Four cells on death row in the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho. (Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com, 2013 photo)
Four cells on death row in the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho. (Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com, 2013 photo) (photo: Screenshot)

Capital Punishment & Sex Abuse (08/11/2018)

The clergy sex abuse scandal continues to cause anger, sadness, and upheaval in the Church in the United States. And, Pope Francis revises the Catechism regarding capital punishment. What should Catholics think? This week on Register Radio we talk about the death penalty with Colin Donovan and we reflect on the latest scandal with Ralph Martin.

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.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy