December 12 — As Catholics try to quiet themselves as they journey through Advent, news keeps breaking, including the launch of vaccines for the COVID pandemic, the start of the Year of St. Joseph, and a major appointment to the new cabinet of presumptive president-elect Joe Biden that has pro-life leaders deeply concerned. This week on Register Radio, we catch up on the latest with Editors’ Corner. And then, we hear about the good news stories that you may have missed with Register Digital Editor Alyssa Murphy.
Cardinal George Pell, falsely imprisoned for some 400 days, emerged from his ordeal ready to remind the world that “the key to life is found in Christ’s words.” This week on Register Radio we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about his interview with Cardinal Pell, the first since his acquittal and release from prison. And then, a new liturgical year has begun, and with it a new cycle of readings. We talk with John Bergsma about Advent, Christmas and the Gospel of Mark.
The bustle of the holiday season is upon us and added to the typical frenetic energy of this time of year is the stress of the coronavirus still in our midst. How can we quiet ourselves and remain rooted spiritually during Advent? Register columnist Claire Dwyer has some tips. Also, Register editor Amy Smith offers some lessons in hope based on her new book, The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women.
The U.S. Bishops met this week for their annual fall meeting under the shadow of the scandal surrounding the Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick. What did the bishops say, and what lies ahead for the Church in the United States? We talk to Catholic News Agency DC editor Ed Condon. And then, the 2020 election brought hard-fought gains for the pro-life movement in Congress. We hear from Lauretta Brown, Register staff writer, for what the pro-life cause can expect in 2021.
The long-awaited McCarrick Report was published this week, documenting how the one-time archbishop of Washington and a cardinal survived for so long despite the rumors, accusations and lies. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the report. And then, we are joined by Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta to discuss the fallout from the report and what needs to happen next.
What might the likely election of Joe Biden as president mean for Catholics? This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register contributor Dr. Paul Kengor about the election and the Catholic vote. And then, we have our Editor’s Corner where we catch up on all of the most important news that you can’t miss.
With the election only weeks away, both the Trump and Biden campaigns know that the Catholic vote is vital for victory. Where do Catholics stand at this point? This week on Register Radio we talk to Carl Cannon from RealClear Politics. And then, we talk to Register contributor Judy Roberts about the Autumn of Hope for Catholics in the midst of the pandemic.
Following this election, says Santorum, future Republican leaders “are probably going to be more Catholic than we've seen … going forward.”
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.