The Daily Refill for Monday, December 13, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Our Lady of Guadalupe; a California college helping fight wildfires; and a Sister known as the “Angel of Hope” who is behind Alcoholics Anonymous.
On Let Love (airing 2:06am-2:39am EST), the Sisters talk about how we can let God reveal who we are to ourselves.; look into the lies we believe about ourselves; and discuss the truth Jesus speaks to us.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 2:45-2:52am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.
Catholic Bytes (airing 2:52-3:07am EST) features a discussion between Father Conrad and Father Blake Britton on what Vatican II really teaches us and where all of the confusion stems from. Since Vatican II there has been a development of factions within the Church – often seen as “liberal” and “conservative”. There is a disconnect between what people think Vatican II is about and what the documents actually say.
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 3:12-3:16am EST) for Monday, December 13, 2021 are from Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a; Psalm 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9; and Matthew 21:23-27.
The Messy Family Podcast (airing 3:25-4:10am EST) discusses the Advent season, what we do for Advent and how to inspire your family in this journey to Bethlehem, and how it is more than just a countdown to Christmas. It is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ, His coming at Christmas and His second coming. The Church gives us many beautiful traditions to help us lead our children to focus on more than just presents and treats, but instead on the true celebration of the gift of Jesus!
Do Something Beautiful (airing 4:13-5:11am EST) is the first of a 3 part Advent series spent pondering the Holy Family. Sister Miriam brings her tremendous love of Our Lady to this conversation about the role Our Lady played in the Holy Family and shows just how much we need Mary as a Mother.
Follow to Lead (airing 5:17-6:09am EST) features a conversation with Doctor Allen Hunt, Author, Speaker and Senior Advisor with Dynamic Catholic, the ministry founded by Matthew Kelly. Prior to his entrance into the Catholic Church in 2008, Dr. Hunt was the pastor of Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, a congregation of 8,000 members just outside of Atlanta.
On Godsplaining (airing 6:12-6:47am EST), Father Gregory Pine and Father Bonaventure Chapman explore the themes of one of film’s most thoughtful directors: Terrence Malick.
This Monday’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 6:55-7:25am EST) features a conversation with Carolyn Pirtle, program director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, discussing topics such as Advent music, Christmas movies, and obsessive concern with “progressive solemnity,” with both well-reasoned and unfounded opinions mixed in.
This Monday’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 7:28-8:00am EST) features a conversation with William Schmitt on how the family that plays together, stays together. Celebrate the season by being more playful with your loved ones! There are few things more important in life. Play can be an effective way to bring the generations closer together.
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 10:06-10:31am 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 10:31-10:38am 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 10:44-11:09am 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 11:14-11:18am 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 11:27-11:57am 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 12:00-12:50pm 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 12:56-1:51pm EST) features topics including skiing Santas; the true Saint Nick; and reducing anxiety to zero.
On Beyond Damascus (airing 1:54-3:01pm 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 3:01-3:09pm 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 3:12-4:00pm 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.
On this week’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 4:00-5:00pm EST), Dr. Michael Manhart, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Couple to Couple League International, talks about the past, present, and future of Natural Family Planning (NFP) including how the science has developed, the ways fertility education helps men and women, and the latest technology for various NFP methods.
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 5:06-5:25pm 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 5:31-5:39pm EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.
Ave Explores (airing 5:39-5:55pm 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 6:03-6:06pm 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 6:15-6:55pm 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 6:58-7:34pm 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 7:40-8:38pm 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 8:41-9:58pm 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 10:01-10:35pm 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 10:38-11:00pm EST), Sister Ignatia sits down with a surprise guest, Joy, to discuss their friendship and work with FOCUS missions.