Catholicism

September 2, 2014

Islam on the Beach and the Rapid Islamization of Turkey

September 26, 2014

Life’s Goal: Put God First

Author Anthony DeStefano talks about living well.

September 10, 2014

Lay Catholics Urged to Take Greater Role in Promoting Religious Freedom

Alan Sears, president of Alliance Defending Freedom, emphasized this role at the eighth annual Catholics in the Public Square conference.

September 9, 2014

Catholics on the Ukraine-Russia Border Face Suffering and Uncertainty

The war with Russia has brought ‘incredible devastation’ to Odessa, Auxiliary Bishop Jacek Pyl said.

September 8, 2014

Pope Francis Pursues a Thaw in Relations With China

NEWS ANALYSIS

September 7, 2014

Pro Tennis Player Accompanied by Our Lady of Guadalupe on World Travels

Colombia native Santiago Giraldo Salazar is devoted to the Mother of God.

September 1, 2014

An Open Letter From Ukraine’s Catholic Primate

His Beatitude Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, writes ‘on the very difficult situation in Ukraine.’

August 28, 2014

Regensburg Revisited: Faith, Reason and the Islamic State

COMMENTARY

August 28, 2014

Australian Catholic Youth Festival Set for Adelaide in 2015

The theme of the Dec. 3-5 event is ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.’

August 25, 2014

Pope Francis: Build Rock-Solid Faith Like St. Peter

In his Angelus address, the Holy Father challenged the faithful to build up the Church ‘in every part of the world.’

August 22, 2014

Has Pope Francis Endorsed U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq?

NEWS ANALYSIS: It appears that neither dialogue, negotiations nor even economic sanctions can stop the Islamic State.

August 19, 2014

Pope’s Korean Trip a ‘Sign of Hope’ for Asia

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the archbishop of Manila, said the apostolic trip was a witness to the Holy Father’s love for the world’s largest continent.

August 16, 2014

Pope Beatifies 124 Korean Martyrs, Praising Their Witness to Christ

In God’s mysterious providence, the Christian faith entered Korea through the hearts and minds of the people themselves, the Holy Father said at Mass at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Gate.

August 15, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless in Uganda

The Ugandan religious sister helps disadvantaged girls regain their dignity.

August 14, 2014

Pope Francis Praises Korea’s ‘Undiminished Hope’ in Opening Address

The Holy Father arrived in Seoul Thursday for an apostolic visit that continues through Aug. 18.

August 13, 2014

Survey: Christian Supporters of Same-Sex Unions Show Other Moral Divisions

Sociologist Mark Regnerus suggested that the sexual morality of many churchgoing Christians ‘shifted years ago.’

August 13, 2014

Franciscans Determined to Keep Christianity in Holy Land

There are about 150,000 Christians in the Holy Land. Christians in Gaza now number about 2,500.

August 11, 2014

U.S. Catholics Say Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Vigils are scheduled for today in New York and Denver and will continue in other dioceses.

March 18, 2014

Atheist Organization Sets Its Sights on WTC Cross

COMMENTARY

December 11, 2013

Father Barron’s ‘New Evangelization’

Latest documentary encourages Catholics to spread the Good News in today’s world.

September 20, 2013

Faith Shines Light on Truth and Reason, Archbishop Says in Year of Faith Lecture

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore discussed Pope Francis’ encyclical at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

July 23, 2013

Prostitutes Find Compassion, New Start in Project Dawn Court

Catholic speaker Dawn Eden says city’s program reflects Judeo-Christian teaching “that people can change, people can grow.”

July 12, 2013

Ireland Legalizes Abortion; Law Will Lead to Its Increase, Vatican Official Says

Formerly pro-life nation makes anti-life decision.

July 11, 2013

Report Sees New Hostility to Religion in U.S. Military Policy

The Family Research Council's report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over the last six years.

June 18, 2013

New Evangelization Top Priority for Fargo’s New Bishop

Msgr. John Folda, the successor to now-Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, will be installed tomorrow.

June 17, 2013

Catholic Groups Criticize Pelosi’s Claim That Abortion Is ‘Sacred Ground’

Protection of late-term abortion seems paramount to the ‘practicing and respectful Catholic’ politician.

June 17, 2013

Pope Tells Pilgrims: Selfish Living Leads to Slavery and Death

The Holy Father reflects on the gift of life and the God of Life.

June 14, 2013

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Protecting Soldiers’ Conscience Rights

The presidential move is the latest in a string of incidents that have generated concern among Catholics and other Christian leaders.

June 5, 2013

Is the Catholic Church the one true Church? (7 things to know and share)

June 5, 2013

Parents of Kidnapped Journalist Grateful for Pope’s Words

Freelance reporter, Austin Tice disappeared in August 2012 near the Damascus suburb of Daraya where he was reporting on the Syrian conflict.

June 3, 2013

Political Scholar Says Religious Freedom Unites Society

'Religious liberty belongs to no party, no ideology, no creed: It is our common property and our shared inheritance.'

June 3, 2013

Faith Requires Sharing, Pope Francis Says

The Holy Father commented on the meaning of the Eucharist as he celebrated Corpus Christi Sunday.

June 3, 2013

Canadian Pro-Lifers Continue to Pray for Abortion Activist Henry Morgentaler

The concentration-camp survivor who promoted unrestricted access to abortion in Canada died May 28.

May 30, 2013

Indian Film 'Christaayan' Depicts Life of Jesus

The six-hour Hindi-language film, seven years in the making, makes a favorable debut.

May 28, 2013

Medieval Christians Were the First to Pursue Knowledge for God’s Glory

COMMENTARY: A Register Series on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

May 28, 2013

Pope Francis Will Complete Benedict XVI’s Encyclical on Faith

The pope emeritus will not contribute additional material to the document, the Vatican discloses.

May 20, 2013

Pope Francis Ties Mass With Church Movements to First Pentecost

'Always carry the power of the Gospel!' the Holy Father encouraged May 19.

May 20, 2013

Holy Spirit’s ‘Surprises’ Pave the Way to Happiness, Pope Francis Says

God brings true fulfillment and true joy that we can’t find anywhere else, the Holy Father tells the throng gathered for Pentecost Mass.

May 16, 2013

Hollywood’s ‘Gay Culture’ Reshaping America

Almost 20% of Americans say TV has shifted their opinion in favor of the redefinition of marriage.

May 16, 2013

Pope Francis Plans Trip to Sardinia

Along with his scheduled visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July, the Holy Father said May 15 that he will likely travel to the Italian island in September.

May 15, 2013

Why the world doesn't take Catholicism seriously

May 15, 2013

Canadian Pro-Lifers Spotlight ‘Gendercide’ Issue

Some government members of Parliamant continue to buck the pro-abortion-rights stance of their party leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

May 13, 2013

Kermit Gosnell Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A jury also convicted the Philadelphia abortionist on charges of involuntary manslaughter and hundreds of lesser charges.

May 8, 2013

Pope to Women Religious: Unity With the Church Is Part of Your Vocation

The Holy Father addressed religious superiors May 8.

May 8, 2013

Knowledge Without Love Deadly to the Soul

COMMENTARY: A Register series on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

May 8, 2013

Doctor Calls Stem-Cell Surgery on Toddler Revolutionary

The bone-marrow procedure supports Catholic moral teaching and helps to 'revolutionize medicine,' Dr. Mark Holterman says.

May 6, 2013

Pope Francis: Mary Helps Us Mature in the Faith

The Holy Father prayed the Joyful Mysteries with the faithful at St.. Mary Major Basilica and enjoined those present to ask the Blessed Mother to lead us to her Son.

May 2, 2013

Pro-Lifers Protest Outside D.C. Abortionist’s Business

A video from Live Action shows Dr. Cesare Santangelo saying he wouldn't try to save the life of a baby who survived an abortion.

April 30, 2013

‘Sacra Liturgia 2013’ Inspired by Benedict XVI’s Writings on the Mass

Bishop Dominique Rey of France discusses the significance of the Pope Emeritus’ work on the liturgy.

April 29, 2013

Benedict XVI: Doctor of the Church

April 29, 2013

Military Archbishop Encourages His Auxiliary: Serve Vigilantly, Humbly

Archbishop Timothy Broglio welcomes auxiliary Bishop-elect Robert Coyle.

April 22, 2013

High-School Grads Make ‘Newman Connection’ with College Ministries

Students find Catholic faith communities before arriving on campus.

April 18, 2013

Author Calls for U.S. ‘Catholic Subculture’ to Regain Identity

Russell Shaw, in his new book, American Church, argues that there are large amounts of “Catholics in name only,” due to the cultural assimilation of Catholics into the mainstream.

April 6, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: What gives you hope for future of the Church?

March 15, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: How do we best reach the people in the pews?

February 24, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: What's relationship between faith and reason? And the limits of either?

January 14, 2013

Ask Fr. Barron: What is a miracle?

December 12, 2012

Conference Warned About ‘Mediocrity’ in American Christianity

Vatican official tells Ecclesia in America congress that many contemporary Christians ‘have buried their baptism under a cloak of consumerism and indifference.'

December 7, 2012

Criticisms of Bishop Finn Described as Misleading, Dishonest

A recent media report was ‘inaccurate’ in suggesting a widespread lack of support for the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, a diocesan spokesman says.

November 20, 2012

Lighting the Spark Plug of Grace

Pope Benedict XVI’s personal theologian highlights a key issue for the Year of Faith.

November 14, 2012

'Practical Atheism' More Destructive Than Disbelief, Pope Says

At his weekly general audience, the Holy Father proposes three methods of discovering God in today’s disbelieving world.

November 14, 2012

Election Reflects Need to Better Present Marriage Beliefs

Cardinal Dolan: 'Our role, our sacred responsibility is to defend marriage from anything — anything — that would dilute it from what nature intends and what the God of nature intends.'

November 13, 2012

Keeping Post-Election Hope Alive

COMMENTARY

October 30, 2012

Bishops Call Attack on Nigerian Parish 'Barbarous'

Suicide bomber kills seven others after detonating his vehicle at a church during Mass.

October 20, 2012

Religious Freedom vs. Aggressive Secularism

Oct. 21 issue pre-election commentary

October 17, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Believes Christianity Will Rekindle in Europe

'The Truth Never Ages,' the Holy Father declares in a new documentary screened at the Synod of Bishops, which continues through Oct. 28.

October 17, 2012

An Evangelist for the New Evangelization

A New Jersey priest is helping Rome promote the Church’s mission for the Year of Faith.

October 8, 2012

Blessed John Henry Newman, a Great Teacher of the Faith

The 19th-century scholar’s profound insights remain highly relevant for 21st-century Catholics.

October 4, 2012

Archbishop Müller on the SSPX and His Controversial Writings

In part 2 of an exclusive interview with the Register, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discusses his new job and highlights the Church’s positive message of hope.

October 2, 2012

Archbishop Gerhard Müller: 'The Church Is Not a Fortress'

In an exclusive two-part interview with the Register, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discusses his new job and highlights the Church’s positive message of hope.

October 1, 2012

Oldest Manager to Win World Series Still Enjoys Kid’s Game

Jack McKeon, 81, credits daily Mass and St. Thérèse with helping his baseball career.

October 1, 2012

Catholic Doctors Tackle How to Survive in an 'Increasingly Toxic Culture'

At the annual Catholic Medical Association conference, Bishop Robert Vasa says the current health-care crisis is ‘a clarion call’ for Catholic doctors in the U.S.

September 21, 2012

Band of Brothers

Part 6 of a Register series on friendship.

September 20, 2012

U.S. Bishops Launch Spanish Facebook Page

As the Catholic Hispanic community continues to grow, so does the need for faithful new media outlets.

September 8, 2012

How Spiritual Direction Can Help You Grow Closer to God

Sept. 9 issue feature: The Importance of Faithful Guidance for Your Interior Life

August 17, 2012

FREE Online Crash Course in the Catholic Faith

August 14, 2012

The Collapse of Europe, Child Abandonment and the Hope of the Church

OPINION

August 12, 2012

Pope Benedict and the Power of Prayer

The Holy Father cites Sts. Alphonsus Liguori and Dominic and their timeless teaching on the subject.

July 2, 2012

Catholicism in the South: Once a Strange Religion, Now Forging Ahead With Evangelical Fervor

A group of nuns stop at a gas station and ask for directions. A local woman asks for prayers. This scene would have been unimaginable 50 years ago.

May 29, 2012

The Hour of the Laity

June 3 issue editorial on laypeople's role in the HHS fight.

April 11, 2012

Who’s Choosing the Religious Life? Study Says Newly Professed Are Young and More Educated

Archbishop Robert Carlson on why the Church needs religious vocations: 'In a world where human frailty is acutely felt, they remind us of God and bring Christ’s redemptive love to all they meet.'

April 10, 2012

Catholic Clergy Continue to Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

Cardinal Dolan spoke on Sunday-morning TV about the need for faith in the public square, and a Virginia priest advises Catholics to follow St. Thomas More's example in the conscience fight.

April 4, 2012

Conscience Exemption for Me but Not for Thee

April 8 issue column on the fight for religious freedom in America.

April 1, 2012

Lenten Reads for Catholic Singles

Dating website compiles ‘playbook’ that complements Holy Week journey.

March 30, 2012

Cardinal Burke Welcomes 2 Thomas More College Students Into the Church

On March 28, within the historic surrounding of the Vatican’s Church of St. Anne, two 19-year-olds were received into the Church.

March 25, 2012

Pope's Visit to Cuba: Historic Visit at Vital Time

March 25 issue preview of the Holy Father's trip this week.

March 21, 2012

Catholicism Expands in Texas

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, said the Pope was happy to hear that 'we are the region in the United States where the Catholic population is growing and growing intensely.'

March 18, 2012

Men Model Their Lives After Christ

March 11 issue feature on how Catholic conferences prompt conversions.

March 18, 2012

Mexico's Must-See Marvels

March 11 issue preview of the Pope's trip highlights.

March 17, 2012

Have You Voted for the Register Yet?

March 15, 2012

Cardinal Wuerl to Catholics: 'Seek First the Kingdom' in Order to Challenge the Culture

In interview about his new book, Washington's archbishop encourages the faithful to be part of the New Evangelization in response to Christ’s commission to witness to the world.

March 9, 2012

Mission, Ministry and 'The Journey Home'

March 11 issue In Person interview with EWTN's Marcus Grodi.

March 4, 2012

Teaching the Catholic Faith on Lake's Shore

Feb. 26 travel feature highlights Michigan seminary with John Paul II connection.

February 25, 2012

Cardinal Dolan on the Record

Saturday Book Pick: John Allen probes a new cardinal on his 'affirmative orthodoxy.'

February 23, 2012

The Ideological Morgue

Feb. 26 issue column on why the Church's voice is needed in the war on religious freedom.

February 11, 2012

Do You Want to Marry George Bailey or Prince Charming?

Thinking of marriage in terms of finding a 'soul mate.'

January 30, 2012

Indianapolis Catholic Church Welcomes Super Bowl Fans

Chris Godfrey, the former NFL Giants guard who played on the Super Bowl XXI-winning team in 1987, will be a guest speaker at St. John the Evangelist Church prior to the Feb. 5 game.

January 27, 2012

Pope Benedict: Renewal of Faith Must Be Church's Priority

The Holy Father said the Year of Faith seeks to awaken humanity at a critical moment Jan. 27.

January 24, 2012

A Catholic Girl's Guide to Pop-Culture Christianity

January 20, 2012

Catholic Quarterback Philip Rivers Passes On the Faith

San Diego Chargers' star talks faith, family and football: 'Once I've received the Eucharist, then I'm prepared to go out and play.'

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