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.
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.