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President Joe Biden prepares to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol April 28 in Washington, D.C.

Biden’s 100 Days and German Protestants Receiving Communion

President Joe Biden has reached the 100-Day milestone for his Administration, and Catholics are assessing his record. Register correspondent Lauretta Brown joins us with a progress report for the nation’s second Catholic president. And then, we get an update from Rome from the Register’s Rome correspondent Edward Pentin on his recent coverage of an upcoming Vatican conference that gives prime time to the CEOs of COVID-19 vaccine producers Moderna and Pfizer as well as a report on a push from the German bishops to allow Protestants to receive the Holy Eucharist.

Notre Dame Cathedral before the April 15, 2019, fire

Chauvin Verdict, Notre Dame, Catholic Schools and Homeschool Ban in France (April 24)

A jury in Minnesota has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges. How has the nation reacted? Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond offers some analysis on this news. Then we turn to Joan’s coverage of Catholic schools as they evaluate the last year and look ahead to the future. And then, we hear from Register European Correspondent Solène Tadié about the homeschool ban in France, and get updates on the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral and the controversial building of the largest mosque in Europe. But she also brings us information on an abbey of French nuns who are providing Gregorian Chant for the world through a one-of-a-kind app.

a young parishioner prays inside St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Church Membership Falls Below 50% (April 17)

America’s political divide grew a little wider this week with the announcement by leading Democrats in the House and Senate that they were introducing a bill to pack the Supreme Court by adding four more Justices. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register legal analyst Andrea Picciotti-Bayer about the implications for the high court and American culture. And then, church membership in the U.S. fell below 50% for the first time ever. What are the factors in play, and what does it mean for the Church going forward? We are joined by Register writer Jonathan Liedl.

Aleksander Augustynowicz, “Alleluia,” 1906

Erika Ahern on Safeguarding Your Family From Relativism and Secularism (April 10)

The Easter Season is here, and Catholic families are trying to get the most out of the season, especially as we emerge slowly out of the pandemic. This week on Register Radio, we are joined by Catholic vlogger and Catholic family expert Erika Ahern on her Easter Octave Guide for Catholic Families and her advice for safeguarding families from relativism and secularism. And then, we talk to Register editor Alyssa Murphy who gives a round-up of not-to-miss stories at ncregister.com.

Baldacchino altar and ornate frescoes inside Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Vatican News and the Resurrection Film (March 27)

After the new Vatican decree limits Masses at side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the greatest and busiest churches in the world falls into near empty silence each morning. This week on Register radio we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the new decree, plus we review Holy Week and Easter schedules at the Vatican and in Rome, and we check in on the controversies swirling around the Vatican’s statement on same-sex unions and blessings. And then, Register contributor Kathy Schiffer joins us to discuss the new film Resurrection that is out just in time for Easter.

Vaccination

What Catholics Need to Know About Vaccines (March 13)

As the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be distributed and become more readily available, Catholics everywhere are asking important questions about which ones — if any — they can receive. What guidance does the Church offer at this moment, especially when experts and even bishops seem to contradict each other? This week on Register Radio we talk to Dr. Joseph Meaney, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, who holds a PhD in bioethics, about the controversy, forming our consciences, and what Catholics need to know about vaccines.

Map of the Middle East, centered on Iraq

The Pope in Iraq, and Gender Ideology (March 6)

Pope Francis is venturing on the first papal visit to Iraq this weekend. The historic trip could have immense ramifications for Christians in the region. On this week’s Register Radio, Rome Correspondent Edward Pentin highlights the hopes for this mission. An also in Vatican News Edward tells us about a new interview by Pope Emeritus Benedict. And finally we talk to Register correspondent Jonathan Liedl about why gender ideology brooks no dissent.

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

The Equality Act, and St. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Feb. 27)

This week on Register Radio we talk to Register legal contributor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer to look at the Equality Act and transgender ideology. And then, long before the Second Vatican Council called for the sanctification of the laity, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity prophetically claimed that holiness is truly for everyone. We are joined by author Claire Dwyer to talk about her new book, This Present Paradise, A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity.

“Christ Carrying the Cross”

A Lenten Journey, and Remembering Christopher Plummer (Feb. 20)

On Ash Wednesday we are reminded that “you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It’s a call to conversion — but it also reminds us of death. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Byzantine Rite Father Michael O’Loughlin about the Lenten journey. And then, the passing this week of actor Christopher Plummer gave rise to reflection on one of the great Catholic scenes in the history of cinema. We are joined by Register contributor Father Raymond DeSouza.

U.S. Supreme Court Building

Good News for California Churches and Boston Catholic Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling that California’s ban on indoor worship and singing in churches — worship-targeting — is unconstitutional. We talk to EWTN News’ legal analyst Andrea Picciotti-Bayer about the ramifications of the High Court’s decision, and what lies ahead for religious freedom in the country. And then, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic. We are joined by Thomas Carroll, superintendent for the Archdiocese of Boston schools about good news and the many challenges facing Catholic schools.