The Daily Refill for Monday, December 6, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Nicholas; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; and a high school football hero.

On Let Love (airing 2:06-2:42am EST), the Sisters of Live discuss how God calls our names from all of eternity; He calls us in love, to love. Our names draw us into personal identity and mission.

Saint Stories for Kids (airing 2:48-2:57am EST) features the story of St Nicholas, who wanted a way to share what he had with others. He had a great idea…it was just a little unordinary…depending on the time of year.

Catholic Bytes (airing 2:57-3:08am EST) features a discussion on how can we live with the Resurrection in mind, and how this reality shapes your life. Katie Price and Father Conrad also answer the questions: Am I keeping vigil? Am I giving witness to the Resurrection or am I paying more attention to what is now as opposed to what is ahead? What in me needs to be resurrected?

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 3:13-3:18am EST) for Monday, December 6, 2021 are from Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14; and Luke 5:17-26.

The Messy Family Podcast (airing 3:27-4:14am EST) features a discussion on your family’s unique calling. People are searching for purpose, belonging and identity: how do we “share” our family with the world? Well, first we need to make sure we have our own house in order. Examine your family culture, shore up the weak areas, and be intentional about the messages you are sending. The motivation to have a vibrant family culture is so you can take it to the next level and act in the world according to the unique giftedness that your family has been given. We are not all called to serve in the same way — we are all different! When every family discovers their unique giftedness and then uses those gifts to respond to the call that God has put upon their hearts, God can establish His reign in the world.

Do Something Beautiful (airing 4:17-5:01am EST) features a conversation with Eric Genuis, a world-renowned composer, discusses the connections between beauty, music, hope, and our common humanity. Eric and Leah discuss his background and career in music, and his ministry to bringing concerts to prisons. He shares about the profound effect that he has seen the experience of beauty have in the lives of those who “have forgotten what hope felt like”. He also shares his philosophy of being generous with his gifts – believing we should share what we have with the world in the limited time we are given, to make a difference for another.

Renovo (airing 5:07-5:29am EST) features a discussion on Advent, and Christmas trees. Why do we sit around candles and put a tree in our living room every year? You might be surprised where our holiday traditions come from!

Renovo (airing 5:29-5:53am EST) features a discussion on Saint Nick and the Nativity.

On Godsplaining (airing 5:56-6:33am EST), Father Joseph-Anthony Kress and Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk turn again to St. Joseph, as the year dedicated to him comes to a conclusion on December 8. They also look forward to the Church’s upcoming focus on Eucharistic renewal.

This Monday’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 6:36-7:21am EST) features a discussion with Gloria Pervis, who is committed to helping to develop a Catholic response to the sin of racism. The sin of racism disfigures and hides the truth of the human person. The healthy response to sin is conversion, and conversion begins with begging the Lord for healing. That healing, though, provokes and necessitates change. Gloria is well-known for in Catholic media in her capacities as radio host, TV series host and creator, and now as the host of “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” from America Media. Gloria was recently named as the inaugural Pastoral Fellow of the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity, in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Through this fellowship she will develop resources for classroom teachers, co-create an online course addressing the theology of racial justice, deliver two public lectures on Notre Dame’s campus, and facilitate a workshop series for pastoral leaders equipping them for dialogue and engagement on issues of social justice. Today she joins me to follow up especially on her first public lecture as part of her fellowship, which bore the title “Racial Justice: Solidarity and the Church’s Call to Action.”

This Monday’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 7:24-8:00am EST) features a conversation with Father Christopher Lapp, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Mishawaka, Indiana. As the Year of St. Joseph draws to a close, Father Christopher gives us some advice for keeping this great saint involved with our lives and those our families for years to come.

The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on the Immaculate Conception; vaccination mandates in New York City public schools; and Mother Mary and Paul McCartney.

Being Human (airing 10:06-10:26am EST) features conversations on these topics: the different types of addictions; limitations of the medical model in treating addictions; strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs; the influences of Protestant theology in addictions work and how this differs from a Catholic anthropology; the importance of recognizing our core identity as a son or daughter of God; and human beings as body-soul composites.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 10:26-10:35am EST) helps you to kep praying as a Family into the Christmas Season with our new devotional for the Christmas Octave: The Joy of the Incarnation, which will keep you singing and praying all season long.

On You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 10:41-11:07am EST), Father John and Mary apply the biblical truth that “the enemy is the enemy” to what’s happening in our country right now around the abortion issue.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 11:12-11:19am EST) for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 are from Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Psalms 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; and Luke 1:26-38.

Ave Explores (airing 11:28-11:43am EST) features a conversation with Heather Khym, cohost of the Abiding Together podcast, who helps us understand what preparedness really means during Advent: creating a heart that accepts God’s promises long after the season.

Catholic Bytes (airing 11:43-11:53am EST) examines Mary as a warrior woman. Mary has many titles, but Warrior Woman is not a very common one. Mary is indeed a warrior woman, and this image of her is developed throughout the Old Testament.

The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 11:56am-12:30pm EST) features a conversation with Sophia Lebano, and her response to hearing loss. “[Hearing loss] was something that became positive for me, knowing that whatever I was given, I would find a way through God’s grace, obviously, to transform it into something good.” As a girl growing up with progressive hearing loss, didn’t always feel supported. Through a number of trials and moving schools, Sophia found that the one constant in her life was God and her faith, and she knew that to get through the challenges she would need to surrender everything to Him. God heard her prayer, and this sparked Sophia’s life mission to spread the Gospel and advocate for those with hearing loss. Sophia talks about her conviction in the Catholic faith, her work as an entrepreneur and the host of the podcast Hear and Now, and the movements of the Holy Spirit in her life.

The Paul George Show (airing 12:36-1:32pm EST) features  a fugitive reindeer, and how Jesus was enough for Saint Andrew.

On Beyond Damascus (airing 1:35-2:28pm EST), Brad, Dan, and Aaron discuss principles for discerning vocation.

Follow To Lead (airing 2:33-3:20pm EST) features a conversation with with Rhonda Gruenewald, the Founder of Vocation Ministry. and often referred to as the “Vocation Lady.” She is a passionate convert to Catholicism and a former high school English teacher. Through Vocation Ministry, Rhonda has worked with more than 6,000 vocation promoters and ministries nationwide, presenting informational workshops to deacons, priests, religious, and laity on how to establish or revive a vocation ministry.

On this Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 3:23-4:00pm EST), Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese discusses what we did as a diocese to celebrate the end of the Year of Saint Joseph, and what we can learn from Saint Joseph moving forward.

This week’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00-5:00pm EST) features a conversation with David Prentice, PhD, the vice president and research director at Charlotte Lozier Institute, who talks about the use of fetal stem cells in vaccine and medication development.

The Daily Refill for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Ambrose; Pope Francis’ return from Greece; and a social media lesson.

CNA Newsroom (airing 5:06-5:36pm EST) takes a look at why the season of Advent should be celebrated – even in the darkest times.
Catholic author Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates the Advent season at home, and how you can celebrate at home too. The story of Father Alfred Delp, a German Jesuit who clung to the hope of Advent despite his imprisonment, and execution, by the Nazis during World War II will be shares, as well as the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols, with some beautiful music by the choir at Wyoming Catholic College.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 5:42-5:51pm EST) features a discussion on the only place to receive True Forgiveness. Keep praying as a Family into the Christmas Season with our new devotional for the Christmas Octave: The Joy of the Incarnation, which will keep you singing and praying all season long.

Ave Spotlight (airing 5:51-6:11pm EST) features a conversation on Servant of God Thea Bowman–a renowned Black Catholic evangelizer, teacher, writer, and singer–who continues to inspire many people more than two decades after her death. Chenele talks with Karianna Frey, editor of We Are Beloved: 30 days with Thea Bowman, about what can learn from this holy woman.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 6:16-6:20pm EST) for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 are from Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalms 96:1-2, 3 and 10ac, 11-12, 13; and Matthew 18:12-14.

On The Pilgrim Soul (airing 6:29-7:05pm EST), Giuliana and Sofia have a conversation about work: Is it possible to live your work as a gift instead of a burden? How can work become a place of encounter? What steps can we take to transform the way we approach our work?

The Abiding Together Podcast (airing 7:08-7:38pm EST) continues their four part Advent series revisiting the women Doctors of the Church with a discussion on praise through the life of St. Hildegard of Bingen. They discuss the value of praise, speaking the truth about who God is and who we are and reflect on how all creation was made to praise the Creator; chat about Advent as a particular time to create space to hear God’s voice and the unique ways each of us enter into praise of God; and pray you would hear the voice of God over you and join in the joyful praise of all creation.

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 7:44-9:01pm EST) is a bonus episode originally for Patrons, who are given the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience in a special bonus release like this one. Topics include Post-Apocalyptic Polygamy, Bell Witch, Troy, Lying, Sports in Heaven, Resurrected Kidneys, and more.

Ethics and Culture Cast (airing 9:06-9:45pm EST) features a conversation with Vicki Thorn, a certified trauma counselor and spiritual director, who started Project Rachel while working in the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Since the first training workshop for a small group of attendees in 1984, the ministry has expanded to the majority of dioceses across the United States and more than 25 additional countries around the world. Now overseen by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Project Rachel is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priest confessors, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, medical professionals and others who provide ongoing, one-on-one, confidential post-abortion care.

The Word on Fire Show (airing 9:48am-11:00pm EST) features a recent talk Bishop Barron presented on the importance of not dumbing down the faith as we engage in religious education. Young people enjoy asking about and discussing the big questions, from God’s existence, to how to be a good and moral person, to the problem of suffering. A disconnect takes place when we meet these intellectual questions with watered-down catechesis. Instead, we must remember the central teachings of Christianity. We must present the fullness of truth, the reality of the Incarnation, and the good news of grace.