Founded in 1927, the Register continues to provide its readers with timely news reporting from across the United States, from the Vatican, and from around the world, providing a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Magisterium. Register publications include the National Catholic Register bi-weekly newspaper, NCRegister.Com website, and the Register Daily & Weekly email news updates.
The National Catholic Register is published biweekly, 26 issues per year. Our print subscribers are mature, well-educated, and have the expendable income to make your advertising dollars count. The majority of our subscribers regularly buy goods and services by phone, mail, and the web, and travel frequently for enjoyment. The average age of our print subscriber is 55, and roughly 50% male/female. Half of our subscribers have grandchildren. 1/3 have children in the home with 63% attending Catholic or home schools.
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The Register at a glance
Bi-weekly via U.S. Mail
Paid circulation 44,000
18-24 pages, full color
Each issue has a planned theme
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Spiritual Gift Guide (Spring)
Annual College Guide (Fall)
Christmas Gift Guide
Last-Minute Christmas Gift Guide
Editorial Calendar and Deadlines
Look Back at 2022 / Vocations
Roe v. Wade / March for Life
Catholic Schools Week
Books & Spiritual Gift Guide / Marriage
Books / Children's Books
Consecrated Life / Conversion Stories / Lent
Catholic Higher Education
Marian Devotions / Music & The Arts
Summer Travel / Camps
Holy Week / Easter
Art & Music
Mother's Day / Our Lady of Fatima / Pentecost
Sacraments / Liturgy
Trinity Sunday / Corpus Christi / Marriage / Relationships
Marriage and Family
Father's Day / Youth Ministries / Vocations
Independence Day / Religious Freedom
Healthcare / Bioethics / Wellness / Disabled Persons
Health & Wellness
Digital Media / Technology / Internet Resources
Web & Technology
Homeschooling / Catechism / Scripture Study
Catholic Schools / Grandparents / Eldercare
Pro-Life / Elderly care
Annual College Guide / Campus Ministries
Catholic Social Teaching / Service / Volunteering / Vocations
Respect for Life / Marian Devotions
All Saints / All Souls / Heaven and Hell
Christmas Gift Guide / Catholic Veterans
Thanksgiving / Advent / Consecrated Life
Last-Minute Gift Guide
Look Back at 2023 / Vocations
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National Catholic Register Catholic Identity College Guide
Published annually in September, the National Catholic Register's College Guide is the Catholic student's resource for finding a quality Catholic education that is faithful to the Magisterium of the Church.
The schools listed in the guide have gone on record in answer to our questionnaire, based on Pope John Paul II’s 1990 apostolic constitution on higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church), its 2000 Application to the United States, canon law, and other Church documents.
Inclusion in the College Guide is free, and open to all Catholic colleges and universities able to complete our application and questionnaire.
Acceptance in the College Guide also qualifies you for a listing in NCRegister's online College Guide.
View the 2020 College Guide, published in our September 13, 2020 issue.
Colleges interested in being included in this Guide are encouraged to download and submit our application form here.