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Official portrait of Donald Trump, Oct. 6, 2017.

RNC and Conscience Rights (Aug. 29)

The Republican National Convention has just wrapped up, and President Trump made his case for re-election one week after former Vice President Joe Biden made his appeal at the Democratic National Convention. What happens next in the 2020 election?

Official portrait of Joe Biden, Jan. 10, 2013.

DNC, Joe Biden and Communion (Aug. 22)

What does the Democrat platform and choice of nominees mean for Catholics, the pro-life movement, and the country? Also, Joe Biden’s support for abortion and other positions place him in opposition to some very important Church teachings. What are the ramifications?

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.

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?

Religious Liberty, Uplifting Stories (June 20)

The U.S. Supreme Court jolted the American legal landscape with its June 15 decision that equates sexual preference with sex discrimination. What’s that mean for employers and for our U.S. culture in general? Religious liberty advocate Montse Alvarado of Becket weighs in on the reasoning behind the decision and its implications for Catholics. Then we hear from EWTN News producer Colm Flynn, who has been focusing on uplifting stories during these challenging times.

A man kneels in prayer in front of the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem April 9, during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Dr. Alveda King and Father Roger Landry (June 13)

As the country continues to deal with protests and marches, and with political leaders calling for political reform and a national dialogue on racism, who are the voices that need to be heard? This week, we speak with Dr. Alveda King, niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King and an eloquent voice in the prolife movement, and then we catch up with Register contributor Father Roger Landry on the importance of protesting “on both knees.”

Msgr. Charles Pope and Paul Kengor (June 6)

Media images for the last two weeks have shown a mixture of protest, rage, violence and destruction that have captured cities across our country after the unjust death of George Floyd, after being pinned down to the point of losing consciousness at the hands of police. But one adjective to describe this moment that deserves more focus is grief. This week we are joined by Register columnist Msgr. Charles Pope and Register contributor Paul Kengor.