The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Blessed Charles de Foucauld, India’s first lay martyr who will be canonized on May 15th; Pope Francis’ first flight on Italy’s new airline, ITA; and thoughts for overwhelmed moms.
From bulldogCatholic, Father Mike Schmitz’s Sunday Homily (airing 7:06-7:25am EST)) from Sunday, November 28, 2021: Too often, we want to love the way we have been created to love. But we find ourselves incapable of loving this way. Not because we aren’t willing or because we don’t want to…but because our lives are simply too full. We have no room to love.
The Student of the Month (airing 7:31-7:45am EST) for December 2021 is Olivia VanMeter, from South Bend, Indiana’s Riley High School. VanMeter isn’t just a swimmer at Riley High School. The Wildcat senior is also drum major in the school band, President of the Student Council, Secretary of the National Honor Society, Sports Editor of the school newspaper and she is ranked #1 in her senior class. As a parishioner at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, VanMeter is an alter server and Eurcharistic Minister.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:50-7:54am EST) for Wednesday, December 1, 2021 are from Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23: 1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; and Matthew 15:29-37.
Let Love: The Gospel of Life (airing 8:00-8:39am EST) discusses relationships. We all want to be in relationship, to love and be loved. If you boil down what it means to actually live The Gospel of Life, it is this: to enter every situation asking, “What does love look like here?” In this episode, Sister Mariae Agnus Dei, SV and Sister Marie Veritas, SV talk about how to live fruitful, vulnerable relationship, how action follows being, and how we can confidently let the gaze of the Father’s Love transform and redeem every circumstance.
Ave Explores (airing 8:42-9:05am EST) features a conversation with Sarah Swafford, who says it is important to slow down and embrace peacefulness and simplicity as we enter Advent. Reflecting on watchfulness—the first of the four weekly themes in Adore—Swafford said she has learned to do less so that she can watch for ways the Lord might surprise us during the season.
The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 9:11-9:49am EST) discusses embracing femininity through wrestling: “Wrestling is what allowed me to come into my own and embrace who I am as a woman, and appreciate my body in the way that God made it.” Alexandria Glaudé didn’t seek out wrestling at first. In her words, “God wanted her to wrestle.” She started wrestling in high school and quickly excelled in the sport, and has her sights set on wrestling for Team USA in the Olympics. Through the sport of wrestling and her biracial identity, she’s come to learn a lot about herself, her femininity, and the ways God is calling on her to set the world on fire. In this episode, Alexandria talks about how God brought her into the sport of wrestling, how she’s seen her femininity flourish within the sport, and how her multi-faceted identity puts her in a unique position to evangelize to those in the margins.
The Paul George Show (airing 9:52-10:47am EST) discusses blowtorch porch cleaning, Santa’s finger, couch cabbage, and Advent.
Pints with Jack (airing 10:52-11:49am EST) features two Americans and an Englishman discussing patriotism.
This Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 11:52-1:00pm EST) with Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses the just-concluded fall meeting of the United States’ Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB). Bishop gives us a behind-the-scenes peek into the Eucharistic Document’s overwhelming passage and other meeting highlights, including the possible canonization of three Americans and changes to the priestly formation program.