides for college, teens and family faith life.

Teen Faith and Vocations 2008

A National Catholic Register Resource Guide

Top 100 Catholic Movies

See the movies 1,000 readers chose in an online survey.

Umbert the Unborn

Experience the daily humor of Umbert the Unborn – and see why he’s captured so many hearts!


Listen to Register editors discuss today's news and issues on Catholic radio