Register Radio: Defense of Marriage / Catholic Witness Needed

Monday, July 01, 2013 8:30 AM Comments (9)

A Defense of Marriage

Last Friday on Register Radio I talked with Ryan Anderson co-author of the book What is Marriage? Man and Women: A Defense about the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage.

The conversation began by discussing what the Court ruled and what it didn’t rule. We started with what the court didn’t rule.

According to Anderson, “The underreported fact is that the court didn’t give Ted Olson and David Boies, [the lawyers presenting the cases] what they wanted: the court refused to redefine marriage for the entire nation. The court refused to discover a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

“Citizens and their elected representatives remain free to discuss, to...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Saints and Witnesses for Fortnight for Freedom

Monday, June 24, 2013 9:34 AM Comments (1)

Register Radio this week was all about the Fortnight for Freedom.

The first guest was Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of the diocese of Springfield, Ill. He described the significance of the timing of the 14 days of prayer, fasting and action set up by the U.S. Bishops and celebrated across the nation. Bishop Paprocki spoke to me from the Catholic Media Convention in Denver, where he sat on a panel discussion on Religious Liberty and gave the homily for the opening mass June 19.

The Fortnight for Freedom begins on the eve of the feast of the holy martyrs Sts. Thomas More and Cardinal John Fisher. He said in his homily, “As these two courageous saints were executed for refusing to obey an...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Two Women Authors, Two Very Different Stories of Friendship with the Saints

Monday, June 17, 2013 8:10 AM Comments (0)

This week on Register Radio I spoke with author, journalist, and TV host Colleen Carroll Campbell.

Our conversation centered on her latest book My Sisters the Saints, published in 2012 by Image Books, a division of Random House. Campbell received a Christopher Award in May.

Campbell is a journalist by training and her first book The New Faithful: Why Young Adults Are Embracing Christian Orthodoxy, published in 2002 by Loyola Press, was a journalistic endeavor. The book reported on a growing movement of young people toward orthodox faith despite the countercultural demands that such faith required. I loved the book because I was one of those young people and felt a sense of...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Angelic Voices Hit No.1 on Billboard Chart/ Jesus’ Sacred Heart Awaits

Sunday, June 09, 2013 8:17 AM Comments (2)

Angelic Voices

This week I recorded Register Radio, from Birmingham, Ala. where Dan Burke and I were on EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa, SJ June 5. We talked about the Register’s history, mission and continued growth. For me, this was a great way to mark the anniversary of my first year at the Register. Watch the show online.

From the EWTN radio studio, I spoke with Monica and Kevin Fitzgibbons, the founders of DeMontfort Music, a division of Aim Higher. The Fitzgibbons are entertainment-industry veterans who left successful careers, Kevin at Columbia Records/Sony Music and Monica at DreamWorks, to bring the best of sacred music and chant to the world all for the glory of God.

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Register Radio: Father Michael Gaitley Setting the World Ablaze

Sunday, June 02, 2013 9:55 AM Comments (4)

This week on Register Radio for both segments of the show, I interviewed Father Michael Gaitley, a priest of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. His order is charged with promoting devotion to Divine Mercy in the U.S. and they care for the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass.

Father Gaitley and I attended Franciscan University of Steubenville at the same time in the ‘90s. Even back then, the fun and sun loving California native already heard God calling him to the priesthood. His journey to ordination took 15 years of study and formation—which isn’t typical unless you’re a Jesuit. These years of study and his joyful zeal for sharing...READ MORE

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Register Radio :  Archbishop Lori on Religious Liberty/ Patrick Reilly on Commencement Speakers

Sunday, May 26, 2013 7:45 AM Comments (4)

Archbishop Lori on Fortnight for Freedom

 

This week on Register Radio I talked with Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.  Aside from leading the nation’s first diocese, he’s the head of the U.S. bishops' ad hoc committee for religious freedom.  Last year the committee authored Our First Most Cherished Liberty.

On May 16 Archbishop Lori celebrated his first anniversary as archbishop of Baltimore—a year, he said, was filled with many blessings.

“I have truly fallen in love with the archdiocese of Baltimore with its history and heritage being our nation’s first diocese,” said the archbishop.  “The joy of the year has been to discover the warm heartedness of the priest of the...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Darkness and Light

Sunday, May 19, 2013 8:15 AM Comments (2)

Part 1: Gosnell’s Case Changes Abortion Debate

The trial and conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell for the murder of babies born alive after an abortion and the death of woman due to complications from her abortion has brought to the public a vivid picture of the horrors of abortion—a picture that could rock our conscience as a nation.

Yet the major media were slow to cover the trial for likely the same reasons those who should have enforced regulations on Gosnell’s filthy abortion facility were absent from their responsibilities —the institution of abortion has trumped true care for women (and, obviously, care for the child).

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Register Radio: Bodacious Women/ A Priest with a Passion

Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:00 AM Comments (1)

PART 1:  Bodacious Women

This week on Register Radio, I spoke with author Pat Gohn about her new book Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.  It’s obviously a fitting time to talk about women, since we are honoring our mothers on Mothers’ Day and our Blessed Mother, Mary, during the entire month of May.

I started off my interview asking Gohn about the three powerful words she uses to describe women. Here’s what she said: “What I see the book doing is introducing a conversation with woman about their dignity, their gift and their mission in the world. So each of those words speaks to one part of that: We have a blessed dignity; we have beautiful...READ MORE

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About Jeanette DeMelo

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Jeanette De Melo is the editor in chief for the Register. She recently became co-host to Register Radio along with Thom Price and Dan Burke. Before joining the Register staff in 2012, she served as the Archdiocese of Denver’s communications director, spokeswoman and general manager of the Denver Catholic Register, El Pueblo Católico, and the archdiocesan website. Prior to this position, she was the associate communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, where in addition to managing media relations, she co-produced a weekly archdiocesan television program.