The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 1 for Dobbs vs. Jackson, which could reset U.S. national abortion laws. Many pro-lifers were hopeful after the hearing. Law professor Teresa Collette weighs in. Then we turn to this season in which we prepare for Christmas and the true reason for our joy. There are small ways to keep our families focused on Jesus during Advent and Christmas. Author Anthony DeStefano has been giving us helpful resources by way of beautiful childrens’ books for many years. He gives us some highlights today.
An Interview With Law Professor Helen Alvaré
In an EXCLUSIVE STORY the Register reported this week that the Health and Human Services Department is planning new rules to mandate healthcare providers to comply with abortion and gender-transition agendas, dismantling religious liberty exemptions. Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith has the scoop. And what are the takeaways from the U.S. Bishops’ fall assembly? Register National correspondent Lauretta Brown reports from Baltimore.
Education emerged as a key factor in Virginia’s gubernatorial election, where concerned parents pushed back against curriculum content and school policies on COVID-19. Some say these parents are part of a broader movement for change in the educational landscape. Are we witnessing a reawakening among parents to their rights and responsibilities for the education of their children? This issue we’ll find out. Patrick Reilly, founder and president of the Cardinal Newman Society, is no stranger to the role parents should play in education or in keeping school curricula on target. He joins us today on Register Radio. Then in this month of November we pray for the dead and we also reflect on where we are headed when our souls depart. Will we become saints or lost souls? The Church invites us to make Heaven, Hell, death and judgment a part of our November reflections. We talk to Register columnist John Grondelski about the Four Last Things.
“God Loves You, But Did You Know He Also Respects You?” “How Do I Convert People Who Hate the Church?” These are only a few of the recent video blogs produced by Catholic evangelist Chris Stefanick. Today the Register’s Alyssa Murphy talks with Chris here on Register Radio.
This week’s Register Radio shines a light on All Saints Day when Catholic News Agency’s Hannah Brockhaus tells the story of some of the Church’s newest saints and blesseds. Then we turn to All Souls and remembering the dead — even those we didn’t know — when we highlight the Archdiocese of San Francisco’s Requiem Mass for the Homeless with composer Frank LaRocca of the Benedict XVI Institute.
Imagine baptism without a godparent. Well, that’s the reality in one Sicilian archdiocese that has banned the appointment of godparents for the next three years. Register contributor Patti Armstrong gives us reasons godparents exist and explains how the Marlon Brando model of the Godfather gets it very wrong. Also, Register staff writer Peter J. Smith shares about the trouble some parishes are having with internet scams and what can be done to avoid them.
Classical Education, Chesterton Schools, Napa Institute, John Paul I, and the Synod on Synodality (Oct. 16)
Classical education has gained interest in recent years even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chesterton Schools is one network of classical education academies that has served Catholic high school students in numerous cities throughout the country. What is the appeal of this classical model of education in general and of Chesterton schools in particular? Register contributor Paul Senz has the story. Then Matthew Bunson and Jeanette De Melo have an Editors’ Corner covering the New York City Napa Institute gathering, the miracle for the beatification for John Paul I and the opening of the Synod on Synodality.
The Biden Administration promised a “whole government” response to the pro-life Texas heartbeat law and last week we saw Congress act on that when House Democrats passed the Women’s Health Protection Act. How are pro-life advocates responding to this federal push for so-called abortion rights? Catherine Hadro, host and managing editor of EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly, weighs in. Then Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin reports on the latest Vatican news, including the trial related to Cardinal Angelo Becciu.
Father Emil Kapaun, the Korean War military chaplain, prisoner of war and Medal of Honor recipient has finally returned home to Kansas, where his remains were laid to rest Sept. 29. Today Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen shares the story of Father Kapaun’s heroism, his journey home and the impact of his life on so many across the nation. Also, Happy Feast of the Guardian Angels! On this special day we’ll learn more from Msgr. Charles Pope about the mission of the angels.