From Monday’s Daily Refill, hear about St. Peter Julian Eymard and St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Pope Francis’ message for how we should focus on deepening our relationship with God, and some saint friends you might want to ask for special intercession as their feast days come in August.
In Bishop Barron’s Sermon (airing 2:06-2:24am ET), hear about how we hunger for something that transcends this world, and Christ is the only good that can satisfy us.
In Catholicism with My Kid (airing 2:27-2:37am ET), Frank and Kyle talk about birds, flowers, worry, and frogs?
In the readings for today (airing 2:42-2:46am ET), hear from Numbers 11, Psalm 81, and Matthew 14.
In The Paul George Show (airing 2:52-3:49am ET), Paul talks about the Olympics, thunderstorms, wrath and mercy, and the importance of rest.
In The Pilgrim Soul Podcast (airing 3:52-4:31am ET), Miriam Huettner joins Sofia on the podcast to share her experience as a poet. How can poetry help us explore the depths of reality? What is the relationship between poetry and the transcendent? Are there practical steps we can take if we are intimidated by poetry? What criteria can help us see and judge good art?
In Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 4:37-5:24am ET), Jimmy and Cy Kellett answer more weird questions from listeners, including would I need to be re-baptized after going through a transporter; what happens to guardian angels of frozen embryos; what about human-animal hybrids; and more.
In Being Human (airing 5:27-6:27am ET), Dr. Greg Bottaro talks about the mystery of the Human person with Fr. Louis Merosne.
In Good and Decent (airing 6:32-6:54am ET), Ben and Sara discuss how radical changes of heart can come all at once, or little by little.
Church Life Today (airing 6:57-7:26am ET): “Nothing new can happen between my son and me. And while I have taught the parable of the prodigal son many times, these days I feel not just why, when the lost is found, there is great cause for celebration, but how truly the zest goes out of life with such a loss. There is no word for the pairings of emotions one feels in grief—the enormity of love mixed with the enormity of sorrow.” Those words come from Robert Cording in an essay he published in the Image journal with the title, “In the Unwalled City.” In this remarkable essay, he puts into words what cannot be contained in words: his grief for the death of his son Daniel, his desire to keep communion alive with his son, and his duty of remembrance that raises his son to life in his own life. I reached out to Professor Cording after reading his essay and he graciously agreed to join me here on our show today. If you’ve been listening to recent episodes of our show, you know that I am working on a project between my own McGrath Institute for Church Life and Ave Maria Press about our relationship with our beloved dead. This is part of a book I am writing on this topic. As part of the project, I’ve been talking with people about their memories of and their hopes for their beloved dead. I’ve asked a few of those people if they would be willing to record an episode for our show so you can listen in, too. This is the third of these episodes––on the previous two I hosted Laura Kelly Fanucci and Stephanie DePrez. My guest today––Robert Cording––is professor emeritus at College of the Holy Cross. His most recent poetry collection is Without My Asking (CavanKerry). You can find some of his other recent work in the Georgia Review, New Ohio Review, Hudson Review, and The Common.
The Sandwich Generation (airing 7:29-8:00am ET)
From Wednesday’s Daily Refill, hear about St. Jean Vianney and a prayer for parish priests, Pope Francis’ prayer intention for August and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun’s award from South Korea, plus some ideas for how to show some appreciation for the priests at your parish.
In Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 10:06-10:25am ET), Tommy talks about a bishop who had been open about his mental health and a promising study about video games and mental health, introduces listeners to Saint Andrew Dũng-Lạc, and answers listener questions about the Church’s role in the mental health world, how therapeutic modalities aren’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and how to help teenagers who are anxious on Sunday mornings at Mass.
In You Were Born for This (airing 10:30-10:46am ET), Fr. John and Mary discuss an exciting new project ACTS XXIX is creating to help as many people as possible be overwhelmed by the gospel.
In the readings for today (airing 10:51-10:56am ET), hear from Numbers 13, Psalm 106, and Matthew 15.
In Letters to Women (airing 10:56-11:28am ET), Emily Stimpson Chapman talks about her new book “Letters to Myself from the End of the World,” thoughts written to her younger self, equipping her for the challenges she’d face in a world where the Church is plagued by scandal, the culture is on the verge of collapse, and the we don’t even know what the word “normal” means anymore.
In Thinking Faith (airing 11:34am-12:04pm ET), Dcn. Eric Gurash breaks open the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, looking at its relation to the Gospel of Luke, who wrote it, and why, and taking a deep dive into a few major themes.
In The Gathering Place (airing 12:07-12:48pm ET), Beth and Jenna talk with Michael Miller about how Jesus is the Someone worth radically following both personally and in community.
In Godsplaining (airing 12:53-1:26pm ET), Fr. Patrick Briscoe and Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress unpack why Catholic Churches are beautiful, and some of the important things inside of them.
In Pints with Jack (airing 1:30-2:14am ET), hear Andrew’s special appearance on “Art & Faith Conversations” with Libby John talking about C.S. Lewis.
In Poco a Poco (airing 2:18-3:12am ET), the friars talk about the compassion of God and how we can look to him as a model for being more compassionate in our own lives.
In Truth in Charity (airing 3:15-4:00pm ET), Bishop Kevin Rhoades breaks down what happens during Mass with the Perpetual Profession of Vows for the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration and reflects upon the important role those living a form of consecrated life have for the mission of the Church and the world.
In Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00-5:00pm ET), Public health specialists Dr. Paul Carson and Dr. Paul Cieslak give an inside look at what it’s like to work in public health, including why they chose the field, the most rewarding and most difficult aspects of their work, the biggest misconceptions, and why public health should be on every Catholic’s radar.
From Tuesday’s Daily Refill, hear about St. Nicodemus, St. Lydia, Bl. Augustine Gazotich, and Bl. Salvador Segui, plus how the USCCB is helping resettle interpreters from Afghanistan and dangers for Christians in Nigeria, and “Six tips to better avoid evangelizing others”
In Renovo (airing 5:06-5:30pm ET), what does the Danish Philosopher/Theologian Soren Kierkegaard have to teach us?
In Catholic Cafe (airing 5:35-6:03pm ET), Leah Jacobson, founder and CEO of the Guiding Star Project and author of “Wholistic Feminism,” joins in part 4 of a special 6 episode series on Feminism to discuss the series condition of the healthcare industry as it relates to women.
In the readings for today (airing 6:08-6:13pm ET), hear from Number 12, Psalm 51, and Matthew 14.
In Ave Spotlight (airing 6:20-6:45pm ET), Mariana Pimiento, aka Big Apple Catholic, dreamt of moving to New York City. While in the Big Apple, she fell away from the faith until she was invited to Mass and dinner by a street missionary. Hear more from Pimiento on how God called her to missionary work with FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students.
In Short Catholic from The Kyle Heimann Show (airing 6:48-6:51pm ET), Kyle Heimann talks about generosity and what happens when you win the lottery.
In Counsel of Trent (airing 6:57-8:01pm ET), Trent takes aim at the popular conspiracy theory promoted in the documentary Zeitgeist which claims the story of Jesus was borrowed from pagan accounts like stories of the Egyptian god Horus.
In Popecast (airing 8:04-8:20pm ET), hear about Pope Victor III who really, really didn’t want the job.
In The Daughters’ Project (airing 8:25-9:12pm ET), Meg Hunter-Kilmer talks about Jesus and radical trust.
In The Word on Fire Show (airing 9:15-10:25pm ET), Dr. Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen and Bishop Barron discuss the history of ideas that shaped American culture, and her two books, American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas and The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History.
In Morning Jolt (airing 10:27-11:00pm ET), Sister Ignatia and guests talk about when to make a life-long decision and how we can be sure.