Register Radio: Exorcisms in Gary, Ind. / Spiritual Formation Program in Kansas City, Kan.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:30 PM Comments (1)

On Register Radio this week, Elena Rodríguez spoke with Register correspondent Patti Armstrong about her interview with the Catholic priest who did exorcisms to free a Gary, Ind., family afflicted with demons.

Armstrong and her husband, Mark, are the parents of 10 children, including two adopted AIDS orphans from Kenya. She has a degree in social work and a master’s in public administration and has worked in both fields. She has been writing for more than 30 years and has authored several books on raising families in the faith.

Many people heard about the recent exorcism in Indiana, when news broke at the end of January that a boy had walked up a wall backwards. Several adults...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Jennifer Lahl / Doug Keck

Friday, February 14, 2014 2:07 PM Comments (2)

This week on Register Radio, Thom Price spoke with Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network.

She couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical-care nurse, a hospital administrator and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak to those who have no voice. That includes topics like egg donation, assisted suicide, surrogacy and human cloning.

Lahl spoke about the new documentary Breeders: A Subclass of Women? that the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network produced.

Here’s the trailer of the film:



The documentary explores the issue of surrogacy. Surrogacy, as defined by Lahl, is when a couple...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Catholic Schools/The Common Core

Thursday, February 06, 2014 2:48 PM Comments (4)

On Register Radio this week, Elena Rodríguez spoke with Dominican Sister John Mary Fleming, the executive director for the Secretariat for Catholic Education at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. A Dominican Sister from the St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., she is responsible for supporting and assisting the bishops in the development, management and communication priorities, plans and policies for Catholic education.


Making Catholic Education Part of the New Evangelization

Sister John Mary spoke of the importance of building an intellectual tradition and the beauty and development of a relationship with Jesus Christ.

“Even though children’s needs may change,...READ MORE

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Pro-Life Isn’t Just a Religious Issue

Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:25 AM Comments (52)
Used with permission from WFLWC

– Used with permission from WFLWC

In the research I did for my post about the Walk for Life West Coast, I was intrigued to find out that one of the main groups supporting the Walk is Secular Pro-Life.

I was intrigued and spent a bit of time on their site. I smiled a bit at the welcome:

Welcome to Secular Pro-Life, a unique community of advocates for the unborn. All are welcome, from Atheists to Zoroastrians. We believe that science and reason are on the side of life. The pro-life movement is expanding beyond the cathedral walls. Be a part of history!

(By the way, it wasn’t a condescending smile, either. It was a “Hey! Cool!” kind of smile.)

According to their statistics, there are over 6 million non-religious...READ MORE

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Walking for Life on the West Coast

Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:10 AM Comments (5)

When I think of pro-life, I didn’t used to think of the West Coast. Part of that’s probably because I’m planted firmly here in the Midwest. And part of that’s probably because when I think “West Coast” I think of Oregon and San Francisco.

And yet, one of the things on my “Things To Do” list (which I refuse to call a bucket list, thankyouverymuch) is to go to San Francisco some January for the Walk for Life West Coast (

Here’s how it started and why they do it:

Founded in 2005 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area residents, the Walk for Life West Coast’s mission is to change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Walk...READ MORE

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A Beautiful Advent Tradition: Bambinelli Sunday, Blessing the Christ Child

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:16 AM Comments (2)

Before I became Catholic, I really had no desire to travel the world. Why would I, when there is so much to see here in the United States?

Now that I’m Catholic, though, I have a growing list of international dream destinations and near the top of the list is Rome. And, thanks to Amy Welborn’s new book, Bambinelli Sunday (Franciscan Media, 2013), I have an exact time when I’d like to go: the third Sunday of Advent, with my Baby Jesus in hand.

Though I’m not a child, I’ll come with kids in tow, I promise. And we’ll all have little Christ Child figures with us.

According to what Google translated for me from the Italian site that has all the details, this tradition has been going on...READ MORE

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Who Knew Old Bones Could Be So Fascinating?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:06 PM Comments (9)

 I’ll be honest: the idea of relics has always challenged my not-raised-Catholic self. I’ve had a hard time wrapping my mind around why you would keep parts of people, you know, around.

It just seems…gross.

It’s conflicting. Even as I’m sort of disgusted, I’m also…intrigued.

I mean, there is something fascinating about bones that have been around for years and years and years. And bones that belonged to St. Peter? I can’t be grossed out enough to stay away from this.

Last Sunday, the Vatican unveiled bones that there’s good reason to believe belong to our first pope. CNN, NBC, and The Guardian contend that these are controversial remains. In fact, they miss the point.

The point...READ MORE

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The War against Porn Begins at Home

Saturday, November 23, 2013 4:00 AM Comments (37)


I’m not surprised when I see toddlers using electronics. I get it.

However, reading Common Sense Media’s children’s media usage report and observing some of those realities in my own home, I also get the cause for concern.

There’s a LOT of good stuff out there: educational websites and apps, cool Catholic games and devotional resources, pretty pictures and things I could’ve never imagined. However, there’s a LOT of things on the interwebs that I don’t want my kids anywhere near.

Recently, we set up an old computer for my oldest daughter to use. It’s right in the middle of our living area. I can look over her shoulder at any time.

I don’t think that’s enough, though. The prowling...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.