The Daily Refill for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint John of the Cross; five European Union countries facing persecution; and the results of a recent survey of priests’ views.

CNA Newsroom (airing 7:06-7:25am EST) features Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green, who leads the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in the Australian Outback. He tells of the extraordinary challenges and blessings that come with his role.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:31-7:39am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

Ave Explores (airing 7:39-7:55am EST) features a conversation with Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, who explains that drawing near to Jesus during Advent provides peace and comfort in times of sorrow and distress, and offers us a glimpse of the Lord’s goodness which comes with the joy of Christmas day.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:03-8:06am EST) for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 are from Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13; Psalms 34:2-3, 6-7, 17-18, 19 and 23; and Matthew 21:28-32.

On The Pilgrim Soul (airing 8:15-8:55am EST), Sofia and Adrianna talk about hospitality. How can we learn to welcome others? What elements of our economy and culture are hostile to hospitality? And what do love, sacrifice, and heaven have to do with it?

Abiding Together (airing 8:58-9:34am EST) continues their four part Advent series revisiting the women Doctors of the Church, with a discussion on joy through the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. They also discuss trust, simplicity and self surrender as the keys to experiencing the beauty of Christmas and the miracle of Christ’s birth, as well as personal stories of God bringing radical transformation in our lives, doing things for us and in us that we could not do ourselves.

On The Burrowshire Podcast (airing 9:40-10:38am EST),Father Blake and Brandon discuss how to navigate them and maintain our holiness. How do we preserve our state of grace in such a volatile and hostile environment as social media? Digital tools allow for a lot of good. We have seen that especially during this pandemic, when people are able to connect with one another across the globe. But, as we well know, there are also significant dangers.

On Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World (airing 10:41-11:58am EST), Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss allegations that the US had advance warning of the Japanese attack or even that President Roosevelt provoked the attack to end American isolationism. What is the truth?

On The Word on Fire Show (airing 12:01-12:35pm EST), Bishop Barron takes several questions from non-Catholics, including: How does the Catholic Church think about sola Scriptura and Bible interpretation? Since we can’t know beyond a reasonable doubt that Christianity is true, why should I become a Christian? Any tips for a Protestant transitioning to Catholicism? Why are some sins considered mortal? Is there a realistic possibility of reuniting the Christian churches, and if not, what are the major stumbling blocks? What is the role of saints? Why aren’t they considered to be idols? What is the Catholic view of the apocrypha (deuterocanonical books)? What about apparent contradictions in the Bible? Does this undermine the Bible’s inerrancy?

On this Tuesday’s episode of Morning Jolt (airing 12:38-1:00pm EST), Sister Ignatia sits down with a surprise guest, Joy, to discuss their friendship and work with FOCUS missions.