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A Presidential Shoutout and the Amazonian Synod (July 13)

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.

Coronavirus, Catholic Schools (Aug. 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-emerged as a major health crisis in the United States and around the world. How is the Church responding, and what can be done to keep parishioners safe as they worship? We talk with Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a Catholic deacon and infectious disease specialist at Brown University. Also, we’ve had a lot of news this week on Catholic schools, including an important op-ed by several important Church leaders reminding us that Catholic schools are worth saving. We talk with Register contributor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer.