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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Solène Tadié talks about how one man was freed from Satanic possession and Joan Desmond shares news on the David Daleiden verdict.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New accusations of sexual misconduct have been made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and it did not take long for their credibility to be called into question. Has the political atmosphere grown even darker in Washington, DC? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Senior Editor Joan Desmond for the latest. Plus, the German bishops are pushing ahead with their plan for a special synodal assembly that could transform the Church in Germany and even beyond. We get all the details from Edward Pentin, Register Rome correspondent.
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The Diocese of Buffalo continues to be shaken by the sex abuse scandal and calls for its bishop, Richard Malone, to resign as shepherd. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown for the latest. Plus, Pope Francis finished his whirlwind trip to southern Africa after delivering a message of hope, peace and reconciliation. We get all the details from Edward Pentin, Register Rome correspondent, who was on the papal plane.
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The Diocese of Buffalo continues to be shaken by the sex abuse scandal and calls for its bishop, Richard Malone, to resign as shepherd. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown for the latest. Plus, Pope Francis finished his whirlwind trip to southern Africa after delivering a message of hope, peace and reconciliation. We get all the details from Edward Pentin, Register Rome correspondent, who was on the papal plane.
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Pope Francis arrives in Africa with a message of hope, peace and reconciliation. His trip comes just as ACI-Africa – EWTN’s latest news agency – begins its work of bringing the Catholic news of Africa to the world. This week on Register Radio we talk to Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of the ACI/CNA group of news agencies. Plus, what did Melinda Gates get wrong about contraception? We find out from Register contributor Mary FioRito.
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The Church has always had great concern for the little ones among us, and today when babies with Down syndrome are being singled out for extermination through abortion, that concern is even more important. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about Catholic groups that help those with disabilities enter more fully into the sacraments. Plus, what are the hottest trending stories among Register readers? We talk to Alyssa Murphy, the Register’s Managing Editor of Digital Assets, for a roundup of hot headlines.
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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. What happens next? We talk to Register Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin, who has the news details and reactions from Australia and the Vatican. Also, 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.
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A recent Pew study on the Holy Eucharist that found that only one-third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. 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. Also, 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.
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The Supreme Court may take up a significant religious freedom question next term on whether a city or state can require religious adoption services to place children with same-sex couples despite their faith-based objections. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond about foster care, religious liberty and the courts. We also discuss with Joan the ongoing crisis at the John Paul II Institute in Rome — is the Catholic identity of the iconic school in danger?
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In the wake of the April 15 Notre Dame fire, will the great cathedral of Paris be restored faithfully or will there be shocking changes? This week on Register Radio we talk to Register European correspondent Solène Tadié. And then, “Who will defend Catholic education?” That is the question being asked by many Catholics worried about the future. We hear from Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.
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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.
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Fifty years ago, 650 million people watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. And this week, Christ Cathedral was dedicated in California, marking the transformation of the famed Protestant Crystal Cathedral into America’s newest Catholic cathedral.
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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.
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Catholic journalists from across the country gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the end of June for the Catholic Media Convention — best known for the annual Catholic Press Association Awards. This week on Register Radio, we talk with 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.
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Summers are traditionally quiet on the news front, but from the U.S. Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore to Supreme Court decisions, Summer 2019 is proving busy indeed. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about covering the news, including her recent reporting from Baltimore. And then, we are joined by Alyssa Murphy with more summer stories, including special indulgences and Corpus Christi processions worldwide.
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Edward Pentin brings us the latest from Rome, including a summary and analysis of the Congregation of Education’s latest teaching on gender ideology and the Vatican’s working document for the upcoming Amazonian Synod in October. And Jeanette DeMelo discusses the latest news on China with Matthew Bunson, who just returned from a visit to Shanghai.