National Catholic Register founding editor Msgr. Matthew Smith (R) reviews an issue in the Register’s mid-century print facility.
National Catholic Register founding editor Msgr. Matthew Smith (R) reviews an issue in the Register’s mid-century print facility. (photo: Register Files)

The Register and the Catholic Press (July 6)

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.

USCCB Meeting, Pro-Life Gains (Nov. 21)

The U.S. Bishops met this week for their annual fall meeting under the shadow of the scandal surrounding the Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick. What did the bishops say, and what lies ahead for the Church in the United States? We talk to Catholic News Agency DC editor Ed Condon. And then, the 2020 election brought hard-fought gains for the pro-life movement in Congress. We hear from Lauretta Brown, Register staff writer, for what the pro-life cause can expect in 2021.

Theodore McCarrick

The McCarrick Report (Nov. 14)

The long-awaited McCarrick Report was published this week, documenting how the one-time archbishop of Washington and a cardinal survived for so long despite the rumors, accusations and lies. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the report. And then, we are joined by Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta to discuss the fallout from the report and what needs to happen next.