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Hagia Sophia, Catholic Schools and COVID (July 25)

With the school year only weeks away and with COVID-19 still a concern everywhere, parents across the country are waiting anxiously to find out if their children will be going back to class in person or online. And many Catholic schools are struggling to open their doors at all. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register contributor Judy Roberts about Catholic schools and the crisis of COVID. And then, Turkey’s magnificent Hagia Sophia — once a cathedral and then. Mosque and then a museum — has been turned back into a mosque. What does this mean for Christian-Muslim dialogue, Christian persecution and the fate of what was once the grandest church in Christendom?

Amy Coney Barrett in 2018

Judge Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings (Oct. 17)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett this week faced the senate judiciary committee where she was questioned in four days of hearings. How did the 7th circuit court judge, Notre dame law professor and mom of seven fair? Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, a legal analyst for EWTN News, gives us her insights on Judge Barrett’s case for herself as Supreme Court jurist. And then, the Register’s Alyssa Murphy talks about the buzz of the week on the Catholic web.

China, Amy Coney Barrett (Oct. 3, 2020)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was at the Vatican this week talking about China and human rights and meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin covers this story here on Register Radio.And then, we hear from Register contributor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer about President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett and the grueling confirmation process that lies ahead.

Navy Chaplain Controversy, Catholic Vote (Sept. 19, 2020)

With the 2020 election less than 50 days away, the Trump and Biden campaigns have been appealing to communities of faith — including Catholics — by highlighting issues they believe will resonate with religious voters. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about the outreach of both campaigns to the Catholic vote. And then, we hear from Jonathan Liedl about the controversy over the Navy and the chaplain corps that raises questions about religious liberty in the armed forces.

Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)

Michelangelo, “The Last Judgment,” 1536-1541

Dare We Admit That Not All Will Be Saved?

“To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from him forever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called ‘hell.’” (CCC 1033)