Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen is the editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register.

Articles by Shannon Mullen

Katalin Novák resigns as president of Hungary

Feb 10, 2024 / 17:25 pm

A hero to many Catholics worldwide because of her pro-family leadership, Novák stepped down unexpectedly Feb. 10 amid protests over her role in a controversial pardon.

At least three killed in explosion during Mass on Philippine campus

Dec 3, 2023 / 00:03 am

Authorities are investigating whether Islamic insurgents were responsible for the blast.

Pope Francis’ nuncio to USCCB assembly: ‘Eucharistic revival and synodality go together’

Nov 14, 2023 / 16:52 pm

Cardinal Christophe Pierre called for unity in his address to the U.S. bishops Nov. 14 at their annual fall meeting in Baltimore.

Pope Francis in new interview: ‘Church has to change’ in favor of human dignity

Oct 17, 2023 / 13:10 pm

Pope Francis, speaking in a new interview published by a media outlet in his native Argentina, said the Church must change “in favor of the dignity of the people.”

New doctrine chief welcomes debate but warns bishops about ‘schism’ risks

Sep 11, 2023 / 17:13 pm

The Argentine prelate said theological debate deepens the Church’s understanding of the Gospel.

Ulma family beatified on a ‘day of joy’ in Poland

Sep 10, 2023 / 09:51 am

It was the first time the Church has beatified an entire family at the same time.

Theodore McCarrick: ‘I have trouble with words’

Aug 31, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The former cardinal’s eloquence made him a force in the Catholic Church. Now, his loss for words appears to have spared him from criminal prosecution.

These parishioners have sent 3 million meals to Haiti. Here’s how they do it

Aug 20, 2023 / 07:00 am

Everything about St. Matthew, a mega-parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, is super-sized, including its charitable outreach.

‘Attend to the planet and poor,’ Pope Francis urges college students

Aug 3, 2023 / 08:50 am

Pope Francis began his second day in Portugal with a meeting with Catholic students and members of an educational youth movement he helped create.

Shroud of Turin gets ‘true crime’ treatment in science-driven documentary

Jul 29, 2023 / 16:55 pm

“The Shroud: Face to Face” is set for release in November 2023.

Mike Pence at Catholic conference: ‘God is not done with America yet’

Jul 28, 2023 / 13:10 pm

The former vice president, now an evangelical Protestant, emphasized his Catholic upbringing and pro-life convictions in a Napa keynote address.

Judge dismisses Texas monastery’s lawsuit against Fort Worth bishop

Jul 1, 2023 / 10:45 am

The Carmelite nuns of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Arlington, Texas, plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.

UPDATE: Vatican-ordered investigation targets Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas

Jun 25, 2023 / 11:11 am

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops has completed a formal investigation of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

Synod on Synodality document outlines discussion questions for October assembly

Jun 20, 2023 / 06:30 am

“Discernment” topics include women deacons, priestly celibacy, and greater decision-making by the “People of God.”

‘A unifying moment’: Sister Wilhelmina’s nuns share their story in exclusive TV interview

Jun 4, 2023 / 08:00 am

When the abbess of her order peered into Sister Wilhelmina’s coffin she screamed for joy: “I see a foot!”

Penitential rite held after naked man stands on St. Peter’s Basilica’s main altar

Jun 3, 2023 / 08:04 am

A Polish national stripped off his clothes and climbed onto the basilica’s high altar on June 1.

PHOTOS: Thousands visiting Sister Wilhelmina's body over holiday weekend

May 28, 2023 / 14:05 pm

Up to 15,000 pilgrims expected on Sunday alone, county sheriff says.

Morticians mystified by Sister Wilhelmina’s body: ‘Something special going on there’

May 26, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The local bishop, who has contacted Rome, says a “thorough investigation” is needed to answer “important questions.”

LA Archdiocese: Dodgers’ decision to honor drag queen nuns disparages real religious sisters

May 23, 2023 / 13:53 pm

The archdiocese called for “all Catholics and people of goodwill to stand against bigotry and hate in any form.” 

LA Dodgers reverse course, will honor anti-Catholic drag group at Pride Night game

May 23, 2023 / 00:01 am

“A full apology and explanation was given to us by the Dodgers staff which we accept,” the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said Monday.