The Daily Refill for Friday, December 17, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Colman of Kilmacdaugh; observations of the Catholic Church in Haiti; and the “scarf woman” who is helping women with cancer feel beautiful.

Bishop Baron’s Sermons (airing 1:06-1:21am EST) encourages us to give up the ego-drama. Most of us are stuck in the boring and narrow confines of the ego-drama. Mary is not playing an ego-dramatic game; she is playing a theo-dramatic game. We hear of how she sets out “with haste”—the sign of the saints—and it’s because she knows her mission and her purpose in God’s story.

Catholic Sprouts (airing 1:21-1:28am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

Renovo (airing 1:34-1:55am EST) examines Christmas traditions from around the world, such as a Santa as a creepy gnome and kids wait on the shore to get gifts from “wise men” riding horses.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 2:00-2:06am EST) for Friday, December 17, 2021 are from Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalms 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-8, 17; and Matthew 1:1-17.

Catholic Bytes (airing 2:14-2:24am EST) begins a discussion on the Gospel of John. But before we start talking about the Gospel of John, we need to turn to the beginning, the creation of the world, as is recounted in Genesis, as John’s Gospel has a rich amount of language and imagery.

On Saint Dymphna’s Playbook (airing 2:24-2:43am EST), Tommy talks about the importance of supporting the mental health of kids and young adults, introduces listeners to Saint James of the Marches, and answers listener questions about how to find healing after an affair, what to do when sitting in silence makes us feel anxious, and how to walk with a child who has questions about gender identity.

On Pints with Aquinas (airing 2:46-4:51am EST), a Catholic and Protestant debate the eucharist. Dr. Steven Nemes received his PhD in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Professors Oliver Crisp and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. He has published a number of articles on a diverse spectrum of philosophical and theological topics. He has been happily married to Rachel for over a year, and he teaches Latin at a preparatory academy in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Brett Salkeld (pronounced like the past tense of the imaginary verb “to sockle”) is Archdiocesan Theologian for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina, where he is responsible for deacon formation. Brett is the author Can Catholics and Evangelicals Agree about Purgatory and the Last Judgment?, How Far Can We Go? A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating (with Leah Perrault) and, most recently, Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity.

Outside the Walls (airing 4:54-5:55am EST) features a conversation with Deacon Charles Beard, who explores what it means for us to “Prepare the Way of the Lord” in relation to the second coming of Christ. During Advent, we remember Christ’s incarnation and anticipate his second coming.

On this Friday’s episode of Doctor, Doctor (airing 6:00-7:00am 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 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 9:06am-9:39am 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 9:45-9:52am EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

Catholic Bytes (airing 9:52-10:07am 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 10:12-10:16am 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 10:25-11:10am 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 11:13am-12:11pm 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 12:17-1:09pm 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 1:12-1:47pm 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 1:55-2:25pm 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 2:28-3:00pm 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 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 3:06-3:37pm 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 3:43-3:50pm EST) features tips for the family prating during this Christmas season, using the devotional The Joy of the Incarnation.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 3:55-4:00pm 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 4:09-4:50pm 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 4:53-5:31pm 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 5:37-6:07pm 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 6:07-6:43pm 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 6:46-7:09pm 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 7:14-7:41pm 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 7:44-8:15pm 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 8:18-8:26pm EST), Mary Jo discusses “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him”.

On At The Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 8:26-9:00pm 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!