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“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.

Carrie Gress

Biden’s Blue America and Toxic Femininity (Feb. 6)

Two weeks removed from the inaugural address of President Biden, Americans — especially many Catholics — are looking back and questioning the appeal for unity from our new president. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register contributor Professor Gerry Bradley about what he calls “President Joe Biden’s Blue America.” And then, we are joined by author Carrie Gress and her book The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity. Is her book being censored by Big Tech?

Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League.

Catholic Schools and a Pro-Life Warrior (Jan. 30)

A new book is looking at the unexpected success of Catholic schools in Massachusetts and asking some hard questions about Catholic education. This week on Register Radio we are joined by Cara Candal, co-editor of the book A Vision of Hope: Catholic Schooling in Massachusetts. And then, we have just marked the anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, and Register contributor Mary FioRito and Catholic Woman’s Forum joins us to remember the pro-life legend Joe Scheidler and to assess the pro-life cause at this moment in our country.

President Joe Biden on Jan. 22.

Biden As President and the Abortion Issue (Jan. 23)

This last week President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president. He assumed office in a turbulent time. What are the virtues we need for this moment? This week on Register Radio we talk to Catholic commentator and columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez. And then, we are joined by Professor Helen Alvaré to discuss why “The Catholic Church is Correct in Not Letting the Abortion Issue Slide.”

A mob storms the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Hope Within Crisis (Jan. 16)

As the nation struggles with the COVID pandemic, economic uncertainty and political upheaval, Catholics are also troubled by deep crises within the Church. What is the way forward for authentic renewal? This week on Register Radio, we talk with author Ralph Martin about his analysis of this moment especially in light of his latest book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward. And then, we are joined by Catherine Hadro, host of EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, to assess 8 Hopeful Signs for the Pro-Life Movement in 2021.

Thousands storm the United States Capitol building following a “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Unrest: A Nation Divided (Jan. 9)

The hopes of a new year bringing healing and unity to a divided nation received a terrible blow this last week with violence in the U.S. Capitol as supporters of President Trump tried to block the certification of the presidential election. Register contributor Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, gives us his reactions. And then, we turn to Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the late great Martin Luther King Jr., for her perspective on the political unrest, the important Senate runoff elections in Georgia, and what lies ahead for the pro-life movement during a Biden administration.

Year 2020

Looking Back at 2020 (Jan. 2)

As the challenging year of 2020 finally comes to an end, we look back at this most memorable of years and look ahead to 2021. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register staff writer Peter Jesserer Smith and Register contributor Father Raymond DeSouza. What were the biggest stories in 2020? And what can we expect in the New Year?

Vaccines

Christian Brugger on COVID-19 Vaccines (Dec. 19)

As the U.S. and other countries are preparing for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, Catholics are evaluating the ethics of their production and whether Catholics can in conscience receive them. This week on Register Radio, Register contributor and moral theologian Christian Brugger weighs in on the morality of the COVID vaccines.

Masolino da Panicale, “St. Peter Preaching the Good News,” c. 1427

Good News to Hear!

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.