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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifty years ago this month, Blessed Paul VI issued his courageous encyclical Humanae Vitae. This week on Register Radio we continue our anniversary coverage of the legacy of the papal teaching with Fr. Raymond de Souza and Christian Brugger.
Catholics and Contraception is a topical controversy. 50 years ago Pope Paul VI confirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception. How does that affect us today?
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On Register Radio, Catholic News Agency’s Christine Rousselle tells us how this choice could shape the court. Plus, academic freedom wins over political correctness at a Catholic university. Register reporter Peter Jesserer Smith has the story.
Gregorian Chant, the liturgical music first popularized throughout the Universal Church in the 5th Century remains still popular in Catholic and even secular culture today. On Register radio we find out why chant has endured the test of time with music scholar and author Dr. James Jordan. But first we turn to another timeless treasure of the Catholicism the Doctors of the Church as we talk about an EWTN series produced by our very own Dr. Matthew Bunson.
As the nation prepares to celebrate the 4th of July, beloved songs like God Bless America, The Star-Spangled Banner, and America the Beautiful will be sung from sea to shining to sea. This week on Register Radio we salute the country’s lyrical legacy with Register reporter Joe Pronechen. But first, it was another busy news week from Rome, and we talk with Register Vatican Correspondent Edward Pentin about the Church’s newest Cardinals, the trial of a former Vatican diplomat, and Pope Francis’ trip to Geneva.
What’s your blue flame? You know that activity that you love to do and that seems to give you more oomph in your life. On Register Radio this week author Jennifer Fulwiler shares her blue flame as she discusses her new book One Beautiful Dream. And Archbishop Joseph Nauman of Kansas City encourages us “to reclaim our culture one mind, one heart, one soul at a time.”
Stephen Barr, professor of theoretical particle physics at the University of Delaware and President of the Society of Catholic Scientists, talks about the relationship of faith and science. And Youtube personality Lizzie Reezay shares why she converted to Catholicism.
By a surprising vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court this week ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. It was an important win for defenders of religious liberty, and Michelle LaRosa of the Catholic News Agency talks about the implications. And then, we talk to Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus about the good, the bad, and the must-sees at the movies this summer.
ISIS may have been defeated in Iraq, but the beleaguered Christians of the region are still facing hard decisions about their future. Register Vatican correspondent Edward Pentin has just returned from Iraq with an exclusive report. And Father Philip Bochanski of Courage International talks about Pope Francis’ supposed comments on homosexuality. Join Jeanette DeMelo and Co-host, Matthew Bunson.
This Memorial Day weekend on Register Radio, we give our special thanks to the chaplains in our Armed Forces. We talk about their heroism with Register reporter Joe Pronechen. And then, the Trump administration has begun to free Title X family-planning programs from the grip of the abortion industry. We get all the details from Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith.
One of America’s venerable institutions for young men has changed itself forever. The Boy Scouts of America has abandoned its name, and we talk about what it means for Catholic families with Thomas McDonald. Plus, first, we catch up on all of the news from the Vatican, including an historic conference on the Inquisition.
Irish citizens will soon decide whether to repeal the Irish constitution’s protections for unborn children. A Yes vote on the May 25 referendum would unleash unlimited abortion in the country. Dónal O'Sullivan-Latchford from EWTN Ireland gives us the latest. Then we turn to Mother’s Day and Mary’s Intercession, with author Carrie Gress.
It’s graduation season. Who’s who in Catholic commencement speakers for 2018? This week on Register Radio, we find out. Peter Jesserer Smith reports on this year’s speakers and honorary degrees. And then, we talk to Catholic entrepreneur and author Frank Hanna about his book ‘A Graduate's Guide to Life.’
The controversy over the German bishops and their proposal for Communion for non-Catholic spouses took a turn this last week. Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin joins us for the latest. Also, Paul Ryan is stepping down as Speaker of the House and leaving Congress, and Register reporter Peter Jesserer Smith got an exit interview with Ryan. Find out what Ryan had to say.
A new book on Pope Francis sparks fresh controversy over the direction of the Church. This weekend on Register Radio, we find out from Register senior editor Joan Desmond what the book has to say about the Pope. And almost a year after the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, we discuss with Jonathan Reyes of the USCCB whether the historic gathering has achieved its goals.
Pope Francis issues a new exhortation on holiness with an appeal for all Catholics not to be afraid to be saints. This week on Register Radio we talk to the Editor in Chief of the Catholic News Agency for the reaction around the Church and the world. And, Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Leatitia, is two years old, and it remains both polarizing and controversial. We talk to prominent moral theologian Dr. Christian Brugger about its impact and legacy.
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, is two years old, and it remains both polarizing and controversial. We talk to prominent moral theologian Dr. John Grabowski from The Catholic University of America about its impact and legacy.
A blurry letter ends with the resignation of a Vatican official in what is being called “Lettergate.” Register Contributor Fr. Raymond DeSouza tells us what happened and what the implications are for this pontificate. Plus, we find out what converts and cradle Catholics have in common from Register contributor Katrina Fernandez.
Join Jeannette DeMelo and Dr. Matthew Bunson as they talk with Rome correspondent Ed Pentin on the latest from Pope Francis. Also, they discuss the importance of starter parishes with Register contributor Peter Jesserer Smith.
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.