Jesuit Father Robert McTeigue’s Radio Apostolate: Faithfully Proclaiming Christ in a Cancel Culture Context

Judy Roberts is a journalist who has worked for both the secular and Catholic press. In addition to the Register, she has written for Legatus Magazine, Franciscan Way, and Our Sunday Visitor, and is a former religious books reviewer for Publishers Weekly. She also blogs about living more serenely in a busy world at quietkeepers.com. ‘The Catholic Current’ is breathing fresh air into a media milieu rife with click-bait headlines and sensationalized content. No one who has heard Jesuit Father Robert McTeigue on his radio show would suspect he once was a very shy kid with a speech impediment. Despite that …

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Archbishop Cordileone Rebukes Abortion-Supporting Legislators’ Take on Communion Debate

‘First Things’ published the San Francisco shepherd’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to the ‘statement of principles.’ On June 23, First Things published Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to the “statement of principles,” a document developed by 60 Democratic legislators in response to the USCCB vote to create their own Eucharistic document.  Each of the Democratic signers of the statement is pro-abortion. Archbishop Cordileone’s rejoinder surfaces logical inconsistencies and practical contradictions as well as theological errors contained within the statement.   The “Statement of Principles” issued by Catholic Democrats in Congress bespeaks the hollowness of Democrats’ claims to respect human dignity while denying the right to …

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Amid Pro-Abortion Politicians’ Pushback, US Bishops Press On To Clarify Teaching on Eucharist

Lauretta Brown is the Register’s Washington-based staff writer. Following the sometimes-contentious debate at their spring assembly, bishops have stepped forward to stress they are committed to continuing their dialogue and are moving forward in full unity with the Vatican. WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops voted during their spring assembly last week to draft a document on the Eucharist with a section on worthiness to receive Holy Communion — a move that some interpreted as responding to the situation of President Joe Biden, a baptized Catholic who supports abortion and continues to receive the sacrament.  However, many bishops have come forward …

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Who’s Really Weaponizing the Eucharist?

EDITORIAL: It’s the pro-abortion Catholic politicians themselves — including President Joe Biden — who are doing just that. In the wake of the decision by the U.S. bishops to include a treatment of Eucharistic consistency in a new bishops’ statement about the Eucharist, pro-abortion Catholic politicians and their supporters in the media rushed to collectively accuse the U.S. bishops of “weaponizing” the Eucharist. But it’s not the bishops who are politicizing this matter. It’s the pro-abortion Catholic politicians themselves — notably including President Joe Biden — who are doing that. By insisting on receiving Communion, despite their actions in support …

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60 Catholic House Dems Challenge the US Bishops on Communion — Here’s Why They’re Wrong

Father Robert J. McTeigue, S.J., is a priest in the Eastern Province of the Society of Jesus. He hosts and produces the radio show, “The Catholic Current” through The Station of the Cross and the Catholic Radio app. He is the author of many works including his latest book, Real Philosophy for Real People: Tools for Truthful Living. He is currently a member of the National Ethics Board of the Catholic Medical Association. Father McTeigue holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and specializes in metaphysics, natural theology, and ethics. These are some lenses through which to read …

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Italy’s ‘Anti-Homophobia’ Law: Vatican Request Sparks Church-State Debate

In a two-page letter leaked to the press this week, the Vatican Secretariat of State raised concerns that parts of the law, as currently written, are too vague and could lead to violations of freedoms of the Catholic Church. ROME —From the prime minister to a famous rapper, many Italians have weighed in on the Vatican’s recent intervention in a possible new “anti-homophobia” law in Italy. The bill proposes to criminalize “discrimination or violence based on sex, gender or disability,” and to add an annual day against “homophobia” and “transphobia” to the national calendar.  The proposed law, known as “Ddl Zan,” is being examined …

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Wanted: ‘Eucharistic Missionaries’

Susan Klemond is a freelance writer living in St. Paul, Minn., who writes news and feature articles for the Register, OSV Newsweekly, and the Catholic Spirit, the diocesan paper for St. Paul-Minneapolis. She also has worked in marketing, editing, and magazine production. The US bishops’ three-year plan aims to draw Catholics into a deeper experience of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Creating opportunities for Catholics to become “Eucharistic missionaries” who know, understand and experience Christ’s presence and love in the Blessed Sacrament — and want to share it — is a goal of the three-year Eucharistic Revival of the U.S. …

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Did the 60 Pro-Abortion Catholic House Democrats Attend Catholic Schools?

Patrick J. Reilly is president and founder of The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education. He also teaches at Aquinas Learning, a classical Catholic homeschool program led by his wife Rosario. They have five children. Here are the members of Congress who signed last week’s pro-abortion letter and the Catholic schools and colleges they attended, if any. When 60 Democratic members of the House of Representatives — all of them baptized Catholics — issued their ultimatum last week demanding access to the Eucharist despite their pro-abortion politics, it became apparent how little they know about the Catholic faith and …

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Understanding the Holy Eucharist, Our ‘Source and Summit’

 Jimmy was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible. But the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he entered the Catholic Church. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” is published in Surprised by Truth. Besides being an author, Jimmy is the Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a weekly guest on “Catholic Answers Live.” The …

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Eucharistic Revival: USCCB Official Discusses Efforts to Deepen Devotion to the Real Presence

Jeanette De Melo is the Register’s editor in chief and co-host of EWTN Radio’s Register Radio. From 2005 to 2012, she was the communications director for the Archdiocese of Denver. Previously, she was the associate communications director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. She holds a licentiate degree from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy, and a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, where in 2018 she also received an honorary doctorate. She lives in the greater New Orleans area with her husband and three children. As the U.S. bishops discuss drafting a formal …

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