Wednesday, April 21, 2010

National Catholic Register

The National Catholic Register is truly a Godsend in this day and age. If you haven’t been discouraged or disillusioned by the way the mainstream media has treated the Catholic Church, our pope, the tenants of Christianity, and the people who have the audacity to fight for a culture of life in a society that espouses a culture of death, then it’s likely you’ve been completely cut off from all TV, radio, and secular print media for quite some time.
I have found the National Catholic Register to be a very refreshing change from the average newspaper and media outlet. Not only are the articles informative, well-written, and journalistically sound, but they are clear on the Catholic perspective on the subject matter. World news, politics, conflict, scandal, and intrigue all covered with a focus on getting the facts, promoting a culture of life, and upholding the truths held sacred by the Catholic faith make for a much better read than many of the articles I’ve come across elsewhere.
Now more than ever, I’ve seen how slanted and skewed things appear when attention to detail and an interest in knowing the truth are tossed aside in exchange for a more soap opera-like story that lacks most of the facts and research required to give it even the smallest bit of journalistic integrity.
A prime example of this is the coverage for the March for Life in mainstream media. Two approaches were generally taken by the secular journalists and newscasters: 1. they completely ignored the fact that hundreds of thousands of pro-life people came out in the cold to pray and protest for an end to abortion or 2. they wrote such skewed coverage of the event that the articles became comical to read for anyone who actually attended this year’s March for Life.
The responses were great to an article in which the journalist said that the one group of people missing from the March this year were young women. Cinematographers, photographers, March participants, and even those who just happened to be in D.C. that day and saw the crowds responded that the woman writing the article was grossly mistaken.
If you’d like to be up on current events, know all the facts about what’s happening in the Church, including the controversy and scandals as well as the liturgical changes and propagation of the Catholic Christian faith, then I’d recommend you get a subscription to National Catholic Register.  You can purchase a subscription here.

I wrote this review of National Catholic Register for the Tiber River Blogger Review programTiber River is the first Catholic book review site, started in 2000 to help you make informed decisions about Catholic book purchases.  I receive free product samples as compensation for writing reviews for Tiber River.


  1. I'm glad you like it. I write reviews for them. It's a great Catholic paper.

    God bless!


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