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2022-06-25 - Roe v Wade Overturned by SCOTUS
Catherine Hadro and Lauretta Brown join Register Radio host Jeanette DeMelo to discuss the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe vs Wade
2022-06-18 - Junes Holy Days and Today's Top Headlines
June brings Summer sun and often vacation fun. For the Church it is packed full of important feasts, from Pentecost to Trinity Sunday to Corpus Christi and many in between. Register columnist John Grondelski helps us raise our hearts and minds to that which matters most union with God as we contemplate June’s holy days. Then Jeannette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson look at today’s headlines in an Editors Corner
2022-06-09 - Guns and School Shootings
The national response to tragic gun violence in recent weeks, including mass shootings at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have fallen along predictable party lines. The US bishops and many Catholic voices have responded in ways that addresses both policy issues related to gun access as well as other underlying cultural factors. Register senior editor Jonathan Leidl will report on what he calls the “both/and” Catholic response to this national crisis. But first we turn to a Church leader who more than 20 years ago was part of the first Catholics who responded to the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado. Jim Beckman who was a part of the youth ministry team at St. Francis Cabrini Church shares how a mass shooting in his town changed the way he did ministry forever
2022-06-04 - Pentecost Sunday & New Cardinals
Happy Birthday Church. Pentecost Sunday is here. And given current events there is a need more than ever to celebrate the Holy Spirit’s constant presence in the Catholic Church. To help us prepare for Pentecost we’ve invite Scripture Scholar John Bergsma back to Register Radio. And then, we catch up with Edward Pentin with insights on the new cardinals.
2022-05-27 - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileoner Letter To Nancy Pelosi
A week ago Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone made the bold pastoral move to notify House Speaker Nancy Pelosi she would not be permitted to receive the Holy Eucharist in the San Francisco archdiocese until she publicly recants her support for abortion. How will this action reverberate beyond Pelosi? Register Senior Editor Jonathan Liedl brings us the story. Then, in light of this week’s Solemnity of the Ascension, we turn to another question: Were the disciples sad when Christ Ascended into Heaven? On this topic, Register blogger John Clark has some insights to share.
2022-05-20 - The Arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen
When Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90 year old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested and released on bail two weeks ago it sent a clear signal of just how far China will go in trespassing on religious freedom. What’s next for Cardinal Zen and for Catholic and other religious believers in Hong Kong? Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin brings us that story and more, including how European prolifers are hailing the expected Dobbs decision.
2022-05-12 - Do Boycotts Work? - SCOTUS Leak
Many in the U.S. are still reeling over the leaking of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion revealing the High Court is poised to overturn Roe verse Wade. Protests have erupted. Politicians have dug in entrenched on either side of the abortion policy debate as the Dobbs decision as well as mid-terms approach quickly. The Register’s National correspondent Lauretta Brown joins us today with reports from Washington. And then our Senior Editor Jonathan Liedl helps us wade through the question of boycotts. Should pro-lifers boycott those big companies pouring funds into expanding abortion access? We weigh the situation here.
2022-05-09 - The SCOTUS Leak on Roe v Wade
The leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in the Dobbs case – a decision that could bring an end to the abortion regime of Roe v. Wade – has caused a political and media firestorm. What was behind the unprecedented leak, what is actually written in the opinion, and what might lie ahead for the highest court? EWTN legal analyst Andrea Picciotti Bayer gives her insights into this blockbuster news. And then, we discuss with Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith the challenges the Pro-life movement faces in a post-Roe landscape. And we honor the memory of Vicky Thorn, the founder of Project Rachel.
2022-04-23 - Father Stu Premiere
On this week's show, we welcome Register Editor Alyssa Murphy, who went to the premiere of Father Stu and interviewed various people involved in the production of the film.
2022-04-09 - Holy Week Insights & Disney's LGBTQ Agenda
Register columnist Msgr. Charles Pope offers some insights into staying the course with the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection during Holy Week. Then Register intern Meaghan Schultz on Disney’s LGBTQ agenda and how some parents are reacting.
2022-04-02 - Pope Francis Met with Canadian Indigenous Leaders
Pope Francis met with Canadian indigenous leaders and Canadian Catholic bishops this week in steps aimed at bringing reconciliation to those communities due to tensions over the Church’s role in operating assimilation oriented residential-school. Father Raymond DeSouza provides analysis. Then we explore the new exciting venture of EWTN News in the Middle East, a Catholic news agency in Erbil Iraq. Catholic News Agency’s executive director Alejandro Bermudez explains the important mission ACI Mena.
2022-03-25 - Why a Consecration of Russia & Ukraine?
Pope Francis joined by the bishops of the world consecrated themselves, the Church, humanity and specifically Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25. Why was this event so important? What more can be done for peace? Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen offer us a refresher on the Messages of Our Lady of Fatima and how we can follow her direction. Then we have an editors corner to look at Pope Francis’s new constitution of the roman curia, the anniversary sixth anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death and a new Catholic news agency in Mother’s name in Erbil, Iraq.
2022-03-18 - News of Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Blessed Mother
Pope Francis has announced he will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Blessed Mother on March 25. What’s the significance and historical context of this consecration? Register columnist Father Raymond De Souza has the answer. Plus Father Raymond give insights into the greatest canonization ever when 5 holy companions were canonized 400 years ago on March 12, 1622 – what’s the relevance today? Also, Andrea Picciotti-Bayer another give us some updates on practical matters for Catholics – that is the freedom to practice our faith. The host of Religious Freedom Matters tells how school choice in education relates to our faith and our liberty.
2022-03-10 - The Difference and Importance of Ukraine Catholics
Last week International Women’s Day was used by some, including President Joe Biden, to push abortion. Women deserve so much more. Here on Register Radio Lauretta Brown, the our National Correspondent provides perspective. Then EWTN News executive editor and I have an editors’ corner where we talk news and topics you won’t want to miss.
2022-02-25 - Ready for Lent and Pets in Our Lives
Ash Wednesday is March 2nd, only days away. Do you know what you’re giving up? EWTN’s Father John Paul Mary Zeller joins me to help us prepare for Lent. Then we turn to something more mundane. Pets and their place in our lives. Are pets making our lives better or drawing us away from something greater? Register writers Jonathan Liedl and Peter Jesserer Smith share the lessons they’ve learned in reporting on the value of pets.