Jeanette DeMelo

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Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin Joins Register Staff Full-Time

Here's some great news from EWTN CEO and Register publisher Michael Warsaw: I am pleased to announce that veteran Vatican reporter Edward Pentin will be joining EWTN as the full-time Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register on...

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Register Radio: Net Neutrality and the Gains of Fasting

On Register Radio this week, co-host Dan Burke and guest Matthew Warner, the founder of Flocknote.com, who blogs at TheRadicalLife.org and co-authored the book The Church and New Media, discuss the controversy over President Barack Obama’s net...

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Why the Register Opposes the Death Penalty

From the time of the publication of his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), Pope St. John Paul II urged Catholics to re-examine the use of the death penalty — teaching that its use today should be “very rare if not practically...

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Philly Readies for Likely Papal Visit, World Meeting of Families' Registration Opens

The Pope’s presence is still in limbo for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Philadelphia next September, but the Philly Archdiocese is geared up to welcome 8,000 to 12,000 people from around the world for the weeklong event and more than a...

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Cardinal Kasper's Confusion

Cardinal Walter Kasper denies giving reporter Edward Pentin an interview after the conversation appeared on Zenit Oct. 15.  Yet the interview did take place.  Pentin approached the cardinal outside the synod ha

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Tooting Our Horn

I’m delighted to share with our readers some significant kudos: Last week EWTN and the Register received recognition by the Catholic Press Association for journalist excellence in several categories. The awards were announced at the CPA annual...

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Register Radio: Gimme Shelter/ Prayer and Peace

On Register Radio this week, I spoke with Kathy DiFiore, the founder of Several Sources Shelters, homes for pregnant women in crisis.  This woman’s remarkable story is part of the inspiration of the Hollywood film, Gimme Shelter, which premiers...

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Register Radio: Women’s Dignity/ Apparitions True or False Part II

This week Dan Burke hosted both segments of the show.  First, he talked with Terry Polakovic, the founder of ENDOW, which stands for Education on the Nature and Dignity of Endow. (For full disclosure, I’m on the board of this...

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Register Radio: Dolan USCCB Legacy/ Instruction on Medjugorje

This week on Register Radio I talked to Whispers in the Loggia blogger Rocco Palmo about Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s time as president of the United States bishops’ conference, which comes to an end Nov. 12. (Read Joan Desmond’s piece:...

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Register Radio: EWTN’s Lawsuit/ News of Women Religious

My guest last week on Register Radio was Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond. We spoke about the new lawsuit EWTN filed against the HHS mandate. On October 28, EWTN filed a new legal challenge against the HHS mandate. Joan