An apostolic pardon is an indulgence for the remission of temporal punishment due to sin given to a dying person who is in the state of grace.
An apostolic pardon is an indulgence for the remission of temporal punishment due to sin given to a dying person who is in the state of grace. (photo: Pixabay)

Apostolic Pardon for the Dying (8/12/2017)

Most Catholics are familiar with the last rites, which include the sacraments of penance, anointing of the sick and viaticum, but surprisingly few are familiar with the apostolic pardon and how it might bring immense comfort both to the dying and their family members. What exactly is the apostolic pardon? This week on Register Radio we find out from Patti Armstrong. But first we talk to Joseph Pronechen about the heroism and even holiness that occurred after the Battle of Dunkirk in France in 1940.

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.