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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome on Nov. 18, 2014.

The Arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen (May 21)

When Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested and released on bail two weeks ago it sent a clear signal of just how far China will go in trespassing on religious freedom. What’s next for Cardinal Zen and for Catholic and other religious believers in Hong Kong? Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin brings us that story and more, including how European pro-lifers are hailing the expected Dobbs decision.

U.S. Supreme Court Building

SCOTUS Leak, and Do Boycotts Work? (May 14, 2022)

Many in the U.S. are still reeling over the leaking of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion revealing the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protests have erupted. Politicians have dug in entrenched on either side of the abortion policy debate as the Dobbs decision approaches. The Register’s National Correspondent Lauretta Brown joins us today with reports from Washington, DC. And then our Senior Editor Jonathan Liedl helps us wade through the question of boycotts. Should pro-lifers boycott those big companies pouring funds into expanding abortion access? We weigh the situation here.

A girl colors on a sign as adults around her take part in a pro-abortion Mothers Day demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday in Washington, DC. The building, currently surrounded by a temporary fence, has been the site of abortion-rights and anti-abortion activist demonstrations since the leaked draft of the Court’s potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade nearly one week ago.

The SCOTUS Leak on Roe v. Wade (May 7)

The leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion in the Dobbs case — a decision that could bring an end to the abortion regime of Roe v. Wade — has caused a political and media firestorm. What was behind the unprecedented leak, what is actually written in the opinion, and what might lie ahead for the highest court? EWTN legal analyst Andrea Picciotti-Bayer gives her insights into this blockbuster news. And then, we discuss with Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith the challenges the pro-life movement faces in a post-Roe landscape. And we honor the memory of Vicki Thorn, the founder of Project Rachel.

Newly-elected Dene Nation National Chief Gerald Antoine (l) and former national chief of Canada's Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Phil Fontaine (c), escorted by delegation members, arrive to address the media Thursday in St. Peter's Square following a meeting with the Pope.

Pope Francis Meets with Canadian Indigenous Leaders (April 2)

Pope Francis met with Canadian indigenous leaders and Canadian Catholic bishops this week in steps aimed at bringing reconciliation to those communities due to tensions over the Church’s role in operating assimilation-oriented residential schools. Father Raymond DeSouza provides analysis. Then we explore the new exciting venture of EWTN News in the Middle East, a Catholic news agency in Erbil, Iraq. Catholic News Agency’s executive director Alejandro Bermudez explains the important mission of ACI MENA.

Pope Francis swings a thurible of incense before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, during a penitential celebration service in St. Peter's Basilica on March 25, 2022, during which he is to consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine (March 26)

Pope Francis, joined by the bishops of the world, consecrated themselves, the Church, humanity and specifically Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25. Why was this event so important? What more can be done for peace? Register staff writer Joseph Pronechen offers us a refresher on the messages of Our Lady of Fatima and how we can follow her direction. Then we have an Editors’ Corner to look at Pope Francis’ new apostolic constitution on the Roman Curia, the sixth anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death, and a new Catholic news agency in Mother Angelica’s name in Erbil, Iraq.