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The National Catholic Register Wins Best Catholic Newspaper Award

The Register, Now Part of the EWTN Family, is Named Winner for Best Catholic Newspaper in the 2011 Catholicism Readers’ Choice Awards

Irondale, AL (EWTN)—On March 15, 2011, the National Catholic Register was selected as 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for best Catholic newspaper. Now in its fourth year, the Readers’ Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

“This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across more than a dozen categories and featured hundreds of finalists,” said Margot Weiss, Managing Editor, “We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate the National Catholic Register on their success.”

“It’s clear from the voting that faithful Catholic journalism is on the rise. We want to thank all the voters who honor the Register and our faithfulness to the Pope and the Magisterium of the Church with’s award for Best Catholic Newspaper. This is a reflection of the hard work of a lot of good people who are dedicated to the mission of the New Evangelization. We acknowledge our responsibility as a faithful Catholic journalism enterprise, and’s award serves as a reminder of that responsibility,” said Tom Wehner, Managing Editor for the Register.

EWTN Global Catholic Network has taken ownership of the National Catholic Register as of February 1, 2011. EWTN News, Inc. was launched as a subsidiary of EWTN Global Catholic Network this past January as the Register became its first division.

As part of this new arrangement Michael P. Warsaw, who continues to serve as the Network’s president and chief executive officer, has been named publisher of the National Catholic Register.

“As the Register‘s new publisher, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to continue EWTN’s mission of presenting the news of the world through the lens of the Church. I may be an unfamiliar face to most readers of the paper, but the Register certainly isn’t new to me. I’ve been a longtime reader, so when we were looking into the possibility of acquiring the newspaper and website, I knew exactly what the Register‘s gifts were. Now that the acquisition is a reality, I’m pleased to welcome the Register and all its employees to the EWTN family,” said Warsaw.

To view the Register’s award, please visit

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

The National Catholic Register ( grew out of Denver’s Catholic Register, which began on Aug. 11, 1905. Under the leadership of Msgr. Matthew Smith, the Register System of Newspapers was developed, with the first national edition appearing on Nov. 8, 1927. It was acquired by the Legion of Christ in 1995. To find out more about the Register, go to: