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Police use metal barricades to keep protesters, demonstrators and activists apart in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the justices hear hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a case about a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, on Dec. 1 in Washington, DC.

Resetting Abortion Laws, and Children’s Books for Christmas (Dec. 3)

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.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra answers questions at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during COVID-19 on Sept. 30 in Washington, DC.

Dismantling Religious Liberty, and the US Bishops in Baltimore (Nov. 20)

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.

Glenn Youngkin his strategist Jeff Roe watch election results come in for the Virginia gubernatorial race at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on Nov. 2 in Chantilly, Virginia.

Education and the Four Last Things (Nov. 13)

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.

Catholic cemetery

All Saints and All Souls (Oct. 30)

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.

Baptismal font

Baptism Without a Godparent, Catholic Internet Scams (Oct. 23)

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.

The intellectual life, the spiritual life and character development are the hallmarks of the Chesterton Schools Network.

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.

Anti-abortion activists demonstrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Monday in Washington, DC.

The Women’s Health Protection Act and Vatican Updates (Oct. 9)

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 in 1943 (r) and an anonymous 18th-century painting of a guardian angel

Father Emil Kapaun and Guardian Angels (Oct. 2)

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.