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

05/26/2013 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

05/19/2013 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).

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Bodacious Women/ A Priest with a Passion

05/12/2013 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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Register Radio: Boston’s Recovery and the Church and Stem Cells

04/28/2013 Comments (1)

In the first half of Register Radio on Friday April 26, the Register’s correspondent in Boston, Justin Bell talked about the city’s recovery after a week of tragedy and terror, which also gave witness to great acts of courage, self-sacrifice and faith.

Friday April 26 marked one week after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the living suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, was captured in Watertown, MA.  Bell described what it was like Friday April 19 to experience a lock down of much of the Boston area with a an alleged bomber on the loose:

“People compared it to watching a show like 24. The whole day was tense … most people heard helicopters outside. A lot of people, the night before, had heard of...READ MORE

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Register Radio:Reviving the Sacred and Integrating Faith at Work

04/13/2013 Comment

This week on Register Radio, Dan Burke discussed Where Heaven Meets Earth, a documentary that will be airing on EWTN on April 30th at 6:30 Eastern.  Where Heaven Meets Earth is about how Father Damien Cook restored the sacred and revitalized a once declining parish in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dan interviewed Don Carey, the CEO of Storytel, who explained how reviving the sacred music and architecture in  St. Peter Catholic Church began to help the congregation raise their hearts and minds to heaven every time they entered.  The parish that was at one time about to close--demographic change was part of its decline--is now brimming with young families.

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Register Radio: Does the Pope's Resignation Set a Precedent? & The Steps to Electing a New

Father C. John McCloskey talks of the pope's decision and Church historian and author Matthew Bunson explains the process of electing a new Holy Father

02/16/2013 Comments (7)

On Register Radio this week, I spoke with Father C. John McCloskey about the big news that’s on almost every Catholic’s mind—Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

I asked Father McCloskey a few questions, such as: How could the Holy Father resign? CEOs might resign but fathers can’t resign.  And will Pope Benedict’s resignation set a precedent for future popes? 

To learn how Father McCloskey responded to these questions and more, listen to the show.

In the second half of the program, Dan Burke spoke with Matthew Bunson, Church historian and author of The Pope Encyclopedia and We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, the first Catholic biography of the Holy Father in the English language.  


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Register Radio: Catholic Identity at Catholic Hospitals and an HHS mandate update

Denver archdiocese's chancellor JD Flynn talks about a flawed moral argument made by a Catholic hospital in Colorado and Maureen Ferguson of The Catholic Association talks about the failure of the latest Obama administratoin's actions to address religious liberty concerns.

02/08/2013 Comments (3)

Today on Register Radio, canon lawyer and theologian, Chancellor JD Flynn of the Archdiocese of Denver spoke about Catholic identity at Catholic hospitals. 

Last week, news outlets reported that a Colorado Catholic hospital made the argument in a wrongful death case that a fetus is not a legal person.  When the situation was brought to the attention of the Colorado bishops they acted quickly.  The bishops met with leadership at Catholic Health Initiatives and soon CHI publicly admitted their legal argument was morally flawed and they reaffirmed their commitment to protecting life from conception to natural death.

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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.