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Register Radio shines the truth of the Gospel on the events of the day…to equip Catholics with the insight and encouragement necessary to engage the culture for Christ.
Interview with Helen Alvare
Interview with Helen Alvare on the Supreme Court Challenge to ‘Roe v. Wade
Dismantling Religious Liberty & Bishops Fall Assembly
In an EXCLUSIVE STORY the Register reported this week that the Health and Human Services Department is planning new rules to mandate health care providers to comply with abortion and gender-transition agendas, dismantling religious liberty exemptions. Register staff writer Peter Smith has the scoop. And what are the take-aways from the US bishops fall assembly? Register National correspondent Lauretta Brown reports from Baltimore.
Catholic Education & The Four Last Things
Education emerged as a key factor in Virginia’s Gubernatorial election, where concerned parents pushed back against curriculum content and school policies on COVID-19. Some say these parents are part of a broader movement for change in the educational landscape. Are we witnessing a reawakening among parents to their rights and responsibilities for the education of their children? This issue we’ll find out. Patrick Reilly, founder and president of the Cardinal Newman society is no stranger to the role parents should play in education or in keeping school curricula on target. He joins us today on Register Radio. Then in this month of November we pray for the dead and we also reflect on where we are headed when our souls depart. Will we become saints or lost souls? The Church invites us to make Heaven, Hell, Death, Judgment a part of our November reflections. We talk to Register columnist John Grondelski about the Four Last Things.
Real Life Catholic Chris Stefanick
An interview with "Real Life Catholic" Chris Stefanick.
All Saints and All Souls
This week’s Register Radio shines a light on All Saints Day when Catholic News Agency’s Hannah Brockhaus tells the story of some of the Church’s newest saints and blesseds. Then we turn to All Souls and remembering the dead – even those we didn’t know when we highlight the San Francisco archdiocese’s Requiem Mass for the Homeless with composer Frank LaRocca of the Benedict XVI Institute.
Baptism without a Godfather - Internet Scams
Imagine baptism without a godfather. Well that’s the reality in one Sicilian archdiocese that has banned the appointment of godfathers for the next three years. Register contributor Patti Armstrong gives us reasons godparents exist and explains how the Marlon Brando model of the Godfather gets it very wrong. Then Register staff writer Peter J. Smith shares about the trouble some parishes are having with internet scams and what can be done to avoid them.
Classical education & Chesterton schools
Classical #education has gained interest in recent years even amid the coronavirus pandemic. #Chesterton schools is one network of classical education academies that has served Catholic high school students in numerous cities throughout the country. What the appeal of this classical model of education in general and Chesterton schools in particular? Register contributor Paul Saenz has the story. Then Matthew Bunson and Jeanette De Melo have an editors’ corner covering the New York City @Napa Institute gathering, the miracle for the beatification for John Paul I, and the opening of the #Synod on Synodality.
Women’s Health Protection Act & Vatican News
The Biden Administration promised a “whole government” response to the pro-life Texas heartbeat law and last week we saw Congress act on that when House Democrats passed the Women’s Health Protection Act. How are pro-life advocates responding to this federal push for so-called abortion rights? Catherine Hadro, host and managing editor of EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly, weighs in. Then Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin reports on the latest Vatican news including the trial related to Cardinal Angelo Beccu.
Father Emil Kapaun and Guardian Angels
Father Emil Kapaun, the Korean War military chaplain, prisoner of war, and Medal of Honor recipient has finally returned home to Kansas, where his remains were laid to rest Sept. 29. Today Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen shares the story of Fr. Kapaun’s heroism, his journey home, and the impact of his life on so many across the nation. Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels. On this special day we’ll learn more about the mission of angels with Msgr. Charles Pope.
Catholic University of America’s President - John Garvey
Catholic University of America’s president has announced he is stepping down at the end of the school year. John Garvey’s time at the university has widely been recognized as a period of strengthening Catholic identity and shoring up the academic offerings in the Catholic intellectual and cultural tradition. His work has paid off: student retention has increased and fundraising goals have been topped at record levels. President John Garvey joins us today to tell his story about not only about building up a university but about falling in love with Catholic U.
King of Classic Horror and Catholic Faith & Culture
Culture is key in forming hearts and minds. And Catholics well formed in both their profession and their faith certainly can impact culture for the good. We can all agree we need more of that today. One writer who is always keen on highlighting the intersection of faith and Culture is the National Catholic Register’s UK correspondent K.V. Turley and he has just released his first novel. He joins us here on Register Radio. And then, we talk with Joan Desmond about the so called woke revolution taking place even in some Catholics schools, in modern medicine, and again in culture.
A Skateboarding Priest at Eucharistic Congress 2021
Pope Francis will travel to Budapest Hungary this weekend for the closing of the International Eucharistic Congress. The Register and EWTN has been covering the Congress live and Franciscan Missionary of the Word Father John Paul Mary joins me Budapest. Then we turn to Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse from the Ruth Institute about a troubling, LGBTQ+ agenda driven back-to-school video issued by the Biden Administration.
The Situation in Afghanistan
As the Taliban gained power throughout Afghanistan in the last several weeks concerns have been raised across the globe over the humanitarian crisis. Pope Francis is among the religious leaders, who have spoken up for the Afghani people, seeking to defend human rights and religious freedom under the country’s new Taliban rule. Register contributor Andrea Picciotti Bayer has written about the tragedy in Afghanistan at and she, as well as Just war expert and former naval officer Msgr. Stuart Swetland, who has been a source for Register reports on the situation in Afghanistan, joins us today here on Register Radio.
Doctor Joseph Meaney
Amid a wave of new COVID-19 vaccine mandates being rolled out by businesses and institutions, Catholics who morally object to the vaccines are finding themselves at odds with those who think the ethical obligation to protect public health should trump conscious rights. On Register Radio, Joseph Meaney of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, offers guidance for Catholics to wade through the issues in play and make properly informed decisions for their own health and the good of society.
EWTN at 40 Years with Michael Warsaw
40 Years ago this week, Mother Angelica took a leap of faith and started the Eternal Word Television Network. Today, EWTN is the world’s largest religious media organization, with content in multiple languages on multiple platforms including television, radio, the internet, books and even a newspaper. To celebrate this 40th anniversary we are joined here on Register Radio by Michael Warsaw, EWTN’s CEO and Chairman of the Board.