Register Radio - 08/23/2019 - Cardinal Pell abuse conviction appeal
This week a panel of Australian appellate judges rejected Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the sexual abuse conviction that sent him to prison earlier this year. Now what happens next? For Register Radio this week we talk to Register Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin who has the news details and reactions from Down Under and from the Vatican. And then, what’s the latest from Hong Kong? And why did Planned Parenthood opt out of Title X federal funding? We find out in a news roundup.
Register Radio - 08/16/2019 - The Pew study on the Eucharist
The recent Pew study on the Eucharist that found that only a third of Catholic believe in the Real Presence has left many Catholics shocked and dismayed. How did we reach this point, and what can we do about it? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Correspondent Peter Jesserer Smith. And, in an age where comedy seems dead, what is a Catholic cartoonist to do? We find out when we talk to Register cartoonist Patrick Cross.
Register Radio - 08/09/2019 - Foster care, religious liberty and Court
Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond about foster care, religious liberty, and the courts. And, we also discuss the on-going crisis at the John Paul II Institute in Rome. Is the Catholic identity of the iconic school in danger?
Register Radio - 08/02/2019 - French nuns with down syndrome
The fire that nearly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 has sparked great controversy over how it will be re-built. Will the great cathedral be restored faithfully or will there be shocking changes? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register European correspondent Solene Tadie. Also she shares a beautiful story of French nuns with down syndrome. And then, Who Will Defend Catholic Education? That is the question being asked by many Catholic worried about the future. We hear from Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.
Register Radio - 07/25/2019 - Planned Parenthood President Fired
The firing of Dr. Leana Wen as president of Planned Parenthood has set off a firestorm of controversy surrounding the pro-abortion giant and exposed again the truth that Planned Parenthood is, as Dr. Wen wrote herself, not about healthcare but politics. This week on Register Radio we talk to Catherine Hadro, host of EWTN’s Pro-Life Weekly. Plus, we get Catherine’s insights into the recent social media explosion over women and preaching.
Register Radio - 07/19/2019 - Moon Landing Movies - Christ Cathedral
Fifty years ago this weekend Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in one of the most watched events in human history. On July 20, 1969, some 650 million people watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus about all of the “man on the moon” movies. But first, Christ Cathedral was dedicated this week in California marking the transformation of the famed Protestant Crystal Cathedral of Reverend Robert Schuller into America’s newest Catholic cathedral. This week on Register Radio, we’ll find how that happened.
Register Radio - 07/12/2019 - A Presidential Shout -Out
It isn’t every day that you get a shout-out from the President of the United States. But that’s what happened to Sister Deirdre Byrne. This week on Register Radio, we’ll find out why. And, with the upcoming synod of bishops in Rome in October apparently open to a discussion about married priests, the issue of celibacy has become a major topic in the news. We talk to Register contributor Father Carter Griffin, who has a lot to say about the importance of priestly celibacy.
Register Radio - 07/05/2019 - NCR Awards Wins
Catholic journalists from across the country gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida at the end of June for the Catholic Media Convention. An annual meeting that gives Catholics in media the chance to network, attend professional seminars, and see old friends, the CMC is also best known for the annual Catholic Press Association Awards. This week on Register Radio, we talk to 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.
Register Radio - 06/27/2019 - Summertime Register
Summers are traditionally quiet on the news front. But Summer 2019 is proving busy indeed! From the Bishops’ Meeting in Baltimore to Supreme Court decisions This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about covering the news, including her recent reporting from Baltimore and the US Bishops. And then, we are joined by Alyssa Murphy with summer stories, including summer indulgences global snapshots of Corpus Christi celebration.
Register Radio - 06/21/2019 - Pan Amazonian synod/ China
Edward Pentin brings us the latest from Rome, including a summary and analysis of the Congregation of Education’s latest teaching gender ideology and the Vatican’s working document for the upcoming Pan Amazonian synod in October. And Jeanette DeMelo discusses the latest news on China with Matthew Bunson, who just returned from a visit to Shanghai.
Register Radio - 06/14/2019 - Fathers as Role Models
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden was rebuked this week by his party for not going far enough to support abortion. The Register’s Joan Desmond brings us the story. And on much more hopeful note, it’s Father’s Day and the Knights of Columbus have launched a way to highlight unsung heroes, who’s virtue makes them role models, among them are faith-filled Fathers. For this story we are joined by the Register’s Joseph O’Brien.
Register Radio - 06/07/2019 - Bishop Thomas Paprocki
This last week the Illinois state Senate approved one of the most radical abortion bills in America, allowing abortion in the Land of Lincoln up to birth. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has acted in response. This week on Register Radio we interview Bishop Paprocki on his new decree prohibiting pro-abortion legislators from receiving Communion in his diocese
Register Radio - 05/24/2019 - Spiritual ramifications of Abortion
Abortion has moved back into the center of American politics and the struggle to protect the unborn has become one the biggest issues heading into the 2020 presidential election. The rhetoric is heating up as well, and so too is the spiritual battle that surrounds the peaceful struggle to end abortion in America. This week on Register Radio we discuss the spiritual ramifications of working to save the unborn. We talk to Fr. John Paul Mary of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word and Register Digital Assets Managing Editor Alyssa Murphy
Register Radio - 05/17/2019 - New Laws for Clergy Abuse
Pope Francis has issued new laws for battling clergy sexual abuse. Will they be effective? Will bishops be held accountable? And will lay people have a voice? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown and CNA’s editor-in-chief JD Flynn about Pope Francis’ motu proprio, “You are the Light of the World.” Join Matthew Bunson and Jeanette DeMelo for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.
Register Radio - 05/10/2019 - Papal Heresy Open Letter
The Papal Heresy Open Letter: Was It a Bridge Too Far? This week on Register Radio, we talk to writer Joan Frawley Desmond about the Open Letter and the strong reactions it has provoked. And then, in a Mothers’ Day special blogger Katie Warner joins us about her series of interviews with priests about their mothers. Join me Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson and for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.