Even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the culture wars in the country continue. The late, great Phyllis Schlafly is being portrayed as an enemy of women and social progess in a new series on Hulu. And even as parents are homeschooling their children, Harvard University is calling for and to all teaching at home. This week on Register Radio we look at the latest controversies with Register correspondent Lauretta Brown and Register editor Alyssa Murphy.
This week’s show features Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, who on March 23 became the first bishop to announce that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. He spoke to Jeanette De Melo by phone on April 9 just hours before celebrating Holy Thursday Mass. But first Matthew Bunson and Jeanette catch up on the latest news — at least one U.S. diocese is resuming public Masses — and the pro-life community reaches out to serve women in crisis pregnancies.
An exclusive interview with the shepherd of New Orleans, who has been in self-quarantine with the coronavirus for the last two weeks.
As we enter into Holy Week, Catholics everywhere will mark the holiest days of the liturgical year at home, and unable to go to our churches and cathedrals. While the coronavirus pandemic has likely increased our prayer life, it has crippled many Catholics’ sacramental life. Father Raymond De Souza, Register columnist, joins us to talk about the impact that limiting the sacraments has on bishops, priests and the faithful. Then we turn to how to best celebrate a prayerful and solemn Holy Week and Easter from home. We talk to Christopher Carstens about his new book, Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery.
An interview with Chris Carstens
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.
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 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.
With the world now facing a Coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Churches, schools and organizations are taking action.
COVID-19 is spreading across the globe and 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. And we hear from Emily Stimpson Chapman on how our Lenten fasts are about so much more than losing weight.
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 nine years ago, we are saying goodbye for now. Jeanette DeMelo is joined by the original Register Radio host Dan Burke in his home studio.
Raising a family is a blessed and important vocation. But it can also be messy. This week on Register Radio we talk with Mike and Alicia Hernon, founders of the Messy Family Project. And then Fr. John Paul Mary reminds us of the meaning of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent.
Pope Francis released his post synodal letter on the Amazon this week. We look at what he actually wrote, and what it means for the Amazon and the Universal Church with Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin and Register contributor Fr. Raymond de Souza.
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 halftime show at the Super Bowl.
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 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.
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.
As we push into 2020, many people are still wondering if they should make 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 his review of 2019 films.
Catholics bid farewell to 2019 and many look to the New Year with a mixture of anticipation and high suspense. It was a tumultuous 12 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.
As the new year fast approaches we take a look back at 2019, a year of more religious persecution — especially of Christians — across the globe. Thomas Farr, a leading authority on international religious freedom, explains the situation. We are also joined by Edward Pentin, the Register’s Rome correspondent, for a Vatican year-end review.
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, Dr. Edward Sri and Stephanie Mann, to help us keep Christ in Christmas.
Less than one year out from the presidential election a new EWTN News RealClear Opinion Research poll finds American Catholics divided according to age, race and the practice of the Faith. How will those divisions play out in 2020? This week on Register Radio we talk to Carl Cannon of RealClear politics. Then, Register film critic Deacon Steven Greydanus talks about movies not to miss this season.
Advent has begun, and as the parties, shopping, travel and stress consume the next days and weeks, Catholics should stop and ask, how do I get the most out this blessed season? This week on Register Radio we talk to Claire Dwyer about her User’s Guide for Advent. Then, Bishop Richard Malone submitted his resignation as Bishop of Buffalo this week for his handling of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. Peter Jesserer Smith, Register staff reporter, gives us the details.
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude for what we received, but it also begins a season focused on giving as we prepare to celebrate the ultimate gift of the Child Jesus. On Register Radio this week we discuss giving with IgiveCatholic executive director Cory Howat, and then Father Carter Griffin tells us about his gift of self through his vocation story.
Solène Tadié talks about how one man was freed from Satanic possession and Joan Desmond shares news on the David Daleiden verdict.
The bishops of the United States met this week in Baltimore and elected a new president for their episcopal conference. It was a historic moment for U.S. Catholics when Archbishop José Gomez was chosen as the first Latino head of the body of U.S. bishops. This week on Register Radio we catch up on what the bishops discussed and then we talk to the USCCB’s head of Integral Development Jonathan Reyes for an insider’s take.
This summer a Pew research study found that only 31% of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. The Register recently published a special section on this doctrine, seeking to help reignite belief and zeal for the Holy Eucharist. This week on Register Radio we talk to Dr. Scott Hahn, who has written extensively on this “inestimable gift” and recently released The Eucharist in Scripture, a video series and study guide based on his books The Lamb’s Supper, The Fourth Cup and Consuming the Word.
The Amazon Synod final document included paragraphs on the female diaconate, married priests and an Amazon rite. Edward Pentin discusses the final document and what happens next. Then we take up the theme of married priests with Register columnist Father Carter Griffin, who is rector of St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington and has recently written the book, Why Celibacy?
With Washington in political chaos and the Vatican on the heels of the synod of bishops discussing evangelization in the Amazon region, there couldn’t be a more fitting time for Mass of the Americas to be celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Nov. 16. This week on Register Radio we find out what is so important about this Mass when we speak with Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco. Then we get an update from the Register’s National Correspondent Lauretta Brown on the conflict in Syria and how Christians and other minorities are faring there.
Last Sunday bishops took a break from deliberations on the Amazon to celebrate news saints, among whom is Saint John Henry Newman. Register Columnist Father Raymond DeSouza was there and gives us his take on the synod and the saints. Then we take a look at the SCOTUS 2020 Fall Term with Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond.
Rome is abuzz with the Pan-Amazonian Synod and the bishops from the Amazon region continue to discuss the pastoral needs of its millions of inhabitants. What have been the biggest surprises so far? We talk with Edward Pentin, Register Rome correspondent. And then we get a preview of this Sunday’s canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Pope Francis will canonize John Henry Newman Oct. 13. This week on Register Radio, we talk with Register contributor Kevin Turley, and Patrick Reilly, head of the Cardinal Newman Society.