• Australia Mourns Horrific Death of 4 Devout Catholic Children, Family Inspires Thousands in Faith

    Although Australia was brought to a standstill after the heart-wrenching deaths of four devout Maronite Catholic children in Sydney – it was the mighty faith of the children’s families after the horrific accident that shook the world. The families’ heroic holy witness of... Read more
  • Confessions of a Former Freemason Officer, Converted to Catholicism

    In his youth, Serge Abad Gallardo joined Freemasonry with the conviction he could contribute to make the world a better place. He turned 24 years later to Christ, convinced he had been serving the wrong cause and, above all, the wrong Master. An architect and a former senior French... Read more
  • Embracing a Painful Cross: Priest Discusses His ALS Diagnosis

    For Father Dana Christensen, 43, of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Christmastime diagnosis of degenerative Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was one that left him “immediately panicked and feeling like being emotionally kicked in the gut.” The Register spoke to... Read more
  • An Unexpected Miracle at Lourdes

    Our daughter died in my arms as we lay together in the emergency room bed.  In my grief, while holding her lifeless body, I was taken back to the baths at Lourdes, where we had visited just over a month before. My brothers and sisters, friends, and even strangers had paid for us to... Read more
  • No Greater Glory: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the USAT Dorchester

    In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael Warish nearly gave up hope as he floated helplessly in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic.  Just minutes earlier, he and the almost 900 others aboard the USAT Dorchester were near safe waters when a German torpedo... Read more
  • Rome hosts Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine” special needs prom

    What most Italians know about proms, they learned from watching American sitcoms or dubbed-over versions of 90210. The "prom" is a uniquely American event. Still, Italians flocked to a prom in Rome Tuesday night - this one held for people with special needs, and organized by minor league... Read more
  • How a Thief in Lourdes Taught Me a Lesson on Repentance

    I try to visit Lourdes once a year to spend time in prayer with Jesus and Mary. During my week-long visits, I concelebrate the English Mass. The Mass tends to be for “orphan” pilgrims, because most pilgrims come with a group and a priest. I always enjoy speaking with people after Mass, outside... Read more
  • Confession brought Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker back to the Catholic Church

    As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, all eyes are on quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garappolo, representing the ascent of the league’s younger generation to the league’s biggest contest.  Kansas City Chiefs’ place kicker Harrison... Read more
  • Kobe Bryant—How his Catholic faith saved him

    Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2017. We are sharing today on the news of Bryant's sudden death in a helicopter crash.  Last April, Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest athletes of all time, ended his 20-year basketball career with a bang, scoring 60 points in his... Read more
  • If Someone Had Told Me That I Would Become Catholic (I Would Have Told Them They Were Crazy)

    My story starts in law school in 1995. At that time, I was a fervent Reformed Presbyterian (Calvinist), having spent time in seminary and still actively teaching apologetics and philosophy in the church. If someone had told me that in ten years I would be Catholic (and that I would truly love... Read more