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The Sex Abuse Motu Proprio (May 18)

Pope Francis has issued new laws for battling clergy sexual abuse. Will they be effective? Will bishops be held accountable? And will lay people have a voice? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown and CNA’s editor-in-chief JD Flynn about Pope Francis’ motu proprio, “You are the Light of the World.”

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.

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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.