The Daily Refill for Friday, December 10, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on the new feast for Our Lady of Loreto; the new head coach of the University of Notre Dame’s Football team; and the difference between Catholic and Protestant Bibles.
Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 1:06-1:21am EST) features Bishop’s sermon from Sunday, December 12, 2021: Gaudete Sunday. We are called to rejoice, so detach yourself from the anxieties of the world and live in the peace and joy of Christ.
On Short Catholic (airing 1:21-1:24am EST), Daniel Harms reflects on the word, “reconciliation” and how amazing the sacrament is.
Renovo (airing 1:30-1:54am EST) features a conversation on Saint Alberto Hurtado, the saint chosen as the patron of the upcoming SEEK Conference, February 4-6, 2022.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 1:59-2:01am EST) for Friday, December 10, 2021 are from Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalms 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; and Matthew 11:16-19.
On Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 2:10-2:33am EST), Tommy talks about Selena Gomez’s new mental health venture, introduces listeners to Blessed Eustochium of Padua, and answers listener questions about how to help someone after you’ve referred them to counseling, how to help a family member who doesn’t want help, and how to support a partner who is experiencing religious OCD.
Blessed is She (airing 2:36-3:13am EST) features a discussion on enjoying life in Christ. Life with the Lord is an exciting ride: throw your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride! It’s all about surrender.
Pints with Aquinas (airing 3:19-4:50am EST) features a conversation on the spiritual life with Doctor Brant Pitre.
Outside the Walls (airing 4:53-5:54am EST) features a conversation with Chris Padgett, who talks about Saint Summit 2021, a free opportunity on December 10th-12th to learn more about 25 saints from some of the most sought-after speakers, as well as how the witness of the saints helps us to grow in holiness and grow closer to God. Listen to the end to hear about an opportunity to grow closer to your spouse this Advent season with a little CPR.
This Friday’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am 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 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 9:06-9:42am 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 9:48-9:57am 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 9:57-10:08am 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 10:13-10:18am 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 10:27-11:14am 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 11:17am-12:01pm 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 12:07-12:29pm 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 12:29-12:53pm EST) features a discussion on Saint Nick and the Nativity.
On Godsplaining (airing 12:56-1:33pm 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 1:36-2:21pm 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 2:24-3:00pm 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 Thursday, December 9, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Juan Diego; a Catholic Diocese in Ohio that is boycotting Wendy’s to support local farmers; and a hero at an Oxford high school.
On They That Hope (airing 3:06-3:40pm EST), Father Dave and Deacon Bob discuss taking kids to sporting events, the tragedy in Michigan, preparing for Christmas, and what “peace” really means.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 3:46-3:55pm EST) continues to discuss praying as a family this Christmas season, with the Christmas Octave: The Joy of the Incarnatinon.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 4:00-4:03pm EST) for Thursday, December 9, 2021 are from Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalms 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab; and Matthew 11:11-15;
Poco a Poco (airing 4:12-4:53pm EST) discusses that, as a people and a Church, we have a common patrimony and inheritance of promises kept. Over time, salvation history involves real people and real stories—God breaks into history. Think Elizabeth and Zachariah, Simeon, or Anna. We are part of this story, living in salvation history. We must remember that God has been faithful to us, and use that memory to stay. God can’t fulfill his promises to us if we leave. The saints we look to had their own struggles and their own trials, and the Lord was faithful to them. It was a faithfulness that satisfied something in their own lives, but there’s also a way in which it bore fruit such that we’re recipients of the fruitfulness of these people. There might be something that the Lord’s doing in our lives that is also going to be fruitful for other people we meet. Other people will inherit this.
On Letters to Women (airing 4:56-5:35pm EST), Emily Tate discusses being intentional with our Advent, our gift giving, and our traditions in this season. Many of us are blessed with memories of just really perfect gifts that were given to us. In a season where it’s easy to get caught up in the to-do list aspect of gift giving, or the commercialized gift giving we find ourselves in, this conversation with Emily was so refreshing and such a fun way to start this Advent season. If you are staring at a list of people who you want to give a gift to this Christmas and wondering how to honor those friendships and relationships well with an intentional gift, sister, this letter is for you. Other topics include: What inspired Emily to found Pillar and Pearl; The joy that Emily finds in collaborating with Catholic artisans and other Catholic women who curate boxes for Pillar and Pearl; Emily’s tips for intentional gift giving and knowing the temperaments of those you love; Creating your own family traditions; and the joy of remembering intentional gifts that were given to you.
Thinking Faith: The Catholic Podcast (airing 5:41-6:12pm EST) is Part 1 of a 2-Part series featuring Doctor André Polaniecki from Holy Cross College at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports.
Thinking Faith: The Catholic Podcast (airing 6:15-6:49pm EST) is Part 2 of a 2-Part series featuring Doctor André Polaniecki from Holy Cross College at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports.
On Living Stones (airing 6:54-7:22pm EST), Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ken Hallenius continue their discussion on the USCCB’s new document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.”
On At the Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 7:25-7:39pm EST), Pat and Cody discuss their own recent experiences with virtual leadership: the positive, the negative, and the unexpected.
Catholic Games (airing 7:39-8:01pm EST) features author Shaun McAfee, who plays a game about Saints who are the patrons of something health or sickness related.
The Exodus 90 Show (airing 8:04-9:00pm EST) asks, and answers, the question: is time in prayer worth it? Feeling like you can avoid going to the chapel to pray today because the calendar shows that there’s a tomorrow? One encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist could change your life forever. A daily encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist will change your life—and the lives of those around you—forever. This episode features Andrew Nobauer of Canada based collegiate ministry, Catholic Christian Outreach. He shares not only his experience of Exodus 90, but also his experience of conversion after an encounter he had with our Lord in the Eucharist. Then in the fervorino we get real practical on why we should be praying for an hour every day as men.