A grandmother in a respiratory mask communicates with her grandchild through a window amid the coronavirus pandemic.


2020 has been defined by the coronavirus pandemic. With thousands that have succumbed to the virus around the world and cities still slowly opening back up, many First Amendment rights are still being infringed upon including the right to worship. Catholics across the globe still do not have access to many of the sacraments and families are grappling with how best to educate their children in a post-pandemic world. The Catholic Church has led the charge in creating safety guidelines for parishes to reopen safely. The Register offers all the latest breaking news on all fronts of COVID-19 and ways to keep families and communities safe.  

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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.