The Supreme Court may take up a significant religious freedom question next term on whether a city or state can require religious adoption services to place children with same-sex couples despite their faith-based objections. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond about foster care, religious liberty and the courts. We also discuss with Joan the ongoing crisis at the John Paul II Institute in Rome — is the Catholic identity of the iconic school in danger?
In the wake of the April 15 Notre Dame fire, will the great cathedral of Paris be restored faithfully or will there be shocking changes? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register European correspondent Solène Tadié. And then, “Who will defend Catholic education?” That is the question being asked by many Catholics worried about the future. We hear from Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.
The firing of Dr. Leana Wen as president of Planned Parenthood has set off a firestorm of controversy surrounding the pro-abortion giant and exposed again the truth that Planned Parenthood is, as Dr. Wen wrote herself, not about healthcare but politics. This week on Register Radio we talk to Catherine Hadro, host of EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly. Plus, we get Catherine’s insights into the recent social media explosion over women and preaching.
Fifty years ago, 650 million people watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. And this week, Christ Cathedral was dedicated in California, marking the transformation of the famed Protestant Crystal Cathedral into America’s newest Catholic cathedral.
It isn’t every day that you get a shout-out from the president of the United States, but that’s what happened to Sister Deirdre Byrne. This week on Register Radio, we’ll find out why. And, with the upcoming synod of bishops in Rome in October apparently open to a discussion about married priests, the issue of celibacy has become a major topic in the news. We talk to Register contributor Father Carter Griffin, who has a lot to say about the importance of priestly celibacy.
Catholic journalists from across the country gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the end of June for the Catholic Media Convention — best known for the annual Catholic Press Association Awards. This week on Register Radio, we talk with Register Managing Editor Tom Wehner about the convention, the awards for the Register and EWTN News, and the current state of Catholic journalism. And then, we are joined by Register contributor Patti Armstrong, one of those award winners, to discuss her career and the craft of writing.
Summers are traditionally quiet on the news front, but from the U.S. Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore to Supreme Court decisions, Summer 2019 is proving busy indeed. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about covering the news, including her recent reporting from Baltimore. And then, we are joined by Alyssa Murphy with more summer stories, including special indulgences and Corpus Christi processions worldwide.
Edward Pentin brings us the latest from Rome, including a summary and analysis of the Congregation of Education’s latest teaching on gender ideology and the Vatican’s working document for the upcoming Amazonian Synod in October. And Jeanette DeMelo discusses the latest news on China with Matthew Bunson, who just returned from a visit to Shanghai.
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden was rebuked this week by his party for not going far enough to support abortion. The Register’s Joan Desmond brings us the story. And on a more hopeful note, just in time for Father’s Day, the Knights of Columbus have launched a way to highlight unsung heroes — men whose virtue makes them role models. For this story we’re joined by the Register’s Joseph O’Brien.
This last week the Illinois state senate approved one of the most radical abortion bills in America, allowing abortion in the Land of Lincoln up to birth. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has responsed. This week on Register Radio we interview Bishop Paprocki on his new decree prohibiting pro-abortion legislators from receiving Communion in his diocese.
This week on Register Radio, we discuss the best choices for summer movies with Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus. And then, seven priests ordained in seven years from one Ohio parish. What’s the secret?
Abortion has moved back into the center of American politics and the struggle to protect the unborn has become one the biggest issues heading into the 2020 presidential election. The rhetoric is heating up as well, and so too is the spiritual battle that surrounds the peaceful struggle to end abortion in America. This week on Register Radio we discuss the spiritual ramifications of working to save the unborn. We talk with Fr. John Paul Mary of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word and Register Digital Assets Managing Editor Alyssa Murphy.
Pope Francis has issued new laws for battling clergy sexual abuse. Will they be effective? Will bishops be held accountable? And will lay people have a voice? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown and CNA’s editor-in-chief JD Flynn about Pope Francis’ motu proprio, “You are the Light of the World.”
This week on Register Radio, we talk to writer Joan Frawley Desmond about the Open Letter and the strong reactions it has provoked. And then, in a Mothers’ Day special, blogger Katie Warner discusses her series of interviews with priests about their mothers.
This week on Register Radio, we talk to Ruth Institute founder Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was Right All Along
Holy Week and Easter witnessed evil attacks in Sri Lanka and the terrible fire of Notre Dame in Paris. It was a time of loss and violence even as the Christians everywhere celebrated the Resurrection. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Solène Tadié about the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the current state of the Church in France. And then, we catch up on the latest news and headlines, especially the attacks in Sri Lanka, and the memorable speeches at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
Dr. Matthew Bunson sits down with Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of the diocese of Tyler.
Register contributor Patti Armstrong warns about some strange products at Wal-Mart. And the deep concerns one exorcist has about these dangerous items available with an easy on-line click.
We also talk about Heartbeat bills on this episode of Register Radio with correspondent Lauretta Brown. These measures that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat have been gaining momentum in state legislatures across the country. Is this the next battleground in fighting abortion?
Lent offers each of us an opportunity to reflect upon our faith journey. It’s a time to take account of where we are with God and where we are going. Here the stories of two of the Register’s newest staff members our European correspondent Solène Tadie and our managing editor of digital assets Alyssa Murphy.
Pope Francis approved a miracle last month that will make Blessed John Henry Newman a saint. This week on Register Radio, we talk the Register’s UK correspondent, Kevin Turley. Plus, more than 50 years after its invention, the Filet-O-Fish sandwich remains a staple for Catholics during Lent. Patti Armstrong tells us the history of McDonald’s sandwich.
Jeannette DeMelo talks with Catholic writer Emily Stimpson Chapman about fasting during Lent. Also Deacon Steve Greydanus recommends some movies to watch during Lent.
Did Cardinal Pell receive a fair trial? The Register Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin reports on this from Rome. Then Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson discuss the outcomes of the Sexual Abuse Summit, what lies ahead for sexual abuse reform and a look ahead at what the Register offers for Lent.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.