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Bishops from around the world gathered in Rome for Pope Francis’ Summit on the Sexual Abuse of Minors to discussion a united approach to Church reform. Reporting on this historic event from the Eternal City is the Register’s Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin and Matthew Bunson. Also, with terrible news, it’s tempting to wonder why be Catholic. Brandon Vogt author of Why I am Catholic (And You should Be Too) has compelling thoughts on why he’s stayed with the Church
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Louisiana pro-lifers experienced a setback last week when the Supreme Court blocked a state law from taking effect that would have required doctors performing abortions to hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Jeanette DeMelo, Matthew Bunson and Joan Frawley Desmond discuss the impact of this court decision, the current make-up of the Supreme Court and how pro-life cases might fare and more.
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Pope Francis visits the United Arab Emirates in a historic trip to the Saudi Arabian peninsula. What happened in the Muslim country? And what happened on the papal flight back to Rome? Did Pope Francis make news as he usually does? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Catholic News Agency Rome correspondent Hannah Brockhaus. And then, Register contributor Msgr. Charles Pope weighs in on the scandal swirling around the monstrous abortion bills in New York and Virginia.
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Pope Francis returned from World Youth Day in Panama with a long list of tasks before him: the sex abuse meeting in February, finishing the reform of the Roman Curia, and heading out again into the Islamic world. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin. Plus, abortion laws across the country are becoming more radical. What is happening, and how is the Pro-Life movement responding? We’re joined by Christine Rouselle of the CNA.
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The 46th Annual March for Life drew a crowd of more than 300,000 to Washington, D.C., under the theme of “Unique from Day One.” It went barely noticed by the mainstream media which was focused on stirring controversy and dubious charges of racism. What actually happened at this year’s March? This week on Register Radio, we talk with Catherine Hadro of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly. Plus, Father Raymond DeSouza gives us his take on the scandals in the Church and how they are impacting the leaders at the top
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As the Catholics of Washington DC await the appointment of a new archbishop for the Nation’s Capital, the retired archbishops of Washington – former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl – both remain in the headlines. This week on Register Radio, we ask Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond and CNA’s DC Editor Ed Condon: What is the latest involving both, and what has happened to Cardinal Wuerl’s legacy?
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2019 starts with a political change in Washington, DC. The Democrats take control of the US House of Representatives for the first time since 2011. What does it mean for the country, political discourse, and the pro-Life movement? We talk with Register correspondent Lauretta Brown. Plus, what were the best movies of 2018? Register movie critic Steven Greydanus gives us his picks.
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The new year has just begun, and controversy continues in the Church. The Vatican loses its two key spokespeople, and a new letter reveals the depth of the challenges within the Church over holding bishops accountable in the clergy sexual abuse crisis. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin. And then, looking back at 2018, was there a way that good could come out of such a terrible year? We hear from Dr. Janet Smith.
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As 2019 begins, we can look back on the year that has just ended, dominated as it was in the news by the clergy sexual abuse scandal and a bitter political and cultural divide. This week on Register Radio we get a year-end wrap up from the Vatican from Register correspondent Edward Pentin. Then, we talk to Register Managing Editor Tom Wehner and Register Senior Editor Joan Desmond about the biggest stories of 2018.
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We are almost at the end of the year, and we can look back at a 2018 dominated by the sexual abuse scandal but also filled with stories of hope and holiness. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondents Joe Pronechen and Peter Jesserer Smith. And then we are joined by Brian Patrick and Dominican Father Thomas Petri, about the new radio program The Church Alive.
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We are in the middle of Advent and continue our journey to Christmas. How can we get the most out of Advent and prepare ourselves fully for the Birth of Our Lord? We talk to Register writer Claire Dwyer. And, it was another very busy week in Rome, with news about trials of Cardinals, changes to the Council of Cardinals advising Pope Francis and the lighting of the traditional Christmas tree. We get an update from Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin.
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As the Church begins her journey through Advent to the Christmas season, many are asking can Advent provide us with the answers we need to solve the sex abuse crisis? This week on Register Radio, we talk to editor-in-chief of the Catholic News Agency, JD Flynn. And, what exactly makes a Christmas movie? We ask Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus.
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Pope Francis has appointed four Church leaders to spearhead the plans for his Vatican summit in February on the abuse crisis. What does all of this mean for fighting the abuse crisis? We talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin And, a century after the end of the Great War, World War I, we can look back at the Great War and assess its bitter legacy with Register contributor Kevin Turley.
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"The Pope Owns This " - the words used by Monsignor Charles Pope after this month's US Bishops conference. Listen to his view on why. Also, EWTN News Nightly's Susie Pinto talks about what it takes to have a daily Catholic news program.
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Dr. Matthew Bunson examines what's next for the U.S. Bishops following the USCCB Fall Meeting.
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Americans went to the polls this week and seem to have rendered their verdict on the first two years of the Trump Administration. Register contributor and professor of political science Paul Kengor analyzes the election. And then, the U.S. Bishops will meet in Baltimore this week. Will they make progress in the clergy sex abuse crisis? Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond gives us a preview.
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November has begun and with it we celebrated the saints and pray for souls. On Register Radio we talk to John Grondelski about the purpose of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. And then we look back at the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Youth. What will be the impact on the Church and on Catholic youth? From Rome, Edward Pentin weighs in.
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As the Synod on Youth draws to a close Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa spoke to Matthew Bunson about his hopes for the synod outcome. And Managing Editor Tom Wehner reports from the annual Courage Conference on homosexuality and sexual identity.
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The Synod of Bishops in Rome completes its third week as Catholics await the publication of its final report. We get a full update of what is happening in the Vatican. And the mid-terms are only weeks away, and control of Congress is hanging in the balance. This week on Register Radio, we talk to the EWTN Contributor Fr. Thomas Petri on what is happening in Rome. And then, we are joined by Register correspondent Stephen Beale on the political situation in a divided America. Join Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson, for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.
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As bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome for the Synod on Youth, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. Also toping the headlines from Rome this week a prominent Vatican Cardinal confronts the former papal ambassador Archbishop Carlo Viganò about his controversial testimony. Edward Pentin and Father Raymond Desouza join us from the Eternal City for a recap and perspectives on the latest news from the Vatican.
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Recourse to the Blessed Mother is a fail proof response to the scandal of sin. And Catholics across the country turning to the Rosary on Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Joining us on Register Radio is Jennifer Robak Morse of the Ruth Institute who is among those who will stand in community in prayer. But first we turn to Edward Pentin who has been reporting on the opening days of Synod on Youth in Rome.
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The Vatican reaches a historic – and controversial – accord with China. How will it affect Catholics in China? This week on Register Radio, we talk to the Catholic News Agency’s Hannah Brockhaus. And then, he went from catching baseballs to catching souls. We are joined by Father Michael Cunningham who left professional baseball to become a priest.
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Pope Francis has brought changes to the Synod of Bishops only days before the Synod on Youth is expected to start in Rome? Does the Synod have new powers? What will its role be in the Church? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin. And then we talk to Joseph Pronechen about the Benedictine Institute that is teaching sacred song.
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The news about the clergy sexual abuse crisis continues to sadden Catholics around the world. This last week the leaders of the US Bishops met with Pope Francis to discuss the McCarrick scandal, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has signaled his possible resignation, a Vatican meeting on abuse was called for February, and another American bishop is under investigation for abuse. On Register Radio we’ll discuss all those happenings. But also we want to shine a light of the true, beautiful and good so we’ll take a look a magnificent Eucharistic procession of several thousands in Liverpool, England.
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With protesters in the halls and even the hearing room and the country bitterly divided politically, raucous confirmation hearings were held this week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Justice of the US Supreme Court. This week on Register Radio, we talk to EWTN News Nightly’s Capitol Hill correspondent Jason Calvi. And, in the midst of the sex abuse crisis, calls are growing for an extraordinary synod of bishops. Register correspondent Stephen Beale gives us the details.
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The clergy sex abuse scandal took a very dramatic turn this week with the release of the 11-page “Testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former apostolic nuncio – papal ambassador – of the Holy See to the United States accusing Pope Francis of covering-up for Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and calling for his resignation. Archbishop Viganó also made significant accusations against a host of Vatican officials and other prelates, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin, and JD Flynn, editor in chief of CNA for the latest.
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As the clergy sex scandal remains in the minds and hearts of Catholics all over, many wise voices are speaking out. What caused the crisis we face today, and what can we do to fix it? This week on Register Radio they talk to one of the Register’s most popular writers, Msgr. Charles Pope, for his thoughts — part of the National Catholic Register’s ongoing coverage of this important moment in the life of the Church.
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The clergy sex abuse scandal continues to cause anger, sadness, and upheaval in the Church in the United States. And, Pope Francis heads to Ireland. This week on Register Radio we talk about the WMOF with UK Register correspondent Kevin Turley and we reflect on the scandal of abuse with Register contributor Father Roger Landry.
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The clergy sex abuse scandal continues to cause anger, sadness, and upheaval in the Church in the United States. And, Pope Francis revises the Catechism regarding capital punishment. What should Catholics think? This week on Register Radio we talk about the death penalty with Colin Donovan and we reflect on the latest scandal with Ralph Martin.
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Register Radio talks with Edward Pentin and JD Flynn about the fall of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the spread of clergy sexual abuse around the globe.