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EWTN to purchase National Catholic Register

Catholic World News - January 19, 2011

EWTN, the global Catholic broadcasting network founded by Mother Angelica, has reached an agreement to purchase the National Catholic Register.

The National Catholic Register-- not to be confused with the National Catholic Reporter, another weekly publication with a very different editorial outlook-- has been owned since 1995 by the Legionaries of Christ. With the Legionaries experiencing financial difficulties in the wake of revelations about their founder, the late Father Marcial Maciel, the newspaper was placed on the market. The sale to EWTN will not involve any cash payment; EWTN will assume the paper's subscription liabilities.

Michael Warsaw, the president of EWTN, said that the network planned no major immediate changes in the paper's operations. Over time, he said, EWTN would expand the newspaper's online presence. EWTN has already taken a major step into online delivery of news, entering into a partnership in 2010 with the Catholic News Agency.

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  • Posted by: jasoncpetty3446 - Jan. 20, 2011 11:49 AM ET USA

    There are other sources of Catholic news?

  • Posted by: - Jan. 19, 2011 7:21 PM ET USA

    I have never been comfortable with the Legion's control of the Register's "conservative" Catholic voice. I am glad that EWTN's integrity and faithful commitment to Holy Mother Church will become the foundation of the Register. They will continue to serve as a counter-balance to the Reporter's bevy of distorters. Now if only they could buy out the Reporter!

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