The Daily Refill for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Maria Crocifissa di Rosa; French Catholics who were attached during an Immaculate Conception procession; and, if screens harm married life.
Being Human (airing 7:06-7:31am EST) features discussions on: the importance of self-stewardship; human beings as made in the image and likeness of God; the difference between self-care and self-indulgence; the temptation to self-sufficiency; the goodness of self-help resources and their limitations; every person’s need for help; and teaching, witness, and application as the three levels of mentorship.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:31-7:38am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.
On You Were Born for This with Father John Riccardo (airing 7:44-8:09am EST), Father John and Mary talk about Father’s new book, “Learning to Trust From Mary: Meditations on the Rosary” and in a particular way invite us to deepen our trust in Jesus through Mary’s companionship.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:14-8:18am EST) for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 are from Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25; Psalms 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14; and Luke 7:18b-23.
CNA Newsroom (airing 8:27-8:57am EST) features a Trappist monk named Emmanuel, who shares his vocation story and gives a look at how his community celebrates Advent. Also, the Vatican’s lead astronomer gives the real story of the Star of Bethlehem, and a visit the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem is presented.
The Feminine Genius Podcast (airing 9:00-9:50am EST) features a conversation with Rachel Harkins Ullmann, the Executive Director for the GIVEN Institute, an organization that empowers young women to be leaders in the Church and society, to discuss her unique faith journey, how she got involved with the GIVEN Institute, and the important gift that Catholic women are as servant leaders in the world.
The Paul George Show (airing 9:56-10:51am EST) features topics including skiing Santas; the true Saint Nick; and reducing anxiety to zero.
On Beyond Damascus (airing 10:54am-12:01pm EST), Brad, Dan, and Aaron discuss tendencies toward expressive charismatic prayer or contemplative traditional prayer and how to receive more of what God desires to give in your prayer life.
On The Simple Reminder with Pat Lencioni (airing 12:01-12:09pm EST), Pat and Tracy talk about finding joy and peace amongst a sometimes disheartening reality – that sadly, our society is divided around faith, now more than ever.
On this Wednesday’s episode of Truth in Charity (airing 12:12-1:00pm EST), Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese begins a countdown to Christmas. As the end of Advent approaches and Christmas is in sight, the readings and prayers shift, focusing on the imminent coming of Christ. So, Bishop walks through the Gospel readings for December 17th through the 21st, describing the genealogy of Jesus, as well as the appearance of angels, and Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.