The Synod of Bishops in Rome completes its third week as Catholics await the publication of its final report. We get a full update of what is happening in the Vatican. And the mid-terms are only weeks away, and control of Congress is hanging in the balance.
This week on Register Radio, we talk to the EWTN Contributor Fr. Thomas Petri on what is happening in Rome. And then, we are joined by Register correspondent Stephen Beale on the political situation in a divided America. Join Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson, for Register Radio every Saturday at 7pm Eastern, and Sunday at 11am Eastern, here on EWTN Radio.
As bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome for the Synod on Youth, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. Also toping the headlines from Rome this week a prominent Vatican Cardinal confronts the former papal ambassador Archbishop Carlo Viganò about his controversial testimony. Edward Pentin and Father Raymond Desouza join us from the Eternal City for a recap and perspectives on the latest news from the Vatican.
Recourse to the Blessed Mother is a fail proof response to the scandal of sin. And Catholics across the country turning to the Rosary on Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Joining us on Register Radio is Jennifer Robak Morse of the Ruth Institute who is among those who will stand in community in prayer. But first we turn to Edward Pentin who has been reporting on the opening days of Synod on Youth in Rome.
The Vatican reaches a historic – and controversial – accord with China. How will it affect Catholics in China? This week on Register Radio, we talk to the Catholic News Agency’s Hannah Brockhaus. And then, he went from catching baseballs to catching souls. We are joined by Father Michael Cunningham who left professional baseball to become a priest.
Pope Francis has brought changes to the Synod of Bishops only days before the Synod on Youth is expected to start in Rome? Does the Synod have new powers? What will its role be in the Church? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin. And then we talk to Joseph Pronechen about the Benedictine Institute that is teaching sacred song.
The news about the clergy sexual abuse crisis continues to sadden Catholics around the world. This last week the leaders of the US Bishops met with Pope Francis to discuss the McCarrick scandal, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington has signaled his possible resignation, a Vatican meeting on abuse was called for February, and another American bishop is under investigation for abuse. On Register Radio we’ll discuss all those happenings. But also we want to shine a light of the true, beautiful and good so we’ll take a look a magnificent Eucharistic procession of several thousands in Liverpool, England.
With protesters in the halls and even the hearing room and the country bitterly divided politically, raucous confirmation hearings were held this week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become the next Justice of the US Supreme Court. This week on Register Radio, we talk to EWTN News Nightly’s Capitol Hill correspondent Jason Calvi. And, in the midst of the sex abuse crisis, calls are growing for an extraordinary synod of bishops. Register correspondent Stephen Beale gives us the details.
The clergy sex abuse scandal took a very dramatic turn this week with the release of the 11-page “Testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former apostolic nuncio – papal ambassador – of the Holy See to the United States accusing Pope Francis of covering-up for Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and calling for his resignation. Archbishop Viganó also made significant accusations against a host of Vatican officials and other prelates, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin, and JD Flynn, editor in chief of CNA for the latest.
As the clergy sex scandal remains in the minds and hearts of Catholics all over, many wise voices are speaking out. What caused the crisis we face today, and what can we do to fix it? This week on Register Radio they talk to one of the Register’s most popular writers, Msgr. Charles Pope, for his thoughts — part of the National Catholic Register’s ongoing coverage of this important moment in the life of the Church.
The clergy sex abuse scandal continues to cause anger, sadness, and upheaval in the Church in the United States. And, Pope Francis heads to Ireland. This week on Register Radio we talk about the WMOF with UK Register correspondent Kevin Turley and we reflect on the scandal of abuse with Register contributor Father Roger Landry.
The clergy sex abuse scandal continues to cause anger, sadness, and upheaval in the Church in the United States. And, Pope Francis revises the Catechism regarding capital punishment. What should Catholics think? This week on Register Radio we talk about the death penalty with Colin Donovan and we reflect on the latest scandal with Ralph Martin.
Register Radio talks with Edward Pentin and JD Flynn about the fall of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the spread of clergy sexual abuse around the globe.
Fifty years ago this month, Blessed Paul VI issued his courageous encyclical Humanae Vitae. This week on Register Radio we continue our anniversary coverage of the legacy of the papal teaching with Fr. Raymond de Souza and Christian Brugger.
Catholics and Contraception is a topical controversy. 50 years ago Pope Paul VI confirmed the Church’s teaching on contraception. How does that affect us today?
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On Register Radio, Catholic News Agency’s Christine Rousselle tells us how this choice could shape the court. Plus, academic freedom wins over political correctness at a Catholic university. Register reporter Peter Jesserer Smith has the story.
Gregorian Chant, the liturgical music first popularized throughout the Universal Church in the 5th Century remains still popular in Catholic and even secular culture today. On Register radio we find out why chant has endured the test of time with music scholar and author Dr. James Jordan. But first we turn to another timeless treasure of the Catholicism the Doctors of the Church as we talk about an EWTN series produced by our very own Dr. Matthew Bunson.
As the nation prepares to celebrate the 4th of July, beloved songs like God Bless America, The Star-Spangled Banner, and America the Beautiful will be sung from sea to shining to sea. This week on Register Radio we salute the country’s lyrical legacy with Register reporter Joe Pronechen. But first, it was another busy news week from Rome, and we talk with Register Vatican Correspondent Edward Pentin about the Church’s newest Cardinals, the trial of a former Vatican diplomat, and Pope Francis’ trip to Geneva.
What’s your blue flame? You know that activity that you love to do and that seems to give you more oomph in your life. On Register Radio this week author Jennifer Fulwiler shares her blue flame as she discusses her new book One Beautiful Dream. And Archbishop Joseph Nauman of Kansas City encourages us “to reclaim our culture one mind, one heart, one soul at a time.”
Stephen Barr, professor of theoretical particle physics at the University of Delaware and President of the Society of Catholic Scientists, talks about the relationship of faith and science. And Youtube personality Lizzie Reezay shares why she converted to Catholicism.
By a surprising vote of 7-2, the Supreme Court this week ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to create a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. It was an important win for defenders of religious liberty, and Michelle LaRosa of the Catholic News Agency talks about the implications. And then, we talk to Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus about the good, the bad, and the must-sees at the movies this summer.
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.