Jeanette DeMelo

How Christ Makes Himself Present to the City and to the World

Communal prayer has taken a completely different form in the face of the reality of the novel coronavirus. We no longer can go to Mass. Many of us can’t even go into a church.  But still we pray.    As I’ve participated in prayer through...

Dear Class of 2018: Follow Jesus, and Hold On to These 3 Things

On May 12 at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Jeanette DeMelo, editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register, received an honorary doctorate of communications and delivered the following address to the graduates.     Fr. Sean,...

“Don’t Judge”: A Resource Guide for Catholics

Here are some resources for the Register’s Sept. 20 webinar, “Don’t Judge,” with special guests Dr. Edward Sri and Aurora Griffin: How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard (Aurora Griffin) Here’s everything yo

Learn More About Our Lady of Fatima With These Resources

WEBINAR Dan Burke, Jeanette DeMelo, Msgr. Charles Pope, Carrie Gress and Joe Pronechen discuss Our Lady of Fatima in this May 10, 2017 webinar.

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...

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, who blogs at and co-authored the book The Church and New Media, discuss the controversy over President Barack Obama’s net...

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...

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...

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

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...