Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (photo: Unsplash)

Supreme Court, JPII Institute (Aug. 10)

The Supreme Court may take up a significant religious freedom question next term on whether a city or state can require religious adoption services to place children with same-sex couples despite their faith-based objections. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond about foster care, religious liberty and the courts. We also discuss with Joan the ongoing crisis at the John Paul II Institute in Rome — is the Catholic identity of the iconic school in danger?

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.

Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized.

Bishop Burbidge: The Pandemic is Our ‘Pentecost Moment’

This “21st century Pentecost moment” brought on by the pandemic, Bishop Michael Burbidge said, has underscored the need for good communication in the Church across all forms of media, in order to invite people into the fullness of the Gospel.