The Daily Refill for Thursday, December 16, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Virginia Centurione; the tornadoes that devastated area in six US states; and how Chef Jose Andres is in Kentucky to help after those tornadoes.

On They That Hope (airing 7:06-7:37am EST), Father Dave and Deacon Bob talk about their weekends (Father Dave was at home; Deacon Bob was in Tampa), the Rebuild My Church Capital Campaign, and how to rejoice in the Lord in difficult circumstances.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:43-7:50am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:55-8:00am EST) for Thursday, December 16, 2021 are from Isaiah 54:1-10; Psalms 30:2 and 4, 5-6, 11-12a and 13b; and Luke 7:24-30.

Poco a Poco (airing 8:09-8:50am EST) features a discussion on the resourcefulness of God: the Lord doesn’t need a perfect moment to do what he does. He can use—and has used—all the secular events and moments in history to bring about his plan. The detours and decisions and even things that feel like inconveniences—he’ll work with it all. And it’s not that he’s just done this once or twice… it seems to be his method. God works through the stuff. It’s all very incarnational, and there’s never a doubt that any situation is beyond God’s reach.

Letters to Women (airing 8:53-9:31am EST) features a conversation with Christy Wilkens. When Christy prayed for the total healing of her son, Oscar, who is plagued by mysterious seizures, she didn’t hear Jesus telling her that he’d grant her a miracle. Instead, he told her “This is your cross, and I am not going to take it away from you. I will be with you, and I will help you, but it is yours to carry.” Needless to say, not the words she wanted to hear. Almost a year after healing those words in prayer, she made a trek to Lourdes, France with her husband and Oscar, seeking a miracle. What do we do when God doesn’t answer our prayers, when he says no to what we’re asking him for or doesn’t intervene in a situation we’re begging him to step into? Christy’s unanswered prayers healed her family and restored her faith. Other topics include: how to surrender and let go of control in our prayer life with the Lord; how to ask for help and how to give help graciously and generously; how growing in relationship with Our Lady has helped Christy in her journey as a Catholic wife and mother; what the Order of Malta is and what makes it unique; how the real healing that happened at Lourdes was in Christy’s marriage; and the thin veil between women and the Lord found in our maternity.

Thinking Faith (airing 9:37-10:07am EST) features Part 1 of a 2-part discussion with Youth Minister and Catholic speaker, Peter Van Kampen, the author of Living Simply: So That Others May Simply Live.

Thinking Faith (airing 10:07-10:43am EST) features Part 2 of a 2-part discussion with Youth Minister and Catholic speaker, Peter Van Kampen, the author of Living Simply: So That Others May Simply Live.

On The Daughter’s Project (airing 10:46-11:09am EST), Sister Orianne Pietra RenĂ© and Sister Julie Benedicta foster a conversation about the experience of God’s love, how He is present to us in many different ways, what His voice sounds like in prayer, and much more. Join us as we kick off a series of conversations that help us to dig more deeply into what it means to be immersed in the love of God, and set the stage to invite a bunch of other Daughters of St. Paul into the conversation. Copyright © 2021, Daughters of St. Paul. Used with permission.

On Living Stones (airing 11:14-11:41am EST), Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Ken Hallenius continue their discussion on the United State’s Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) new document titled “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.” Ken also shares some ways to use power tools in preparing your holiday meals.

On The Counsel of Trent (airing 11:44am-12:15pm EST), Trent examines recent survey data to show the real reasons Catholics are leaving the Faith, and five simple things families can do to strengthen their children’s faith.

On Building Through Him (airing 12:18-12:26pm EST), Mary Jo discusses “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him”.

On At The Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 12:26-1:00pm EST), Pat, Cody and Tracy discuss why we need to avoid falling into the trap of mediocrity, as it’s never been easier to get away with doing less. Don’t cheat yourself!