The Daily Refill for Thursday, December 2, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Bibiana; Blessed Ivan; the Supreme Court’s recent review of Roe v. Wade; and the first person with autism to complete an Ironman Triathlon.

Catholic Bytes (airing 7:06-7:17am EST) features a conversation on reverence for your body. We intuitively understand that our bodies are important. My soul isn’t really me, and my soul isn’t really me, but my body and soul together is what is truly me.

On You Were Born For This with Father John Riccardo (airing 7:23-7:47am EST), Father John and Mary have a candid conversation about how they think they had the Second Coming of Jesus wrong for most of their lives and why getting clear on it can help us understand our mission as disciples now.

The Daily Mass Readings (airing 7:52-7:55am EST) for Thursday, December 2, 2021 are from Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalms 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; and Matthew 7:21, 24-27.

Godsplaining (airing 8:01-8:38am EST) features discussions on film and the Marvel movies, as Father Gregory Pine and Father Bonaventure Chapman discuss the Marvel film industry.

Ethics and Culture Cast (airing 8:41-9:16am EST) features a conversation with Christopher Beha, the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is also the editor of Harper’s Magazine.

Letters to Women (airing 9:22-10:11am EST) is a letter to the woman struggling to believe her body is good. Topics covered, with guest Shelby Hirschman (wife, mom, and registered dietitian; also the owner and founder of Good Body Nutrition, LLC—a nutrition counseling company that strives to help women restore relationships with their food, body, and soul) include: Why we struggle as women to believe God when he says that he created our bodies and calls them good; How to find healing in our lives as women when it comes to body image; Why should we let the scale go, and some things we can do as women that can help us be more in tune with our bodies in healthy ways; How to be intentional as parents about fostering healthy relationships with food in our families; Whether body neutrality is a healthy approach to body image for Catholic women; and What to look for when you turn to a professional for help healing from body image wounds and creating a healthy relationship with food.

Speaking with Deacons (airing 10:14-10:52am EST) shares Deacon Bob Rice’s experiences of his ordination, and he reflects upon the beauty of that rite.

Poco a Poco (airing 10:57-11:53am EST) features a discussion on finding hope in a hard life. The lived experience of most people is: life is hard. We’re still in this valley of tears. We live it, but might not be relating it in a way that’s helpful… we just drag it around. Enter: Advent. A season of hope and of promises fulfilled. Expectant hope, with confidence that the Lord is good and is at work for our good in our lives—the ultimate hope of heaven and of tears being wiped away. Whatever you’re experiencing—God’s coming. God’s response to our struggle is the gift of himself. He doesn’t promise to solve any problem now and make everything okay, but he promises to give us himself. He wants us to experience peace here and now, not only in the future.

At The Table with Patrick Lencioni (airing 11:56am-12:29pm EST) features a conversation from the Working Genius Podcast where, last week, we debriefed some assessment results live!  Our friends Tom and Rosylyn, who own a local business, sit down with Pat and Cody to discuss how their Geniuses show up in both their marriage and their work.

On this Thursday’s episode of Building Through Him (airing 12:32-1:00pm), Mary Jo discusses breaking the slave mentality.