Pregnancy Just Got Apped

Saturday, April 12, 2014 6:59 AM Comments (0)

One of the most moving moments in my pregnancies was when I went into the appointment where the doctor pulled out the little gadget, gooped up my tummy, and let me have a listen to my baby’s heartbeat.

Hearing the squish-squish-squish of the life within me made me feel…hope. It gave me something more tangible than the morning sickness and aches.

A heartbeat so unlike mine, and yet so linked to mine. A little person, growing inside me.

Thanks to Bellabeat, you don’t have to wait until that doctor’s appointment to hear that little heartbeat…AND you have a chance to SHARE it. All you need is your smartphone or device, a little gadgety thing from Bellabeat, and their app (iOS or Android).

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Register Radio - Making a Good Confession and the New Evangelization

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:54 PM Comments (1)

Last week on Register Radio, Dan Burke discussed the challenges of making a good confession with Catholic author Marge Fenelon. In the second half of the show, Jeanette De Melo interviewed theologian Scott Hahn about the New Evangelization and Franciscan University’s outreach.

Marge Fenelon on Making a Good Confession

Marge Fenelon is a Catholic wife, mother, author, columnist, and speaker. She’s a frequent contributor to a number of Catholic publications and websites and is a regular guest on Catholic radio. She’s written several books about Marian devotion and Catholic family life and has touched the hearts of audiences in a variety of venues. Her latest book is Imitating Mary: Ten...READ MORE

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Register Radio - Religious Liberty and Napa Institute

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 2:41 PM Comments (1)

This week on Register Radio, can businesses cite religious objections and refuse to pay for contraception in the new health-care plan? Or do individuals lose their religious liberty rights when they go into business? Elena Rodriguez talks to Maria Montserrat Alvarado from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty about the March 25 Hobby Lobby oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the second half of the show, Dan Burke talks with Tim Busch, founder of the premier Catholic leadership conference, the Napa Institute. They talk about the mission and goals of the institute, along with many other reasons that this conference has had such a significant impact on Catholic leaders in America.


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Register Radio: Catholics in the Ukraine and Walking With Purpose

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:17 PM Comments (0)

On Register Radio this week, Elena Rodríguez talks with Father Yuriy Sakvuk from the Ukraine. He tells us about a side of the story you probably haven’t heard yet and shines the light of the Catholic perspective on the controversy. In the second half of the show, Dan Burke talks with Lisa Brenninkmeyer, the founder of Walking With Purpose — a Catholic study program that helps women come to know Christ in a personal way.

Catholics in the Ukraine: Father Yuriy Sakvuk

Father Yuriy Sakvuk, 38, is a priest in the Ukrainian Greek (Byzantine rite) Catholic Church, an Eastern Church in communion with Rome. He is a professor of ecclesiology and ecumenism and the director of the Department of...READ MORE

Filed under bible study, catholic, catholic church, faith, father yuriy sakvuk, lisa brenninkmeyer, politics, prayer, register radio, women

Register Radio: Legalized Abortion in Ireland and Bible-Based Movies

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:36 PM Comments (3)

On Register Radio this week, Elena Rodríguez talks with a senator from Ireland about Ireland’s recent legalization of abortion. Where did the legislation go wrong?

Then Dan Burke talks with the Register’s film critic, Steven Greydanus, about the appeal, challenges and blessings of Bible-based movies.


Legalized Abortion in Ireland

We are hearing Ireland mentioned in mainstream news outlets because Ireland’s Taoiseach (prime minister) — Enda Kenny — is visiting the United States to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City. As we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, and maybe even wear green, we also turn our thoughts and prayers to Ireland, where the respect for life has...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, bible, catholic faith, ireland, register radio, steven d. greydanus

Register Radio: Station Churches in Rome and

Monday, March 10, 2014 4:54 PM Comments (0)

On Register Radio this week, Jeanette DeMelo talks with papal biographer George Weigel about a fourth-century tradition: visiting the “station churches” in Rome during Lent, which the North American College is keeping alive in the Eternal City.


Also, Dan Burke talks with Tom Peterson of Catholics Come Home about, a powerful new initiative to promote the sacrament of reconciliation while calling Catholics to come home to the Church.


Station Churches in Rome


First on the show this week, Jeanette De Melo interviews George Weigel, the author of the bestselling biography of soon-to-be-saint John Paul II, Witness to Hope. He’s a distinguished senior fellow of the...READ MORE

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Four Apps to Deepen Your Lent

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:56 AM Comments (15)

Leave it to EWTN to come up with a Lenten app. And no, I’m not just toeing the party line here. These four apps (two from EWTN) offer those of us who find ourselves preoccupied with mobile devices to use them to bless our Lenten efforts.


Read the Gospels


First, there’s the EWTN app (free on Android, Apple and Kindle). It’s full of all the things you would expect from EWTN: radio programs on demand, video programs on demand and the Bible.

There’s also a special feature: a 40-day challenge to read the four Gospels during Lent. All you have to do is make a little selection (instructions, with pictures, here) in one of the menus, and you’re set with a reminder and a daily reading...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Chart-Topping Nuns and Preparing for Lent

Friday, February 28, 2014 6:11 PM Comments (0)

On Register Radio this week, Elena Rodríguez talks with Monica Fitzgibbons of De Montfort Music about the first nuns to ever win an award from Billboard. And the hits just keep on coming! The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles just released their third album, Lent at Ephesus. Also, Dan Burke speaks with Anthony Lilles, author of Secret Mountain, Secret Garden about the wisdom of the saints and how we can prepare for Lent.


Lent at Ephesus

Elena Rodríguez interviews Monica Fitzgibbons, who founded De Montfort Music in 2012, along with her husband, Kevin. Coming from a music-industry background, they launched De Montfort Music specifically to release sacred music and chant. Decca...READ MORE

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Sarah Reinhard is a Catholic wife, mom, writer, parish worker and catechist, and coffee drinker. You’re just as likely to find her hiding out back with a book as you are to discover her playing in the yard with a few farm animals (or wait — are those her kids?) She is the author of five books, the most recent of which is A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism. She blogs at and Reinhard holds a master’s degree in marketing and communications and has worked for many years in corporate and nonprofit organizations. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three children. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Goodreads.