Register Radio: Catholics in Politics and the Darkside of Disclosure Laws

Businessman Keith Fimian & Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond

Friday, November 02, 2012 11:26 AM Comments (2)

Today on Register Radio, we first spoke with businessman and former two-time Virginia U.S. Congressional candidate Keith Fimian. Fimian is president and CEO of U.S. Inspect - the nation's leading provider of property inspection services. He spoke about his unsuccessful runs for office and about the urgent need for principled, faithful Catholics in political office.

Asked what originally led him to run for office, Fimian said it grew out of his concern for where our nation is headed and the budget deficit.

"We need competent, capable, principled people in office," said Fimian. "We're borrowing 42% of our operating budget...by doing so we are exiling our own children to an uncertain...READ MORE

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The Myth and the Reality of 'I'll Die in My Bed'

What Cardinal Francis George Really Said

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:30 PM Comments (48)
Darren Leow

– Darren Leow

At long last, the Archdiocese of Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has definitively affirmed what exactly he said in relation to the much-quoted statement about him dying in his bed, and his successors dying imprisoned and martyred.

I first heard the quote used by a Catholic speaker sometime in 2010. If you're a Catholic reader or conference attendee, you've no doubt heard it as well. It's taken on rather mythic proportions... so much so, that I suspected that it might not be factual. The quote has even made its way into the Cardinal's Wikipedia entry.

Over the years I've heard numerous commentators and speakers and writers refer to this quote. Many have described it as "prophetic."...READ MORE

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New Guide Helps Catholic Families Choose a College

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:47 AM Comments (0)
The Cardinal Newman Society

The 2012-2013 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

– The Cardinal Newman Society

Three years ago I began visiting Catholic colleges and universities across the country doing contract writing work for The Cardinal Newman Society. By the time I was done, a year-and-a-half later, I had the opportunity to visit 13 different institutions of higher education, interviewing administration, faculty and students, and writing profiles for each of the schools. It was a tremendous experience to see the fine work being done on so many campuses, to meet young faith-filled future leaders, and to discover the distinct charism of each school.

That work has finally come to fruition. Today, The Cardinal Newman Society has published the third edition of their Newman Guide to Choosing a...READ MORE

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Register Radio: Myths about the Church & Plenary Indulgence

Dr. Christopher Kaczor and Dr. Michel Therrien

Friday, October 19, 2012 11:17 AM Comments (0)

Dr. Christopher Kaczor, author of "Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church"

Today on Register Radio, we first spoke with Dr. Christopher Kaczor, professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, about his brand new Ignatius Press book "The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church."

Asked why there are so many myths that are believed and perpetuated about the Church, Kaczor hypothesized that mass media has led to many of the profound misunderstandings that people have about the Church.

"Also, sometimes, Catholics aren't as well equipped as they could be to respond to these things," added Kaczor.

Kaczor said that the myth that is probably the most widespread at the moment, and also the most damaging is the myth that priestly celibacy...READ MORE

Filed under augustine institute, catechism of the catholic church, christopher kaczor, michel therrien, myths, plenary indulgence, year of faith

Register Radio: Year of Faith and 40 Days for Life

Bishop David Ricken & Lauren Muzyka

Friday, October 05, 2012 10:31 AM Comments (1)

Today on Register Radio, Diocese of Green Bay Bishop David Ricken spoke about ways we might participate in the Church's upcoming Year of Faith, which begins on October 11.

"The goal of the year of faith is to repropose Jesus Christ to those who think they know Him and those who do not," said Bishop Ricken. "The Holy Father has called us to open the door of our mind and the door of our heart to Christ, who is always asking to be invited in."

Bishop Ricken spoke about the Year of Faith coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.

"We're at an incredible moment of history," said Bishop Ricken. "Some...READ MORE

Filed under 40 days for life, abortion, bishop david ricken, new evangelization, planned parenthood, second vatican council, synod of bishops, year of faith

Catholic Doctors Gather to Express Concerns

Catholic Medical Association Meeting in St. Paul

Friday, September 28, 2012 10:30 AM Comments (3)

I'm attending the Catholic Medical Association's 81st educational conference in St. Paul, Minn. To say that the issues of conscience rights and the Health and Human Service's mandate are on the minds of the physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and medical students would be an understatement. The sense of concern and anxiety among the attendees is palpable.

The organizers expected 400 attendees. More than 600 showed up, as well approximately 67 medical students. The topics being discussed in the sessions and being talked about between sessions have concentrated on the attacks on Catholic medical professionals and their practice. The conference has featured an all-star line-up of...READ MORE

Filed under affordable care act, catholic medical association, conscience protection, conscience rights, doctors, hhs mandate, nurses, physicians

Register Radio: Abortion Worker Leaves and Elder-Care

Former Abortion Worker Jewels Green & Correspondent Jim Graves

Friday, September 21, 2012 12:41 AM Comments (0)

Former abortion worker Jewels Green.

Today on Register Radio, we spoke with Jewels Green, a former abortion business worker who not only left the abortion industry, but has also come into the Catholic Church. She is one among at least 69 ex-abortion workers who have had a change of heart and left the abortion industry in the last five years. She provided a fascinating look inside an abortion business and shared what led her to leave.

"I was coerced into having an abortion I didn't want, when I was 17," said Green. "Weeks later, I tried to take my own life. Within months after recovering in an adolescent treatment unit, I marched in a pro-abortion walk and began volunteering as an escort. I was trying to reconcile my...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, abortion worker, assisted care, carmelite sisters of the sacred heart, convert, elderly, jewels green

Register Radio: Catholic Radio and New Media

David Vacheresse & Matt Warner

Friday, September 14, 2012 12:04 PM Comments (0)

Today on Register Radio, we celebrated the first anniversary of the program by speaking with David Vacheresse, general manager of EWTN Global Catholic Radio. David spoke about the history of EWTN Catholic radio and about the power of radio for evangelization.

"The affiliates have received Register Radio in the same way that everyone received the National Catholic Register coming into the EWTN family," said Vacheresse. "They're thrilled to have an audio version."

Speaking of the history of EWTN Radio, Vacheresse said that EWTN will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of shortwave, and 15th anniversary of offering its programming, free of charge, to AM and FM stations.

"The very...READ MORE

Filed under catholic new media, catholic radio, evangelization, new media, radio

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About Tim Drake

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Tim Drake is an award-winning writer and former journalist and radio host with the National Catholic Register/EWTN. He currently serves as New Evangelization Coordinator for the Holdingford Area Catholic Community in the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota. He resides with his wife and five children in St. Joseph, Minn.