The Daily Refill for Monday, December 20, 2021 (airing throughout the day) features conversations on Saint Dominic of Silos; Pope Francis’ 85th birthday; and a musician who played a song of praise to Jesus from the rubble of his home that was destroyed by a tornado.
Let Love: A Podcast with the Sisters of Life (airing 7:06-7:46am EST) discusses that every heart desires to be cherished. As we rest in our identity as beloved sons and daughters of God the Father, we come alive to the reality that we are cherished by Him at every moment. This divine gift of love speaks to the truth we are good, worthy, and worth protecting and upholding.
Catholic Sprouts (airing 7:51-7:58am EST) features prayer on the Incarnation for Monday, December 20, 2021.
Catholic Bytes (airing 7:58-8:24am EST) features a mock draft of Catholic Religious Orders. If you were charged with evangelizing the world, what religious orders would you want on your team?
The Daily Mass Readings (airing 8:30-8:34am EST) for Monday, December 20, 2021 are from Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; and Luke 1:26-38.
The Messy Family Podcast (airing 8:42-9:42am EST) features a conversation on epic intimacy with Damon and Melanie Owens, who have been serving couples throughout most of their 27 years of marriage and have launched their own marriage ministry called Joyfully Ever After. Damon has been the executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute and, with Melanie, they have trained over 20,000 couples in marriage, NFP and in the beauty of the Theology of the Body. They discuss some of the greatest needs they see in marriages today, what to do if your spouse is unwilling to work on the marriage, and how to increase intimacy in marriage, and offer practical tools for living Catholic life with authenticity and joy.
Do Something Beautiful (airing 9:45-10:45am EST) is the second of a 3-part Advent series spent pondering the Holy Family. Father Don Calloway talks with Leah about the role of Saint Joseph in the Holy Family – a crucial role that provides an exceptional blueprint for men, husbands, and fathers today.
Catholic Games (airing 10:50-11:10am EST) features Mike Tenney, musician, speaker, and host of the Pop Culture Catechism show, who is pretty good at knowing songs and artists based off lyrics.
On Godsplaining (airing 11:13-11:52am EST), Father Gregory Pine and Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk discuss our Lord’s command to love our enemies and how to do it well.
On this week’s episode of Church Life Today (airing 11:55am-12:23pm EST) features excerpts of Advent and Christmas homilies from three great preachers: the great British intellectual and churchman Saint John Henry Newman; the martyred pastor of Munich, Father Alfred Delp; and the martyred archbishop of San Salvador, Saint Oscar Romero.
On this week’s episode of The Sandwich Generation (airing 12:26-1:00pm EST), Rob Amico and Amber Paluzzi of Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers give us some helpful advice on life balance. We know that relationships are the key to our happiness, and it is them that we want to keep in balance – love for God and others. One of the ways to help our elderly get to Church and family gatherings is by helping them restore their physical balance.