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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.

Workshop of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “John the Baptist as a Child,” c. 1650

An Advent in Hope (Nov. 28)

The bustle of the holiday season is upon us and added to the typical frenetic energy of this time of year is the stress of the coronavirus still in our midst. How can we quiet ourselves and remain rooted spiritually during Advent? Register columnist Claire Dwyer has some tips. Also, Register editor Amy Smith offers some lessons in hope based on her new book, The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women.

USCCB Meeting, Pro-Life Gains (Nov. 21)

The U.S. Bishops met this week for their annual fall meeting under the shadow of the scandal surrounding the Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick. What did the bishops say, and what lies ahead for the Church in the United States? We talk to Catholic News Agency DC editor Ed Condon. And then, the 2020 election brought hard-fought gains for the pro-life movement in Congress. We hear from Lauretta Brown, Register staff writer, for what the pro-life cause can expect in 2021.

Theodore McCarrick

The McCarrick Report (Nov. 14)

The long-awaited McCarrick Report was published this week, documenting how the one-time archbishop of Washington and a cardinal survived for so long despite the rumors, accusations and lies. This week on Register Radio, we talk to Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin about the report. And then, we are joined by Ave Maria Radio’s Al Kresta to discuss the fallout from the report and what needs to happen next.