From Friday’s Daily Refill, hear about the Transfiguration, St. Dominic, and St. Mary MacKillop, plus the Catholic organizations asking SCOTUS to overturn Roe v. Wade, and some tips for cultivating patience.

In Living Stones (airing 1:06-1:34am ET), Ken and Deacon Harold return to their discussion of Evangelium Vitae with paragraph 68, and talk about the relationship between the moral law and civil law, the meaning of the word “cleave” and current issues of communion confronting the Bishops.

In Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 1:40-1:56am ET), Tommy talks about why it’s so hard to pray when we’re depressed, explores secular guided meditation, introduces listeners to Saint Margaret of Cortona, and answers listener questions about eating disorder relapse prevention, if everything happens for a reason, and the therapeutic approach known as Internal Family Systems.

In the readings for today (airing 2:01-2:06am ET), hear from Daniel 7, Psalm 97, 2 Peter 1, and Mark 9.

In Counsel of Trent (airing 2:12-2:53am ET), Trent answers a variety of questions from his patrons, including on the justice of hell, the nature of human cloning, how to convince someone to save sex for marriage, and how to resolve an apparent conflict between Rerum Novarum and Fratelli Tutti.

In Ave Explores (airing 2:56-3:28am ET), Christopher T. Baglow, director of the science and religion initiative at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, discusses how faith and science approach truth. He says that by exploring science with the eyes of faith and approaching faith with a desire to understand science, the Church can evangelize in new ways.

In Pints with Aquinas (airing 3:34-4:38am ET), Dr. William Lane Craig and Jimmy Akin, two Christian apologists, talk about the philosophical version of the Kalam argument.

In Pints with Jack (airing 4:40-5:43am ET), Dr. Diana Glyer returns with some of her students to talk about their new book about Lewis’ “Space Trilogy.”

In Catholicism with My Kid (airing 5:48-6:00am ET), Sebastian and Kyle look at the Similes of Salt and Light. What does it mean to be these?

In Doctor, Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am 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 Monday’s Podcast Block, 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 9:06-9:24am 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 9:27-9:37am ET), Frank and Kyle talk about birds, flowers, worry, and frogs?

In the readings for today (airing 9:42-9:46am ET), hear from Numbers 11, Psalm 81, and Matthew 14.

In The Paul George Show (airing 9:52-10:49am ET), Paul talks about the Olympics, thunderstorms, wrath and mercy, and the importance of rest.

In The Pilgrim Soul Podcast (airing 10:52-11:31am 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 11:37am-12:24pm 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 12:27-1:27pm ET), Dr. Greg Bottaro talks about the mystery of the Human person with Fr. Louis Merosne.

In Good and Decent (airing 1:32-1:54pm ET), Ben and Sara discuss how radical changes of heart can come all at once, or little by little.

Church Life Today (airing 1:57-2:26pm 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.

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From Thursday’s Daily Refill, hear about Our Lady of the Snows and Bl. Frederic Janssone, plus Pope Francis’ latest reflection on the letter to the Galatians, and the Litany to the Sacred Heart.

In CNA Newsroom (airing 3:06-3:35pm ET), Catholics talk about their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, and react to Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio regulating it.

In Fr. Mike Schmitz Homily (airing 3:40-3:56pm ET), The apostles asked the question, “What good are these for so many?” Yet, Jesus invited them to give what they had and to trust Him with all of it. Jesus invites us to do the same: Give everything and know that nothing will be wasted.

In the readings for today (airing 4:01-4:06pm ET), hear from Numbers 20, Psalm 95, and Matthew 16.

In This Thing Called Adulting (airing 4:06-4:33am ET), Nick Boratenski and Emma Geis talk about vocations and how we live them out in every day life.

In You Were Born for This (airing 4:40-5:13am ET), Fr. John and Mary welcome Dcn. Steve and USMC Major Sharon Sisbarro and have a conversation about how we can draw on some wise principles from the Marine Corp that easily apply to the Christian life.

In Catholic Bytes (airing 5:16-5:28pm ET), Ever wonder what it would be like to walk around in clerics? Check out this episode for some fun stories.

In Pints with Jack (airing 5:34-6:16pm ET), end “Narnia Month” by going “Beyond Narnia” with Dr. Ray Baker, discussing his book, “Beyond Narnia: The Theology and Apologetics of C.S. Lewis”.

In Counsel of Trent (airing 6:19-6:42pm ET), Trent examines the Rapture and explains what the Bible really teaches about the end of the world.

In Outside the Walls (airing 6:47-7:43pm ET), Allison Ciraulo, mother of 3, talks about Motherhood as a path to sainthood.

In Building Through Him (airing 7:46-8:10pm ET), Mary Jo Parrish talks about how we often feel like we are drowning in the chaos of our distractions and busyness but the Lord desires to offer us rest and to remind us to Whom we truly belong.

In Ten Thousand Places (airing 8:13-9:00pm ET), the stew of ideas in which most Europeans and Americans live today has been shaped greatly by a period of history called “The Enlightenment.” But what is the Enlightenment? And how might it be influencing the way we think about history, politics, the Church, the value of curiosity, and even knowledge itself?