Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., has issued a plan to implement Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). What was in the plan, and what impact will it have on the controversy surrounding the document? Plus, Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson review the most interesting stories of the week.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed for three days this week by Christian leaders to protest Israeli plans to tax and even seize Christian property. We talk to someone who was just there and saw the closing of the doors. And then, the Vatican released a new letter about some very old heresies. We get the latest from Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin.
How is the Church responding to the opioid epidemic in the United States? One community has taken a unique approach. Register senior editor Joan Desmond joins us with the story. And then Register writer Peter Jesserer Smith gives his insight into how parishes can better reach their members on the margins.
Five years ago, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the entire world with his announcement that he was resigning the papacy. This week on Register Radio, we look back on the resignation and explore what it has meant for the Church. We are joined by regular Register contributor Fr. Raymond DeSouza and Register Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin.
The Catholic Church in China remains very much in the news as controversy surrounds the Vatican effort to find a a diplomatic breakthrough with the Communist government. What are the risks of such a deal? We talk to Register contributor Reggie Littlejohn for the details. And Lent has begun, and we explore the way to get the most out of the sacred season with Fr. Roger Landry.
The Catholic Church in China is in the news as the Vatican reaches for a diplomatic breakthrough with the Communist government. But has the Vatican surrendered too much for a deal? This week on Register Radio, we talk about China with Register contributor Victor Gaetan. And we also look at all of the Catholic headlines in January.
The Pro-Life cause marked the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with its annual March on Washington, DC, and this year, President Trump took part by video link. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register Managing Editor Tom Wehner for a full report. And then we are joined by Senior Editor Joan Desmond about Pope Francis’ controversial remarks in Chile.
2018 has arrived, and Pope Francis’ schedule is filling up. What’s on his agenda this year? On Register Radio this week, Edward Pentin gives a preview. Then there are New Year’s resolutions. Will yours help you be holier? Patti Armstrong offers some Holy Hacks for your life.
Join Jeanette DeMelo, Editor in Chief of the National Catholic Register and co-host Matthew Bunson this week as they talk about the top stories of 2017 with writers and reporters from the National Catholic Register.
Father Andrew Apostoli, host of EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime and a founder the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, died this last week after a battle with cancer. We talk with Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen about the humble yet profound life of Father Apostoli. And then we turn to the season that is upon us, Christmas. We look at the Catholic origins of Christmas trees and manger scenes and we reflect on what happens when there’s winter without Christmas. Register columnist Stephanie Mann joins us a historical look at a time when Christmas was illegal in Merry Old England.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, blessed the Trinity Dome Mosaic, completing an architectural dream from the basilica's founding. Sacred Art Professor Jem Sullivan, PhD, brings us the story. And earlier this week Pope Francis retuned to Rome from an apostolic visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Edward Pentin traveled with the papal entourage and joins us today with impressions from the trip.
Keep your Faith even in your holiday shopping. This week on register Radio, we talk to with the director of #iGiveCatholic, Cory Howat, to get the details about Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28. And then we hear about the beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey from Register writer Patti Armstrong.
Thanksgiving Day is already upon us. How can we celebrate with food for the body as well as the soul? Father Leo Patalinghung has some ideas for us. And last week the U.S. bishops gave thanks for 100 years of the United States Bishops’ Conference during their annual meeting in Baltimore.
Join Jeannette DeMelo, Matthew Bunson, Fran Maier (former editor of the Register) and Kevin Knight (Social Media and Blog Editor for Register) as they celebrate and discover the rich history of the National Catholic Register celebrating 90 years in print.
This week we discuss “High Calling,” the Archdiocese of Los Angeles seminary’s new “propaedeutic year,” or introductory period of formation for seminarians. We also take a closer look at the Catholic response to the Protestant Reformation.
500 years ago this week, Martin Luther launched a revolt against the Church that became known as the Protestant Reformation. Christian unity was shattered, and we are still feeling the impact of Luther and the other Reformers. The National Catholic Register has covered the 500th anniversary in-depth, and this week we continue our coverage when we speak with Mark Brumley, President of Ignatius Press.
As All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day draw close, we take a deeper look at the dangerous cult of Santa Muerte (‘Saint Death’). And on a much lighter note, we also introduce the new editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency on this week's Register Radio.
This week, we talk with food expert Father Leo Patalinghug about the Olive Mass and the importance of the shared meal. Then we look at the five faces of Christ with Register contributor Father Dwight Longenecker.
Father Stanley Rother—priest, missionary, martyr and Oklahoma Native—will be beatified this weekend. He’s the first American-born martyr to be beatified. On Register Radio this week Abp. Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City talks about the new martyr.
Twenty years after the death of Mother Teresa on Sept. 5, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity continues to inspire. Susan Conroy remembers her time with St. Teresa of Calcutta. Then we catch up with a former Register staffer who traded Catholic journalism for a religious vocation.
“The Pope’s choir” will be performing in New York City, Detroit, and Washington, DC. In this show, we'll learn more about the The Sistine Chapel Choir's US tour. Then it’s back into school time—and one energized pastor is making sure his parish school is more than just public education with Catholic art on the walls.
On Register Radio this week, Cardinal Daniel Di Nardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gives us a first hand account of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, its effects on Church property and its toll on the people who have lost so much.
Confederate statues and monuments reminiscent of slavery in our country have become the subject of debate and protest that in Charlotteville ended in violence. What should Catholics make of the controversy over statues? This week on Register Radio, we talk about it with Monsignor Charles Pope. Then, we get a full report about a recent defense of Amoris Laetitia from Register Contributor Father Raymond DeSouza.
As America continues to grapple with the terrible events in Charlottesville, Catholics are asking what the Faith can teach us about overcoming the evils of hatred and racism and restoring a culture the helps see us Christ in others. We'll discuss what Catholics can do after Charlottesville with author Joseph Pearce. We'll also discuss the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.
Most Catholics are familiar with the last rites, which include the sacraments of penance, anointing of the sick and viaticum, but surprisingly few are familiar with the apostolic pardon and how it might bring immense comfort both to the dying and their family members. What exactly is the apostolic pardon? This week on Register Radio we find out from Patti Armstrong. But first we talk to Joseph Pronechen about the heroism and even holiness that occurred after the Battle of Dunkirk in France in 1940.
The Spanish Cathedral of Cordoba has been the center of Catholic life in the city since the year 1236. Today, it is under threat from a movement to seize it from the Catholic Church. What’s the story behind this campaign? This week on Register Radio, we find out as we discuss the fight for faith in Catholic Spain.
Ten years ago, Pope Benedict XVI issued his famous motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, expanding the use of the traditional Latin Mass. What was its impact on the Church? This week on Register Radio, we find out. Listen to Register Radio as we discuss this important document with liturgical expert Chris Carstens and Register blogger Kathy Schiffer.
It’s the 50th anniversary of the controversial Land O’Lakes statement. How did the declaration affect Catholic colleges and universities? On this week's Register Radio we discuss the pursuit of academic excellence that turned into the decline of Catholic identity.
How can the Catholic Church accompany men and women who are attracted to the same sex? A couple recent books attempt to answer that question. In a conversation with writer Judy Roberts, Register Radio examines ambiguities in some so called gay ministries. Then we listen to the story of author Daniel Mattson who talks about why he no longer calls himself gay.
This week thousands of Catholics gathered in Orlando for the historic Convocation of Catholic Leaders to discuss how to bring the joy of the Gospel to America, and the National Catholic Register was there.