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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.
Register Radio - 03/27/2020 - School and work at home -Covid19-
In the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, most people are at home – working, schooling and trying to stay busy and well. How can Catholic families who find themselves “homeschooling” during this time make the time truly productive? What are faithful Catholic colleges doing during the coronavirus pandemic? The Register has been covering this new education scene. This week we talk to Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society. Plus, Matthew Bunson and Jeanette De Melo catch up on the latest Catholic angles on Coronavirus news.
Register Radio - 03/20/2020 - Covid19- Italy and Sacred music
With the Coronaviris pandemic now reaching every corner of the globe, how are Catholics able to respond? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Solene Tadie about the Coronavirus situation in Europe, especially Italy and France. And then, we talk to Dr. Jackie Leary-Warsaw dean of the school of Music, Drama, and Art at The Catholic University of America about the role of sacred music in this moment of crisis.
Register Radio - 03/13/2020 - Coronavirus and socialism in the U.S
With the world now facing a Coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Churches, schools and organizations are taking action. We take a pulse on how Catholics are responding when, we talk to Edward Pentin, the Register Rome correspondent and Lauretta Brown, the Register’s Washington correspondent about the impact of the Coronavirus on the Church and the world. And then, we talk to Register contributor Paul Kengor about the recent allure of socialism in the U.S. especially among young people. What does Church teaching have to offer on this political and economic philosophy?
Register Radio - 03/06/2020 - Coronavirus, Lent and Supreme Court Vote
The Coronavirus spreads across the globe and is impacting how Catholics live and worship. The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that could bring us closer to ending the scourge of abortion. This week on Register Radio, we catch up on the major stories of the week being covered by the National Catholic Register. And, we hear from Emily Stimpson Chapman on her latest article on how our Lenten fasts are about so much more than loosing weight.
Register Radio - 02/28/2020 - Dan Burke: An Interview
Dan Burke came to the National Catholic Register in 2008. He’s seen the newspaper through hills and valleys. Now he’s heading to another pasture. This is his last week as head of EWTN News. And here on Register Radio, a show he started, 9 years ago, we are saying good bye for now. Jeanette DeMelo is joined by the original Register Radio host Dan Burke in his home studio.
Register Radio - 02/21/2020 - Messy Lent reflection
Raising a family is a blessed and important vocation. But it can also be messy. This week on Register Radio we find out how the blessing and the messiness of family can help us prepare for Lent with Mike and Alicia Hernon, founders of the Messy Family Project. And then, furthering our preparation for the Lenten season, Fr. John Paul Mary of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, reminds us of the meaning of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Register Radio - 02/14/2020 - Querida Amazonia -Beloved Amazon-
Pope Francis released his post synodal letter on the Amazon this week amidst concerns that built up for the last year that a revolution on the nature of the priesthood might have been in the works. What did Pope Francis actually write? On Register Radio, we look at the pope’s new apostolic exhortation and what it means for the Amazon and the Universal Church with Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin and Register contributor Fr. Raymond de Souza.
Register Radio - 02/07/2020 - Coronavirus-SuperBowl & Buffalo seminary
In a week full of impeachment, the State of the Union address and the official start of the 2020 presidential campaign, there were other stories overshadowed by the news but worthy of attention. This week on Register Radio, we look at three stories that you should know about, including the closing of the Buffalo seminary, the impact of the Coronavirus on China, and a controversial – even pornographic – half time show at the Super Bowl. Join Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.
Register Radio - 01/31/2020 - Future of Parochial Schools
As Catholic students across the country celebrate Catholic Schools Week, many Catholics are watching a case that was heard before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Jan. 22 that could change the landscape of school choice and bring an end to longstanding anti-Catholic laws. We talk to Register correspondent Wayne Laugesen about the case. And then, we ask the question, “What is he Future of Parochial Schools?” Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith gives us some answers.
Register Radio - 01/24/2020 - Americans’ attitudes on abortion
On the 47th anniversary of the infamous Roe V. Wade decision, the Pro-Life movement gathers across the country to mourn the deaths of more than 60 million children since 1973 and to proclaim the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. This week on Register Radio we talk to Andrew Walther Vice president of the Knights of Columbus about their latest poll with Marist on Americans’ attitudes on abortion ahead of the 2020 election, including opinions on abortion as it relates to voting and a future Supreme Court decision. And then, we are joined by Register staff writer Lauretta Brown for a look at a controversial new pro-abortion poll and her recent profile of Pro-Life Democrat Katrina Jackson. Join Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.
Register Radio - 01/18/2020 - Cardinal Book Controversy
This week on Register Radio, we talk to Edward Pentin, our Rome correspondent, about the controversy surrounding the new book by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sara. Hosted by Jeanette DeMelo and Dr. Matthew Bunson.
Register Radio - 01/11/2020 - 3 Resolutions and 10 Films of 2019
As we push into 2020, many people are still wondering if they should choose some New Year’s resolutions. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Patrick Reilly, head of the Cardinal Newman Society about three resolutions you ought to make that will not only help you and your family but the whole Church too. And then, what were the best movies of 2019? We get a Catholic perspective from Register film critic, Deacon Steven Greydanus, who recently published SDG’s Review of 2019 Films.
Register Radio - 01/04/2020 - Prolife in 2020
Catholics bid farewell to 2019 and many look to the New Year with a mixture of anticipation and high suspense. It was a tumultuous twelve months. What were the biggest stories of the last year? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Managing Editor Tom Wehner. And then we found out what might lie ahead in 2020 for the Pro-Life movement with Lauretta Brown, Register staff writer.
Register Radio - 12/27/2019 - Religious Freedom in 2019
As the new year fast approaches we take a look back at 2019, in which one of the most under reported stories was a continued increase in religious persecution across the globe. And it may be surprising to some that Christians fared the worst of all believers in this climate of violent intolerance. Thomas Farr, a leading authority on international religious freedom, brings us the highlights. And from the Vatican, Pope Francis continued his pastoral agenda of reaching those on the peripheries an increase in papal trips. But headlines covering Church universal were dominated by scandal and pushes for change of Church teaching. We are joined by Edward Pentin, the Register’s Rome correspondent, for the Vatican’s year-end review.
Register Radio - 12/20/2019 - Christmas and St. Matthew
The lights are blinking. The Bells are ringing. The presents are wrapped, or maybe not. Are you prepared for Christmas? It’s so easy in this business to lose track of the real meaning of Christmas and the real preparation that needs to happen. This week on Register Radio, we tap a couple of our columnists, namely Dr. Edward Sri and Stephanie Mann, to help us keep Christ in Christmas. reporter, gives us the details.